DVD experts recommend you determine two or three recorders that meet your video goals and your pocketbook. Then go to the manufacturers' websites and download the manuals for detailed comparison of specifications.
Although some of you have manual aversion, the DVD recorder has some complicated aspects and it would be profitable in the long run to check out each unit's details before buying. There are units that don't play CD-R's, some units are totally remote controlled, and others are just too complicated. A manual review will let you know these things before you purchase.