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Sony RDR-HXD995

Sony RDR-HXD995
alaScore 75

318 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 318 reviews of Sony RDR-HXD995. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 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 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 318 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 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 4.1/5 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 RDR-HXD995 250GB Hard Disc Drive DVD Recorder

Apr, 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

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Sony RDR-HXD995 review


Overall a good machine, but it has some problems, and we'd suggest you check the strength of the Freeview signal in your area before you invest. Otherwise its performance and value for money make it worthy of your time

Picture quality ; 250GB storage capacity ; Ease of use

GuidePlus+ is a pain ; No included HDMI cable makes us grumpy ; Freeview tuner very bad at picking up a signal

For alternatives, check out the Panasonic DMR-EX88 for Freeview and DVD burning, and the Humax 9200T and the soon-to-arrive Humax 9300T, which adds 720p upscaling for the Freeview programmes you've recorded to the hard disk

Aug, 2008

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: 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: UK Guest (

pleased with this


not long had this Sony RDR-HXD995 DVD recorder. Quite pleased with this - not noisy plays back divx/xvids ok certain dvdr discs it...

Oct, 2008

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