$179 in Australia.
Do not know much about technology but my VCR broke down and this is my replacement. So far I have worked through the manual and have taken several days to do so [my own fault]. I find the manual very easy to follow and the DVD recorder works perfect. I am still searching though. I can record for 3 hours and I need to find the way to record for 8 hours. The only thing I can complain about is that the manual does not have an index and it takes me a long time to find things from the contents page.
I am still exploring but can write more review later. My tip: be patient and take your time with the manual, which is good.