Thanks Wajo! I'd sort of suspected that but just wanted to check with the experts
I had a Samsung DVD R-130 that would record without a menu, but that unit's dead now, and probably just as well....it was very finicky about what it recorded, and lots of times it wouldn't finalize.
Really happy with the Magnavox 2160A....just updated to; first 727H, and then Super 727V firmware...all seems well so far
I really appreciate all the help on this forum! Thanks!