Combo or standalone DVD burner

I have been having problems with my Samsung vr-330 dvd recorder/VCR player so thinking of replacing. I am wondering if it would be better in terms of DVD recorder quality to get a standalone and then just get a VCR player? In other word do standalone DVD recorders tend to be better than when in combo format?

[QUOTE=godfather_77;2128623]I have been having problems with my Samsung vr-330 dvd recorder/VCR player so thinking of replacing. I am wondering if it would be better in terms of DVD recorder quality to get a standalone and then just get a VCR player? In other word do standalone DVD recorders tend to be better than when in combo format?[/QUOTE]

Go for the separate DVD recoder and VCR less to go wrong, more flexable and less problems when dubbing protected tapes.

True but many combo units can not be connected that way.