"Disappointing"1.5 starson by Jim in Maryland
Pros: Easy copying videotapes to DVDs
Cons: Can't play the DVDs anywhere else or copy them
Summary: My wife and I bought the Sony RDR VX515 with the idea of copying our 20+ year collection of videotapes to DVDs and sharing favorites with family and friends. The copying was easy, we played them back and enjoyed them. Then came the disappointments. I tried to copy them on our PC's DVD writer and it couldn't even read any of them. Neither could the MAC's. Neither could the Audiovox DVD player. Nothing else but the Sony recorder will play them. We can not share them with family (which they may be thankful for, but that's beside the point) and that was the major reason for the purchase. If nothing else can read them, in the future without the original recorder the CDs will be worthless since I won't even be able to migrate the information. We're taking the recorder back to Best Buy.