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alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 reviews of Sony VRDMC5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the finish. Views are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony VRDMC5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 user reviews of Sony VRDMC5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the size and image quality. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are negative about the finish.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DVDirect DVD Recorder VRDMC5Sony DVDirect DVD Recorder VRDMC5

Jun, 2018

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Very happy so far with the Sony VRDMC5. I have been worried the last few years about losing all my old VCR and Hi 8 tapes shot from expensive vacations, tours of my aging parent's country house back in the 80's, footage of long dead dogs and other...

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Tim Smith


I found it very easy to hook up to it with my camcorder as well as hooking up a VCR. If there is an easier way to transfer VHS to DVD I would like to see it.

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Sony VRDMC5 Digital Video Recorder


I love my new toy. It's easy to use and works great.

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This product has worked very well for its intended purpose. I record services at my church for review and analysis by the worship leaders. The camera's A/V patch cord connects as intended. The first of two shortcomings I found is that the finished...

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If you own an AVCHD (High-Def) Sony camcorder, this recorder makes a lot of sense in order to catalog high-def video. Unfortunately, the process (and the documentation) to down-convert high-def to standard-def and record to DVD is not quite as...

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