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Sony RDR-HXD890

Sony RDR-HXD890
alaScore 78

401 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 reviews of Sony RDR-HXD890. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Sony RDR-HXD890 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 401 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 user reviews of Sony RDR-HXD890 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDR-HXD890 Freeview+ 160GB Hard Disc Drive DVD Recorder - BlackSony RDR-HXD890 Freeview+ 160GB Hard Disc Drive DVD Recorder - BlackSony RDR-HXD890 Freeview+ 160GB Hard Disc Drive DVD Recorder - Silver

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Sony RDR-HXD890 review


User-friendly, feature-packed combi at a bargain price

Loads of features ; Excellent recordings ; Slick operating system

No USB DivX support ; No Gracenote ; Single Freeview tuner

A superb combi recorder with loads of features, but you'd be mad not to find the extra £20 and snap up the superior 250GB RDR-HXD995

Apr, 2009

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (

Sony RDR-HXD890 review


Sony is having quite a year. From TVs to AV receivers, its latest ranges have proved more than a match for the competition, with plenty of plaudits and Hot Buy rosettes picked up along the way. DVD/HDD recorders have proved a rich picking ground for...

Jul, 2010


Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Sony RDR-HXD890 DVD/HDD Recorder


Danny finally gets his hands on a new Sony DVD/HDD recorder, but has it been worth the wait?

With great recording quality, a slick operating system, loads of features and an alluring price tag, we think this is one of the best DVD/HDD recorders on the market, which is hardly surprising given its similarity to the Pioneer's machines we already...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony RDR-HXD890


This does everything we hope for from a DVD/HDD recorder and in fine style – no more than we've come to expect from Sony

Smooth interface ; good disc compatibility and functionality ; fine TV images, recording and DVD playback

Not a lot

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (

Sony RDR-HXD890


In addition to the six 'preset' recording modes is a 'manual' setting that can be tweaked in 32 steps, and thus tailored to one of the many sources that can be attached to the machine. And as if such flexibility wasn't enough, the 890 gives you a bank...

Performs exceptionally well, masses of useful features

A read of the manual is essential

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony RDR-HXD890


Reviewer left no comment


Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: nick barratt (



I wanted a budget machine to record from Freeview and this is perfect.

Setting timer from programme list

Couldn't work out how to replay from beginning of recordings easily

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Wasn't that impressed


I feel bad about going against what others have been saying but Im just not that impressed by this box. For a start its really dif...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Kenneth Gollop (



One of Sony's best I cannot fault this machine it does everything its ask to do.

Recording quality and audio is excellent


Oct, 2008

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
BD Live: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
Internet Radio: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 + Subwoofer (2.1)
PMP Docking: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Integrated VCR: No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback:No / Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS
DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus