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
Sony RDR-HXD870B: The future of digital recording!
2 September 2009
Summary: ~ 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: Reliable, records digital and analogue programs!
The ideal tool for recording digital TV (and keeping copies ...
25 October 2008
Summary: 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: Good quality, excellent capacity,
Cons: Can get complex when you start using advanced features
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
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
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 ...
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
Excerpt: "...Gig hard drive to this Sony RDR-HXD870B with a 160 Gig drive. The fact that i paid nearly £150 more 3 years ago for my older 80 Gig recorder only goes to show how much prices have fallen and now is the best time to purchase these products. Pricing and warranties. I paid £220 from empire direct who also give you the option during purchase to upgrade to a 3 year warranty for an extra £20. You need to sign up to become an edxtra member at a cost ...