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Sony DVDirect VRD-VC20 DVD Drive

Sony DVDirect VRD-VC20 DVD Drive
alaScore 75

66 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony DVDirect VRD-VC20 DVD Drive. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony DVDirect VRD-VC20 DVD Drive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Sony DVDirect VRD-VC20 DVD Drive from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

47% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VRDVC20 DVDirect DVD RecorderSony VRDVC20 DVDirect DVD Recorder

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Sony DVDirect VRD-VC20


Sony lets you save those VHS memories to DVD, easily.

Easy transfer of videos to DVD. Adds digital support (DV/FireWire port). 16X DVD-R and DVD+R, and 6X DVD-RW support.

No video-out ports. No way to view what you're recording.

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Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Charlie White (

Sony VRD VC-20 DVDirect DVD Recorder


Moving video from camcorder to DVD has always been a multistep process, at least, until now. Sonys VRD VC-20 DVDirect Video Recordable DVD Drive ($270) makes it much easier to accomplish what used to be a complicated task. This stand-alone unit gives...

DV-to-DVD recording, DVD burner, too

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Aalaap Ghag (

Sony DVDirect VRD-VC20


As the name may suggest, DVDirect lets you convert your movies from camcorders directly onto DVDs.

Extremely easy to use, PC-less 2-click video to DVD recording; real-time encoding; automatic chapters, titles and menu creation; composite/S-Video support; hardware MPEG-2 encoder; connects to PC via USB2.0 as an external burner; full Nero suite included

No customization in standalone mode other than quality; no minus media support in standalone mode; expensive

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (

A Great Product.


Very Easy To Use. Up and Running in 5 minutes.

Cannot create title automatically.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (



It is so easy to use, but does a great job.

Can't think of one. It would be nice if it supported pict.

Aug, 2005

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Reasons not to use

Jul, 2005

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Sony VRDVC20 DVD Recorder


Product Specifications

With the Digital8 Handycam Camcorder and Sony's latest DVDirect DVD Recorder, it's easy to turn home movies into DVDs. Capture high-quality digital audio and video from the Camcorder and turn them into DVDs with the push of a button or two. Simply connect your camcorder, VCR or other video source to DVDirect, hit record on the front of the recorder, and play or your camcorder and presto! You'll have a DVD that can be played on most consumer set-top DVD players or your computer's DVD-ROM drive. Up to 6 hours of home video will fit on standard DVD recordable or rewritable discs, and with Double Layer DVD+R DL discs, up to 12 hours can be recorded on a single disc. DVDirect can even be connected to a computer via Hi-Speed USB for high-speed 16X max. DVD burning and other cool things. Don't let your precious home movies sit in the closet; breathe new life into them by burning them onto DVD and share with friends and family or just save them for the future. Complete with accessories and software for Windows PC connection to get you up and running quickly. This bundle includes the DVDirect DVD recorder and a DCR-TRV480 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder: PRODUCT FEATURES: Imaging Device: 1/6" 460K Gross Pixel CCD; Video Actual: 290K Pixels; Still Actual: 290K Pixels; F: 1.6 - 2.4; Focal Distance: 2.5 - 50mm; 35mm Conversion: 42 - 840mm; Filter Diameter: 37mm; Optical Zoom: 20X; Digital Zoom: 990X; Focusing: Full Range Auto/Manual (Dial); Image Stabilization: Yes; Minimum Illumination: 4 Lux (0 Lux with NightShot Infrared System); Low Light Capability: Yes, NightShot Plus; Shutter Speed: 1/60 - 1/4000 (AE Mode); Viewfinder: Black and White, 90K Pixels; LCD: 2.5" Color1 (123K); Accessory Shoe: N/A; Video Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Mini); Audio Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Stereo, Special); USB: Yes; USB Streaming: Yes; LANC (Accessory) Terminal: N/A; Headphone Jack: N/A; Microphone Input: N/A; White Balance: Auto; Exposure: Yes, Dial (24 Steps); Power Consumption (VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 2.9W/3.8W/4.1W; Dimensions (WHD): 3 3/8" x 3 7/8" x 6" (85 x 98 x 151mm); Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz (800g) without Tape and Battery; Supplied Accessories: AC-L15 Power Adapter/ In-Camera Charger, NP-FM30 InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery, RMT-830 Remote Commander Remote Control, Stereo AV Cable, USB Cable, Lens Cap, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM with USB Driver (PicturePackage Software Ver. 1.5 for Sony).

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DVDirect

Optical Storage

Buffer Size:8MB
Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Drive Type:DVD writer
Enclosure Type:External
Interface:Hi-Speed USB
Product Type:DVD
Type:Disk drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

Storage Removable (2nd)

Type: None

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Video Output

Type: None