We bought this combo DVD/VCR player because we still have a lot of movies on VHS and wanted to still be able to use them without having two different players on top of the TV. We have had this a couple of years and have used it a lot and it is still working as good as new. In addition to playing VHS tapes we are also able to play DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, MP3 CD, and JPEG image CD's.
This player comes with a remote and all functions are pretty easy to use. It has progressive scanning, which provides higher resolution and sharper images. It also has picture zoom and a parental lock. I can program the VCR to record 8 different programs in a month, without having to remember to do it myself. It also lets me skip past the commercials when I am playing the recording back. I love that feature!
We have always had good luck with Sony products, including this one.