As a new member, but much-older buying member of many years, I make these observations:
The present availability of newly manufactured DVD recorders has dwindled down to Blue Ray player availability. The For Sale items, now and in the past, have some features clearly marked on the box, visible to the naked eye. But, a magnifying glass is needed for the detailed instructions inside and still hard to read. Not only is the print small and lightly printed, it is coupled with duplications in other languages. When print has been reduced where it is difficult or impossible to read to a normal eye, whether the seller intends for you to read it or cares if you read it arises in a normal mind. After reading the detailed instructions, consisting of a few pages to many-many-pages, the capability of an item is still not clearly expressed. Purchases of new items are returned to the factory for repair or replacement, and are returned â€œstill not working.â€ What good is an â€œextended warrantyâ€ when the original warranty is without any value? What is the normal expected life of an item produced by a particular manufacturer? Has a value been placed on the item where you are not expected for the item to survive 5 years or a little more? What is your â€œwritten warrantyâ€ really worth when it is limited to the price of parts (a few cents to, at most, a few dollars) or when, as a practical matter, the item is not repairable, even by the factory? How often, after you have purchased an item, you learn, for the first time, you must save something as a data file only, before you can play it on your recorder? Then, you realize you may not be able to play it on another recorder you have. How often have you been told when you go back to the local seller for adjustment, â€œoh, we donâ€™t handle that brand anymore!â€ How often have you been told â€œThey donâ€™t make recorders anymore!â€ How often has recent flashing on units not worked?
Ask yourself the following questions, then go to your manual, if you still have it, and provide yourself with the answer, if it matters.
1. Does your recorder have the capability of recording the closed captioned portions of your television program, if your TV set has that capability, or is it lost because of your particular recorder?
2. Does your recorder have the capability of recording MP3 programs on a DVD from a computer and playing it on your DVD or will it only play MP3 programs on a CD?
As Club MyCE.com, claiming to be â€œexperts on CD, DVDâ€, now with 500,000 members, has it been too tolerant with Sellers distributing defective products to an uninformed buying publicas well as its members? Pepos