I use this DVD recorder for cleaning up my Directv DVR when it starts getting full. Recently, it has started failing.
Now I've gone to Walmart, Target, and Best Buy looking at DVD recorders and I see there are only a few models to choose from. After buying three different ones, I found that none of them have this basic feature that I need:
On my Sony, I can set a timed recording and then leave the tv on and the DVD recorder on, and then the recorder puts up a 5-second warning on screen when it is about to start recording. That allows me to have the recording start at the point where I want it to, and additionally, I don't have to have the tv screen dark up to the second it starts recording (as happens with the Magnavox and Toshiba models I bought that have to be in "Standby" to record).
I've also been to the Sony website and several others, but I can't find a DVD recorder that functions as stated above. Does anybody know of one on the market or at least available online?
Not interested in refurbished models.