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alaScore 77

212 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and design. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size

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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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony VRDMC5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 user reviews of Sony VRDMC5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

usability, value for money, image quality, design, size

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

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

Consumer review by:

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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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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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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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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