Opinions on standalone DVD recorders

I am considering starting a part time home-based business of transferring video tape to DVD.
I am looking for input on standalone DVD recorders and would appreciate hearing from you and your experiences.
I am studying the Philips and Pioneer machines but have not reached a conclusion on which way to go. Any input about machine quality, ease of use, compatibility, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

The use of such dvd-recorders is making a little progress. But the hardware is kinda expensive atm, i would advise you to wait 2-3 months untill philips come with there new dvd recorders