Bought this item about 5 months ago, I wanted to dvd movies of my grandkids from old vhs tapes before they degraded any worse than they were. I got a good deal on this one and bought it. Brought it home and could not figure out no matter how hard I tried how to hook it up. I had some done and my son walked in and hooked up the rest. Very difficult for me to pre program, not hard to record movies on to dvd, but I am in my 60's so had to figure it out or let it sit and I am not wasting money so I figured it out, the hardest thing was how to do all the things required to see the movie, but I figured that out too. Ha ha women can do it!