Pros Fast transfers, good quality
Cons takes a long time to set up
Summary I've been really enjoying my DVDirect ever since I got in a few days ago. When I was shopping for it I came across a video product review for it on www.amazingtechproducts.com and I was sold. It's one thing to read a bunch of reviews and another to see it in action online. The site is worth checking out if you're on the fence about buying this unit.
Pros All Pros!!!!!!!!!!
Summary Pay one!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros Easy to use, multiple formats, nice package, useful features.
Cons Non-Sony camcorders are not as compatable, cannot move items once on disc, no large screen connection for viewing during edtis.
Summary It is the answer to transfer the old digital 8 tapes to DVD. It also is good for transferring digital picutes to a DVD for easier viewing with new format players. The unit is cool and compact, user friendly, but you have to read the manual to learn all the whistles and bells. Some of the tasks could be better defined but overall good owners manual. If you don't have the newest camacorder with a fire wire then you lose some simplicity features, but not too difficult to overcome. Overall, it's worth the money just to transfer the old tapes to DVD.
"Inadequate manual"on by jcmcl812
Pros Sometimes makes great DVDs
Cons Finalizing is very iffy; prompts don't explain failures.
Summary Disks that won't finalize must be trashed as useless. No justification of failures! Defaults must be set each and every time. HQ is the trickiest setting of all. Many disks are rejected but only after you jump through all the hoops, and then with NO error message, even in code. Firmware update to XP and the computer connection are beyond any instructions. So you CHAT!!