I have a good TV and DVD recorder in living room.
Fairly old analogue TV that has previously been used with VCR in bedroom which is used infrequently.
I recently bought TEAC set top box and an external hard drive. The set top box I've discovered has no memory so if you go to watch a program that has been recorded, only see half of it, then go back again later, you have to go from the beginning.
The fast forward is pathetically slow and there's no on screen counter so you have to keep stopping it all the time to check where you'd watched up to.
I've been told by two retail outlets that they are all like this and the only alternative is to go for the same sort of set up I have in the living room. I don't watch it enough for that level of cost.
I still have the VCR which I understand can be reconnected instead of the external device, and restoring the totally acceptable record and playback function, but at the expense of reduction of quality of the picture. Also that it's more complicated to operate such a system.
Does anyone have any suggestion? Anyone tried the VCR being connected?