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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
good but has issues
on December 18, 2011
i had to get rid of the video cassettes and transcribe everything onto dvd but didn't know how to do it. this machine did it for me. the problem was the old vhs tapes. i kept an old portable tv with built in vhs player just to watch the old video. i hooked the sony up to the tv and followed the instructions and it recorded onto the dvd's as advertised. the only problem was, and i don't know if one can get around it, is that the transcribing onto the dvd is in real time. a six hour vhs takes six hours and about 5-6 dvd changes to record at the highest resolution. so you may have to wait by the machine until you see it stop recording, no, there is no buzzer or bell to let you know the dvd has stopped recording. if you're not around and it stops recording, you have to watch or fast forward the dvd to the end and rewind the vhs to that spot and start recording onto the new disk. as you can surmise, this is a pain, but it recorded and i was able to dump my old vhs tapes.