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Sony SVRHDT1000B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Sony SVRHDT1000B. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the design and image quality are generally positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price and reliability.

usability, size, image quality, design

reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony SVRHDT1000B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sony SVRHDT1000B from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and usability also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the price and reliability.

usability, size, image quality, design

reliability, price

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SVRHDT1000B.CEK 1TB Freeview and HD Digital TV Recorder (1TB HDD, HDMI, BRAVIA Sync, Series Link, EPG, 2xUSB)

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony SVR-HDT1000 review


Do you want a digital TV recorder that bundles all manner of extra gadgetry onboard, such as Blu-ray player, Smart IPTV functionality and media streaming? Or do you want a simple PVR with a big enough hard drive to let you Series Link without fear?

Huge HDD; quiet operation; archiving to external HDD; music and photo jukebox functionality

No smart portal or video playback on USB; no on-box display

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sony SVR-HDT1000


Stunning HD pictures and a massive 1TB of storage, but limited functionality

Stunning HD picture ; clear set-up menus ; massive 1TB of storage

Disappointing BBC iPlayer picture ; EPG’s look and standard-def pics could be better


Expert review by: Steve May (

Sony SVR-HDT1000 Freeview+ HD DVR



Freeview HD+ DVR with HDD archiving

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: DTM (

My Best Buy Ever


This is one of my best buys. Had it for two years now and it's still going strong. I tried two Topfields - One died after 6 months, and for the other its functionality was limited, so returned it. I tried Tivo for one day - the product is not supported...

It has every key functionality

Updates at 1am in the morning, so dont keep it in your room if you are a light sleeper

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Odie (

Expensive paper weight


Records fine, not that easy to use. Don't bother trying to copy a show that you have recorded to watch back alter on a DVD or thumb drive because it will only work on this device. This is due to copyright laws! I should never have listened to the...

Hard to use, won't allow you to copy anything on the HDD externally and watch on another device!

May, 2014

Consumer review by: jelly submarine (

Sony SVRHDT1000


Guide search is great, it searches different categories to set more than a week ahead. An excellent feature is that the hdd will copy or move files between 2 separate ext hdd,s, a great feature when you want to shuffle your contents around. The hdd can...

Set up of folders is excellent, operates as if a laptop.

The remote scroll arrows and ok button are failing after 2 years. No cropping which is annoying.

May, 2014

Consumer review by: shaun (

Sony SVR-HDT1000


Firmware works much better than that used in some previous models

Can be complicated to get used to, but then it does has more complex features than previous models

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Marco (

Sony SVR-HDT1000


Easy to use, integrated tuner, EPG, excellent video quality

Could be a bit faster to start

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: John (

Sony SVR-HDT1000


Compact ,and easy to use ,with high quality results

None noted

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: MICHAEL (

Sony SVR-HDT1000


Good picture and sound quality

Slow to warm up and respond ; Cannot use for my camcorder video or camera stills in the way that I could use my previous DVD recorder ; Instructions difficult to follow

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: Yes
Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HbbTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: Yes


DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes
Terrestrial:Not Applicable

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table