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Sony RDR-VX560

Sony RDR-VX560
alaScore 78

125 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Sony RDR-VX560. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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 RDR-VX560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Sony RDR-VX560 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDR-VX560 1080p Tunerless DVD Recorder/VHS Combo Player (2009 Model)Sony RDR-VX560 1080p Tunerless DVD Recorder/VHS Combo Player

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sony RDR-VX560


If you're faced with a dying or dead VHS player, or your tapes are starting to wear past being usable, the RDR-VX560 could be just what you've been looking for. It will allow you to preserve all of your VHS movies onto DVD, and let you play them at an...

One touch dubbing from VHS to DVDDubbing from digital camera or camcorder over USBHost of connectivity optionsUpconverts VHS to 1080p

A few users have reported problems - no fix from Sony

BRAVIA Sync allows other Sony devices to be controlled via the RDR-VX560...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: barry1955 (

Sony RDR-VX560 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo


This model is extremely easy to use. I was able to make a dvd copy of an old vhs tape in afew minutes by pressing a single button !! I purposely bought this product because it has no tuner, I am afraid of complicated products and this omission...

Easy to use, records as well as plays

Front panel DV and USB inputs only work with certain late model Sony products, other manufacturers products do not seem to be recognized

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: ARCOTS (

Big miss with HDCP


A nice package but could have been better. BTW, I didn't buy it on NewEgg. Just thought I would share my experience, since it is being sold on NewEgg.

Sleek multi-function unit. Firewire capability (see cons). Can upconvert VHS to your desired resolution and send it through HDMI. Finalized disc can be played on any (old) device

1. HDMI will not send video to your AV Receiver (HDCP Enabled), though it can send it directly to you HDCP enabled TV. So, if you are like me, thinking of having only one cable to connect to the output of this device, it is not going to happen ; 2....

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: lovebug (



"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

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Mickeyjean (

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

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: IwasAfoolToBuyIt (

There's no TV tuner


"Like many DVD Recorder/VCR combos, the Sony RDR-VX560 does not include a TV tuner. It will not record unless you have cable or a satellite dish. Of course, most customer now have cable or a satellite dish, but for those who do not, the lack of a TV...

None for those who don't have cable

No TV tuner built-in

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: nbvette (

Sony RDR-VX560


"It took a short time to set this up. Once set up using it was easy. I records and plays back very good. It will not let you record off from any premium channels as they are copyrighted movies or shows, not a bad thing, but it limits your capabilities...

Easy use of

Can not record off premium channels(movies, payper view)

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Mommiposa (

Easy Dubbing Home Movies/Good Quality--VHS to DVD


"We have hours of VHS tapes of Home Videos--vacations, birthday parties, etc--getting older. I decided to try to do my own dubbing, rather than pay for a service. BestBuy sales associate recommended this unit for ease of use, as well as quality. I like...

Very Easy to Dub old VHS tapes to DVD--good quality

NONE--No problems so far

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: prince (

Unsatisfied purchase


"I am very disappointed. We are a household who very seldom watches TV, we record and then watch at our convenience. After buying this unit, I find out it has Copy Guard and I never know when I am doing a timed recording if I am going to get the movie...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: david paul brunelle (

sony vcr dvd combo


good unit works great i like it


Product Specifications

The RDR-VX560 DVD Recorder / VCR combo is 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 with ease. You'll also appreciate its convenient ability to bring DVD-recording into your living room. Do you have old VHS tapes lying around? Well, now you can preserve them onto a DVD with simple one touch dubbing from VHS to DVD or DVD to VHS - it couldn't be simpler. In addition, this model features 1080p upscaling through HDMI for DVD and VHS content, making it an excellent companion for your HDTV.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type:Digital player


Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

MD System

Type: None


Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS