This is a Sony HVR M25U HDV/DVCAM/mini-DV Video Cassette Tape Recorder/Player. It is NTSC and PAL compatible. I tested this video recorder before taking the photos. It play back and eject the cassette tape as expected. It has 1394 firewire port that works well too (the port is 4-pin firewire).There are some scratches on one side of the recorder case (shown in one photo). The hour meter shows 52 X 10H tape run hours. The total power on hour is 539 X 10H which is only sitting there with power on but not actually used. It comes with a AC power cord.
It is ideal to transfer video from HDV/DVCAM/mini-DV Video Cassette Tape to computer, or record or play back video to or from HDV/DVCAM/mini-DV Video Cassette Tapes. It fit both large size and small size Video Cassette Tapes. Please note: As the DV Cassette Tape Video technology was on the peak of use from about year 2000 to 2010, many video Cassette Tapes are over 10 years old. If the tape is dirty or has intense moisture, the tapes won't record or playback well. If bad tapes played on this recorder and shows problems on the recorded video, Then the user need to run head-cleaning tape to clean the drum of the recorder deck to keep it record or playback well for good tapes.
I would suggest not using bad tapes. I did fully test and confirmed this recorder is in good working condition before taking the photos. Please only use good tapes so that this recorder will work well in a long run.
When we took photo of the hour meter, it shows. This hour meter reading is low to this kind of pro video equipment. The Sony HVR-M25U is an HDV format VTR ideally used with desktop editing workstations. The deck can play back both NTSC/PAL signals, as well as 720p30.The unit records Sony's 1080i HDV as well as DV and DVCAM. High definition can be recorded with either Mini DV tapes or the larger standard size cassettes for record times up to 276 minutes in HDV and DV mode. The deck is capable of playing back DV, DVCAM and HDV signals. This added versatility allows for legacy playback of archived footage. It also has HDMI port for convenient HD output. The item "Sony HVR-M25U 1080i HDV/DVCAM/miniDV Digital VCR Video Tape Player Recorder Deck" is in sale since Saturday, September 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Video Production & Editing\Video Recorders & Players". The seller is "yang6104" and is located in Cuddebackville, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.