Surely standalone dvd burners will not last long if they are burning for 2/3hr
+ sessions recording TV/cable progs.
I have already had 2 Cyberhome dvr1600 laser failures both useing high quality verbatim/fuji/TY media. And always playback TV recordings on cheapo player to try and save wear/tear on the burner. But very dissapointed after second failure inside 9 months.