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Sony RDR-HX725

Sony RDR-HX725
alaScore 78

393 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 393 reviews of Sony RDR-HX725. 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. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDR-HX725 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Sony RDR-HX725 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the image quality. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


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

This summary is based on the product: Sony RDR-HX725 DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Drive

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Sony RDR-HX725 review


Sony's RDR-HX725 is a decent recorder held back by a slighted specification. Not having an integrated digital tuner is restrictive and you can expect HDMI connectivity at this price. But it's well constructed, incredibly easy to use and performs capably

Exceptional build and style ; Recording versatility ; Extremely easy to use ; Decent DVD performance

No integrated digital tuner ; Limited connectivity ; No HDMI ; Poor analogue tuner performance effects recordings

It's the omission of an integrated digital tuner that influences overall recording performance. With competing models offering an uncompromised specification for around the same price, it's a thorn in Sony's side

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

an excellent machine


There is no end to what ...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

constant HDD Error


I bought this Sony RDR-HX725 DVD recorder in Jan 07 and after setting it up, started to test it and was happy with it, however th...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Very very good recorder


I bought 2 of these Sony RDR-HX725 DVD recorders to replace a 250GB Liteon which Amazon very nicely took back after it failed wit...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (



What a FANTASTIC machine!!! I've had this Sony RDR-HX725 DVD recorder about 2 month now.. I dont know why I didnt buy one before...

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Who wrote the instructions?!?!


After much internet surfing and asking mates, I finally invested in this smart piece of gadgetry. Six weeks later and I am still w...

May, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

RDR-HX725 review


The Sony RDR-HX725 recorder was fairly simple to set up, although the manual is a bit unclear in places, particularly in showing h...

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications


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

General Features

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


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
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: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
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