Picky, picky, picky! (the reviews, not the player)
A Customer, Amazon
14 May 2006
Summary: I have read the reviews for this product, and I have been horrified by how nit-picking and petty some of them are. One star simply because it does not play a Sony disc? Just how many of those does the buyer have in proportion to discs from other manufacturers? And one star simply because it does not do every single thing you demand of it? Isn't that more than a little extreme?
Summary: The Sony SLV-D300P Progressive-Scan Combination VCR and DVD Player is excellent. The DVD playback is very good. It is interesting that the DVD image can be output by means of Component Video Output, S-Video Output, Composite Video Output and even RF Output. The VCR component is good. It plays and records standard VHS and can playback S-VHS recordings with S-VHS Quasi Playback.
Summary: I don't know a lot about VCR-DVD combo's, but this one does exactly what I want. It plays an excellent picture, both with DVD and VHS. The rewind time is great. You can switch to VHS to DVD to TV with one push of the button on the remote or on the combo itself. It was extremely easy to hookup and start, and I am a woman who does little of this. The instructions and booklet tell you exactly what to do.
Summary: I tried five different DVD/VCR combos and this one is the best for playing tapes taped on another machine in EP. Since I have a drawer full of taped movies yet to be watched, this was important to me.
Summary: I liked the features of this product, but almost got scared away by the rash of bad reviews on Amazon. If there were problems with this product, they no longer exist. I have not experienced problems playing either DVD's or Videos, or with recording and playback of videotapes. Don't be scared away. This unit does a great job.
Summary: If you have ever connected a VCR or DVD then this unit will offer no problems in setup; in fact, I did not have to use the manual at all. I bought this VCR/DVD combo mainly on the quality of Sony's name (having bought a Sony camcorder and laptop PC in the past), and the fact that I could replace an aging cheap VCR and DVD for less than both units together would cost. Since my family will use this system heavily (4 hours plus a day), I did not mind going for the quality.