Summary: I have recorded many TV programs with my Sony DVD recorder. The model is RDR-GXD455 (RDRGXD455). I hoped to have the programs for a long time. However, with this recorder a long time is about three weeks. That's about how long I can go with a DVD that is full of favorite TV shows before the Sony recorder erases the entire disk. When I check the menu to see what is on the DVD, the message says “There is no title” and there is nothing on the DVD.
Summary: The auto clock setting would not set to the correct time after the last Sunday in October (former end of daylight saving). Previous experience with Sony VCRs had a similar problem. Sony assistance is useless (won't admit there's a problem).
Summary: I'm a tech geekess, but I have a quirk that being that I prefer to get my tv signals via rabbit ears and not cable. Thanks to the 2-09-08 digital signal requirements, I had to replace my DVD/R because it could not upscale and the signals coming in were not translated properly from the DVD/R to my tv (read: a really bad image). Originally I had a pricier model in mind, but the customer service guy that took my call recommended this particular model.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Recording, Fast Setup, Simple Controls
Summary: The first unit arrived with it's ATSC tuner DOA. The exchange process took about a week and a hlf. The replacement unit is working fine. Only feature that should be improved would be to make the up-convert feature go to 4080P rather than just 1080I. For my main use (transferring old home video tapes to DVD), it's working just fine.
Summary: Ever notice how the comments are all about video? I bought this to use as much for CD's as for DVD's. I was very disappointed to find that the units' display doesn't show which CD track number is on; I gotta have my Sony 52-inch 227-watt TV on just to see that--bad design! Also, no keypad to enter track number, just push, push, push the "NEXT" button and hope it's the right track--not so good if it's track no. 210 of an MP3 data CD. Also, no "randomize" track feature.
Pros: Attractive Design, Many useful inoutputs, Very sharp DVD upscaling
Summary: We use this product in an audio visual aspect. We are a large scale A/V company that does teleconfrencing. We compare models everyday. This model had every bell and whislte we needed. It worked great in the environment we used t in.
Summary: I have only used the machine for a few weeks. So far, however, I have been delighted. I am no techie. I got a Memorex a couple of months earlier and found the manual incomprehensible (still haven't figured it all out). By comparison, the SONY is ridiculously easy to operate. I use both machines to time-shift TV from an antenna (no cable) so I use em daily. When the Memorex goes on, it messes up reception. No such problem with the SONY.
Summary: I dunno. I think it's simple to use and it seems to be working great. No issues recording any signals (copying, "Ed Gein" from comcast on-demand straight from my cable box right now). So far I've recorded regular TV channels, On Demand movies.....etc. No problems whatsoever.