This is the device that easily preserves cherished home movies before they are lost forever by transferring analog VHS recordings to digital DVD discs. The entire process requires little more than inserting the source cassette and a blank DVD and following onscreen step-by-step prompts. The finished DVDs play on any disc player or computer, allowing you to easily share precious memories with family and friends or upload videos to social media. A front DV input can be used to transfer content from a camcorder directly to a DVD. The converter also operates as a fully functional DVD/VHS player/recorder and connects to virtually any television via component, S-video, coaxial, and HDMI jacks. Includes component cables and a universal remote control. Not compatible with Blu-Ray. 4" H x 17" W x 10 1/2" D. (9 1/2 lbs.)
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(285 of 289 customers found this review helpful)
bad instruction book
By not too swift
from Falls Church VA
It took me a while to figure out how to "finalize" the recorded DVD so it could be replayed in another unit other than the original unit. The manual says that if the recording is not "finalized" it would nor play back in other than the original unit, but it did not explain that after recording, one has to go to "setup" and select "finalize".
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your feedback. Every recorded disc must be finalized. If not, they will not play in other DVD players. Steps to finalize are: 1.) Press Setup. 2.) Use the ˆ/ˇ to select "DVD menu" Press Enter. 3.) Use the ˆ/ˇ to select "Finalize". Press Enter. 4.) Use the ˆ/ˇ to select "Yes". Press Enter 5.) Finalization will start. This can take a few minutes to an hour, depending on the disc and movie.
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(209 of 215 customers found this review helpful)
Not a bad machine
from New York, NY
The recording instructions in the manual are completely indecipherable. Only through an hour of trial and error were we able to figure out how to record a DVD from the VHS. The easiest way to do it is (1) insert the DVD and it will format itself (2) insert the VHS and hit play (3) press the "dubbing" button on the remote and don't do anything else.
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your feedback. Please refer to the link in the Instructions tab, for how to use this device.
(146 of 155 customers found this review helpful)
Complicated to Operate
This unit is only for "home" movies. Will not convert store purchased VHS movies. Very very complicated to operate. I'm returning it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your feedback. Please keep in mind, this unit will not copy a VHS tape that is copyright protected. You should never expect to be any less than delighted with a purchase from Hammacher Schlemmer, because we stand behind our products with an unconditional lifetime guarantee of satisfaction. If you are ever disappointed with a product - for any reason - we request that you return it to us. Please call our customer service hotline at 1-800-321-1484 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
(120 of 125 customers found this review helpful)
from Sikeston, Mo.
best conversion device or program I have ever used and have used several. Very easy to operate and the results are great. Real time conversion of home movies on vhs or vhs-c ( with a converter ) to dvd. great quality!
(85 of 88 customers found this review helpful)
Great product for converting VHS to DVD
I used this to convert my VHS home movies to DVD. Was simple to use once I looked in the direction booklet under "dubbing" (not recording). Also does a good job of playing VHS taped and DVD's. Have not tried to record a program to a DVD but the directions seem simple. Make sure you finalize the disc after you record or you cannot view it on other machines.
(61 of 61 customers found this review helpful)
By Jeri the Quilter
from Rhinelander, WI
We have had the VHS To DVD Converter for about a week and have converted more than 20 VHS family videos to DVD. Although we have not tried all of the features of the unit, everything we have used has been easy to use and has worked better than we had anticipated. The instructions are very good, providing step-by-step direction for each application. This unit is well worth the money.
(60 of 62 customers found this review helpful)
Good Product, Bad Documentation
from Pocatello, ID
The User Manual is very hard to understand if you are not an electrical engineer or something similar. I can dub a VCR to a DVD but have not yet been able to figure out how to copy my VHS C tapes on to one DVD. The user guide is not helpful!THE USER GUIDE IS NOT HELPFUL!!!!
(47 of 49 customers found this review helpful)
precisely what it claims.
ensure you have both a vhs and a dvd head cleaner.does exactly what it claims; transfers vhs tapesto dvd for your own use.
(43 of 43 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to use!
By mail lady
from northwest arkansas
I bought an HDMI cord, plugged it into the back of my tv and the back of the VHS player, and that's all it took! The instructions to record from VHS to DVD are very simple to understand and follow. I read the directions completely before I tried to copy for the first time and I had no problems. I would recommend this player if you have lots of VHS tapes to copy to DVD. It works great!
(39 of 39 customers found this review helpful)
Great product to own
from Fremont California
Great for use to convert VHS to DVD most especially if you have "unforgetable memories" caught on VHS (like what I have) and also this product would serve as a VHS player/recorder (if you still have the kind of vhs camcorder, whcich I still have & am still using) and as an extra DVD player/recorder.
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