Brian Perendy: You can record Judge Judy or network stuff, but movies on AMC, TNT, FX etc are all encrypted. etc.
Tracy Breitwieser: ok, so I watched and waited for him to "show" in detail how to transfer "VHS TAPES TO DVD" using the sony dvdirect player ( as the title of his you tube appears)....
well, he never showed this, never really showed HOW TO DO ANYTHING, just spoke ALOT about how to transfer from his camara to dvd... WASTE OF TIME!!
John Baharoff Sr.: You can not copy copy protected VHS tapes to this DVD recorder VRD-MC5.
SupermansLois: Problem with my Sony DVDirect, it will not copy a copy protected VHS tape to a DVD. The beautiful thing about it is that it will copy any movies or shows I have on my DVR onto a DVD. I, unfortunately, cannot afford to buy a Macrovision remover so I can burn my old VHS tapes onto a DVD so I'm kinda screwed with that. I have never owned a camcorder and do not have any home movies so I could careless about converting those. Anyone have any clues on how to burn a copy protected vhs to dvd?
Your Geek Needs: I guess it is still true about Comcast...
BeAtBoXeRkidify: im 13 years old and my parents say that i only play video games on computer and wants me to transfer videotape to dvd but im only 13 years old and u have to do a lot of stuff. and i also have to buy stuff i told them idh money but they are saying theres no money and they get angry at me !!! so annoying
Che Sal: @Resistoon it has a HDMI output
Jeremy Johnson: would i be able to rcord analog video8 8mm tapes to dvwith this as well
Nicole Dupuis: Chris, i bought this, I copied an old home VHS movie, now I want to upload the DVD to my computer to edit it with ULead Video Studio but the extension on my DVD is not recognizable format for me to upload!! What am I doing wrong??
plowking57: Yes it will work. The dvdirect comes with NO cables.I got mine at the sony refurbished store,cheap.good luck .
Robin Black: Have you hooked this up to a TV with a VCR made into it? I think it will work, But I would like to hear it from you. DId you find it had all the connectors needed? Di you have to buy extra?
My video camera will not connect to the computer. It is a Cannon DV ZR85. It will connect to a TV and play video. Will it be compatable?? Any help will be appreciated.
plowking57: I did make 2 DVD coasters in this whole process but I`m going to blame the cheap media (4xDVD+r) DVD`s I bought all couple years ago.
Years ago I bought a all-in-wonder card and tried to put all my old hi8`s on DVD and it was so frustrating and time consuming I gave up.
The Sony Direct-DVD made this chore very simple .
Thank you Chris I always trust your opinion.
plowking57: On Chris`s Review I Picked up a VRD-MC5 at the Sony refurbished store.Chris you are correct,This Gadget is very cool. I`ve recorded 15 dvd`s in the past 3 days,Several from my old Sony Hi8 Analog,several from my old Panasonic VHS-C Analog. and two from my newest digital tape camcorder the Panasonic pvg-s29( 2 years old). I hooked up the S29 with fire-wire and the VRD-MC5 took control of the S29 ,rewinding it and playing/recording with the push of one button.
الغريب Rourba: is there anything cheap than that thing?
FrankHamel: This is funny, I was transfering my dad's betamax tapes few weeks ago, had to go through my TV tuner. long process.. wish I would have known of this b4. lol
MajikMuzak: What about Hi8 Media?
AccordionManiac: I use a Video DVD Recorder, basically a vhs/dvd combo and it does the same thing. i love how it does everything for you!!
carlystur: My dad's been looking for something that he can use to turn VHS Tapes into DVDs! I'll tell him about this one.
Jayme Darcy: Personally thats a waste of money. your best to use your TV Tuner card and copy the VHS from a video player to your editor