Summary: If you ever order this product, try and make sure the product is not coming from China. I ordered this device and waited a few weeks (which is fine), but when it got here it didn't work. You would like to think that if a company is going to send out their product, especially all the way from China, they would test it first. I was lucky in that Sony was agreed to refund my money. I'll try to be more careful and make sure my purchases come from within the U.S. next time.
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. This is typical problem for brand name product.
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. As owner of Sony pro video equipment, I was disappointed that they chose not to stand behind their product.
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. They also told me that they do not guarantee the VRD-MC5 to work with all models of camcorders and VCR's.
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. (One is only 2 years old) I called Sonly support, (That's another story which I won't even go in to) and they suggested I try a different brand of DVDs. No luck.
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 transferred. They informed to load a patch from the Sony website.
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. El centro de atencion al cliente te trata de tonto y despues de 1 mes de correos de preguntas y respuestas te remiten al SAT. En modo USB tambien falla y solamente con camaras SONY.