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Sony RDRDC205B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Sony RDRDC205B. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDRDC205B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony RDRDC205B from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design

reliability, size

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDRDC205B 250GB Digital HDD DVD Recorder with Integrated Digital TunerSony RDRDC205B 250GB Digital HDD Recorder with Integrated Digital Tuner

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ajmer (

Sony RDR-DC205


just the looks,and the basic dvd opperations

takes too long to boot up,no high speed dubbing,when selecting dubbing mode it does't automatically dub in the order of selection,overall dissapointed

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: jenni748 (



It works well for all other functions except dubbing a film to a DVD from the hard drive. It only has one speed 1X dubbing even thought the instruction manual mention high speed dubbing this is NOT for use with the DVD dubbing. I phoned sony to...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: maisiemay (

Excellent Product


We had previously bought a DVD recorder from Comet for a lesser value which we were not happy with for a long list of reasons. Comet kindly agreed that we could upgrade and we decided to go for the Sony as we had a Sony TV. We are extremely pleased...

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HDTV:No / Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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


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:No / Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:No / 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 / Yes
MPEG4 Recording: No