"Not nearly as good as advertised"2.0 starson by rae1973
Pros: Easy dubbing from VHS to DVD
Cons: Complicated manual, long DVD loading time, Can't record to DVD from TIVO
Summary: The main reason for getting this unit was to record from VHS to DVD and to DVD from a TIVO unit. It will not record from the TIVO unit, the most I was able to accomplish was the audi portion of saved programs. The quality of recordings from VHS to DVD is only fair at best. I just bought this unit and plan to return it as soon as I can research a unity that does both.
The manual is complicated, no doubt because of all the features. (Most of which I will never use)
It did perform nicely when recording from TV
to DVD. Quality seemed better than average.Updated
After fumbling around through the manual and not finding the solution to record from a Tivo unity to DVD, I discovered that the satellite HD-DVR was set at 720P. The sony can not record HD, (neither can any other dvd recorder at the moment). After setting the satellite unti to 480i, it recorded the saved programs from Tivo.