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Sony VBD-MA1 DVDirect MA1 MultiFunction Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Sony VBD-MA1 DVDirect MA1 MultiFunction Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability also get good opinions. There are some critical reviews about the size. Views are divided on the price.

usability, reliability, design, image quality


On average, users rate this product 83/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VBD-MA1 DVDirect MA1 MultiFunction Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dvdirect® Multi-function Blu-ray DiscTM / DVD RecorderDvdirect® Multi-function Blu-ray DiscTM / DVD Recorder

Jul, 2018

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No Audio Monitoring


Having to wait till a DVD is burned and played back elsewhere to see if your audio is messed up is really not a good workflow.

Everything is spot on, except one blaring omission (no audio monitoring. please add a headphone jack)

No audio monitoring. Please add a headphone jack

Feb, 2012

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Almost there


I just got the unit today, and I very happy with the overall design and layout. I wish these existed 5 years ago! There's a whole bunch of positives, but most everything has been covered already in the other reviews. The unit is actually more compact...

Compact, solid build, easy to use, good picture quality

No Audio Monitoring, 16x9 or 4x3 toggle

Dec, 2011

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Excellent Tool


I am very happy with this burner, it produces flawless Blu-Ray Videos, i have used it with my HDR-FX1 and my HDR-XR160 as an offload device as well as a quick transfer device to Blu-Ray Disk. But I mainly use it with My computer and burn video that i...

Easy to use, Quality Results


Nov, 2011

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Not compatible with some Sony Cameras


I purchased the Sony Cyber-shot HX9V and WX9 cameras for this Chrismas and was looking for a Blu-ray disc recorder to use with them. I was very disappointed to find out that the DVDirect Blu-ray Disc Recorder is not compatible with any of these cameras.

Not compatible with some Sony cameras

Nov, 2011

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Works great with a Mac


I have been archiving my work on DVD-DLs for a while, but now my files have gotten too big so I wanted a Blu-ray burner for my 2011 MacBook Pro to Archive on. Had a hard time finding one as Apple doesn't seem to promote optical backups. Decided to try...

Works immediately upon plugging in

Nothing yet

May, 2011

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Burns Blu-ray discs from PC or Macintosh--Perfect for MacBook Air - Burns AV without the need for computer, so no capture card needed or CPU-consuming CODEC-based compression - Memory card slot real handy, Sony Memory Stick but accepts SD too (and Sony...

Professional grade Blu-ray burner

HDMI or S-Video out and audio out (jack) missing--would have paid $100 more just for that, the killer Blu-ray player

Apr, 2011

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