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Sony DHG-HDD500

Sony DHG-HDD500
alaScore 68

53 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Sony DHG-HDD500. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The image quality also gets good reviews. The design and price get mixed views, and there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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 68/100 = 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 Reviews about the size and image quality are generally positive. There are some critical views about the reliability, and opinions about the design and price are different.

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)

May, 2015

Consumer review by: gshok75 (

"I actually own this thing - and it works great!"


It would have cost me about $1000 for a Fiber... 

It's simple to setup and works great. Nothing to do really, just plug it into the receiver with a good HDMI cable. Plug the receiver into the Sony TV. And it works. I am using this over a 60ft line of site connection

No 1080p, but I use it to watch 1080p transmission. And I have another HDTV and blue-ray play doing 1080p...not much difference

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Rod Roddy (

"Not a review, a rant"


Ok, here's my beef with Sony,...THEY'RE TOO D... 

Not a review, a rant

Not a review, a rant

Feb, 2009

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

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