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Sony RDR-GXD500

Sony RDR-GXD500
alaScore 76

14 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money. The usability also gets good reviews, but comments are divided on the image quality.

usability, value for money

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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony RDR-GXD500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Sony RDR-GXD500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Expert review by:

Sony RDR-GXD500 review

 

The RDR-GXD500 is the first Freeview-equipped DVD recorder to be launched in the UK and is priced at a very reasonable £400. It's surprising that no one has done it before...

Digital tuner and EPG ; Oerating system ; Recordings

No i.Link inut ; No rogressive scan ; Edits could be smoother ; Not To-U TV comatible

Expert review by:

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

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Expert review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

GOOD ALL-ROUNDER.

 

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.

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: Yes

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
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

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

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

Recording

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

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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