I've been working with wire recorders, reel2reel, 8-tracks, cassettes, and other audio equipment since we-won't-talk-about-how-long-ago. Then with Betamax machines in the 1970's then the VHS machines. I have been using VHS for my TV recordings now for decades and this is my first DVR! VHS machines and the blank tapes are not as easy to come by as they once were, so moving up into the 21st century was the best choice. I can't say how easy it would be for others to use this machine but for me it was FUN to set-up. I do have one small bit of advice... read the small print, such as: the machine does not save the 16:9 recordings in the 16:9 format. No problem for my Samsung TV as I can set the aspect ratio on the fly. For those transferring the recordings to a DVD and then to a computer, a video processing program would be needed to convert the 4:3 to a 16:9.
Other than that, I am thrilled to own this unit! It would be nice, if one day, Magnavox would create a unit that had a dual or a triple tuner, so we could record more than one show at a time. Good purchase for me.
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