[QUOTE=moonmullins;2081722]i’ve gone thru two of these in a couple of years they are combo dvd/vcr recorders/players…one panasonic and recently samsung…they both become picky about what they play (samsung claims to play near anything but often doesn’t)…and often needs to be reset…can anyone make a recommendation for a high quality dvd/vhs recorder player??[/QUOTE]
I am having good results with a relatively inexpensive VCR/DVD Recorder:
Magnavox MWR20V6. I bought it about a year ago at WalMart. My purpose is solely to dub VHS tapes to DVD and have used it a lot for that. The only ‘hitch’ I have encountered: if I dub to a DVD+R disc, the finalized disc will not play on a separate Panasonic DVD player I have; however, if I dub on the Magnavox to DVD-R, it plays fine on the Panasonic. Oddly, the Panasonic will play DVD+R discs that I have burned on my computer DVDRW drive. The Panasonic unit is about five years old; so it may not be a problem with the Magnavox unit, but more that the Panasonic may predate the DVD+R specification.