"Worst than Abysmal"0.5 starson by yolynda
Pros: It is easy to dub from VHS to DVD, if you thoroughly read the manual
Cons: Constantly hangs; resets don't work most of the time; even unplugging the unit doesn't help; will change playback modes for VHS and DVD on its own
Summary: If there was a way to rate it a ZERO, I would. The unit has hung twelve times in less than two months. At first I could reset it, after several tries, and it would be okay for a few days. Now I can't even do a reset.
Unplugging the unit does not help. It changes playback mode for VHS and DVD without any user interaction.
The user manual is very long and if you don't read the entire thing, you will miss the part about finalizing the DVD so you can play it on other devices. This information isn't in the step-by-step instructions for dubbing. It is earlier in the manual.
A collegeau purchased a different in August and she said that it worked fine for the first couple of months, put then she couldn't dub any more and the unit finally quit working.
I think that I will give the manufactures six more months to come up with a better product and just return this one for money back.