Sony DVDirect VRD-VC10 External DVD Recorder - VRDVC10

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I have burned 5 or 6 DVDs so far, directly from my TIVO, quality and ease of use are outstanding. For someone just starting the "burning DVD's" concept, it is a good choice. The only issue I have is that you cannot playback on the player through the TV, only through the computer. So it cannot replace you existing DVD player for playback. With the low prices of stand alone DVD players nowadays, it is only a minor inconvenience. Lastly having the ability to multiple formats (DVD +RW, DVD + R, DVD ROM and DVD-R) takes some of the frustration out which many of us early DVD recorder buyers ran into a few years ago.

-Sean Pottratz quote

This is a great product, but be careful on what you are buying. The "DVDirect" name is a little misleading. The VRDVC10 model cannot make a "direct" connection to your (mini "DV") camcorder via firewire/I2EE port. It can connect via the SVIDEO or direct rca video and audio ports to a camcorder. The firewire/usb connection on this model is for connection to your PC only. The newer VRDVC20 model, which is why the VRDVC10 model has been price reduced by Sony, can make direct connections to mini dv camcorders via the firewire/I2EE ports for a direct digital connection.

-Dean quote

Easy to operate, only a couple downsides.

by Sean Pottratz on 1/17/2005

I have burned 5 or 6 DVDs so far, directly from my TIVO, quality and ease of use are outstanding. For someone just starting the "burning DVD's" concept, it is a good choice. The only issue I have is that you cannot playback on the player through the TV, only through the computer. So it cannot replace you existing DVD player for playback. With the low prices of stand alone DVD players nowadays, it is only a minor inconvenience. Lastly having the ability to multiple formats (DVD +RW, DVD + R, DVD ROM and DVD-R) takes some of the frustration out which many of us early DVD recorder buyers ran into a few years ago.

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Great Product; Be Sure to Buy the Right Model

by Dean on 9/26/2005

This is a great product, but be careful on what you are buying. The "DVDirect" name is a little misleading. The VRDVC10 model cannot make a "direct" connection to your (mini "DV") camcorder via firewire/I2EE port. It can connect via the SVIDEO or direct rca video and audio ports to a camcorder. The firewire/usb connection on this model is for connection to your PC only. The newer VRDVC20 model, which is why the VRDVC10 model has been price reduced by Sony, can make direct connections to mini dv camcorders via the firewire/I2EE ports for a direct digital connection.

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Product Overview

Introducing DVDirect (DVD Direct), the world's first hybrid DVD recorder capable of burning DVDs with or without a Computer. Quickly and easily preserve home movies from tapes directly onto DVD in DVD Direct's stand-alone operation mode. DVD Direct can record on standard 4.7GB or Double Layer 8.5GB discs for up to 12 hours of video storage on a single disc. DVDirect can also be connected to a computer equipped with USB 2.0 for high speed 16X maximum burning, allowing you to create copies of your home movie DVDs for friends and family. As well as create advanced DVD projects, and so much more the possibilities are like no other.

Specifications

Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# VRDVC10
SKU 10383806
UPC 027242658912
UPC 14 00027242658912
Features
Host Interface USB 2.0
Product Type DVD-Writer
Manufacturer Part Number VRD-VC10
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name DVDirect VRD-VC10 External DVD Recorder
Product Line DVDirect
Brand Name Sony
Package Contents DVDirect VRD-VC10 External DVD RecorderSoftware CD(s)AC AdapterUSB CableUser ManualQuick Start Guide
Weight (Approximate) 1.20 lb
Form Factor External
Height 2.6"
Width 6.5"
Depth 9.2"
Maximum DVD Write Speed 16x
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed 4x
Maximum DVD Read Speed 16x
Maximum CD Write Speed 48x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed 24x
Maximum CD Read Speed 48x
Optical Media Supported DVD±R/±RW
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports Type B USB 2.0 - USB / 2-pin RCA Audio Line Out
Product Type DVD-Writer
Manufacturer Part Number VRD-VC10
Manufacturer Website Address www.sony.com
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Name DVDirect VRD-VC10 External DVD Recorder
Product Line DVDirect
Brand Name Sony
Additional Information HQ (single layer: 1 hour, double layer: 2 hours) SP (single layer: 2 hours, double layer: 4 hours) SLP (single layer: 6 hours, double layer: 12 hours) Supported Sound Format Dolby Digital (AC3) 1 x Composite video (yellow RCA jack) 1 x S-Video
Package Contents DVDirect VRD-VC10 External DVD Recorder Software CD(s) AC Adapter USB Cable User Manual Quick Start Guide
System Requirements CPU: Pentium III 800 MHz or faster or equivalent CPU minimum Pentium IV 1.6GHz or faster or equivalent CPU is recommended for real time video authoring/editing Memory: 256 MB of RAM HDD: 10GB of Hard Disk Space Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition Microsoft Windows 2000
Weight (Approximate) 1.20 lb
Form Factor External
Height 2.60"
Width 6.46"
Depth 9.21"
Input Voltage 12 V DC
Power Consumption 36 W
Software Included NeroVision Express DVD Video Editing & Authoring Nero Burning ROM SE CD/DVD Mastering Ahead InCD Drive Letter Recording Nero Showtime Soft DVD Player Nero BackitUp Backup
Access Time 135 ms DVD-ROM / 140 ms CD-ROM
Buffer 8 MB
Data Transfer Rate 7.03 MBps Write CAV Maximum CD-R / 3.51 MBps Re-write Z-CLV Maximum CD-RW / 7.03 MBps Read CAV Maximum CD-ROM
Platform Support PC
Media Support DVD±R/±RW
Maximum Write Speed 16x DVD/48x CD
Maximum Rewrite Speed 4x DVD/24x CD
Maximum Read Speed 16x DVD/48x CD
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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Great Product; Be Sure to Buy the Right Model by Dean on Sep 26, 2005


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