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Features which allows users to copy content directly to a DVD quickly and conveniently.

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Pros

interface is very simple and easy to work out without instructions

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video upscaling function works well, no artifacting or excessive blur

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handles DVD+, -, and RW recordable media - many units in this class will only do one type

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Cons

often refuses to copy VHS tapes to DVD because of "copy protection", regardless of whether that protection exists - happens on home movies

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no tuner built in, need to change channels from a cable box

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recorded DVDs often won't play on any other players

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laser in the DVD reader is poor, often locks up on rented or slightly worn discs

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The Sony RDR-VX535 is a high-end DVD recorder and VHS combo designed for average consumers looking to record content onto DVD discs without all kinds of advanced features. The VX535 features two unique one touch dubbing and one touch recording features which allows users to copy content directly to a DVD quickly and conveniently. The RDR-VX535 also includes an integrated standard definition digital television tuner which allows users the option to record standard programs without the use of a cable box.

The Sony RDR-VX535 also includes additional features such as universal media disc playback support for use with virtually all types of recordable media, Sony compatible Bravia Sync technology for easy connection with other Sony products such as a Sony HDTV, several different recording modes, unique video noise reduction support for a sharper picture, and a 24-bit/96KHz digital to analog audio converter. It is worthy of noting that the RDR-VX535 more importantly includes integrated HDMI ports, and also features full HD up-scaling support through the HDMI inputs.

Specs
  • Audio
    • Dolby Digital and Dolby dts decoding support
    • CD Playback Supported: CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW
    • Digital-to-Analog Converter: 24 Bit, 96 kHz
  • Video
    • DVD Playback/Recording Supported: DVD (VR mode), DVD+R DL, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, JPEG, SVCD, VCD
    • VHS Heads: Four heads, 19 Micron
    • JPEG Playback
    • Includes screen saver mode
  • Convenience Features
    • Noise Reduction (video)
    • On-Screen Display
    • One Touch Dubbing
  • Inputs/Outputs
    • Digital Coaxial Audio: 1 rear
    • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr): 1 rear
    • Composite Video Input(s): 2 rear/ 1 front
    • Composite Video Output(s): 1 rear
    • Optical Audio Digital Output(s): 1 rear
    • HDMI Input: 2 rear
    • RCA Audio Input(s): 1 rear/ 1 front
    • RCA Audio Output(s): 2 rear
    • S-Video Input(s): 1 rear/ 1 front
    • S-Video Ouput (s): 1 rear
    • i.LINK for DV/Digital8 Video Input(s): 1 front
  • Recording Modes
    • 8 Modes on non-doubled layered DVD Media:
      • 8 [1H (HQ)
      • 1.5H (HSP)
      • 2H (SP)
      • 2.5H (SLP)
      • 3H (LP)
      • 4H (EP)
      • 6H (SLP)
      • 8H (SEP)]
  • Power
    • Consumption: 40W
    • Requirements: AC 120V, 60Hz
  • Dimensions
    • Depth: 13 1/10” (333mm)
    • Width: 17” (432mm)
    • Height: 3 2/5” (86mm)
    • Weight: 12lbs 6oz (5.7kg)
  • Warranty
    • Limited 1 Year Parts / 1 Year Labor
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