The 5007 takes forever to prep discs, if at all. Then, if it successfully records something, it won't "finish up" so I can play the disc back or take it to another player. I've been using my old DVD+RW discs which are admittedly in bad shape, but I've also tried brand new DVD+R's with no success either.
I have not tried brand new DVD+RWs yet to see if that helps, and have no desire to go out and buy new discs just to experiment with.
I view and record almost 100% digital OTA now, so this recorder is somewhat obsolete for me now. If I could figure out how to make it timer record from a line input, then maybe I would have some use for it, providing I could get it to work.
I enjoyed the "DVR-like" features of this machine while it worked, but for now, until I get a better DVDr with a digital tuner, my trusty VCR is more reliable.