Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2010
I used this product to take old movies that i shot on a 8mm camera and put them on a dvd using this great product. You can also take vhs movies and put on dvd.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2010
Recording is easy so far and the video output is just fine. I have an old Panasonic Palmcorder and needed to transfer 40 or 50 mini-DV tapes to DVD. This little unit, though pricey and highly specialized (seems like there would be a computer accessory capable of doing much more, for much less) unit works very nicely so far.

Two exceptions. First, it has a cooling fan that is quite noisy. The blower wouldn't be so bad, but there's a buzzy hum that reminds me of a bad fluorescent lamp that seems to come from the fan housing inside the unit. If I move the unit, the sound gets louder or softer, making me think the fan is probably slightly out of spec.

The 2nd exception is I find no way to include date and time in the DVD content. Maybe it's there and I haven't found it yet, but DVD menus do not show me the date/time stamp option when viewing. It ought to be easy to find.

If there is more than a two minute blank gap on the tape, the MC6 will finish recording. I have at least one or two tapes where the gap is longer. Not sure how it happened but that means I will need to record those manually. Windows 7's version of MovieMaker isn't so picky. At least Sony could have offered the choice to continue looking for additional content.

On a side note, several of my 60 minute tapes have received "too long" messages for the DVD, which I am creating in HQ resolution. That could be a Sony thing or just a compatibility issue but it's odd since they are both rated at 60 minutes. If I press the Eject button, it gives me the option to Finalize and I accept. The DVD will play, and I haven't checked to see how much was lopped off the end of the tape. At least I got most of it and I can always run them manually by PC if necessary.

Recording is transferred in real time and I can watch the content on Palmcorder or VRD-MC6 display. Takes an hour for an hour tape, plus another ten minutes or so, give or take, to "finalize" it.

Who takes a home video and doesn't want the time date stamp within reach? I hope I'm wrong about that, but if Sony left it out, I will be returning the unit (after I transfer the 40 tapes). I will have to do them all again, with time stamp, but at least I'll have something to show for the trouble. I may exchange it anyway because the buzz/hum is kind of grating.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2010
I'm satisfied with this device. It i easy to use and does what it says it will. I have only used it to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD and I'm able to show them on two different TVs with the VHS/DVD players. My only complaint at this time is that it takes a long time to do the transfer as it must run at the regular speed.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2010
easy to transfer from mini dv tape to dvd and the quality is great, simply play the tape and the video is recorded.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on May 30, 2015
as expected
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2011
I sent an email to the store with questions regarding this item. I received a genertic reply and was told to call the store and speak to a sales associate. I did this and was told he couldn't answer my first question, which was, "Is this item compatible with my video camera?" I was told that he couldn't answer my question as he did not know the answer. I own a JVC recorder (which is not an off brand) and felt the customer service was lousy. Needless to say, I didn't buy the item. Nor did I ask any of my other questions as it seemed useless to do so. I can not rate the item as I didn't purchase it, but think their customer service could stand some improvment.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.