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Sony DHG-HDD500

Sony DHG-HDD500
alaScore 70

51 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Sony DHG-HDD500. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The image quality also gets good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reliability, and reviews about the design and price are mixed.

usability, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony DHG-HDD500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Sony DHG-HDD500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. There are mixed comments on the design and price. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, image quality, size


65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony DHG-HDD500 60-Hour High-Definition Digital Video Recorder (500 GB)

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

The new DHG-HDD500 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-HDD500 digital video recorder can record and store up to 400 hours of standard definition (SD) programming or at least 60 hours of maximum bit rate high-definition content with its 500 GB of storage capacity.

Dimensions & Weight



Max Recording Capacity:400hour(s)


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony