Pros records both dvd+R and dvd-R...also tape player does great job with very old videos. Dubbing old vhs video tapes is going very well.
Cons Product is a little pricey. Best Buy price matched the $499 price that Sony lists product at.
Pros Extremely easy to dub my VCR tapes to DVD. Truly a one button operation. Have copied over 30 tapes in the first week with no problems. Even made a copy of a DVD by using a DVD player and inputing to the front panel. Haven't used firewire yet but plan to s
Cons Only thing so far that hasn't worked was the S-VHS jack on the front panel. Had to use 3 RCA instead. No noticeable drop in quality, though.
"I am Satisfied"on by JBengeII
Pros VR mode on a DVD-RW to edit commercials out.
Cons Maybe should of held out for the Hard Drive instead of VCR
Summary This one is great it's a SONY, top Brand.
I like it's features quite a bit. I would rather have something like this instead of a Tivo,( I'm Staying away form Tivo) more versatile.The only reason why I won't return it and get what I want( the Hard Drive model)is Circuit City doesn't carry it and I would have to order it.With my computer I actually have it along with Easy media creator suite, I can edit DVDs recorded from the Sony Recorder.Updated
$800.00 Now that's pretty steep. I'm happy with what I got!WOOT!
Pros Various DVD format Compatible, good video quality,easy to use, reliable, lots of features.
Cons priced a little higher as Sony usually does
"POS: Don't buy it"on by Gklav
Pros It works for a year
Cons Planned obsolescence
Summary For five hundred dollars, it works for a year then it stops recording on -R, +R, -RW at this point it only records on +RW and I don't know for how long. If you call for support, be prepared to struggle through a thick Philippine accent and get NO RESULTS. If you want to bring it in for repair, you will be charged for S&H with no guarantee that the product can be fixed, and you will be told "It may cost more to fix it than it's worth".
It was a $500.00 machine!!! How could that be?
Now if you live anywhere in the country OTHER than Laredo Texas, there are NO AUTHORIZED SONY REPAIR PLACES. Imagine that! THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN ALL OF THE US of A THAT SONY WILL AUTHORIZE TO FIX THIS AND THAT IS IN LOREDO TEXAS.... With no guarantee
You want some smart advice? DON'T BUY THIS MACHINE!