As to a reliable combo, that's unlikely from my view since rental tapes have been a problem for years. Think about the poor souls that get some tape that's been doused with WD40.
I bought this combo back in Feb of this year. I just called the company and told them the problem of the player eating tapes. The solution they gave me was to exchange it for a new one at a cost of $80 plus for me. The model number is DVD750VR/17, has anyone else with this model had similar problems? Mine just started this about a month ago. Could it need cleaning or is this a bigger problem. Any answers or advice would be appreciated. Also for the future, can anyone recommend a good combo that is reliable.