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4.0 out of 10

Sony DCR-TRV 460E

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR-TRV 460E

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Overall 10
10

Saved family home videos!

Noah Vengin, Amazon
17 May 2014
  • Summary: I recently got out old 8mm home videos that had been recorded using a Sony CCD-TR6 camcorder. The videos hadn't been played in 15+ years. When I tried to play them, the video looked surprisingly good but the audio was garbled and couldn't be made out. I tried different cables, cleaning tapes, and cleaning the connectors with no luck. I happened to see this model was supposed to be able to play older 8mm/Hi8 tapes so I figured I'd give it a try.
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Overall 10
10

It Works Great

Don Carroll, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: Works great with all the features. Quality results. Recommend to all who want one. Good place to purchase items that are guaranteed to work.
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Overall 10
10

Sony HandyCam

Brad Kerr, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: Camera was just what we needed here at our school. Thanks for the detailed ad. We're very happy about our purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

A good camcorder...

MIKE GILMORE, Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: I still choose to shoot Digital8 videos, and Sony has been my preferred manufacturer of these particular camcorders... i am quite satisfied with its performance...
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Overall 4
4.0

Outdated Camcorder for Window 7 & Vista Users

BRETT D. THISTLE "Electronics Lover", Amazon
6 November 2011
  • Summary: Folks, This camera is old technology. If you just need the tape feature, Great!. The USB driver is not compatible with Windows Vista or 7 OS. Sony has no updated dirvers to install to correct this. You cannot download movies to you PC. The USB Streaming feature does not work with the new OS. You will either have to add a Firewire, which will add to your cost. Or just connect to a DVD recorder to transfer. Also, the Memory Stick is not made any more and outdated.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent for saving memories in PC

pacopantera, Amazon
10 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought this product specifically for saving old 8mm family tapes. Went to some video restoring places, and they charge $35usd and up for transferring these tapes with no editing. I had a lot of them so I decided to do it myself. Before I bought it, I did my research reading a bunch of reviews in several pages for this and other sony handycam camcorders, DCRTRV460 seemed to be the right one. I had a lot of doubts (compatible with windows 7 ??
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy with Handycam

Edith S. Atchley, Amazon
8 December 2009
  • Summary: I have used the Handycam a little bit. I need a firewire to upload the video to my computer. Once this is done, I think I will really like the camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Camera but you need lots of extras to actually use it

Amazon Customer "vjochim", Amazon
6 August 2007
  • Summary: I bought mine in late 2005, but didn't use it when I was overseas because the supplied software was TERRIBLE and I never could get it to work. I ended up using the video capture on my separate Digital camera. So, a year later, I fired it up this week and spent an entire day trying to play a video I recorded yesterday on my PC...
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Overall 4
4.0

great while it lasted (14 months)

robd, Amazon
15 April 2006
  • Summary: Great images for 14 months. Then I got a dialog box that said the video heads were dirty and I need to run a cleaning tape - which I bought and ran per instructions. Didn't clear up. Went to Sony online help, was told to run it again. Didn't clear up. Tried a few more times, didn't clear up. Told it needs repair - $211. Guess maybe I should drop it in the water like the last guy whose TRV460 is indestructable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Extremely prone to breakdown

Kris L. Calvin, Amazon
18 January 2006
  • Summary: I've owned this vidio camera since July '04. When camera works it is a fine machine. BUT, just after warrantee expired tapes would not eject--repair bill $230. Now in 1/06 playback is horribly distorted--head cleaning tapes do not work so video head needs replacing--repair bill $211.00 I will start searching for a replacement unit (NOT SONY) that is not so prone to breakedown within 18 months of purchase.
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