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Sony RDRGX315 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Sony RDRGX315 DVD Recorder. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good views. Many are critical about the size and reliability, while comments about the image quality and usability are mixed.

price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDRGX315 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Sony RDRGX315 DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the design. The price is also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the size and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

price, design

image quality, reliability, size

47% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDRGX315 DVD RecorderSony RDRGX315 DVD Recorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: vtango (



It's pretty and it is made by a major manufacturer.

Will not record any movie from HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ or CNMAX

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: nuju (

Expensive for such a mixed bag


Good output quality.

Violates user's legitimate Fair Educational Use copyright entitlements

May, 2007

Consumer review by: felixderkater (

Setting the record straight.


Video quality.

Aggressive copy protection.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: johnnyusa (

Not Bad for Price


Size, s-video input in front, universality, multiple speeds/compression, PRICE!, speed.

Kludgy text input, terrible final menu look (very DOS based text).

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: hoffmastertg (

Too complicated


Compact, grey color, plays dvd's

Takes to long to format the dvd's, poor customer service.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: sunnydai2 (

Does NOT Record Movies from Cable or Satellite


Records to many formats.

Does NOT Record Movies from Cable or Satellite

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: out4thecount (



The DVDs DO fit in the drawer.

It IS a Sony with all that wonderful customer service.

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

Sony's stand-alone DVD recorder, the RDR-GX315 features a new stylish slim-line chassis and is compatible with +R double-layer DVD discs for longer recording time (up to 8.5GB on a single disc). The quick response graphic user interface gives you easy operation and access to advanced functions. The unit also features front panel i.LINK IEEE-1394 digital interface /Digital8 compatibility for easy personal camcorder content transfer.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony RDR