First I want to thank wajo for all of his hard work and dedication to this thread. Thanks to his information I was able to get a 515 ordered at Walmart. Is is supposed to be here later today or tomorrow. My question is my wife wants to copy her collection of VCR tapes to DVD. I have a spare tv I can dedicate to this project and have a chance to pick up a Phillips 3455h DVD HDD recorder on the cheap. Would only buy it to use it for her project. How reliable is this unit? will DVD's recorded on it play in other players? I would rather not use the Mag 515 for this because I will be installing in in a cabinet in my entertainment center and the other VCR and tv are in another room. Thanks for any advice and help.
HTPC, Win 10 Home, Intel I7-2600, GTX950, 8 GB ram, JRiver Media Center, AVR, Integra DRX-R1.1 Atmos, TV, LG OLED B6 65, DVR/Bluray, Oppo UHD-203 . Speakers, Klipsch Reference series, 7.1.2,  HDHomerun HDHR4-2 OTA tuners.