Summary: Warning: this review is coming from someone who requires someone else to set up anything electronic...The manual was a bit confusing. It intimidated me so much that I actually left the recorder alone for a couple of weeks thinking I should just return it.
Summary: Best electronic device we every purchased. The MC5 performs as advertised. It's simple, and delivers a great finished product. My wife can not delete the text messages, and pictures on her cell phone, but she started using the MC5 right out of the box. She is now a pro.
Summary: I accidentally stumbled onto this product. Where has it been. This is exactly what I have been looking for for at least 7 years, a device that will simpley transfer my old (1980's) VHS no definition and transfer them to DVD. It does not get any easier than this.
Summary: This unit is easy to use in transferring Hi-8 and VHS tapes direct to DVD. Also, another VERY interesting feature is that you can hook up your Hi-8 video camera to the VRDMC5 and switch the video camera on AS IF you were going to record videos on Hi-8 tape.
Summary: I sometimes record football games for our local high school. One of the requirements is to hand over a dvd of the game for coaches to trade by next morning. Anyone with experience in editing knows that this can be a time consuming task, even more so if you record in HD.
Summary: This recorder is pretty simple and user friendly . With only 3 steps and your DVD is recorded from any sources like DVR, camcorder,VCR and even live program from TV in HD format. I'm very happy with this product and I will highly recommend it.
Summary: Bought this product and it has met all my expectations. I read a lot of the reviews before buying and concentrated on the ones where people's expectations were not met. I think you need to read and understand what the product says it will do -- it appears some people set expectations that were out...
Summary: In one day this thing has already proven it's worth. I have several VHS home movies from over 12 ago years of my first husband, who has since passed away. For years now I have worried about preserving them for our daughter, who was only a baby at the time.
Summary: The Sony VRDMC5 DVDirect is utterly fantastic !! I bought a Sony HDR-SR11 High-Def. camcorder on the day it was released by Sony, Mar. 6, '08. Sony HDR-SR11 10MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom I bought the DVDirect a couple days later on...
Summary: After being told numerous times by retail 'experts' that I needed a Blu-Ray writer to record my Sony HD videos (shot on a Sony SR5 model) off of the hard drive to DVD, my wife and I researched a little more (aka read the manuals) and found the following: our Sony model only records up to 1080i.