The Sony RDR-VX555 DVD/VCR Recorder Combo Player is a quality multi-format DVD/VCR recorder combo that offers great features at an affordable price. Your current DVD library will look and sound better than ever before, because the RDR-VX555 is a progressive-scan player capable of upconverting your DVDs to a 720p/1080i high-definition experience. Record your favorite home movies onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs with a choice of 8 different recording speeds.
In addition, the Sony RDR-VX555 features a Hi-Fi stereo VCR, that utilizes a 19-micron 4-head drum, ensuring high-quality variable bit-rate VHS recording (7 speeds). Also, enjoy the awesome power of Dolby Digital and DTS audio decoding, DV (IEEE) front-input, and HDMI output. With multi-format playback capabilities, connectivity to virtually any A/V source, coaxial digital audio output, 2-Way One-Touch Dubbing (bi-directional), and 8 hour recording capability, your entertainment choices are endless with the Sony RDR-VX555.
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
If you're looking to pump high-definition DVD playback into your HD displays or projectors, the RDR-VX555 will do the job. It has a high-bandwidth processor capable of upconverting to 720p/1080i through the HDMI output. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
The RDR-VX555 is a progressive scan DVD player, capable of scanning an entire video frame at once; scan-lines commonly associated with interlaced video are drastically reduced. The result is a spectacularly clear image with no motion artifacts (stair-stepping), and details so sharp they seem as if they're etched onto the screen.
Dolby Digital and DTS Playback
If you're looking for a DVD player with exquisite audio playback, the RDR-VX555 will do the job. Use the coaxial digital-audio output to connect the DVD player to your home theater receiver and enjoy full Dolby Digital surround-sound entertainment.
The RDR-VX555 offers a full-range of playback capabilities for enjoying movies, music and images. It can playback DVD-Video, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, SVCD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, MP3, and JPEG images.
Set-Top Box Pass-Through
The RDR-VX555 offers Set-Top Box Pass-Through technology, which allows for viewing of TV programs from your satellite receiver or cable box even when the RDR-VX555 is powered off.
With playback specifications that meet the standards of professionals, the RDR-VX555 features a component video output for high-resolution low-distortion video playback.
DV (IEEE 1394) Input
Just connect your digital video camera to the RDR-VX555's DV front-input terminal, and you're ready to record images onto a DVD recordable disc.
Multiple Recording Modes
The RDR-VX555 offers 8 recording modes: HQ (1h), HSP (1.5h), SP (2h), LSP (2.5h), ESP (3h), LP (4h), EP (6h), SLP (8h). Also, the RDR-VX555 has the ability to record up to an amazing 14 hours with a DVD+R DL disc (SLP Mode).
Convenient Front-Panel Inputs
With front A/V inputs, you can plug your accessories directly into the RDR-VX555 without having to pull it out of your entertainment center and messing with the rear inputs.
Recordable DVD Media
Record your favorite shows onto DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R Dual Layer discs.