I've been closely following this thread since it first started and I was intrigued by the mostly favorable comments about one of the cheapest DVD recorders out there. With these units now available in Canada, I've been trying to convince myself that it's time to retire my VCR.
Basically, I plan to connect this to my digital cable box to replace my VCR for time shifting (probably on DVD+RW). I also intend to make DVD copies of my Hi-8 camcorder tapes and older home videos on VHS. For time-shifting, the built-in editing capabilities are probably sufficient but I will probably use authoring tools on my PC for more important material.
I have a few questions, however:
1) Does this unit record closed captions? I couldn't see any references to this in the manual and I was wondering if it's pretty much a standard feature of all DVD recorders.
2) Has anyone tried editing discs created with this recorder on a PC?
3) Does the unit need to be powered off in order to make timed recordings? If so, is anything sent to the video outputs while powered off?
Thanks in advance for any information.