This device preserves your memories by easily transferring VHS recordings to DVDs. Also a player, this device is ideal for those who have a library of both DVD and VHS home videos. For viewing DVDs, the unit has 1080p upscaling through an HDMI output, maximizing video resolution and audio on an HDMI-compatible television using a single cable. A front DV input allows you to connect a camcorder directly to the device to transfer content directly to a DVD (includes a coaxial input as well as component and composite inputs). An onscreen display guides you through set up. Compatible with most DVD formats - not compatible with Blu-Ray or PAL-formatted media. The system allows MP3, JPEG, and WMA playback, and includes a universal remote control. 4" H x 17" W x 10 1/2" D. (9 1/2 lbs.)
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(78 of 78 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
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(74 of 77 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.
(68 of 73 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!
(63 of 65 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: While we regret that this product didn't delight you, we are gratified that you took advantage of our unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. Although our goal is your complete satisfaction with every product, we understand you may encounter the rare occasion when an item doesn't meet your expectations. That is why we make it easy to return an item—simply call our customer service team at 1-800-321-1484 any time day or night.
(41 of 43 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.
(33 of 33 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.
(30 of 31 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!!!!
(30 of 30 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.
(23 of 23 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.
(18 of 18 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!
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