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Sony VRD-MC1

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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Solid Unit, Works As Designed

apowell, epinions.com
13 February 2007
  • Summary: If you need what this machine does, it's a good value and will work well. Do your homework and understand what it does and does not do.
  • Pros: Compact, efficient, does what it should, doubles as computer DVD drive!
  • Cons: No monitor circuit; agressive with VHS tape copy protection.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Does what it is designed to do, and very well indeed!"

sixit, CNET
13 January 2006
  • Pros: Super-easy & fast to make DVDs from your camcorder
  • Cons: No video out????
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Overall 7
7.0

"Does a good job with VHS and TiVo transfers to DVD"

j37634, CNET
10 October 2005
  • Pros: Easy VHS transfers, Easy TiVo transfers, simple to use
  • Cons: Occasionally "hangs" when finalizing disc; extra step required to "see" what you are transferring from VHS; only 1, 2 or 6 hour recording times on a single layer DVD
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Overall 8
8.0

"Does exactly what I bought it for--direct analogue to DVD conversion."

kmcnulty, CNET
10 September 2005
  • Pros: Simple--if you follow the instructions (not intuitive)
  • Cons: Not intuitive
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Overall 8
8.0

"Works great"

SHANKX, CNET
3 September 2005
  • Pros: Simplicity- plug in and record, small form factor
  • Cons: editing requires extra efforts
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Overall 8
8.0

"DVDirect digital input"

martson, CNET
19 August 2005
  • Pros: ease of use in stand alone
  • Cons: Signal lag in stand alone.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Easy to use"

ScoutDad, CNET
2 August 2005
Overall 8
8.0

"VERY GOOD but NO CLOSED CAPTIONS"

cathperry, CNET
31 May 2005
  • Pros: EASY, VERY EASY TO USE.
  • Cons: IT DOESN'T RECORD THE CLOSED CAPTIONS FROM A VHS TAPE.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Overall a nice product"

CNET
7 February 2005
  • Pros: I have converted all my Hi-8 over to DVD and now working on my VHS tapes. It Does a great job!
  • Cons: The sync doesn't always work. I tried using the sync option and it would always record 8 seconds and stop. I talked to a Sony tech guy and he said to not use sync with my analog conversions and that it shouldn't even be an option on the drive unless it ha
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Overall 7
7.0

"The DVD-alternative"

CNET
5 February 2005
  • Pros: Great product. For the first-timer, it's plug/play ... and hit record. You can directly record-to-disc from a camcorder, TIVO, or any vid source you want. Pretty good encoding chipset. MPEG-2 looks okay in all three modes (1hr, 2hr, 6hr) For the experien
  • Cons: One complaint. I really wish someone would create a burner that let me use the cheap DVD-blanks I have stacked in my closet. Crappy media produces all sorts of splatter and breakup on the Sony. But I guess that's my prob. So far, DVDirect has failed only
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