I have a vast collection of VHS tapes and DVDs and love to watch them constantly, and this combo player has been perfect for me for the NINE years I've owned it. Performance The VHS tapes still play well for being as old as they are, if there are any problems with the VCR part it will be because of them instead of the player itself, and the DVD drive has played every single disk I own multiple times without a single issue. Playback Quality Wonderful playback in the DVD drive, no skips unless the disks happen to be damaged, and the VCR plays through the tapes without a hitch to rewind them itself unless the tape has something wrong with it to begin with. Sound Quality Nothing bad or choppy with the sound at all! Durability I've recorded SO many times on many VHS tapes for YEARS and the VCR is still going strong, and the DVD player has done the same with all of my disks over the years without anything happening to it. Ease of Use Just turn on the player and use the remote button to select either the VCR or DVD drive, pop in the tape or DVD, and go!