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Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder

Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder
alaAverage 3.5

156 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Design & Multimedia for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 63/100 and experts rate this product 77/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Design & Multimedia on

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This summary is based on the products: Dazzle DVD Recorder (Old Version)Dazzle DVD Recorder (Old Version)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Dazzle DVD Recorder DVC 100


Got old home movies gathering dust and mould? The DVC-100 offers a stress-free way to archive them to DVD for posterity, although critically it doesn't really do much more than that.

Very simple tape to DVD recording facility ; Big colourful inputs ; Very easy to use

Software has very limited functionality ; Some dropped frames, even on high-end systems ; Can't handle any copy-protected material

There is one significant catch with the Dazzle DVD Recorder, but it comes from the software, not the hardware. The version of Pinnacle Studio 10 that comes with the device is heavily cut-down trialware which wouldn't even install on our Vista test...

Aug, 2007

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The think is the best thing I ever used is was so easy. Highly Recommed it to everyone.


I think is a darn good item

it is a good item

Feb, 2010

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A good Capture Deice for those who know what it does


It is really great for recording dvds and video game consoles and I am happy i got this on sale and well so far my reviews quality have been improved, not HD by standard, but who cares if it is clear I am good. I suggest this product if you toke my...

This card is pretty great for what it is, now you need to understand this product is used with(Avid) Pinnacle Studio editors, hence alot of issues with most consumers out there, for those to complain about the product not working without doing their...

People misunderstand how to use it therefore giving it a bad score when its really their the problem not understanding correct Tech to use this product

Feb, 2010

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Lives up to its name


It shipped fast =)

Decoded all my VHS's to DVD in a matter of minutes, easy to connect and set up, Overall all very good video capture quality

Software is a little lacking, not enough features and advanced options for the professional

Jan, 2010

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Got Job Done-Not Excited Though


I have one specific VHS I wanted to record to hard drive. Been searching for it for 10 years, finally found a used copy at the "jungle river" store. (LOL, that name is on the banned words list!) It got the job done, obviously the quality is only as...

Got the VHS taped recorded I wanted. Aded to my collection for Windows Media Center viewing

Drops or skips frames. Not enough to make it useless, but enough to be obnoxious. My PC has Intel Q9400 & 8gb ram; the processor isn't the problem

Jan, 2010

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I don't know if it works!


Terrible company support. This product may work fine - it may not. How would I know?

It hasn't crashed. I cannot run it

The install CD had no software key, nor did the sleeve as indicated on the install. It's been a week since receiving. They have asked for a scan of the invoice, a picture of the CD and a picture of the CD. I still don't have the software key ; I do not...

Jan, 2010

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A lot of disappointment


The replacement for my original unit worked fine for a month or so

When I later tried to use it, it could not detect an input. Dealing with Pinnacle technical support is futile. It seems like all you get is the stall and the runaround. It's almost impossible to get a replacement for a defective unit. With everything...

Jan, 2010

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great for Vista


It is a great buy if your system is running Vista, use caution if your running Win 7.

Records with no pauses or breaks. crisp clear video with great sound

Software damaged my cdrom.sys file while I was using Windows 7, I had to downgrade to Vista in order to make the software work correctly

Jan, 2010

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Cheap Quality, Cheap Results


For what it costs its the cheapest on the market that will give you some results, although they are not very impressive. It is fun to have those home videos, but is it worth it when the VHS quality actually looks or sounds better... I dont think so.

Easy to setup if you have one of the operating systems required. (Note no 64bit) Software works and at least gets the video and audio

Audio over a longer period of time starts to separate time from the video to be over 1 minute behind. Drops frames during the process as well. Takes a few acquisition times to get a perfect copy. Also if you move the program from one monitor to another...

Jan, 2010

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Piece of Junk


Save yourself time and money and skip this. There is a good alternative which does the exact same thing for 10 bucks except it works. Only wish I found out about it before I bought this

I honestly can't think of any

Once it finally arrived and I opened it up to find a warning saying it contained a dangerous amount of led and to wash my hands after using I should of put it right back in it's box and sent it back for a refund but nope I actually tried to get this...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Dazzle DVD Recorder provides a simple, affordable and fast way to quickly archive your home videos on DVDs for sharing with family and friends. Dazzle DVD Recorder is a plug-and-play USB 2.0 device that allows for easy capture of home videos and TV recordings directly to DVD via VCRs, camcorders or other video equipment. Easy-to-use software is included for quick transfer of video content straight from tape to DVD, with optional menu and chapter functions for simple navigation. A step-by-step wizard guides you through the process, and an advanced mode is available for menu customization. You can burn your video directly to a DVD without first copying files to the PC hard drive, saving both valuable time and space. Combined with the unique wizard-based, friendly interface of the Pinnacle InstantDVD Recorder software, the powerful Dazzle video capture device allows you to quickly and affordably back up personal video collections.


Manufacturer:Pinnacle Systems
Model:DVC 100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dazzle DVD Recorder

Input Device

Form Factor:External
Input Adapter Type:Video input adapter
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP SP1 or later

Video Input

Analog Video Signal:Composite video / S-Video
Audio Input Support:Standard
Interface Type:Composite video input / S-video input