Summary: Purchased used for $50 including shipping - worth every penny of it. Piece of cake to program and use. Only disadvantage so far is that it will not hold the "time" during a power flicker and living in SW Florida, we get quite a few of them.
Summary: This old (2003) VCR cannot be programmed for EP without using the Remote. There appears to be no provision to select EP when programming without the Remote. The VCR does NOT automatically go to EP when programming for over two hours, manually.
Summary: Difficult to find brand new STAND-ALONE VCRs these days. Needed this to copy old VHS tapes to DVD. Have had the unit for a few months now and it has functioned perfectly. For my purposes, that's all I want/need.