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Sony RDR-HXD870
5.6 out of 10

Sony RDR-HXD870

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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
10

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
10

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
10

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 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 10
10

Freeview/Analog Set top box combo with Hard Drive and DVD recorder

Nibelung, Dooyoo
10 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Like it or not, Freeview TV is coming - that's the over-the-air digital TV that bit by bit will see off analogue TV, and in fact the process has started, with the whole country slated to be 'cut over' by 2012. Just being able to watch it, assuming you can (I'm conveniently forgetting any aerial upgrades that may be needed), merely requires either a set-top box or a TV with the digital tuner built in. Try recording it though and your options get slimmer.
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Overall 8
8.0

RDRHXD870S

Reviewer, CompareStorePrices
1 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Previously we purchased a similar Samsung unit which, whilst slow to start up and at times fiddly to use was a whole different ballgame from the old world of VHS! Encouraged by this, and lacking Sky or a Freeview box in our bedroom I bought one of these and wow! This is as big a step up from Samsung HDD recorder as the Samsung was from VHS.
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Overall 10
10

RDRHXD870S

Reviewer, CompareStorePrices
1 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Ive bought a few peices of kit recently, and like most people I do the homework and then still wonder if Ill end-up buying a lemon! Well Im glad (and relieved!) to report that this machine is as smooth as silk and a wonderful purchase. If you do buy this you wont need anything else to read for a while because the instruction manual will need plenty of deciphering...but once up and running this machine is just fabulous!
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Overall 10
10

RDRHXD870S

Reviewer, CompareStorePrices
1 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Ive recently bought a whole string of new Audio and Video kit. This Sony box is by far the best of the lot!! It does everything with relative ease. Picking a program out of the EPG to record is easy, and adding series link isnt much harder either. Freeview image is excellent and much better than any ive used/owned before. DVDs are clear and upscalling the image is a bonus.
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Overall 10
10

RDRHXD870B

Reviewer, CompareStorePrices
18 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The m\c is very good however the instruction book may as well be written in arabic its that bad to follow
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