Top positive review
17 people found this helpful
Perfect transition to the world of DVD
on March 14, 2006
This item was a Christmas present. I was initially surprised that there were people I knew that still haven't made the DVD transition from VHS. It made sense to help a few along into the 21st century.
The main reason for chosing this unit was the features/price compared to other combo recorders. There are lots of DVD/VCR combos available, but finding a combo that could record VHS to DVD/DVD to VHS and still fit into my budget was what I needed to find. Most combos started in the $250+ range. There were quite a few units under $150 but the reviews were pretty bad, and the units were from companies that I had never hear of.
Like I said, this Sylvania is the perfect transition unit. Those fragile VHS tapes of your HS graduation or Christmas of 99' can now be transferred onto DVD literally with the touch of DUB button. NICE!!!
So far the unit has played all the VHS tapes that have been thrown into it, all the DVDs including some homemade (for backup purposes) movie copies, and had flawlessly recorded everything that has been pur into it. One cool feature is that it knows the media when you insert them. It will play a VHS when you put it in, and play a DVD without any intervention except for pressing the PLAY button on the remote. Nice and easy for all those who used to have trouble setting the time on their VCRs.