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Written on: 19/07/2012 by Doctorwhodini (1 review written)
I bought one to copy a TV show recorded on VHS to DVD. The conditions weren't ideal, because I was using a low spec netbook as the Windows XP PC(1.6 ghz chip and one meg of RAM) and a source VHS tape that had been recorded in low quality. So how did I get on? Everything installed easily. To give the netbook its best chance, I disabled virus checkers and everything I could running in the background that might slow it down. The results were remarkably good. There was the odd video glitch here… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/02/2011 by Anna Lamb (1 review written)
Installed fine. Conquered how to capture the Video to burn to DVD.Please though someone tell me why it captures and when burned to DVD it appears in Black and white. I have tried manuals searched the net but cannot find an answer. The software will be good once I get it running properly… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/01/2011
I bought this Dvd creator in November last,and have been struggling with
it since . The instructions are sketchy to say the least.I have rung the customer srvice for help, but no luck. Ican capture the video without any trouble, but to import it to a dvd is another thing altogether.Itcomes to a full stop after telling me that my material was unsupported ( whatever that means) I feel so frustrated especially as I have the film strip converter and the USB turntable and they have given no problems… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/11/2010
I bought that Pinnacle Dazzle some years ago and it cost me '55. It was a load of rubbish' and PCWorld would not take it back. Then I noticed aldi selling this one' thought I would have a go as I know they would take it back. But to my surprise its very good. If you have a decent VHS copy it will turn out ok on a dvd using this. So aldi wont be getting this back… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/03/2010
OK, I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA. I CONNECTED IT SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS TO NO AVAIL!! NEW WIRES; OLD WIRES, S VIDEO NO S VIDEO CONSTANTLY GET NO SIGNAL RESPONSE. I GIVE UP. THIS IS A NEW COMPUTER I USED; I ALSO TRIED MY OLDER LAPTOP. SYSTEM DOWNLOADS EASILY BUT NEVER GETS A SIGNAL. BOTH VCR PLAYER AND COMPUTER ARE WORKING BUT APPARENTLY NOT IN HARMONY WITH THIS DVD MAKER!! GOING BACK TO MY OLD RECORDER FROM TV TO VCR TO DVD RECORDER I HAVE HAD SET UP FOR 7 YEARS!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/03/2010
Only problem I've had is when trying to record from a VHS video camera, the data records but aafterwards the pop up window says `format not supported` with no explanation as to what it means. none in instructions either. Seems to be a problem with the software rather than the converter… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/02/2010
the only problem ive found is i can only seem to record for 100 minutes and not a full 120 minutes of dvd disc space.the rest seems fine i get good picture and sound from both vhs and dvd..
i suppose alittle more time playing with it will sort out my problem
really for the price £14 its not to bad.
i'l kep using it and work out the niggly bits,
but for me it does the job.well enough… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/12/2009
I bought this not to transfer old video's but to copy DVD's onto my PSP and Ipod (something I'm sure is fully legal as I've bought the DVD and chose to watch it personally on a mobile device) and this gets around almost all incryption software and produces a perfect image on my mobile devices. I was a little concerned that converting digital to analogue and back would effect quality but I use a PS3 to play the DVD (one BlueRay I've so far tried wouldn't copy due to protection) and a Windows XP… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/12/2009
picture not very good when converted to dvd, was better recording direct from video to dvd recorder with better picture and not the fuzzy digital video results I got… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/11/2009
I tried to convert from an old video player with just a scart socket for output. I connected using the scart adapter, but not get a signal from the video at all. I've made all the connections correctly and tried it with and without an S video cable aswell as red white and yellow, but no luck… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/11/2009 by rayosun (1 review written)
I'm pretty hard to please, but after spending a lot of time trying to find a way to transfer VHS tapes to my PC, and also on software for Video editing, I stumbled upon this package and figured I couldn't lose much for $12 dollars (the price of a movie ticket).
I spent much more on video software that kept crashing. Everything worked beautifully and in no time I had my first video on Youtube. The only thing I had to provide was an extension for the RCA connections from the adapter to the VCR… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2009
I bought this Tevion DVD Make device recently just to do a couple of home made vids but i cant get sound no matter what i do. ive tried it on vista and xp.does the video have to be on a serton channel i dont no because the instructions are not great.....should do the job only for that sound :)
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Written on: 02/09/2009
Tevion DVD maker needs more guidelines on how to do with this software… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/03/2009
This Tevion DVD Maker was easy to setup, came with everything you need and its fairly cheap too one thing i noticed about this product well more the software, the quality seems not very good, but get your hands on roxio's media creator software, the software was alot better I paid £20 for the tevion but when i found the same looking product from roxio with the decent software for £45 i would have gone for that but for a cheap way of doing what it is intended for its fabulous… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/02/2009 by manxix (1 review written)
The Tevion DVD Maker setup wasn't too bad even for a greybeard.
Use wasn't too bad either.
but... ... what instructions? pretty bad and leaving loads unexplained.
I CAN'T GET SOUND TO RECORD NO MATTER WHAT. Tevion DVD Maker is small, should be perfect - if only I could get that sound. I found that an adaptor (scart to pin) was needed AND a lead male to male as the adaptor and the Tevion both had female leads. My model is VS-USB2800D
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Written on: 26/10/2008 by Ron Sully (1 review written)
I'm using it with Windows Vista Home Premium. I've had no hiccups with either loading or using the software. I've used Windows Movie Maker and although it has many good points and has more options regarding transitions and effects, ArcSoft ShowBiz is more user friendly. Best of all was the price, AUD$39.95 from Aldi. The software can be used without the Tevion USB device, thereby allowing .wmv files, from any source, to be saved as a DVD… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/04/2008 by BobTech (27 reviews written)
Aldi stores sell this DVD Maker under their Tevion brand but it appears to be identical to the Dexatek unit which looks the same, has exactly the same model number and includes the same software.
After I got a refund on the Belkin F5U228 DVD Creator I reviewed here recently, I bought the DK-8701 on special at Aldi. I wasn't expecting it to work very well, but as they say, it rocks! It was very soon up and running and I was successfully saving old videotapes onto my hard drive. Now I'm… Read Full Review
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