E201527 - Magnavox ZV457MG9 DVD Player/Recorder/VCR Combo
I've had this for a week now and had nothing but trouble. The unit goes into VCR mode and will not go into DVD mode or able to open up the Setup screen. You can get around this by unplugging the unit for a while but then you loose all your recording times and clock setup. I'm returning this and sorry I ordered the extended warranty. I ordered this unit because my 13 month old LG brand DVD/VCR unit was stuck in some weird mode that gave me sound but no picture. Now it's out of warranty by one month. Does anyone make quality made electronics anymore? As far as recomending this product I would say no. But it's probably just my bad luck. You may not have problems?
I've had this for 3 months and love it. It's great that it has a built in tuner (I had a hard time finding one in stores.) At first I too had problems with the clock, but once I changed the settings (taking it off auto) it has kept perfect time. It's very easy to set programs and I can take the recorded DVD and watch it on other players which is great. I have also transferred VHS to DVD. I would recommend it.
Not a good purchase
This product gave us trouble from the very start. We had to call the company to finally get it working. Then, we could not enter the set-up (a one-button feature). After trying and trying and trying, it finally clicked in and we were able to set it up. Things seemed to be okay. By the next morning the clock was several hours off. It was re-set, and again sometime later it was several hours off. This happened at least three times before the time finally "stuck." Entering the set-up menu continues to be a problem (it rarely works the first time the button is pushed). Then out of the blue the clock was off again (not good if you have a timed recording set). I have now reset it for the third time this day. It is past the 30 days and cannot be returned. I would say that either we got a lemon or this product has problems. From reading the internet I think the product has problems.
I have never had a product of this nature that I could not figure out and get to work satisfactorily. The manual is complicated and not well-arranged to find things in a hurry. I would think twice before buying this product.