I bought this unit back in April 2008 when my old VCR died suddenly. I wanted one with a tuner; the number of VCR/DVDR and just DVDRs without tuners is amazing. I found that counter-productive. Anyway, this was the lowest priced such unit with a tuner(and a digital one at that) that I could find at all. I had few problems in the set-up; I read the manual before doing anything. The clock initially did not want to set, but I used the "manual" function and it worked fine. Heck, it even set the calendar! My old Goldstar had to have the date, month, year, and time input manually every time the power cut-off. This one has always reset with no problems. It has no problems finding any channel, analog or digital, and I have had no problems in recording on to VHS tape or DVD. I bought Maxell DVD+RW and then read about the recommended discs. However, I have had no problems in recording and/or erasing any program that I have recorded onto them. I can even play them on my old RCA DVD player with no problems. My girlfriend sent me a DVD+R disc; it plays it just fine. From all the complaints in the other reviews; Funai may have a quality control problem in the factory where they assemble them; I don't know. I do know that this combo does a good job. One must read the manual! You can't "dummy" your way through it. I probably won't use all the extra features such as the editing, etc., but, it is nice to have them. I mainly bought this to record programs so that I may view them later; as well as some pre-recorded VHS tapes that aren't on DVD as yet. It does this very well. The one complaint that I do have is about the remote. As others have noted about it; the buttons are quite small, and, are not grouped in a logical way. Other than that, I can recommend this unit.
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