Sony RDRDC505B DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

6 customer reviews

This DVD recorder is a good all rounder.

£27 at 1 retailer out of 424 retailers checked

8.0 out of 10 based on 6 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser Enjoy high quality products

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use
Bad points:
Very slow to turn on
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Sep 2010

James, Troon, Ayrshire old man using machine

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Pleased so far; but I have yet to use it fully.
Bad points:
Display is too small and hard to read. Erasing is not as quick as earlier 250HD. in this machine you must wait until erasing has completed before you can proceed to any other thing.
I am not fully conversant with all functions, so my input is limited.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Review date: 09 Jul 2010

Ron, Edinburgh Like quality flexible products.

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
A lot of useful features including flexibility to play various media types.
Bad points:
Slow to respond to power on/off, tray open etc . Display hard to read in reasonable light and a bit too small.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Review date: 07 May 2010

Confirmed purchaser Bargain hunter

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I have an earlier model of this Sony DVD recorder (which is sadly no longer in production) and am impressed by it, so wanted a second one for another room in the house. I like the way I can watch a pre-recording saved on the hard drive whilst recording another. The guide is a bit complex but once mastered the machine does what it says. Good value I found only at this store.
Bad points:
I was disappointed to find that it will not record in any format other than High Quality so where as I am used to burning several recorded programmes to a single DVD I am lucky if I can fit one programme with htis model in fast burn mode. This is a big issue for me and probably would not have purchased it if I had previously known. The front panel is minute and dimly lit.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2010

Carnie, I'm still learning

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
My RDR-DC505B recorder is connected to a Bravia KDL-32 EX403 television and having both from the same manufacturer gives very clear and good viewing, howerver when everything runs smoothly see below.
Bad points:
With two pieces of equipment from same manufacturer and being able to use one controller should make life easy. Unfortunately not the case. If the switch on procedure is not carried out in the correct sequence power to the recorder can take ages to start up by pressing button after button. Similarly if my wife mistakenly tries to change channels on lower up/down switch(alongside Volume switch) rather than correct one at top, picture disappears and again appears by luck after hitting numerous buttons. Also I find that if recorder is set to record a channel other than the one I am watching at the same time the viewing channel switches to the one being recorded.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 3.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2011

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500.0
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 R
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD-R
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format Double layer
Upscaling Yes
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Connections Firewire
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat
Number of scart ports 1
Weight (g) 410
Release date 2009-11-30

Also known as: RDRDC505, Sony RDR-DC505

 

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