I got this about a year ago and it works perfectly. I am someone who loves watching VHS tapes, I still try to find them at thrift stores and such, so I am a movie buff and was needing to find a VCR to use for all my tapes. annoyingly they don't sell VCR by themselves in stores, you can only purchase a combo which I figure worked out great as I have some DVDs, so it was useful and doubly practical device. I have never had any problems with my VCR/DVD combo player. I love how I can easily go between both. It was very easy to hook up.
I guess for some who are bad with electronics in general it may be difficult for you, but I have very helpful and simple instructions. You can use the color cables it comes with and attached them to the back of the VCR accordingly(match colors), same thing goes for the TV, but what I've realized is for different TVs the video output which is yellow on the head of the cable may not be the same color at the back or side of your TV, so just look for the word "video", on my flat screen it's color code is orange.
It does not include a coaxial cable, because most if not all TVs use the color cables. The only TVs that need coaxial cables are much older models(non-flat screens).
Keep in mind if a product doesn't say it has something like a coaxial cable, it usually doesn't have it.
I think this was one of my best purchases from walmart after a year it is still going strong. I hope for it to work years to come.
A helpful tip: If a DVD or VHS is not working in the VCR, such as static and such there's may be a problem with the tape or DVD. Also you must use a " VCR head cleaner" every once and a while to make sure it works properly with your tapes. I prefer that because at least static can be fixed easily if it happens, but after having this for a year, I have used a "head cleaner" only once.
I have never recorded anything with it, but even though it has a record button you cannot record anything without a "TUNER" and this particular VCR/DVD player does not have a tuner. So, if you have issues recording this is why, you need to purchase a tuner or get a VCR that has one. This is why the description makes it clear that this device "does not have a tuner" because tuners are necessary for recording. I hope that helps anyone's questions or issues. I don't record, so I don't need that feature, but those of you who do, remember a VCR needs a "tuner" in order to record things from your television.