Conclusion: The DVDirect VRD-MC5 is the easiest way to transfer old VHS tapes, camcorder footage, and photos from your digital camera directly onto a DVD, without a PC.
Pros: LCD screen for previews. Easy to transfer photos and videos, including VHS, to a DVD. Cheaper than previous models. Memory card slots. Adds title menus, slide show, and music functions to the selection menu.
Cons: Doesn't connect to a PC and printer anymore. Cables not included. No software bundle.
Summary: If you need a fast way to make DVDs without a computer, the VRD-MC5 is a relatively cheap and user-friendly option. Unfortunately, its unashamed bias towards Sony-branded camcorders slightly lessens its charms.
Pros: Ease-of-use, supports a range of multimedia; including camcorders, VHS tapes and digital photos, portable design
Cons: Some camcorder recording options only work with Sony products