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Sony RDR-GXD500

Sony RDR-GXD500
alaScore 76

18 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Sony RDR-GXD500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDR-GXD500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Sony RDRGXD500 DVD Recorder with Digital Terrestrial TunerSony RDRGXD500 DVD Recorder with Digital Terrestrial Tuner

Feb, 2018

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Stuff magazine


The Sony RDR-GXD500 will write to all DVD recording formats and has composite S-Video, Scart, RF inputs and composite S-Video, RGB Scart, component, RF, digital optical and coaxial outputs

A simple idea, well executed. If we were choosers we'd ask for progressive scan – but we are beggars

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Sony RDR-GXD500 DVD recorder/tuner


At a time when convergence is one of the most commonly used words in the home cinema vocabulary, it?s surprising that Sony?s RDR-GXD500 is the first DVD recorder to come equipped with a built-in digital TV tuner...

The first DVD recorder equipped with an integrated digital tuner offers fine ability across all aspects of performance ;

For no obvious reason there's no progressive scan video capability

Still, it may have been some time coming but Sony's RDR-GXD500 has been worth the wait. If the space beneath your set is already overcrowded with assorted equipment, consider the convenience of a system that allows you to receive Freeview digital...

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: Steve Gibbs (



A good player, with future-proof compatibility standard. Easy to use, although menu systems feel a little slow.

Freeview and analogue tuners are great. Integration of EPG with recording is helpful, and simple to use. Multi-format compatibility means my old DVD player (now in kid's room) will play back the stuff I record.

The fan is quite noisy, and can be slightly off-putting when watching films. I've noticed some pixelation occurring on sports programmes I've recorded, but that could be put down to my freeview reception. No SACD capability.

Mar, 2005