Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder & VHS Combo Player
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Sony RDR-VX530 DVD Recorder & VHS Combo Player

by Sony
| 3 answered questions

Available from these sellers.
  • Feature bullet1 goes here
  • feature bullet2 goes here
  • feature bullet3 goes here
  • feature bullet4 goes here
  • feature bullet5 goes here
See more product details
2 used from $171.98 1 refurbished from $249.99


Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSony
Item Weight15 pounds
Product Dimensions20.7 x 17.1 x 7.7 inches
Item model numberRDR-VX530
  
Additional Information
ASINB000FMPGLQ
Best Sellers Rank #71,748 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight17 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
Feedback
 

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: RDR-VX530
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Video Head Quantity: 4
  • Video Tape Playback Speed: EP, SLP, SP
  See more technical details

Product Description

Enhance your home theater experience with the easy-to-use convenience of the RDRVX530 DVD/VCR player. One-touch dubbing makes it simple to archive home VHS tape footage to DVD discs for long-term use, and i.LINK digital interface and Digital8 input simplifies digital recording of home movie footage from a camcorder to a DVD. This compact recorder is designed with +R Double-Layer Disc compatibility for longer recording time. Go ahead and enjoy your multimedia of choice. Whether music, movies or your favorite home recordings, the RDRVX530 DVD/VCR player is designed to perform.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
5
1 star
9
See all 28 customer reviews
I know I wouldn't buy it again if given the chance.
H. Klieman
After a few minutes, I get an error saying that the media is unreadable and the disc cannot be finalized.
Just steppin'
75% of our VHS tapes, even the pre-recorded ones, had no copy protection and they were very easy to dub.
Quickbeam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

153 of 160 people found the following review helpful By 1513th 1963 on August 4, 2006
Verified Purchase
The VX530 is a neat machine and works great. It's easy to use and, so far, produces very good results. One-touch dubbing is as easy as it gets as long as nothing is copy protected. I can vouch for this one... it's a winner.

The only thing to watch out for is buying from Amazon's vendors. The one I bought was supplied by, and shipped by, J&R Electronics. The Sony box was packaged only in a plastic bag and was received in damaged condition. Since factory boxes are usually designed for sitting on store shelves and moderate protection, and not shipping cross country, sure enough the unit was also damaged.

Maybe I had a bad day, but I found J&R Electronics not the easiest people to try to return something to. Anyway, since I was under somewhat of a time constraint, I bought one from Best Buy (and got a better price as well... on sale). The new one, of course, works fine and I'm really happy with the VX530.

Bottom line... Great machine, but be a little careful who you buy from.

Since this is a review of the VX530 and not J&R, five stars for the machine... one star for poor packaging.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By John Wright on February 11, 2007
For years I have been meaning to transfer old VHS tapes to DVD in order to preserve family memories. I tried various tools to transfer video via a PC but was disappointed by audio sync issues or the time it took to edit/burn DVDs.

I decided to purchase a Sony RDR-VX530 unit on a whim last month. After checking the reviews on Amazon I almost didn't purchase this unit. I researched other DVD/VHS units but our family has always had good luck with Sony products in the past.

The directions for dubbing a VHS tap to DVD couldn't have been easier: insert a blank DVD, insert VHS tape and press the video dub button. The first tape conversion went so smoothly I couldn't believe it! I didn't add any special chapters or titles but the DVD automatically inserted jump points every five minutes.

Our home videos were taken over the past eight years using two different camcorders. The first set of videos are on VHS-C (compact) format tapes. VHS-C tapes require a special holder/adapter to allow them to play on a standard VHS unit. One of the main reasons for purchasing a VHS/DVD burner was to convert these old tapes without having to use the camcorder output cables. The quality of the audio over those cables was never very good. The playback of the VHS-C videos looked fantastic on the new player.

Most of the video "scenes" were only a few minutes long with gaps between them. If the straight dubbing method was used there would be lots of snow and/or unnecessary gaps between scenes. The RDR-VX530 has a cool feature that makes it easy to dub scenes from VHS to DVD. Get the video to the starting point of the scene and press pause. Select the dubbing option on the system menu.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Just steppin' on November 7, 2006
It seemed pretty simple: Drop in your VHS tape, put in a DVD and press the button that said VHS->DVD. 30 minutes later, the tape is done and I go to the menu to finalize the disc. After a few minutes, I get an error saying that the media is unreadable and the disc cannot be finalized. Three DVD-R/16X discs later, I gave up and searched the net. Other people had problems with it recording to DVD-R. Even though the manual says it can handle 16X, I've got new coffee table coasters that shows it doesn't. Plus the menu interface is confusing and the not intuitive.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Quickbeam VINE VOICE on July 30, 2007
I've had an amazing experience with this unit. Like everyone else, we had a house full of VHS tapes.We wanted to convert our VHS collection to DVD without a computer. The conversion job seemed beyond what I could do. Despite dire warnings about combo units, we bought this one and have had no regrets. Set up was a breeze...the schematic was excellent. 75% of our VHS tapes, even the pre-recorded ones, had no copy protection and they were very easy to dub. In the 6 months it took me to transfer the entire 500 tapes, I had not one problem with the machine. We ran it night and day.

I never thought I'd use the VHS side again but it has come in handy for recording shows that are broadcast with copy protection. Things that are distorted on disc come out fine on VHS.

Now that the gargantuan task of library conversion is done, everyone I know wants to do the same at their house. I have highly recommended this unit to friends and co-workers.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Dan on January 4, 2007
Verified Purchase
I ordered this particular unit SPECIFICALLY because it advertised the ability to read DVD+/-DL discs. Well guess what? It can't read ANYTHING. Factory DVDs don't load. Custom burned discs don't load. Factory CD audio discs don't load. NOTHING loads. I have a $200+ piece of junk that will cost me another $10-$30 to ship back to RMA to SONY. Ordered from Etronics. Verdict is still out on them (their policy is not to take opened-item returns of SONY products). Shipping was in the regular retail box, but I thought it was suspended/packaged respectably from the factory. Bottom line: major headache. Don't take a chance ordering this online. It's not worth the hassle (especially if the damn vendor doesn't take SONY a/v returns!).
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search