Quick Take: The Sony RDR-VX530 is a DVD-recorder/VCR combo. Its connectivity is highlighted by a component-video output and a FireWire port. We reviewed last year's similar Sony RDR-VX515, and while we mostly liked it, we found the VHS-to-DVD recording quality to be lackluster. The Sony RDR-VX530 ($350 list) will be available in June. For a list of the top DVD recorder/VCRs we've reviewed, click here.
Senior Editor David Katzmaier has reviewed TVs at CNET since 2002. He is an ISF certified calibrator and developed CNET's TV test procedure himself. Previously David wrote reviews and features for Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. Full Bio