Originally Posted by duchessofdork
I've been reading this thread - great advice!
This may be a stupid question, but here goes . . .
We got my brother the MSR90d6 from Sam's about a year ago. It's died somehow - not sure what happened. My bro is freaked because he hadn't finalized a bunch of discs, which I think are R-.
Tonight at Wal-Mart we found the MWR10d6 on sale at 1/2 price for about $50. I've been reading on here that the two models are twins with different names.
Any advice on whether the replacement recorder will be able to successfully finalize the discs?
Help me, AV Science Forum . . . you're my only hope . . . .
Originally Posted by golfster
They appear to be the same recorder. The S is probably for Sams and the W for WalMart. Long story short. It should work just like the original
The difference between Walmart and Sam's Club is that Sam's Club will take it back a year or two down the line (long after the factory warranty runs out) when the units inevitably crap out. Walmart's return policy is 90 days. After that you are stuck with sending it out for repairs if repairs are even possible.
I bought two a couple of weeks ago and right out of the box one was defective. I took it back to Sam's Club and returned. The supply of these units at that store had dwindled to a handful so I bought two more instead of just one.
Once you get past how squirrelly these things are they are OK for the price.