Originally Posted by DrBri99
Since this is my first DVD recorder, I'm not sure if all DVD recorders do this or not.
When recording from timer, once it has started recording you cannot stop the recording without shutting down the unit (and wait 30+ seconds for the unit to power down and back up again).
Another thing I can't do on this unit is delete a portion of a recording. Let's say I press the record button because I need to leave the room, and when I come back the show is over, but I've recorded an extra 45 minutes of "nothing I ever want to see". The only option is to delete the whole recording.
Are HDD recorders more flexible?
Is is wrong for me to expect 21st century technology to work better than 20th century technology?
No, this is not really normal - most DVD recorders will let you stop the recording from the remote control. My LG couldn't stop either, so it must be a design flaw. I also noticed something else - if I had scheduled a recording, but didn't put a blank disc, the recorder would try to record at the scheduled time, then shut down, BUT later when I put a blank disc it starts recording when I turn it off no matter what time it was, and then there was no way to make it stop unless I literally unplugged it. Very buggy machine just return it and get something else.
Also about deleting parts of the recording - you should be able to do that, but only with WR discs, you'll have to mark the portion you want to delete as a separate chapter and then the recorder will let you to either delete it, or hide it, I am not sure what the LG can do, I neve bother editing on DVD recorders. I've never had a hard drive recorder either, but they definitely give you more flexibility in editing.
So to sum up - LG = garbage, get rid of it fast.