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3.7 out of 10

Sony RDR-VX500

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Reviews and Problems with Sony RDR-VX500

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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.
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Overall 2
2.0

"POS: Don't buy it"

Gklav, CNET
18 June 2007
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
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Stopped working in less than 3 months"

CNET
7 October 2005
  • Pros: A variety of formats can be used
  • Cons: Reliability/Tech support
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Overall 2
2.0

"A strong Sony supporter, I'll never buy another Sony"

Gus, CNET
5 October 2005
  • Pros: Worked for 2 weeks.
  • Cons: Software and physical design are terrible.
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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.
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