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Sony SVR-S500

Sony SVR-S500
alaScore 65

54 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Sony SVR-S500. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good feedback. Comments about the size and image quality are mixed. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony SVR-S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 54 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SVR-S500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sony SVR-S500 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the size and image quality. There are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SVR-S500 - Digital TV Recorder (DVR) with 80GB Hard Drive and Freeview

Sep, 2015

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

Regrettably, it's going back!

 

The Sony SVR-S500 is my first digital recorder and I am impressed by the functionallity of recording, pausing live TV etc. But th...

Aug, 2007

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

Great piece of kit

 

We bought a Panasonic DVD-RAM recorder when they first became available, and it's OK. It has various drawbacks which this box comp...

Aug, 2007
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Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Works perfectly

 

I can not understand the negative comments in some of the reviews for this Sony SVR-S500 HDD DVD recorder. I have had mine for a m...

Jul, 2007

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

No Problems!

 

I nearly didn't buy the Sony SVR-S500 dvd recorder because of some of the reviews but I am so glad I did! You can't hear it and t...

Jun, 2007

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

How loud can a little box be????

 

The answer is too loud. I got my Sony SVR-S500 dvd recorder home and it looks great, set it up ok but as soon as it was plugged i...

May, 2007

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

Beware!! Has critical software fault

 

The quality of the recording on this Sony SVR-S500 dvd recorder is very good BUT to record you need to have downloaded the Electro...

May, 2007

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

SVR-S500 problems

 

I've had my Sony SVR-S500 dvd recorder since Sep 06 and it has been ok apart from requiring a 10 second power down occasionally wh...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Sony SVRS500S

 

Excellent concept

This is a device made by some else and rebadge by Sony - very poor I bought the device because of the Sony name! Slow to tune. 7 day guide is unreliable. Changing channels is so slow. Any menus that come up switch to a 'grey' screen giving a very out...

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet: No
HDMI: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes
Terrestrial:FTA Non-Upgrade

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Category:Receiver
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Reception Standard:Digital
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