Excerpt: I have just received this product, very good apart from the instructions. I set up the machine exactly how it showed in the manual (to receive digital and analogue) and I could not get to tv to recognise it. What it doesnt show on the diagram is that you also need to connect it up with a scart lead to the tv. Other than that its very good and looks nice and smart.
Excerpt: I resisted going digital for a long time. If only I had known how incredibly easy the Sony DVD recorder was to use. The only down side is that I cannot watch one programme while I record another. However, I CAN watch a previously recorded programme whilst taping another. Copying from the hard drive to DVD is also very easy. Now I need to find the time to download my camcorder tapes to the hard drive and then copy to the DVD. My son assures me it is just as easy!
Excerpt: I know this to be an excellent machine, if you do not have sky plus or BT vision which are very similar. However, I ordered this product before Christmas for Christmas. I tracked it to the distribution depot in Leeds, from where it disappeared. It would have been possible for am azon to send another by special_D to arrive in time, but they declined to do so,but they did refund me without difficulty.
Excerpt: I recently bought this item to go with my Sony Bravia 32` LCD tv in order to shift away from the old CRT tele, video recorder, DVD player and separate Freeview box - plus assorted leads & switches. The RDR-HXD890 was extremely easy to install. I just connected it to the tv with a SCART lead & an aerial and switched it on. It just installed itself.
Excerpt: All in all this is a brilliant piece of kit for the price. Very easy to set up. I suggest before you decide to experiment with the higher functions you go for the easy option i.e. stick the aerial cable in the required ports and couple up the scart. The manual is very straightforward I suggest you use the index in the back if searching for something specific.
Excerpt: Overall easy to set up and begin recording. The instruction manual is a little off-putting as it is quite thick and I found the beginning explanations about wiring it up a little confusing (Im not a tech-head at all!). It records in very good quality. Programmes stored are easy to view and delete after you are finished watching. A great buy for a great price!
Excerpt: Setting up the HXD980 wasnt at all difficult. A separate sheet indicates the most common arrangements for connections, making life very easy in the first instance, even with the plethora of connective options at the back of the unit. The set-up menu is a different story and took a little deduction to work out how to tune channels and set the quality of recording; important for managing space on the recorders disk while achieving decent picture standard during playback.
Excerpt: For some reason, I was a little worried about this before it arrived, as the technical data available online didnt state whether you could select your recording source if you had a SCART input AND a Aerial RF input. Thankfully, it has both and allows you to select them onscreen. The interface is a little confusing, but after spending some minutes trying to figure out the recording schedule screen (red, green, blue buttons are important), it was all pretty easy.
Summary: Mi opnión es que acerté con la elección de este video. Mi intención era poder grabar programas de TV en formato digital. El cambio con respecto al video VHS es asombroso. La capacidad de 160GB del disco duro es de sobras suficiente. En un video muy fácil de utilizar y con el que puedes editar todas tus grabaciones pudiendo cortar y hacer el tamaño de la grabación a tu medida para rechazar el sobrante.
Una grossa pecca iniziale del mio Sony RDR-HXD890B
2 September 2009
Summary: Non ho ancora avuto tempo di testarlo bene, ho notato che aveva una buona qualità del segnale video ed audio però è abbastanza complesso nel capirlo e settarlo specie se arriva solo con istruzioni in tedesco ed inglese. Fa rabbia doversi stampare 188 pagine d'istruzioni in italiano. Comunque sono rimasto male quando ha mostrato di non riconoscere i miei DVD - R riconosceva solo i DVD +R . Sono entrato in angoscia quando si è bloccato completamente con un DVD dentro.
Pros: la qualità dei segnali
Cons: non voglio generalizzare una situazione particolare