Sony RDR-HXD790 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

50 customer reviews

This DVD recorder is a good all rounder.

£39 at 1 retailer out of 423 retailers checked

8.5 out of 10 based on 50 reviews.
Sony RDR-HXD790: See full product description

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Anthony, Bedford Everyday anti-ads TV viewer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
HDD & DVD in one neat package
Easy recording set up
Record & watch at the same time
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Review date: 29 Mar 2010

tim, notts Home cinema enthusiast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
simple to use and with a sony tv one simple remote
Bad points:
if recording to hard drive some times takes time to finish
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2013

Jo, Portsmouth, UK Home cinema enthusiast

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Lovely quality picture. Easy to set-up. Easy to use Bravia interface on remote. Good tv guide and easy timer setting. Huge memory means whole series can be stored!
Bad points:
Slow to initialise - Can't just switch on and record. Can only record on dvd OR HDD, not both at same time. Manual is a nightmare to understand - not very simple, and I'm a tecchy!!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Review date: 27 Apr 2010

Purchaser Bargain hunter

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
We tried 4 other recorders before this one3 of the same product all the others would not play or record on the old DVD’s that we had recorded on, but this one recognised all the info on the DVD’s and lets you play and record on the old DVD’s without reformatting and loosing what is recorded on them so great buy. There should be more out there especially the new ones all they seem to be concerned with is recording to the hard drive not to DVD’s so far really well pleased with this product.
Bad points:
Takes a while to get your head around the instructions but that's all at the present
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Review date: 19 Apr 2010

Purchaser Chartered Engineer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Timed recordings using EPG actually records the program, not the time-slot contents.
Finding alternative broadcast of clashing timed recording.
Displaying free HD space in Hours:Minutes (not %free).
Bad points:
Access to 'to be recorded' list is a convoluted button sequence.
Default position (once you've found the list) is peculiar - end of list after all the series-link check entries
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Review date: 18 Apr 2010

shawn, skipton

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very easy to use,record quality v good,dvd upscale the best i have seen.
Bad points:
wish it could play avchd.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Review date: 11 Feb 2010

Purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Once set up it is reasonably easy to use, and setting it to record from the programme list is very straightforward.
Bad points:
Instructions are difficult to follow and therefore it is not easy to set up.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Review date: 11 Feb 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 120
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-RAM
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format Double layer
Recording format DVD-R
Upscaling Yes
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat
Number of scart ports 2
Release date 2008-07-15

Also known as: Sony 120Gb, SONY RDR-HXD790B

 

Manufacturer's Description

Entry-level Hard Disk Drive DVD Recorder with 120GB capacity, Integrated Digital and Analogue Tuner, BRAVIA Sync and 1080p upscaling via HDMI.

120GB capacity for a max recording of 340 hours onto the Hard Disk Drive

BRAVIA Sync – Automatically controls TV and Home Cinema components with one-click ease

HDMI output with 1080p upscaling to maximise picture quality even on large screens.

2x USB ports for connecting a PictBridge compatible printer, digital camera or other USB storage devices.

X-Pict Story is an enhanced Photo Slide Show feature which enables you to frame your photos with the appropriate look and feel through sound and transition effects. The final result can be burnt onto DVD and shared among family and friends.

And a Digital Music Jukebox so you can store and enjoy up to 999 of your favourite songs.

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