Originally Posted by jjeff
I have the CT-2 (which looks just like the CT-200 pictured). It copies anything I have tried, but don't have a BR to try that. Personally I haven't read one way or the other about the Simas and BR. The more expensive one in your link specifically did mention BR though.
Note when I've tried copying a resolution test pattern and contrast test pattern with my CT-2 it did reduce contrast and resolution a slight bit, although I have not noticed a problem actually copying a movie.
I think my CT-2 was $100 back when BB sold them and I consider mine one of my better investments.
I got my CT-2 back in 2004 for $85 at the Bethesda Navy Exchange store when I got my first Philips DVD recorder, but it burned out because of being left 'ON' all the time since there is no On/Off switch. In July 2007, the Exchange was no longer carrying them so got one of the last ones in stock at BB for $99.95 before they went off the market. Needless to say, I now unplug the power supply except during a recording session.
I too have never had a copy fail with my trusty CT-2. The following machince are used only for archival purposes: I'm currently using a Sanyo Combi DVD/VCR machine as input to the CT-2 and a Lite-On LVC-9006 DVD/VCR combi-recorder as the output.
If my CT-2 goes kablooey, I'll likely go with a Grex for replacement.