Please help this poor, confused soul. I am looking for a DVD recorder, and am torn between a standalone unit and a DVD recorder/VCR combination unit. I do have several VHS tapes that I would like to convert, but I also want to be able to record from television directly to DVD (frequently, as I am currently a chronic taper). Is there a loss of quality by using a standalone DVD recorder connected to a standalone VCR? Will I get more out of having 2 separate machines that focus on one medium each rather than a machine that tries to do everything?
My search has led me to the Panasonic DMRES15S and the Samsung VR330. Both I can find for well under $200, which is what my budget will allow (I’d love to go for more, but the finances are keeping me back). Any suggestions would go a long way to relieving my frustration.
Sorry if this is a repetitious subject, as I didn’t find much information in the area. Thank you for your help.