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Sony RDR-HXD970

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Sony RDR-HXD970. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The image quality also gets good reviews. There are some mixed opinions 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-HXD970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 73 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony RDR-HXD970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony RDR-HXD970 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design

reliability, size

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony RDRHXD970 - 250GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder With Freeview

May, 2015

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sony RDR-HXD970 review

 

The old ‘you get what you pay for' mantra doesn't always hold true in gadget-ville. For every Samsung LCD bargain, there's an overpriced Bose radio. But the old Sony RDR-HXD860 DVD recorder got it spot on – it was expensive, but it was also the best....

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: dicky1968 (play.com)

Sony RDRHXD970B DVD RECORDER 250GB HDD

 

I was looking to buy a HDD recorder for a while. After reading some reviews and visiting my local shop, I decided to hand my money over and buy the Sony D970B. I have been blown away by how easy this is to use, and paired with my 32 Sony Bravia LCD...

Mar, 2008
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Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

HD out of date

 

HD out of date, surely a blue ray dvd recorder is on it's way, this one is yesterdays technology?...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

A heap of rubbish - avoid !

 

I have had this Sony RDRHXD970 DVD recorder for a couple of months now and quite frankly I wish I had never bought it !...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Sony RDRHXD970/870/770 or Panasonic EX77 ???? or a Humax

 

I spent ages researching all this, a good 2 months. I was going to buy the sony 970 but at the last minute changed my mind and got...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Excellent DVD recorder

 

We bought this Sony RDRHXD970 DVD recorder HDD two months ago and we are really impressed by all its functionalities. HDD recordin...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Flinx79 (play.com)

Sony RDRHXD970B DVD Recorder 250GB HDD

 

This was a replacement for a Panasonic DHR95H.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

AVI's through USB port and on internal HDD

 

I've setup easier DVD devices than the Sony RDRHXD970 HDD DVD recorder - this was a bit frustrating, but got it to my satifaction ...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

No automatic buffering.

 

I was about to buy this Sony RDRHXD970 HDD DVD recorder to replace an old philips hd recorder when I saw the 'pause live tv' featu...

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

sony new dvd recorders for 2007

 

The Sony RDRHXD970 HDD DVD recorder is a very good machine i bought the 970 to replace my sony rdrhx510 , but what many people won...

Aug, 2007
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
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
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

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

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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