Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
Replicant 3, from Rdestiny LLC, converts a DVD movie that has already been decrypted to multiple CD-Rs so you can play it in a DVD player that supports VCD or SVCD format. The benefit of doing this is you don't need a DVD burner. But the drawback is that it requires multiple discs and is a painstaking process. It took us 6 hours to accomplish this task whereas other products we reviewed can do the same thing in an hour. One feature that most others do not offer is the ability to copy DVD games. However, if you are looking to backup your DVD movies to DVD discs, this is not the product you are looking for. Also, for the same price range, there are products available that do what Replicant does and much more. Before you buy, read our other reviews and look at our product comparison chart for DVD copying software.
To put it simply, Replicant just converts a DVD movie to CD-R discs so you don't need a DVD burner. You must find a way to decrypt the movie first however, as this product doesn't come with a CSS decryptor. It does copy DVD games which many other products do not.
The process is not as simple as other products we reviewed. The interface is boring and dated.
This product is very easy to install. No problems.
The quality of the movies we copied are not quite as good as DVD but for the average user is probably good enough.
If you are looking to backup your DVD movies to DVD discs, this is not the product you are looking for. Also, in the same price range, there are products available that do what Replicant does and much more.