Sony RDR-HXD970 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

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This DVD recorder is a good all rounder.

£27 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

8.7 out of 10 based on 136 reviews.
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James, Wakefield Bargain hunter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use guide and recording features, HDMI output with upscaling for DVD's, ability to copy DVD's that you have recoded yourself easily, big hard drive.
Bad points:
Unable to link record from Sony TV's using the TV guide, unable to record from digital and analog tuners at the same time.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 30 Jan 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Mostly Integrated with Sony LCD Bravia 46" set.
Can play music and display photo's from USB stick
Good reording from Programme Guide
Bad points:
Channels slightly different to LCD Bravia.
Remote Control not as intuitive as would expect
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Apr 2008

Confirmed purchaser Film lover

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
A lot of freeview channels found. Hard disk has been reliable and I have copied onto DVD which is good.
Bad points:
I found the set-up really hard to understand. I wanted to just organise the freeview and the TV (without having a Sky box) and this proved to be quite timeconsuming and frustrating. I telephoned the Sony shop in Southampton and they helped me thankfully. Although when we turn the TV on we have to change the AV chanel before getting our freeview channels and I thought we were supposed to be able to record one side whilst watching another and we can't - so this makes me feel that the equpment really isn't easy to use and I am quite disattisfied - although it may just mean that I haven't set things up correctly I am not sure.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2011

Alan, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent Pictures and Sound. It is user friendly. I am using a HDMI cable f connecting the recorder to my Sony Bravia LCD Television.
Bad points:
I have not found any yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2008

Malcolm, Eastleigh Professional 'normal' Family

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The simplicity of it use and its general convenience ie not having to get recordable DVD's ready at the time you want to record. Record what ever you want, when you want at the press of a button and transpose onto a DVD if or when you want at a later date.
Bad points:
None experienced so far. Wife now records soap operas!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 May 2008

geoffrey, gloucestershire

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The Sony is very good at what it does and is very straightforward to use, the picture and sound quality is good. The set is is quick and straightforward.
Bad points:
The machine is very loud when it is switched on and even when in standby the motor unit comes on randomly for an extended period of time and is disturbing if you want to sit quitely and read.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2008

Chris, Bordon Home cinema enthusiast

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease of setting recording. Title lists.
Bad points:
Sometimes doesn't record for no apparent reason
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 01 Feb 2010

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-RAM
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Recording format Double layer
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format DVD-R
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD Plus RW
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 2007-06-19

Also known as: Sony RDRHXD970B, SONY RDRHXD970B-CEK, SONY RDRHXD970, Sony RDR-HXD970B, Sony HDD/DVD, Sony RDR HXD970, Sony Video

 

Manufacturer's Description

Full-featured DVD Recorder / Hard Disk Drive with Integrated Digital and Analogue Tuner, 250GB capacity and photo and music management features.


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