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6.5 out of 10

Sony RDR-HXD870

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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 10
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sony rdr-hxd 870

paul.gerr..., Ciao
24 March 2011
  • Excerpt: "...to be honest the Sony RDR- HXD blows it out of the water. The picture quality is absolutely superb on both HDD and DVD format. This plays/records HDD VR mode, HDD Video mode, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+Rdl, DVD-R, DVD-Rdl. EPG is very easy to program and you can skip the adverts on playback with one press of a button. Play audio using the Jukebox function.There is high speed dubbing from HDD to DVD. HDMI connection for high definition video. USB connectivity. ...
  • Pros: Superb picture, ease of use and Sony quality
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

A lovely DVD recorder with 160 Gigabytes to play with!

Jazzy09, Dooyoo
2 September 2009
  • Excerpt: ~ Overview ~ As I am a massive film and TV lover I had to buy myself a DVD recorder which would do an all-round job of recording movies and TV shows which I enjoy on a regular basis. ~ Price ~ This little recorder will set you back around £240 including deliver (tends to be around £10 if you order online which I did). I bought my DVD Recorder from Amazon for £237. ~ Strengths & Weaknesses ~ This little beauty has lots of features to delight any technology enthusiast.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
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Not a digital conversion kit or a set top box, but a great addition to an existing digital set-up

Rocketeer007, Dooyoo
25 October 2008
  • Excerpt: This device from Sony serves a number of very useful purposes: 1. It can act as a digital or analogue tuner 2. It can act as a DVD player (with HDMI up-scaling) 3. It can act as a digital recorder 4. It can act as a DVD recorder I bought this for the primary purpose of recording digital TV, burning it to DVD, and sending it to my girlfriend who is currently without a digital tuner. At this task it excels.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
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Good if you don't have Freeview, but better if you already have it with your TV.

FairyG, Dooyoo
6 October 2008
  • Excerpt: This is a great recorder if you already have Freeview with your Tv or a set top box. That will make it possible to watch a Freeview channel on your Tv while recording a different Freeview channel on the DVD. The fact that it's a dual tuner doesn't make it possible to do both with the DVD recorder alone and you can only record one channel at a time, so really the whole dual tuner aspect is pointless.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
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In my opinion the best machine for the money.

baronridgback, Dooyoo
14 July 2008
  • Excerpt: I have read through Nibelung's review of this Sony machine and he does make some valid points about it. I also own this DVD recorder/hard drive/freeview tuner and I have to say that it is an absolutely superb piece of kit. I do have to state that I am running it through a HDTV that displays at 1080p and the freeview signal is very crisp and clear.
  • Pros: Reliability
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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 8
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Sound 10
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Playability 10
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Sony DVD/HDD

skleen, Ciao
27 June 2008
  • Excerpt: "What a piece of kit this is, it is so simple to use and set up. It had lots of really good features and a long recording time on the hard disk. There are lots of different settings for recording quality and time but when you get down to the low end then the recording time might be high but the quality of the picture is not really watchable. We have it set so that there is approximately 250 hours worth of record time and this gives a picture quality ...
  • Pros: Easy to use with long record time on the HDD
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0

good but not brilliant

emmablobs, Dooyoo
18 June 2008
  • Excerpt: I bought this dvd recorder about seven or eight months ago. I'm a bit of a sony fan, and prior to buying this model, I owned a previous model which didn't have a hard disc drive. I thought this would be a cheap alternative to sky plus. To an extent, this does deliver the goods, but its not without its flaws. The pros: Decent storage space, good picture quality, HD upscaling The cons: Interface is not great, in fact its really quite poor.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Playability 10
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one of the best!

samwillia..., Ciao
23 May 2008
  • Excerpt: "...and style of being a sony product. The epg is in a sky+ style and the recording function is very easy to use with one touch of a button. The downside is that you can only record one channel and watch that digital channel at once. However, i decided to attach and old freeview box by a scart lead and this allowed me to watch one channel and record another.the advantage this has to a sky box is that it will automatically record a film both sides of news ...
  • Pros: has almost everything
  • Cons: can't record 2 channels
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Overall 10
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Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
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Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound 10
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Playability 10
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sony rdr-hxd 870

silverspo..., Ciao
20 February 2008
  • Excerpt: "I have changed to this unit from a Samsung machine, the advantage is this has an analogue and digital freeview tuner, it also has the facility to pause live TV and record to the Hard Drive, or the DVD discs. this also has the ability to record to more formats. this feature is particularly useful, allowing you the opportunity to buy discounted blank discs of more types. i had the firmware updated and its great, also it has a digital co axial cable ...
  • Pros: twin tuners hdmi upscaling
  • Cons: even bigger hard drive would be good
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Overall 10
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Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
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Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Playability 10
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Sony RDR-HXD870 - great picture performance

SvenP, Ciao
4 February 2008
  • Excerpt: "Sony RDR-HXD870S We've used the Sony since summer '07 as our sole Freeview box and as a way of archiving TV series and films recorded via our Sky+ system. The only difference between the 870S and the 870B illustrated above is colour - the 870S is silver (to match the rest of our AV kit). I'll start with the bad points, of which the Sony has 2 major ones: 1. The Freeview Guide can take a very long time to populate. If you are used the the ...
  • Pros: Picture quality, series recording, connectivity, editing features
  • Cons: Software issues, Freeview EPG takes time to populate
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