www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Dummy.190587
3.7 out of 10

Sony RDR-VX500

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Sony RDR-VX500

Showing 1-10 of 17
Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0

Not very impressed

db58, epinions.com
21 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Figured that my 10 VHS tapes and 15 analogue Hi8mm tapes needed archiving to DVD.
  • Pros: It plays tape and DVD
  • Cons: Only Geeks can figure this thing out. Too frustrating and may not work at all.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 10
10

DVD/VCR Recorder Combo: good for all projects

andrevm, epinions.com
10 November 2006
  • Summary: An excellent DVD and VCR recorder
  • Pros: Easy to use, quality product
  • Cons: Don't forget to finish DVDs to play elsewhere
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0

Sony RDR-VX500

driley777, epinions.com
17 May 2006
  • Excerpt: This unit has been nothing but a headache. I have had the unit for ~ 1 1/2 years and completely hate
  • Pros: None! More expensive then the competition and never has worked properly!
  • Cons: Everything but the VHS side!
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Sound 10
10
Durability 10
10

This electronic tech of 30 years is pleased.

wm_mcghee, epinions.com
23 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Well-spent time on the net reading these reviews last spring at time of purchase.
  • Pros: Supports 4 DVD and CD disks, MP3 and JPEG. Very Versatile.
  • Cons: Only two speed tape drive. Disk and title naming is arduous.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Sound 10
10
Durability 10
10

Great Entry Level DVD Burner!

nightwolf001, epinions.com
15 November 2005
  • Summary: Very good single layer DVD recorder. Easy to use. But dual-layer and high definition recorders on the horizon. Buy now if you don't want to wait to archive videos.
  • Pros: Easy to use, very good transfers from VHS, easy to transfer VHS to DVD
  • Cons: Unable to remove irritating "Checking Disc/Disc Loading" from TV display when loading any DVD
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Durability 2
2.0

Sony's Quality seems to have gone downhill lately

liobhan, epinions.com
16 October 2005
  • Excerpt: I purchased a brand new Sony RDR-GX300 five weeks ago and it started getting C-1300 errors when I tr
  • Pros: Good feature set, fair ease of use.
  • Cons: Terrible firmware design, terrible product reliability.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 4
4.0
Sound 8
8.0

Sony RVR-VX500 DVD recorder vcr Combo...It's going back to the store today.

chuckmcb, epinions.com
24 September 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought this machine with high hopes...the "Sony" name, great sounding features,a bit high, but see
  • Pros: Well built sharp in appearance. Simple and direct recording functions. Easy of operation.
  • Cons: Recording quality in VCR and DVD was disappointing. No better than standard VCR.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0

Sony RDR-VX500 excels in variety of ways

fordtempo, epinions.com
26 July 2005
  • Excerpt: My 7 month old Sony is a masterful blend of recording and viewing simultaneously.
  • Pros: Great features, fairly simple to operate, works with all 4 major types of disc media
  • Cons: Reliability is suspect as mine is in the Sony service center for repair right now.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10
Sound 10
10
Durability 10
10

One of the better recorders - doesn't like copied movies, though

blautens, epinions.com
19 July 2005
  • Summary: Well made, performs well, but doesn't seem to like copied movies. With that caveat in mind, I'd still recommend.
  • Pros: For many in the mainstream, the rock solid performance will be just right.
  • Cons: A little pricey, and it doesn't seem to like copied DVD movies.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Picture quality 4
4.0
Sound 6
6.0
Durability 2
2.0

rdr vx500 biggest piece of crap I've owned!!!

flyinhawaiian, epinions.com
7 May 2005
  • Summary: This is the last Sony product I'll ever buy! After owning this unit for about 4 months, it's being replaced by something cheaper and more professional!
  • Pros: dv input, vcr to dvd, dvd to vcr. dvd+r/rw and dvd-r.
  • Cons: none of the functions work properly. Slow functions. Very unprofessional quality.
  • Read full review
Next page >>