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 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: Sony VRDMC5 DVDirect DVD Recorder 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.