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Go Video VR2940 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Go Video VR2940 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

List Price: $349.99
Your Price: $282.14
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Rating: 3 stars
Summary: Not Share-able
Review: It is indeed easy to record to and from DVD and VHS.
However, the DVDs probably won't play on other DVD players. I sent DVD copies of home videos to six family members who had different DVD players - and NONE of the DVDs would play. They played just fine on my recorder, but not on theirs.
Buried halfway inside the owner's manual is the warning that -R recorders are not compatible with +R recorders. Who knew that there were -R and +R recorders? Apparently the difference is akin to Beta and VHS. But at least the Beta and VHS recorders made it clear that that is what they are. This recorder has no such marking; it requires you to purchase it and read all the fine print.
So unless you plan to carry this recorder around with you in order to show your recorded DVDs to family and friends, you might want to reconsider its purchase.

Rating: 1 stars
Summary: Customer support is awful!
Review: Received dvd recorder, however it did not work. Over a period of three weeks, I sent six e-mails to GOVIDEO customer service. Received one response that provided general answers to common problems. This did not help. Cannot contact a "live" person at customer service by telephone -- instead you recieve a recording of the same general answers to common problems.

Rating: 2 stars
Summary: dissappointed in this machine
Review: This is the second DVD recorder that I have purchased and this one is giving me fits compared to the Go Video R6740. The main problem that I am encountering is that I set the timer, turn the machine off and leave. When I return, the timer did not function properly. It did not make a recording, however, it did go to the station on the tv to be recorded. Also, it does not turn on easily. I stand in front of the machine, and turn on the power and nothing happens. I try to turn it on from the remote -- nothing happens. The only thing which turns in on is to unplug the power and replug it back in. Of course, then I lose the time, the programs which were set to the timer (which doesn't work anyone). This is not a keeper!

Rating: 1 stars
Summary: Buy some other product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review: This machine is simply horrible. I have had it two weeks. It constantly freezes up, and I then have to pull the plug from the AC outlet. The remote is very cheap and does not function well (when it functions at all). It has destroyed one of my prize VHS tapes. When you call support, you are on hold for 40 minutes.

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