SONY VRD-VC10 DVD Recorder

(5 customer reviews)

$299.95

SKU: B0006GT6AS Category:

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Product Dimensions 14.8 x 8.9 x 5.2 inches Item Weight 7.65 pounds Shipping Weight 7.65 pounds Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues. International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More ASIN B0006GT6AS Item model number VRD-VC10 Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. Customer Reviews 3.5 out of 5 stars

23 ratings

3.5 out of 5 stars Best Sellers Rank #328,841 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

#154 in DVD Recorders

Date first listed on Amazon October 31, 2004

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Item Weight

7.65 pounds

Shipping Weight

7.65 pounds

Domestic Shipping

Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.

International Shipping

This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More

ASIN

B0006GT6AS

Item model number

VRD-VC10

Batteries

1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Customer Reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars

23 ratings

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3.5 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#328,841 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

#154 in DVD Recorders

Date first listed on Amazon

October 31, 2004

5 reviews for SONY VRD-VC10 DVD Recorder

  1. Adnan Mumtaz

    I ordered this product from Amazon.com let me tell you guys that this is an excellent product, I dont have any problems with it.

  2. Stonecold

    I purchased this item from TigerDirect (highly recommended as well) and it is absolutly excellent. I have burned my camcorder movies (Sony as well), photos from my computer and music as well. There isn’t anything this burner won’t do. I did alot of reseach before I finally bought it. It was a very good choice. Sony makes some excellent products and this is one of them.

  3. P. Lee

    Does everything I needed it to do. My next step is to experiment with it to see what else I can put on disc I’ve been putting off.

  4. Michael A. Gruich

    To start, reading some of the other reviews on this page it seems many either are trying to do things with the wrong equipment attached (Laptop? Throw all the memory you want in it, but the bus speed is what kills you, use a desktop!) or who are not familiar with NERO software (probably the best for the PC). If you don’t know how to use NERO, find another. DVDxCOPY had no trouble copying one of these DVDs for me.Purchased from DELL, $251.00, $35.00 Preffered Discount, free shipping on 5/9/05, total was $216.00.I took this unit out of the box, connected my video camera (8mm) and then had a DVD in about 2 hours that played fine. I connected to my DESKTOP PC (1.8ghz, 512RAM, WINXP) and made a nice set of menus on another job and burned another “PERFECT” copy. The quality is a great considering the source.To me this unit was worth its weight in gold! My kids have been watching home movies in their own DVD players all weekend. I found several clips that I did not know that I had on hand as well. The best part is that it is “STAND ALONE”, I made 15 2 hour DVD without a PC while I was at work all weekend.Since I am so far away from were I grew up (1400 miles), this year I am planning to send a set of 25 (2 hour) DVDs out to my Grandmother, Mom, Dad, and a couple of others.Buy this unit and enjoy it! Remember, those old films only last so long in storage, and on a DVD you can bounce around pretty fast to parts you want to see.

  5. Simeon Hein

    I have to admit, at first I was a little intimidated about entering the world of DVD writing and authoring. With all those formats out there I felt confused. And if you are like me, you have a lot of old VCR tapes around of your favorite shows that are taking up valuable shelf space in your living room. They weigh a lot too if you need to move them. But the Sony DVDirect VRD-VC10 made it easy and fun to reduce my video tape clutter. As a stand-alone recorder, all selections and options are available from the well-designed front panel and display. Connect your video player or camera to the back of the unit, push “Record” and start your VCR player. That’s it. When the recording is done, you push a few buttons to finalize your disc and eject it. I especially like the “Auto-Play” feature which lets your DVD start automatically when inserted in a DVD player. The Sony unit also automatically formats your blank DVDs, a nice touch.Contrary to other reviewer’s experience on this page, I was able to use Memorex DVD+R discs, however, these discs will not display menu screen chapters created by the “Auto-Chapter” function. Your DVD player will still be able to locate these chapters manually, you just won’t see them in the DVD start menu. As a stand-alone recorder the unit is limited to the “+R” (or “+RW”) format. If you need “-R” for your DVD players, you might want to consider the newer VRD-VC20 which has compatibility with both formats. Curiously, the DVD+R discs I recorded would not play on my older Sony VAIO desktop, but worked perfectly in my Toshiba laptop and Samsung DVD player. Many recent DVD players read the “+R” format so you need to find out what format your equipment requires.The DVD copied from a video tape in the Standard Play mode (for 2 hours of recording time) showed only a slight loss of color from the original tape. Copy quality is very good, overall, in my view. The Sony also records in a one-hour High Quality mode and 6 hour Long Play mode. The High Quality mode makes a slightly better looking recording but also creates some pixelation and skipping because of the large amount of data being recorded onto the disc. The Sony tech support person recommended using the SP mode exclusively because of these occasional HQ mode errors.As a stand-along unit, the VC-10 only records with analog inputs. If you want to go directly from your mini-DV camcorder to the Sony, get the newer VC-20 model. Connected to your computer, the unit works with Nero 6 burning software offering many possible ways to use the DVD burner, including CD copying and video disc formats.On the negative side, I received the “Recording Prohibited” message mentioned by other reviewers when attempting to copy tape from my Sony miniDV camcorder. I called Sony tech support and was told that the VC10 has problems with some digital camcorders (including Sony’s models!), even when using the composite analog inputs on the Sony DVD burner. The support rep suggested that I exchange the VC10 for the newer VC20 which supports the DV format. Apparently this glitch is not being mentioned in any of the ad copy you see for the VC10, but it could prevent you from using the unit with your camcorder.Overall, I like this unit a lot for its simplicity and ease of use. Sony has a good idea with the DVDirect and the price is not that much more than other external drives. The Quick Start Guide that comes with the unit is straightforward and very understandable. I was able to start copying my old video tapes within a few minutes of taking the Sony unit out of its box. If you want a DVD burner that can connect to your computer and also be used to make copies of VCR and camcorder tapes, you should seriously consider this model. However, if you have a digital camcorder, go for the VC20 instead.(Dr. Simeon Hein is the author of Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance and the forthcoming Planetary Intelligence: 101 Easy Steps to Energy, Well-Being, and Natural Insight.)

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