Advice needed for stand-alone DVD recorder for copying old VHS tapes only

I need a durable recorder strictly for copying old VHS tapes to DVD. I’d appreciate recommendations. My friend uses a Panasonic ES20 and says it is a good piece. I’ve heard their are newer, higher quality units…?
I’d really appreciate input from users.


The Panny ES20 is a great value. Like anything, the basic hardware is much the same bewteen different mocels, what really differs the the extra bells and whistles. You will get excellent quality with the ES20.

OK. Thanks very much.
I’ll buy the ES20. It seems like a great buy now especially with the $20 rebate.