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Sony RDR-GX7

Sony RDR-GX7
alaScore 68

159 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Sony RDR-GX7. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price, while some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDR-GX7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 159 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony RDR-GX7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony RDR-GX7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The image quality is also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

image quality, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDR-GX7 DVD RecorderSony RDR-GX7 DVD Recorder

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony RDR-GX7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Sony RDR-GX7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Expert Review

 

While most of us still use a tape-based VCRs for time-shifting our favorite programs, others have opted for hard drive-based products such as TIVO and Replay. These products work well, but limit the portability offered by the DVD format. Sony's new...

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Sony RDR-GX7 DVD Recorder

 

If you're like me, you're sick and tired of format wars. When will these companies learn that having to choose between formats only leads to consumer frustration and, sometimes, outright rebellion? Perhaps this is why DVD-Audio and SACD have not taken...

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Sony RDR-GX7 DVD Recorder

 

If you're like me, you're sick and tired of format wars. When will these companies learn that having to choose between formats only leads to consumer frustration and, sometimes, outright rebellion? Perhaps this is why DVD-Audio and SACD have not taken...

The RDR-GX7 might be a relatively small step for a consumer electronics company, but it's a giant leap for consumers who don't want to worry about which recordable DVD format to use. If you want to record a disc that will be compatible with most normal...

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RDR-GX7 DVD Recorder

 

This is my short term solution until I buy my CoCoon in Japan where the DVD Recorder, Harddrive and network capabilities are intertwined into one system. It is worth the value if you want to make all of your VCR tapes into DVDs (watch out for copy...

Multifacet DVD Writer (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW) capacity no DVD+R or DVD-RAM writable functionality. Able to interface with Satellite system flawlessly (Sony DP1) and use the Enhanced Programming Guide to schedule recordings. Erases DVD-R programs prior...

i-Link is great for DV recorders (works well with my Sony DV) but will not interface with Sony VAIO system to record a DVD off of the hard drive or the DVD drive.

EISA Award - Best Product

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SONY RDR-GX7

 

The Sony RDR-GX7 is the first DVD recorder to support three disc formats: DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW. It allows easy dubbing of video materials from digital camcorders to DVD disc, via I. Link, and built-in editing programs enable users to eliminate...

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Great recorder for $250

 

I picked this up at the Sony outlet store for $250 with 3 year warranty. The DVD playback is AWESOME ! Ease of recording, menu, confugurability are great !!! Recorded playback of video is good. Sound on recorded playback is OKay (but I'm picky). This...

Better then expected

missing some features that are availble on the newer units

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Sony RDR-GX7 can't use 16x DVD discs - HELP!

 

This does a great job with the video at SP 2 hour speed. Use namebrand DVDs, and no coasters; BUT, SONY has screwed-us! You cannot use DVD-R that have the capability to record at 16x speed, even though the discs say 1x-16x, this recorder will NOT...

Well constructed, camcorder input, decent menus, DVD-+RW, DVD-R

no DVD+R on this unit, MUST USE 8x or SLOWER DVD

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Sony player can't Play Sony DVD Da Vinci Code?

 

I just bought a brand-new DVD (from Sony pictures) of The Da Vinci Code. It has a goldish hue on the data side. My player doesn't recognize it. Also: It seems to take forever to load a DVD.

It records DVDs

Well, can't play a Sony DVD! Also, slow to load

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Sony RDR-GX7 can't use 16x DVD discs - HELP!

 

This does a great job with the video at SP 2 hour speed. Use namebrand DVDs, and no coasters; BUT, SONY has screwed-us! You cannot use DVD-R that have the capability to record at 16x speed, even though the discs say 1x-16x, this recorder will NOT...

Well constructed, camcorder input, decent menus, DVD-+RW, DVD-R

no DVD+R on this unit, MUST USE 8x or SLOWER DVD

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Unreliable

 

Product Specifications

It is the component moment you have been waiting for. Sony's RDR-GX7 DVD Recorder is available now! Record to DVD from your television and see the difference digital technology makes. You'll experience the benefits of DVD+RW/-RW/-R DVD Format Recording Compatibility, Precision Cinema Progressive 480P for Playback, One Touch Dubbing for DV/D8 Via i.LINK Interface, and a User Friendly Graphic User Interface. The Timer Recording feature and Adjustable Recording Times (60-360 Minutes) enable simple TV to DVD recording. Additional features include a Variable Bit Rate for Linear and Non-Linear Editing, Video DAC with 108Mhz processing w/NSV, a 192 kHz 24 Bit Digital to Analog Converter, a Dolby Digital and dts Optical/Coaxial Output, and TV Virtual Surround with 4 Surround Modes. Invite your family into the digital age with the RDR-GX7.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:TV Virtual Surround

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15in
Height:3.5in
Weight:12.6lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW/CD / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW
Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:GX7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony RDR

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver
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