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Sony RDR-HXD995

Sony RDR-HXD995
alaScore 77

276 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 reviews of Sony RDR-HXD995. 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-HXD995 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Sony RDR-HXD995 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDR-HXD995 Freeview+ 250GB Hard Disc Drive DVD RecorderSony RDR-HXD995 Freeview+ 250GB Hard Disc Drive DVD RecorderSony Replacement Remote Control for RDR-HXD995

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ian Calcutt (

Sony RDR-HXD995 review


Superb upscaling combi with 250GB multiformat recording

Excellent features ; Decent recording ; Can be upgraded for Pay TV

Won't handle DiVX via USB ; No auto CD track naming

Essential Freeview+ timer features combine with decent 1080p upscaling and time savers such as intelligent chapter creation to form an impressive combi deck

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony RDR-HXD995


This DVD recorder ticks all our boxes for spec and performance – and it has a gargantuan 250GB hard disk

Stylish, simple to use ; good specification ; excellent TV picture and recordings ; good DVD picture

Not much at all


Expert review by: (

Sony RDR-HXD995 DVD Recorder


The DVD recorder can be used in conjunction with the electronic program guide if you want to record your favourite TV shows when you are going to be out of the house and the RDR-HXD995 is compatible with a wide range of formats from DVDs to re-writable...

In terms of connectivity the Sony RDR-HXD995 has everything you are likely to need. There are two USB ports for viewing digital photos on the large screen, a connection for plugging in your HD camcorder which can then be used to store content on the...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Calcutt (

Sony RDR-HXD995


There's a choice of two on-screen programme listings, Guide+ which also controls external set-top boxes or the dedicated Freeview one for helpful extras like automatic Series Recording. Whichever you choose you are not locked out of browsing the guide,...

Superb array of flexible features; pay-TV CAM slot included

No auto track naming for CD dukebox; can't play or copy DivX from USB

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: G (

Sony RDR-HXD995


Does what it is designed for. We hardly ever watch television live these days - all the series we want to watch are queued up on the hard drive for our convenience ; Can watch one recording while recording another programme ; Can start watching a...

Only irritation is that programmed recordings set up in advance are deleted when the channels have to be re-tuned from time to time. Not surprising, because the advance programming would then be pointing at the wrong channel. I expect this is common of...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Mary (

Sony RDR-HXD995


easy to use record progams and burn discs fro hard drive

Purchased in June 2009 it worked fine till 19th July 2013 when Digital channels disappeared and the guide didn’t work ; Found an update was necessary. Couldn’t make disc but 3 days later update had happened automatically. August 18th it happened again....

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: mark (

Sony RDR-HXD995


Easy to use from the box. Many additional features for the enthusiastic and the technophile. Ideal for Freeview recording either with the onboard digital tuner or via 'line in' from set top box ; Familiarisation rewarded by many user selected options...

Limited editing functionality-cannot join or move parts of recording ; Analogue tuner unnecessary- could remove and enable simultaneous recording of 2 digital broadcasts when required ; May also improve quality of digital tuner ; Manual works well for...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (

Sony RDR-HXD995


Not intuitive in use, and very bad at recording programmes already started

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (

Sony RDR-HXD995


Ideal product for converting my old VHS and Home Movies to DVD

Recorded disks do not start to play automatically on this or other DVD machines they are played on

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony RDR-HXD995


I managed to connect & set-up within 5 minutes. All other functions were very easy to use. Overall picture & sound quality is very good. Definately impressed

The keyboard used for labelling could be a little less complex - I'm sure most of the symbols on there would never be used by, well, anyone

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
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
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
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
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


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital