Well I really don`t know where to start! This is quite possibly the worst piece of equipment I have ever purchased. Lets put it this way, I`ve never felt the urge to leave a review before, but I really do feel that people should be warned away from this monstrosity! Don`t get me wrong, it is a beautiful looking machine, the soft touch controls on the front panel are a great feature and the picture quality is superb! None of that is of course relevant if the damn thing is un-usable, and that is exacly what it is.
The response from the remote control is to say the least slow, to be more acurate, painful!!
The timer record function will not engage whilst the machine is on, it has to be in standby. If it`s not in standby, an insignificant red light flashes on the recorder to tell you it`s doing absolutely nothing and there is about nill you can do to recover your lost recording! A very useful feature, about as useful as replacing novocaine with anadin for dental extractions!
Fortunately for me, this machine was horribly unreliable and it came to an abrupt hardware demise after only 4 weeks. I hence replaced it with a Panasonic machine costing me an extra £60.00. Having used the Panasonic, I would have gladly paid an extra £150.00, that should give an indication of how absolutely terrible the Samsung is. Save your sanity and don`t buy one!