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Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player, Model RDRVXD655

Upgrade your TV and movie-watching experience with the versatile RDR-VXD655 DVD recorder and VHS combo player with HD tuner. Intuitive graphical interface makes programming your recording easy. Seven VHS recording speeds let you record up to 8 hours per tape. Plus, enjoy the convenience of one-touch recording from disc to tape or the reverse. The DVD deck lets you experience high picture-quality playback from a wide variety of formats, including DVD, VCD, VCR, VHS, SVHS, music CD and more. Progressive scan playback, HDMI™ output and 720p/1080i upscaling from DVD/VCR deliver optimal picture quality. You can even control your DV and Digital8® camcorder for editing via the i.LINK® interface.

Key Features:

  • HDMI™ Output with 720p/1080i upscaling for DVD and VHS
    Reads the data on a standard DVD at 480p and VHS and upscales the video resolution to 1080i resolution on your compatible TV. This allows for you to enjoy the best in video performance while delivering digital video and audio over one simple cable.
  • Built-in HDTV Tuner (ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuner)
    Allows recording of standard definition or high definition programming
  • Two Way One Touch Dubbing
    Allows for dubbing from VHS to DVD or reverse by pressing one button on the front of the unit
  • One Touch Recording Using i.LINK® Interface for DV & Digital 8® Camcorders
    Allows for easy copying of your personal content on DV/Digital8 tapes in order to preserve them for your family and friends. Easy operation by pressing a button on the front panel.
  • Multiformat DVD compatible
    Sony DVD Recorders can record on and playback DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R and +R Double Layer media and playback DVD-RAM allowing for a high level of compatibility with DVD players and recorders.
  • Set Top Box Pass Through
    Allows for viewing of programming from Cable Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver even when the recorder is powered off through the line input. You can see TV programs of the connected Cable Set Top Box or Satellite Receiver, regardless if the recorder is powered on or not.

Features:

  • 4 Video Head Stereo VHS with 19 Micron Heads
  • Easy to Use Graphic User Interface
  • Parental Control
  • Child Lock for Locking the Operation Buttons
  • DVD-Video/Video CD/SVCD/CD-DA (CD-R/-RW)Playback
  • JPEG, MP3 on CD-R/-RW and DVD+RW/+R/+R DL/-RW/-R Playback
  • VHS & S-VHS (SQPB) Playback
  • Variable Bit Rate Recording (7 Speeds)
  • Recording Hours on DVD: 1H(HQ)/1.5H(HSP)/2H(SP)/2.5H(LSP)/3H(LP)/4H(EP)/6H(SLP)/8H(SEP)
  • Progressive Scan Playback
  • Dolby® Digital Decoding Playback Compatible
  • TV Virtual Surround
  • Remote Commander® Remote Control
  • Cable Box/Satellite Receiver Control (IR Blaster)

Specifications:

  • Tray Type: DVD and VCR Combo
  • Disc Capacity: 1
  • Recording Modes: 8 [1H (HQ), 1.5H (HSP), 2H (SP), 2.5H (SLP), 3H (LP), 4H (EP), 6H (SLP), 8H (SEP)]
  • On Screen Display
  • DVD (VR Mode) Playback
  • DVD Playback
  • DVD+R DL Recording
  • DVD+R Recording
  • DVD+RW Recording
  • DVD-R Recording
  • DVD-RW Recording
  • SVCD Playback
  • VCD Playback
  • DVD+R DL Read Compatibility
  • DVD+R Read Compatibility
  • DVD+RW Read Compatibility
  • DVD-R Read Compatibility
  • DVD-RW (VR Mode) Read Compatibility
  • DVD-RW Read Compatibility
  • Heads: (Four heads, 19 Micron)
  • JPEG Playback
  • DVD-R DL (Video Mode) Recording
  • DVD-R DL (Video Mode) Read Compatibility
  • DVD-RAM Read Compatibility
  • Digital-to-Analog Converter: 16 Bit, 96 kHz
  • CD Playback: (CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW)
  • Coaxial Audio Digital Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • RCA Audio Input(s): 2 (1Rear/1 Front)
  • RCA Audio Output(s): 2 (Rear)
  • S-Video Input(s): 1 (1 Front)
  • S-Video Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • Composite Video Input(s): 2 (1Rear/1 Front)
  • Composite Video Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • RF Connection Input(s): 1 (Rear)
  • RF Connection Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • Optical Audio Digital Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ Connection Output(s): 1 (Rear)
  • i.LINK® for DV/Digital8® Video Input(s): 1 (Front)
  • Remote Control
  • Power Requirements: AC 120V, 60Hz
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): 31W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3-1/4"
  • Depth: 13-1/10"
  • Width: 17"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 12 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor

Footnotes

  1. Playback may not be compatible with all discs, depending on recording conditions.
  2. Remote Commander® remote controls most major brands.
  3. DVD Media/Formats are not universally compatible
  4. Requires HDTV with HDMI connector and equivalent Display capability. Image quality will vary.
  5. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary depending on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other. Please refer to the documentation that comes with any device having an i.LINK connection for information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper connection. For information on any Sony device having an i.LINK connection, contact Sony at 1-800-686-7669.

