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What it does and doesn't do.
on May 27, 2014
It does play DVD and VHS tapes
It records onto VHS tape not DVD discs
It does not let you record one channel and watch another - that
is the disappointing thing.
Otherwise it works fine, but look at the box flap for
hook up directions, it's clearer than the booklet.
Also,I had a cable with yellow and white ends I had saved from whatever device,(hope this helps-one review here was real complicated)besides the one I already had on my old VCR, red, white, and yellow, that's all I needed. I have satellite TV so the tuner is that box for me. Then I followed the box directions to hook up. My DTV box has no component ports so followed the basic connection.
The thing I was puzzled by was the private seller did not put the unit in a box-so the product was totally visible, so I'm glad no one stole it.
I was confused by reviews that said people recorded or copied their VHS tapes to discs - still not sure it does that. (if you can't record to DVD how can you copy from VHS to DVD?)Anyway I had a lot of VHS tapes I still wanted to watch so that was the main reason I bought it.