Consumers with large VHS collections can now make digital archives of their favorite content with Sony's new DVD Recorder/VCR combo, the RDR-VX500. Offering format flexibility with DVD+RW/+R/-RW/-R recording compatibility and easy bi-direction dubbing from VCR to DVD recorder, sharing and archiving memories and onto a digital format has never been more convenient. In addition, it allows for DV/Digital8 Camcorder tapes to transfer onto DVD discs via an i.LINK connection.
Now you can make digital archives of your favorite VHS tapes and copy your homemade DVDs to share with friends and family on VHS. Sony's RDR-VX500 DVD recorder/VCR combo saves space while simplifying component hookups. Offering broad format flexibility through DVD+R/+RW and DVD-R/-RW versatility, the deck permits dubbing from VHS to DVD and from DVD to VHS (subject to Macrovision anti-piracy technology in the source media).
In addition, the recorder sports a handy i.Link digital-video interface so you can copy DV/Digital8 camcorder tapes directly to long-lasting recordable DVDs. Other features include progressive-scan output for DVD (480p) for high-quality video reproduction on high-definition and HD-ready TVs, JPEG digital image and MP3 music playback from CD-R/CD-RW, and VCR Plus+ programming for easy navigation and control.
Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.