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.
Summary: I bought the Walkman to use as a DVCAM for video editing. Problems were I had to get a 4-pin to 6pin Firewire cable to get it to work as a Macintosh compatable product. Sony's cables do not work with Mac's.
Summary: This deck is larger and feels much less solid than the deck it replaces, the GV-D1000. Worse, Sony removed the ability to use a hard wire to start and stop the deck. One of the best things about the GV-D1000 was its LANC capability.
Summary: I have a large collection of DV and HD DV tapes and wanted a way to play them on my home entertainment system without hooking up my camera. The Sony Video Walkman is just the ticket. I hooked it up using a DVI cable and can play my HD DV tape in high definition on my TV with amazing results.
Excellent Product... one of a kind and saves my cam's innards!
Frank E. Trinkle, Amazon
9 October 2008
Summary: While expensive, this unit is not anywhere near the cost of monitor/load systems that will do the same thing. It works flawlessly out of the box and I use it to review material... then load up into my editors on my Mac.
Summary: I bought this product from the SonyStyle website, and the i.Link (firewire) port died without warning. I paid for an extended warranty that is being carried out by ServiceNet. Sony gave me the option to return the product to them and wait to be credited, which is two credit card billing cycles (60...
Summary: The product pretty much does what it says, and does tape in HDV from the Firewire input. There were some minor issues connecting it to FCP 6.02, but suddenly, magically, it worked.Screen Spec: Sony (and most sites) say "1152K pixels" leading one to believe that the screen is 1440x800.
Summary: Great product - does everything I want it to do but it does not come with a cable for IEEE1394 iLink interface to my computer. The literature does not even make this clear. When I opened the box and could not find the cable, I called Sony and found that they do not include it.
Great for feeding HDV into a non-linear edit system
Young Watery, Amazon
10 September 2007
Summary: We'll be buying one asap. I'd rather trash a $1200 player while feeding in hundreds of hours of footage into my NLE, than trash the heads on my $5000 camcorder. The HDMI port is going to be very useful too...