Plays and records very well. It has the uncanny ability to play PAL DVD's (Europe) on the US NTSC television. This was a complete surprise I didn't discover for 6 months after I bought it. I can now buy german language DVD's. You can find how to set the player to region free on the internet.
Recommend this product?
I also use it to transfer my mini DV tapes to DVD. The transfer from the video camera directly to the PC doesn't give me the quality I need. Transfering to DVDs from the camera gives me top quality which I then transfer to the PC from the DVD disk.
There is some sensitivity to the media brand. It dosen't like my Staples DVD R disks, but works beautifully on Maxell DVD-R. You should probably look carefully at the brands recommended by the manufacturer.
Amount Paid (US$): 150