Excerpt: We purchased or Sony DVD Recorder/VCR combo several years ago and are very happy with it. As with all technology there is now a newer, bigger better version but we are happy with the one we have. It is very easy to use for a technology challenges person such as myself. We have a Sony Bravia TV so the picture when playing DVD's is great. Of course the picture would be even better if it was a blu-ray player but again for a simple DVD recorder it is fine.
Excerpt: The Sony DVD/VHS Player RDR-VX555 is one of the worst products I have encountered. After our previous DVD player died, we thought this would be a great solution to having a VCR just laying around really not being used because of the need to plug in and out. The Sony player disappointed from the start. The first unit we bought made "squeaky" noises about 30 minutes into use on the DVD portion. We exchanged that unit for a new one, and the noise wasn't always present,...
Excerpt: I have had this DVD/VCR combo for a couple of years now and it works fine for what I am doing. I have liked it because I have tons of VHSs (since they are cheaper to buy than DVDs and nobody wants them anymore) so I play the VCR more than the DVD player. Of course the picture isn't very good, but I think that's the problem with VHSs rather than the player. I haven't moved my machine all that much so for just sitting there, it seems to run pretty well. I think it is a...
Excerpt: I bought this Sony DVD/VCR combo originally for my grandparents who always wanted to record their television shows or watch old VHS tapes, either movies or family tapes. The reason I chose it was because when it comes to electronics, my grandparents have never really been completely up to speed with the latest gadgets and gizmo's, who's are?
Cons: Everything else! DVD's buffer, stutter or completely freeze more often then they don't. The VHS to DVD transfer is grainy. The "One Touch Dubbing" only sometimes works. I copied a TV show from my DVR to VHS (only available option is to VHS on my DVR), whe
Cons: Horrific freezing and skipping. It happened once or twice per minute on the last DVD that I tried. (The DVD works fine on other players). Sony told me to ensure it was not set on "progressive". It wasn't.
Summary: Comments about Sony RDR-VX555 DVD/VCR Combo: I didn't want to have to buy all my vhs movies on dvd. Now I don't have to. this was the best purchase I've made in a long time! It is working great, dvd or vhs either one looks great and works great.
Pros: Consistent Performance, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture
Summary: Intuitively placed remote buttons. Remote operates basic functions of my other-brand TV so I only need one remote for watching videos. Clear, easy to navigate menus give access to all options. Front panel connections and buttons are smartly hidden behind opaque, flip-down bezel. DVD drive plays all kinds of DVDs, MP3s, JPEGs, CDs, etc... There is nothing about this unit that I have found to complain about.