This is a bargain buy. It has everything you need for your day to day viewing and recording; videoplus, nicam stereo and all the rest and its dead cheap. The picture quality is first class as is the stereo sound. The new Jet rewind system means that it rewinds quickly and the 'smart drive' means it doesn't damage your valuable tapes. The remote is not quite as good with a flimsy button switching it from Tv to video remote. The on screen programming is fairly easy once you get the hang of it. If you want a good quality player with features but not frills this is for you!