I finally found the MWR10D6 at Wal-Mart a few days ago. This was my first DVD-Recorder. I spent a couple weeks researching. One of my primary reasons for getting a DVD burner was to allow me to archive movies off my dvr, especially movies for the kids. One of the features I really wanted (not absolutely necessary, but very nice) was the ability to record from the dvr to dvd and then to be able to remove the commercials after the fact. I didn't want to pay for a recorder with a hard drive (I mostly didn't want to pay the extra $$ when I already have a dvr I'm very happy with). I had almost given up on being able to find a recorder that had these features (and still allowed the disc to be compatible with other dvd players). Then I read the reviews and features of this Magnavox, and decided to try it out.
I have been pleased with the device doing what I bought it for. It's a little time consuming to remove the commercials, but not too bad. I've burned a couple different types of DVD's (+RW, -RW, -R) and have been able to play the discs on my Sony player without finalizing, I've recorded some HD content in 1 hour mode, and some SD content in 2 & 3 hour settings and I have been happy with the quality.
The one real disappointment, as has been mentioned, is the "empty titles" that are left behind after removing commercials. For those that don't have the player, to remove commercials you create a new title at the start of the commercial, and then a new one at the end of the commercial. You then have the commercial isolated as its own title, which you can delete. The downside is that on the menu it leaves an empty box labeled "empty title" in its place, so you end up with an empty title at each commercial break.
It's not a huge deal, as my primary concern was to be able to remove the commercials so the movie can be played uninterrupted for the kidlings. But it's annoying (IMHO) to put the disk in the player and see all the empty titles in the menu.
Overall, I'm pleased with the player, especially for the price. For anyone considering this player for its editing features, it works well while maintaining compatibility with other players, but beware there is that one caveat.