"Gimme a Map-I'll Be FINE!"3.5 starson by Fat Freddies Cat
Pros: A LOT of Features
Cons: A LOT of Features-and price..had I paid full price
Summary: As with a lot of gadgets, of the electronic ilk, here is again an example of what I believe to be a useful, well crafted item. I have read (only for about an hour) the user guide, and so far, I'm able to record from my sat-box to DVD. THATS COOL! I also have read that this is an excellent unit for converting tape to DVD. THAT, also, IS COOL. I just wish that the available features were laid out in the manual in a more coherent design. Sony should ship a DVD along with this unit, that examples ALL of the features, and how to use them!Updated
I was at a (ughhh) Sears (gimme a break-I live in the remote North Coast) and some senior sales clerk ( about 16, never heard of JVC) was placing this unit BACK on the shelf. I asked whats up, and was told it was a return ,and had to be sold as used! BUT, with a NEW 1 Yr. Warranty. Sadly (hee-hee) the clerk had dropped the tag from $499 to $299. I OWN it! In fact, for $100, I ADDED two years to the bumper-to-bumper warranty, that includes coverage, I was told by the associate, "even if yer cat pees on it!" What more could a person want?!