Summary: I got this as a gift and now I'm selling it. I don't know if it just me but the I can't make a copy of the DVD that I burned from the unit. Sony seems to put some kind of protection after you burn it on the unit. So you can't make multiple copies for friends and family.
Summary: Used this about 10 times at NCAA events mated to a Sony DSR 390 broadcast camera. When it worked - about 50% of the time - it was great. Two weeks out of warranty, it stopped working altogether, and Sony told me to pound sand.
Summary: I have been very, very generous in giving this device a single star. It can only record reliably using Fujifilm DVD-R 8x discs that have been made in Japan. It occasionally can record using Sony brand DVDs, but it is not practical to use a machine that is more likely fail than succeed.
Summary: I have an older camcorder (Panasonic PV-L501D) and VCR (Panasonic PV-9400) that have only mono outputs (not stereo). tHe VRD-MC5 will not record any sound from my VHS or VHS-C tapes. I contacted Sony to ask for a software upgrade, but was told they could not provide one.
Summary: I needed something to easily dub my old VHS tapes to DVD and this seemed like the ticket. I was able to to encode and finalize a DVD pretty easily and no error warnings came up but the DVDs would not play on either of the two DVD players in my house.
Summary: I never have written a review for any product. I was very disappointed in this product. I transferred my 8mm tapes to the discs, which was very easy, but there wasn't any sound. I called Sony customer service, they told me there were was a glitch in some of these models causing the sound not to be...
Summary: Tiene proteccion anticopia. Si tienes cintas VHS originales que quieras pasar a CD no funcionara ya que salta la protecciÃ³n y para postre te estropea el disco. Los discos de doble capa no funcionan adecuadamente he probado con dos marcas verbatim y traxdata se estropean 1 de cada 2.