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Sony SVRHDT1000B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and finish. The design and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the value for money.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 64 user reviews of Sony SVRHDT1000B from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

usability, image quality, design, size, finish

value for money

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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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

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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


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Sony SVR-HDT1000 Freeview+ HD DVR



Freeview HD+ DVR with HDD archiving

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No iPlayer!!


I specifically purchased this Sony Freeview recorder because the Comet website described it have "access to BBC iPlayer" after many calls to Comet and finally to Sony themselves, this product does NOT have access to iPlayer. So please don't be mislead...

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Terrible support from Sony


Sony screwed up the firmware on this PVR by an OTA update. many thousands of HD recorders are now 'bricks' or 'doorstops' Many thanks to for allowing me to return the 'brick' and giving me an immediate refund. Sony wanted me to take the unit...

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Became faulty after 2 months


This item has become faulty in the last few weeks after working well for 2 months. The TV picture using HDMI output freezes or breaks up, and the sound is often out of sync with the picture. I have tried using my digital TV with its own aerial signal...

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Sony SVR-HDT1000


Looks, Capacity

After a year developed intermitent lipsync problems apparently caused by over air updates to sony software. would also turn off and on for no reason and eventually the hard drive failed to respond and would not take USB software update

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

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