Originally Posted by jonny-zed
But I'm a loyal BB customer too. For products like these, where consultation is less necessary, whoever has the best price will get my business so long as they're reputable.
I think the sales people at BB are clueless. I bought a Sony DVD Recorder/VCR from them and explicitly asked the person in the TV section if I would be able to record movies onto DVD off of HBO with this unit, or would there be some sort of copy protection that would not let me do it. After thinking about it for 5 sec. the salesman said I would have no trouble recording movies off HBO, although I had my doubts. When I tried at home, the player kept stopping the recording and kicking out the disc at random times into the movie. After some testing, the unit said recording was not allowed due to copyright protection. Needless to say, the unit went back the next day with a nice explanation of how I was given wrong information of capabilities of the recorder.
Granted, these are only my experiences and other may have had more favorable encounters.
If you're near Boston/Cambridge area, I would suggest Micro Center in the future. The sales people there live and breathe this stuff and are very knowledgeable.