Pros Quick to set up and manual is quite easy to understand
Cons Very tempermental machine.Slow to Commands. Not quite sure what the machine likes to record or play,haven't really found much it does like.
Summary Price of unit is quite low as well as the features and productiveness.I understood the less features and accepted it as that.
Many reasons not to purchase this recorder; does not record movies from satelite programs (copyright protected material); does not record regular programming (copyright protected material); Does not recognize many dvd blanks; does not play many to most recorded dvds from other recorders no matter the speed they were written in; have noticed it had difficulty identifying a few retail dvd movies.
The only upside to this player I believe is that it has an HDMI,other than that,I personally would not recommend this to anyone for reasons I mentioned and beyond..
Sorry, but a low end machine should still do more than collect dust and work from time to time on whatever it wants to.
"Tricky marketing"on by Torkster
Pros There was nothing to like about this product. It does the bare minimum.
Cons Lacks a built-in tuner.
Summary Bought this dvd recorder to go along with a Sony LCD tv. The bold "HDMI" "Multiformat DVD" over shadows the fine print stating that the unit doesn't have a built in tuner.
Pros easy to set up. on screen menu explains itself,slim design
Cons i haven't found any flails yet
Summary i bought mine at walmart for 118.00 which is a good buy for a Sony product
Pros Small size, ease of use, and great reproduction of tv.
Cons NO tuner. Had to use an old vcr, as we have never had a set top box. The unit has many nice features, but the one that it should have isn't there, that is, a settable time for skip. Very difficult to skip the commercials with this model.
Summary Well, it's priced right, and records better than the Panasonics I've had, but the features are all useless to me. The extra features seem to be geared to someone doing other things with the recorder.
Pros do not see any difference beween HQ and SP modes. Worked out of the box.
Cons some setup cannot figure out
Summary Bought to xfer programs from DVR to DVD. Can care less about going from TV to DVD. WHen I selected a DVR on setup, tried all the settings for set top box settings and none worked.