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Sony RDR-VX530

Sony RDR-VX530
alaScore 56

97 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Sony RDR-VX530. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and size.

usability, price, image quality, design

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDR-VX530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 56/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony RDR-VX530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Sony RDR-VX530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and price are generally positive. The reliability and size get critical views, and reviews are divided on the design.

usability, price, image quality

size, reliability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder & VHS Combo PlayerSony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder & VHS Combo Player

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sony Rdr-vx530

 

The Sony Rdr-vx530 is a very capable DVD Recorder/VCR Combo player that produces high quality recordings with relative ease. Like with most recording devices, there is software to learn, so there is a learning curve. This is a case where reading the...

Overall a good product, especially if you can get it for drastically less than MSRP

Consumer review by: kardreader (epinions.com)

Not up to Sony's standard

 

I purchased the Sony RDR-VX530 and installed it in our family room, replacing a DVD player, primarily to be able to copy a few VHS tapes to DVD. I only used it occasionally for copying tape to DVD, and it did a decent job. However, shortly ...

Worked OK for the first year

Falls short of expected Sony quality

Feb, 2009
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Consumer review by: jbs24 (epinions.com)

Good for occasional recording

 

It's nice that this unit records on all sorts of DVD media, +R, -R, +RW, -RW. I found the best flexibility with +RW discs, maybe because most devices are +R compatible. Also if you use the +RW format, you never need to spend minutes to finalize the...

DVD/VHS combo, all DVD formats, easy to use.

slow to load/eject discs

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: midwestrecords (epinions.com)

VHS be gone! It's not as difficult as it seems...

 

Quality of recording ; Convenience of single unit operation

Need to familiarize self with equipment to become an expert

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: midwestrecords (epinions.com)

VHS be gone! It's not as difficult as it seems...

 

I have boxes of VHS tapes sitting around the house. Marching band videos, special occasions, etc. I went to Best Buy looking for something to take care of the task. This DVD recorder was recommended by the staff at Best Buy, I had some gift ...

Quality of recording ; Convenience of single unit operation

Need to familiarize self with equipment to become an expert

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: houseproject (epinions.com)

Do You Copy? Better Know what you are doing with this one

 

Overview : This review covers my brief, but intensive time with the Sony RDR-VX530. It will mostly cover my experiences and some technical specifics. If you want the full tech details, please go to the Sony Website. The Purpose: I have quite a few ...

Good Quality VHS to DVD dub.

Not for the technophobe or someone who does not like reading the comprehensive manual.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: houseproject (epinions.com)

Do You Copy Better Know what you are doing with this one

 

Good Quality VHS to DVD dub.

Not for the technophobe or someone who does not like reading the comprehensive manual.

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Enhance your home theater experience with the easy-to-use convenience of the RDRVX530 DVD/VCR player. One-touch dubbing makes it simple to archive home VHS tape footage to DVD discs for long-term use. This compact recorder is designed with +R Double-Layer Disc compatibility for longer recording time. Go ahead and enjoy your multimedia of choice - whether music, movies or your favorite home recordings, the RDRVX530 DVD/VCR player is designed to perform.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.1in
Height:3.2in
Weight:10.6lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:RDR-VX530
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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