Sony RDR-DC205 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

40 customer reviews

+ This DVD recorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

£27 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

7.3 out of 10 based on 40 reviews.
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Most helpful reviews

Malcolm, Hornchurch Film lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good interface for setting recordings; good size hard-drive.
Bad points:
The device doesn't record directly to DVD; the user is expected to record first to the hard-drive and then "dub" the material to DVD, which takes as long as the original recording process; I didn't realize this till after purchase.
After a while I met problems with (a) recorder failing to start for a pre-set recording; (b) missing sections of a second or so in the recording. The recorder was returned to the supplier who diagnosed firmware that was not up-to-date; it appeared that this was a not uncommon failing since they had seen the problem before. I don't think most users would expect to have to update internal software - or know how.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Bargain hunter

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
It works
Bad points:
You may need a new aerial
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 5.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jan 2011

Judith, Wakefield Bargain hunter

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Easy to programme.
Bad points:
Jumps too much in fast forward. Not very easy do erase parts of programmes as no preview. Can't erase programmes whilst recording another
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2011

Eli, Film lover

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
none
Bad points:
difficult to work out how to link a satellite box in to the system. Guide book no help.

Dislike that when dubbing it is done in real time so I can't watch something else.

Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 2.0
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2011

Paul, Widnes I am gadit man

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
The use of the word "Dubbing" why not just use the word "Copy" It was a little confusing
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2011

Anthony, Southport Bargain hunter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The recorder is very easy to use and has performed as well as we had hoped
Bad points:
None to date
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2011

ajmer, hounslow Technophobe

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
just the looks,and the basic dvd opperations.
Bad points:
takes too long to boot up,no high speed dubbing,when selecting dubbing mode it does't automatically dub in the order of selection,overall dissapointed .
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2011

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats Super Video CD
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD-R
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format Double layer
Audio technology Dolby Digital
Upscaling Yes
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Connections Firewire
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat
Number of scart ports 2
Release date 2009-11-02

Also known as: RDRDC205, Sony RDRCDC205, Sony RDRDC205B, Sony RDR-DC205B

 

Manufacturer's Description

Slim and stylish Freeview+ model designed to fit high quality recording seamlessly into your living room.

Features:

- 250GB hard drive capacity – To store your favourite programmes safely
- On screen guide – Intuitively designed for simple navigation and one touch recording
- Bravia Sync – Control your TV and Home Cinema with a single remote seamlessly
- Pause Live TV – Stop a live TV programme and resume viewing whenever you want
- Chasing Playback – Watch the beginning of a record while the recording continues to the end
- Series Link – Record the entire series of TV programmes at the touch of a button
- Direct Recording – Keep the quality of recording as close as possible to the level the broadcaster intended
- HDMI™ output with 1080p upscaling to maximise picture quality even on large screens
- Designed to complement the latest flat TV screens perfectly
- HDD CAM link – Connect a Sony SD HDD Cam to the recorder and store video to the hard drive or burn to a DVD
- USB Connection – Connect a range of – Photo TV HD – View your digital still images in High Definition on your TV


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