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Sony RDR-HX725

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Sony RDR-HX725. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The price and image quality also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 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 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the image quality.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

May, 2018

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an excellent machine


There is no end to what ...

Jun, 2007

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Color of product:Black / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160

Other Features

I/O ports:-S-Video In/out / Analog AV In/Out / Component Video Out;\n-x2 Scart (1 including RGB in) & Digital Audio Out;


Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

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