Best rule is always try all the functions as sone as you can, even if it a gift for someone. Keep the origional packing and all receipts for at least 90 days.
The recorders made by funai are cheap so Walmart sells them just don't expect them to work well or last very long.
And combo units have even more problems then standalone units.
Walmart looks for the lowest price units and when they have to many returns they dump that brand and look for another, some of the recorders they sell might be ok with better media but they sell mostly poor media.