Ive had the chance to use this now for a few weeks. It works pretty good but it seems to be lacking in some common functions of a player. There is no commercial skip on the vcr. Also you have to have a very direct and straight shot of the remote to the player for it to pick it up. I know this sounds weird but im talking about it being at same height off the floor straight at it or it wont work. The manual that came with it is kinda lacking. It would be good to have more info on what everything does and what all it is capable of. Im just glad to have one that works at this point. The vcr/dvd combos are getting pretty hard to find. Picture quality from tapes is very good! Dvd player works well but ive not recorded from this yet so i cant say how well it does.