Big screen, AC power capable. I would definitely buy this unit again.
3 January 2012
Summary: I bought this product because my video work started moving away from SD to HD and I needed a playback unit for downloading to my editing program. This relieved a lot of wear and tear on the camera to perform this function. I like the large format of the screen, the capability of connecting external inputs and the memory stick slot in the front.
Summary: Love it. I wanted something to play/rewind my DV tapes instead of using the slow camera. This is a quality product. Fast rewind, HDMI output, excellent picture. I'm shooting with a Sony HD camera so this is exactly what I needed. I also hooked it up to my direct tv box and can tape anything on TV and upload it to my computer. Then put it straight to YouTube. (Would have liked a better option than s-video input.)Great for travel as well.
Pros: Clear Picture, Easily Portable, Good Sound, Long Battery Life
Summary: This portable deck does everything it aims to do and does it well. Great for moving between computers to ingest tapes. It does a very nice job of down converting if you want to shoot in HDV, but do an initial edit at DV quality. It is portable enough with battery that you could use it while traveling to log tapes and make EDLs. Video quality is like a portable DVD player (ie. not great) but I don't think anyone would buy this to use as a reference monitor.
Summary: We've had this video deck for a few months now and it's got all the functions we need for our small studio. We've upgraded from DSR-11 DV/DVcam deck and it now gives us the ability to preview and record HDV shoots. It also gives us the ability to preview 1080i. Great for studio use and portable.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Set Up, Large screen, Sharp Picture
Summary: This past year, I shot with the Sony HDR-HC7 Camcorder. That camera is definitely not my favorite, and my editing systems would not recognize when I tried to digitize from it, which is initially why I purchased the HD700 player. I LOVE this little clamshell. I work with Avid Xpress Pro AND Final Cut Pro, and both programs recognize the player... any problems I have run into have been because of my own lack of knowledge and experience.