Sony launches multi-function DVDirect DVD recorder- VRD-MC6 with a 2.7-inch LCD screen

Sony today announced its next-generation multi-function DVDirect DVD recorder- VRD-MC6, which can transfer both high-definition and standard-definition home videos and digital photos to DVD discs without using a computer. The new Sony VRD-MC6 model has a 2.7-inch color LCD screen for previewing video or up to six digital photos at a time. The Sony VRD-MC6 can transfer AVCHD quality videos to DVD discs in their native 1080i HD resolution when connected directly to a Sony hard drive or Memory Stick media-based Handycam camcorder. Sony VRD-MC6 includes Digital Video (i.LINK/FireWire/IEEE-1394). The new DVDirect model maintains Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, as well as 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios with compatible camcorders.

With automatic DVD menu and title creation, Sony VRD-MC6 offers four preset menu backgrounds along with the ability to import JPEG images to serve as the DVD menu background: automatic DVD chaptering every five, 10 or 15 minutes; and stop-timer recording. The Sony DVDirect VRD-MC6 will retail for around $229 at Sony Style® stores and other major retailers around the country in September.