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Sony SVR-HD900

Sony SVR-HD900
alaScore 76

26 reviews

Nov, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony SVR-HD900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

The Sony SVR-HD900 is an easy to use and feature filled hard disk recorder for both standard definition and high definition TV (HDTV). Sporting two hi...

Easy to use, dual HDTV tuners, plenty of storage space

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The Sony SVR-HD900 is an easy to use and feature filled hard disk recorder with 250GB of space for both standard definition and high definition TV.

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

An expensive unit offering twin HD tuners and large capacity storage, but with average recording quality.

HDMI output ; Large hard drive ; Twin HD tuners

Expensive ; Lacks USB or Firewire adaptors ; Pixelated recordings

Sony's limited EPG list is plagued with a slight delay in response time when scrolling. We noticed about a one second delay per channel. Further, the EPG is not always completely accurate in its listings guide. We found sometimes that stations would...

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

I have had my one since about May of 2006. Found some odd problems with it and returned it to be repaired prior to 12 month warranty expiring. Apparently needed new mainboard but this introduced some fairly new problems. When turning on PIP and...

Simple point and click recording. 5 minute skip. Rather modern-like interface. Guide would work well if the FTA EPG signal was reliable. Large 250GB HDD.

Time set by broadcast signal (Brings about its own problems). Slow to boot up. Unreliable. Can't remove recordings from HDD.

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

have had mine over 12 months. been back to sony repair in sydney twice. new motherboard installed to try to rectify the :: POWER ON :: freeze problem. it constantly turns itself on and freezes which renders it useless for timed recordings. pic and...

it worked on and off for a while

erodes sony brand. doesn't work. freezes, crashes. 2 returns to repair. new motherboard. new unit crashing again. don't buy sony hard disk recorders period. sony, feel free to contact me matt.commerceatgmail.com

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

Sometimes works, had all the above problems. Just downloaded 1.20 update but this has been a poor purchase decision. I see Sony have discontinued the STB line altogether?

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

I've had my unit for well over 12 months, I took the risk & bought it on-line from an ebay business. I've not had any of the freezing or lock-up problems. Occasionallly I'l lose a favourite, taht's because I'm living in a dodgy area, do a Quick Tune &...

Does everything I want, great picture onto my Sony LCD TV

Slow to boot-up

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

Picked a display one up from David Jones.

Good quality pictures and sound via HDMI output ; Twin tuners ; Easy to record to disc

No USD RJ 45 connection ; Cannot cope with Daylight saving ; Slow to update programme guide

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Sony SVR-HD900

 

Got one a couple of days ago, and so far no problems. $700 from JB HiFi, including HDMI and Digital Coax leads, so the price has definitely dropped. So far only pixilation I've seen is for half a second or so on changing channels. I only use it for...

Excellent HD images (I run it through to a 1080i projector), twin tuner is very useful, as is 'fast skip' button. Even picks up the program names for recordings from the digital guide

Could do with a larger hard drive - 36 hours of HD recording is a bit limiting ; A port so you could offload it would be nice as well ; Can't reorder channels in Favourites list (TEN should be last, not first) ; You have to explicitly tell it how long...

Consumer review by:

Sony SVR-HD900

 

Got one a couple of days ago, and so far no problems. $700 from JB HiFi, including HDMI and Digital Coax leads, so the price has definitely dropped.

Excellent HD images (I run it through to a 1080i projector), twin tuner is very useful, as is 'fast skip' button. Even picks up the program names for recordings from the digital guide.

Could do with a larger hard drive - 36 hours of HD recording is a bit limiting.

Consumer review by:

Sony SVR-HD900

 

Very disappointed with the product.

When it worked the picture was good

The first unit the picture was very poor quality and high pixilation. Swapped unit. The second unit would not boot up correctly. When turned on it only showed "power on" and then you had to turn it off and on to get it to finally boot up. We ended up...

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