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Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (21)
  • Movies (3)
  • Video (3)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      75% 

      (3 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Casual user (4), Practical (4), Tech savvy (4), Power user (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of Sony's Best Recorders

This recorder, although no longer being manufactured by Sony, (my second) must be, if not the best, at least one of them. From it's digital and analog tuners, it is the...Read complete review

This recorder, although no longer being manufactured by Sony, (my second) must be, if not the best, at least one of them. From it's digital and analog tuners, it is the perfect machine to enter and pass thrugh the TV digital change over fiasco. Although not a converter, it has the ability to receive TV signals (off the air) in both formats. Over and above these qualities, it will allow those that have newer TVs and do not wish to outlay the expense of buying new, plus throwing away the old, to continue to receive local TV from off their antennas, before and after the 17th of February 2009. Added to this, the combo facilities of DVD and VHS formats including transfer (recording) between them, will allow buyers to keep up to date for years to come, with no added expense.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great features, little short on quality

I've been a loyal Sony fan for many years, but I have to say I'm beginning to question whether its worth it. The last couple of Sony purchases (camera and now this...Read complete review

I've been a loyal Sony fan for many years, but I have to say I'm beginning to question whether its worth it. The last couple of Sony purchases (camera and now this DVD/VCR) have been a letdown in the quality I've come to expect in Sony. I had to ask for a replacement machine because the DVD periodically froze/restarted when playing back DVDs. Maybe the first machine was just a fluke. Seems like that's happening more often these days with Sony, though.

That said, there are many really good qualities about this combo player. It comes with a quick and easy setup guide to get you going. Recording DVDs from either the VCR or an external device is a snap. I used both a Sony camcorder and DVD player to transfer/copy my home movies. And the remote accepted a code to run my old Quasar TV (next on my list to upgrade). The instruction book has very clear step-by-step instructions to help get you through each task. Overall, everything I was looking for in a Tuner/VCR/DVD recorder.

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5.0

Great DVD and VHS combo player

By MWB813

from Clearwater, SC

About Me Power User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Setup
  • Great Picture
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Movies
    • Video

    Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

    I have had it for three weeks and everything seems to be working great.

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great Product

    By Will

    from Clio, MI

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Setup
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies
      • Video

      Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

      Nice product easy to use.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Excellent service and fast shipping

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      GREAT DVD/VCR

      By Ceciled

      from North Hampton, NH

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fast Setup
      • Great Picture
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • NO CONC
      • NO CONS

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

      This DVD/VCR is used on a daily basis to record shows that come on later in the evening. I also plan to tranfer all of my VCR tapes to DVD. [...] Thanks again Abt.

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      It works like I want

      By Dave

      from Chicago area

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Cannot use DVD-RAM disks

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

      Not being able to use DVD-RAM disks for recording for time shifting.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was faster than expected. It was in great condition. I did not need to use customer service.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By TV Addict

      from New Castle, DE

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup
      • Great Picture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies
        • Video

        Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

        I enjoy being able to record directly to DVD. And it's very easy to transfer a VHS recording onto a DVD, so I can now convert my tape library. I also like that it has a digital tuner.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I received delivery within a week of placing the order. It arrived in good condition and was well-packed to avoid in-transit damage. I have no complaints whatsoever. I would have no hesitation in ordering from Abt again.

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        AWESOME RECORDER

        By KENDALL

        from FARIBAULT MN.

        About Me Power User

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Consistent Performance
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Picture

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

        [...]

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        awesome recorder

        By KENDALL

        from MINNESOTA

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Consistent Performance
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Picture

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

        i had to connect to direct tv h21hd/dvr.h21 only has 2 inputs.no outputs

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        Trouble with frame lockup

        By esdfred

        from Fridley, MN

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality Picture

        Cons

        • Frame lockup unpredictabl
        • Inconsistent

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

        Picture lockup after a few minutes to over an hour where picture frame locks up for a second or longer and then begins playing again as though it were oversensitve to tracking characteristics. Unpredictable performance is this regard. And no its not the dvd disk as I have tried many old and new. I think Sony needs to do a little more testing homework on this product.

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One of Sony's Best Recorders

        By BSAPOLICE

        from Lubbock, Texas

        Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

        This recorder, although no longer being manufactured by Sony, (my second) must be, if not the best, at least one of them. From it's digital and analog tuners, it is the perfect machine to enter and pass thrugh the TV digital change over fiasco. Although not a converter, it has the ability to receive TV signals (off the air) in both formats. Over and above these qualities, it will allow those that have newer TVs and do not wish to outlay the expense of buying new, plus throwing away the old, to continue to receive local TV from off their antennas, before and after the 17th of February 2009. Added to this, the combo facilities of DVD and VHS formats including transfer (recording) between them, will allow buyers to keep up to date for years to come, with no added expense.

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        deceiving features

        By bobmia1

        from IOWA

        Comments about Sony Black DVD Recorder And VHS Combo Player:

        The built in HD tuner only outputs an SD signal, bummer!! No ch. 3 output. The vhf/uhf input only passes through what is input to it. You CANNOT watch a line input source or dvd, or vhs using the rf out.

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