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Sony RDR-GX 210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Sony RDR-GX 210. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the size.

usability, price, image quality, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDR-GX 210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony RDR-GX 210


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony RDR-GX 210 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the design and reliability. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the size.

usability, price, image quality, reliability, design


57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDRGX-210 Dual compatible DVD recorderSony RDRGX-210 Dual Compatible DVD RecorderSony RDR GX210 - DVD recorder

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: laudan (



Major dissapointment with a usually good brand. Even with very limited use our machine only lasted 9 months before the main pwb assy and video deck assy broke. It just came up on the screen saying 'cannot play this disc' didnt matter what disc it was...

We used it very little and it has broken 3 times.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: kiwisid (



Why they used this DVD mechanism (It's not a Sony)i'am not sure everything else seems Ok.Ease of Menu navigation Good

Easy set up

cheap dvd mech in this machine.high failure rate

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Fred Atkinson (

Super DVD Player


Excelent picture quality and easy to use ; it is nice to look at and completely silent ; Easy to Set up ; The timer is also mind blowingly simple

A bit slow to respond at times

A highly recomended product. Well done Sony. Looking forward to the PS3 Release in November 2006!

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Not the best recorder.


My mum purchased this Sony RDRGX210S dvd recorder because of being a long time fan of Sony. It worked fine for about 4 months unti...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Couldn't fault it, very satisfied


After taking into account some more negative reviews here and elsewhere online, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase this Son...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Top notch Sony at a bargain basement price


If you're reading this, you're probably weighing up the options of buying a sub £100 dvd recorder or paying an extr...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Top Class DVD Recorder - easy to use!


This Sony RDRGX210S dvd recorder is a superb machine. It is fitted with a very quiet fan, which only operates when the machine is ...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Great Functionality at a Budget Price


Being a DVD recorder with many functions, it takes a little while to learn how to operate the Sony RDRGX210S, but I have been very...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Angela Wright (

Don't buy one


Easy to understand

Very Troblesome. Disc draw opening/closing on it own. Machine locks up will not power off. Have to unplug it at mains to switch off. Date and time jumps 5 years overnight. Mine would say November 26th 2010??? Fan very noisy when you are recording...

This is the second machine I have had in 5 months. My Fathers machine is in for repair for same faults as mine as I write this review. Our Sony centres in North East have all closed down. Repair shop has said 100's of these machine are faulty. Sony...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

A good machine for the price


I bought this Sony RDRGX210S DVD recorder, in spite of other reviews I'd seen, as it was a dual standard Sony at a good price. And...

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
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
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

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: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
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: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: No
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: No
Real Dolby: No