"Good recorder if you don't want to play on the PC"3.0 starson by mmiyasato
Pros: Great for recording TiVo'd shows
Cons: Can't play with high resolution on PC
Summary: This is an excellend DVD recorder for backing up TiVo'd shows, esp. for my wife and daughter who tend to fill up the hard drive with Barney and Nancy Grace. I've also been archiving movies for watching later on biz trips. However, I've recently found that all those DVDs are unable to play on my laptop! They play fine in portable DVD players and other DVD players, just not on the PC. This forum show this is a prevalent problem with this model:
So, if you don't mind the inability to play on your PC, this unit is good for DVD archiving.