With the DR430, converting and archiving your favorite home movies to DVD is simple. You can also experience your DVD movie collection in near HD quality with the DR430's 1080p upconversion via HDMI.
Bought this DVR to enable me to transfer VCR tapes to DV. Although the manual does not specifically tell you how, it is really easy to figure it out. Play the VCR using AV cables into the front of the DVR and hit record. That is how easy it was. You do have to change the input to Front with the menu button. I have made many DV's with no problem and happy with it. I have also recorded TV shows directly from the Direct TV box via the S Video jack and the quality is superb!
Item works properly.
This product works as described and is great for the price.
Nice unit, great price9/14/2012
Pleasantly surprised with the DVD recorder and it's options. I purchased a refurbished unit but it appears brand new and works great. Now I can get those old camcorder tapes on to DVD for the family to enjoy. Pretty simple process just make sure to use a quality DVD.
Nice Player / Recorder2/8/2012
We had a ton of home movies that my family wanted duplicated from VHS and distributed to relatives. I can't remember what some service quoted, but the price was in the hundreds. I set this up with a VHS recorder, played back the movies on the VHS and recorded them on the DVD, then duped the DVDs on my computer. Worked great and we saved hundreds, and I now have a nice DVD player for my office. :)