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Sony DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Sony DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
alaScore 76

22 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony DVD Recorder/VCR Combo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

User Reviews  

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DO NOT BUY THIS UNIT!!!!!!

 

Very disappointed in Sony. We purchased the Sony RDR-VX560 VCR-DVD combo in mid Jan 2010 and recently tried to play a DVD which contained a television show recorded on our old DVD (an LG). It WOULD NOT PLAY that DVD. None of our home movies, recorded...

Will not play DVD's recorded by another DVD or computer

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Good DVD/VHS Combo

 

After I bought my DVD/VHS player in Gilroy and played it on my Insignia 20 inch television, I took it with me to Monterey and somehow, the blue screen kept showing up. I had remembered that when I press stop, it displays DVD1, DVD2, DVD3, and so on. I...

Good Sound and Image

Keeps showing Load everytime on the unit

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Impulse Purchase

 

I bought this deck without reviewing like products and am not disapointed with my purchase except for the Cons listed. I did have tracking problems with one tape so far, that may be the two head versus four head problem. After converting to regular DVD...

loads of functions with very good quality picture

No optical SPDIF output, Sony proprietary DVD recoding format

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Wow, What a Player/Recorder!

 

This was the DVD-VHS recorder I was looking for. Very easy to setup and to use. Plays great pictures and videos especially with the 1080 upscaling. Records shows off of the TV easily, quickly and yes I converted a lot of my recorded VHS tapes to DVD....

Great picture, 1080 Upscaling, Easy to Setup

None

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Also not able to get remote to work!

 

Got this for Christmas 2008, still haven't figured out how to get it to work. NEVER been unable to figure out my TV/electronics before - NEVER. It's very akward having to lie about not having used someone's nice Christmas present!

Claims it can do everything I want

In 7 months, haven't been able to make it play

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BEST PLAYER & RECORDER

 

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Hard to figure out

 

I've had this thing for almost a month and still haven't figured out how to make the remote work. If you're not a technical whizz, you should probably try something else. My daughter-in-law had to come and hook it up and even she couldn't make the...

nice looking

hard to understand instructions

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Some Transfer Issues

 

When I burn a copy of an old VHS tape to DVD, the result is usually a nice clean copy. My issues begin when I attempt to play this DVD-R on other media. My stand alone unit seems to enjoy reading and spitting out the disc. I have major issues with...

Ease of use

Can't play copies of VHS tapes on my MAC

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Disappointing

 

This dvd player does not work with new hd satellite dish boxes. You cannot set a channel with it. Very disappointing.

Easy to set up

Does not work with all Satellite boxes

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NIcely designed and compact

 

I have been wanting one of these combos for some time. Some years back I bought another brand but discovered that you could not record from vhs to dvd and vice versa. I could record from the TV to vhs but I have a number of vhs tapes that I want to...

compact, nicely designed, lightweight

none so far

Product Specifications

Sony's new DVD Recorder/VCR - Just what your cable box ordered. Save your favorite TV shows, archive old VHS tapes, even burn photos and personal video from Sony USB based camcorders and digital cameras The RDR-VX560 brings the ability to record your content to DVD to your living room. Do you have old VHS tapes lying around? Well, now you can save space and make them last by burning them onto a DVD. The RDR-VX560 brings ease of use with One Touch dubbing from VHS to DVD, or even from DVD to VHS. It couldn't be simpler.
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