Summary: This unit was easy to set up. What I wanted from it was to be able to record from cable. I have had older DVD/RW systems and they worked ok until they broke. This new machine keeps saying that it is blocked and can not record. I have tried it on many different variations and it has yet to record because of the blocking issue. I know the places I am trying to have it record from are open and not blocked.
Summary: This does everything that II want and more. I didn't think that it would be that good but it really fooled me. II am so happy with it that Ii want to get another if I can find one. My order was here in a few days and I installed it right away. We have used it several times already with no problems at all. I couldn't beleive how easy it is to use. I recommend it to anyone who wants to put their movies on DVD.
Summary: good product, good price, fast shipping it is something i am really happy with they sent the product when they said and updated me on the shipping status i would definitely buy from overstock again
Summary: I purchased this unit 3 weeks ago. Worked flawlessly. I own several other Sony components and this fit perfectly. Since I had the need for an additional unit, I immediately purchased another one. This unit will work with any standard DVD except DVD-DL and will do 1080p. Great DVD recorder ay a great price!
Summary: Every time we bought a new blue ray movie, it would not play without a firmware upgrade. So unless you want to burn a CD every time and spend 30 minutes uploading software to the machine before each movie, I would not recommend it. Seems like the quality of Japanese products is now a myth (toyota). I would say do not buy Sony electronics.
Summary: This recorder is a big disappointment. The final straw for me was while trying to record I paused it and a screen come up saying something about system reset complete.I lost an hour of recording ,and had to hold down the power button to get it to respond.I made a nice shiny coaster. This recorder is under powered and often there are freezes and artifacts on the screen. Sometimes the errors are so bad it won't play back. If it worked properly it would be a nice machine.
Summary: To those who like to transfer old VHS tapes to DVD's or classic VHS tapes not available in DVD or Blue-Ray: Do not bother to purchase this product. This is my second purchase of a Sony DVD recorder. Its predecessor operated better and the only distruction to that model was using a cleaning disk. Warning: Do not use any cleaning disc or cleaning products for any DVD recorder. It will destroy the recording head.
Summary: I thought I could pop it out of the box, plug it in and like all my other Sony appliances, it would work. Not so. No where on the box does it say that you must plug it into a converter box. The directions tell you to contact your cable company. Suppose I don't have a cable company but want to record over the air shows? Well, you just can't do it with this system. Back to store it goes...