Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony DHG-HDD250

Sony DHG-HDD250
alaScore 69

62 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony DHG-HDD250. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. Many are less positive about the price.

image quality, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony DHG-HDD250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 62 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 62 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 62 of 62 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony DHG-HDD250


alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Sony DHG-HDD250 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the price.

image quality, usability, design


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony DHG-HDD250 30-Hour High-Definition Digital Video Recorder (250 GB)

Consumer review by:

Sony DHG-HDD250


Awesome box, and I don't know of anyone else who sells one (including Sony, now). The only competitor was "Myth TV", but that required buying a PC and making a personal DVR my hobby for several weeks, which I did not relish.

TV Guide works great. Free over-the-air high definition programming. Digital video recorder. No monthly fee to anyone ever. Simple setup. How sweet is that

Single tuner. Can't save any recorded programs anywhere besides the box itself

Consumer review by:

Sony DHG-HDD250


I would really like to find out how to record from DVR memory to DVD. The DVR doesn't have a USB port so you can't transfer recordings to another hard drive on a computer.

It makes cable unnecessary by using antenna reception for free. Why pay monthly to TIVO when you can pay Sony only once? It has fast forward and reverse. It records in HD. It pre schedules program record days and times. It gets excellent reception

You need to buy an amplifier for $20 to get the best reception. I can't find anyone who knows how to copy recordings to DVD. You have only 14 hours of HD program record time. When memory is full, you must delete programs


Consumer review by:

Sony DHG-HDD250


This is the best dvr I ever owned.I had replaytv and tivo but at least this is totally free of paying a monthly fee.I have never missed a program and has never had a problem in th 2 years I have owned it.Great job again Sony!

HDTV that never misses a program

None that I can think of

Consumer review by:

Sony DHG-HDD250


I have a Sony 480i TV with component inputs. When a HDTV signal is converted to my 480i it looks just like a HDTV. For a while I was picking up movies rented thru my cable provider. I would scan about 40 channels in the 85.1 to 89.13 range and watch...

No fees, great signal and recorder

I have no problem with this product

Consumer review by:

Sony DHG-HDD250


Starting July 1, cable operators will be required to provide set-top boxes that don't include integrated security features that link the box to that operator.

Not bad for a first try in the developing new area

Will work better when new rules come to effect

Product Specifications

The new DHG-HDD250 recorder provides access to encrypted high-definition and standard-definition digital cable services when paired with a digital decoder device and a digital cable subscription. It also provides access to analog cable services, as well as such non-subscription services like high definition digital terrestrial and analog broadcasts. The DHG-HDD250 will record up to 200 hours of SD programming and at least 30 hours of HD content on its internal 250 GB hard drive.

Dimensions & Weight



Max Recording Capacity:200hour(s)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony