I've bought this three years ago when my old vcr player wouldn't work anymore. And yes, I am still using this dvd/vcr combo *mainly* for the vcr player function alone. Vcr is old technology, but unless someone can show me how to get tivo for free without subscriptions, then please shoot me a message. Anyways, overall this dvd/vcr is good, but it isn't great, especially the dvd player when I was using it. The menu of the dvd player is very basic looking and it isn't too responsive to button press on the control. Another bad thing about the dvd player is that it only play retail dvds well, otherwise, it's a mediocre dvd player. It wouldn't accept a lot of the burned dvd-r's I've inserted in the player. For the ones that was able to be accept and play in the dvd player, most have a skipping problem that wasn't able to play well. For the vcr player, the video head has been decent, but it could've been better as recentlly the tapes I've been trying to play stutters a lot. For those that are looking for a decent dvd/vcr combo, then this is a decent choice.
San Gabriel, CA