Guessing you're not still considering this, since it's been quite awhile since your post but thought I'd respond for anyone interested. I recently purchased this unit. It works great for transferring cassettes & vinyl (with line-in) to MP3. The CD player, however, is trouble. It is only a player, it does not record to CD. It will not play any of my CD-Rs (ones I've burned). Store bought CDs play fine but the majority of my CD collection are ones I've burned (on various computers & various brand CDs so it's definitely a problem with this unit). The unit is new, so it's not a problem of a worn laser or anything like that. Still debating about whether I'm going to keep it, only because if I do return it, I've got to fork over shipping for the return.