Sony SVR-HDT500 PVR reviews: HDR with HDMI

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This digital TV recorder is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 363 reviews.
Also known as: Sony SVR-HDT500 HDD, Sony SVR-HDT500 HDR See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Mike, Tamworth Bargain hunter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, great design it's as complicated or as simple as you want to make it
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jun 2013

Patrick, South Croydon Nothing for the time

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Not many.
Bad points:
The Sony SVR-Hdt 500 loses channels and even after factory setting the same problem recurs . I have now returned it to the seller and would not recommend it to any body.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2013

david, peeblesshire Film lover

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
none
Bad points:
It blew up and had to be replaced
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2013

Richard, Engineers buy Sony

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and reliable.
Series recording feature.
Bad points:
None found yet!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2013

ron , walsall westmidlands Home cinema enthusiast

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
it has brocken down and I have not used it for a bit I cannot get it to work It just will not load up at all useless It is 14 months and should last longer than this for the price I paid for it very disappointed with sony
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 1.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2013

Irv, Home cinema enthusiast

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Very good picture quality
Bad points:
The software is terrible. It is not user friendly and is inflexible. The search facility cannot be saved so programmes after the after the current epg span cannot be found ie you know a programme will be on in a couple of weeks so you want to record it but can't because it is not in the currrent epg. All programme searches need to be re-inputted when you do a rescan. If you want to archieve material you need to have a dedicated device. This is stored in a sony format and cannot be edited.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 4.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2012

David, Manchester Bargain hunter

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use, Recording Features, Recording quality.
Bad points:
Slow to start up, delay between changing stations. Extremely noisy fan.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Dec 2012

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Connections USB
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Extra functions Twin Tuner
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500.0
Upscaling Yes
Number of receivers 1
Energy Savings Trust feature No
Reception standard Digital
Release date 2011-02-11

Also known as: SONY SVR-HDT500B

 

Manufacturer's Description

Watch, record and rewind your favourite TV, in stunning HD

Freeview+ HD, 500GB HDD, HDMI®, BRAVIA® Sync, Series Link, EPG, 2xUSB

Record and store TV programmes to watch later, with up to 300 hours of recording time (up tp 125 hours for HD contents)
Watch one channel while recording another, or record two channels at the same time


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