I really like this recorder. Once the system was set up recording was easy with great quality. I found it simple to transfer old VHS tapes onto DVDs and also recorded directly onto DVDs from my DVR system.A couple of drawbacks: There is no tuner in the recorder so you have to have the TV on the channel you are recording. (You can turn the TV off while recording). Also in other reviews I've read most users said the set up was simple but I had a time of it trying to get the VCR, DVD Recorder and the Cable Box to all work together. My hook up is not like the manual states at all. I had to plug cables into different outputs to make it work.The HDMI cable (not included with the unit) gives very good digital quality for HD programming. It looks great with 1080i and 1080p. Recordable media supported: DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-RWAll in all I'm pleased with it, especially compared to Panasonic and RCA.
Myrtle Beach, SC