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Sony RDR GX257

Sony RDR GX257
alaScore 76

52 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Sony RDR GX257. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony RDR GX257 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 52 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony RDR GX257


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Sony RDR GX257 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

45% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony RDR-GX257 Recordable DVD Player with HDMI Upscaling, Black

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sony RDR-GX257


Consumer review by: Rickster (

Great DVD recorder


Very easy set-up. Only took five minutes and I am not a technical wiz by any means. Very easy to operate with great features.

Attractive Design","Fast Recording","Fast Setup","Simple Controls

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: videomom (

Great value


I needed to transfer my home movies from my camera to DVD. This works great by plugging into front jack and viewing while recording. Also, I have older TV and so I use the front jacks to use the wii. I have this plugged into my U-verse. It is very easy...

Attractive Design","Fast Recording","Fast Setup","Simple Controls

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Woody (

Great purchase we can copy in house dvds


We purchased two so we can make copies of DVDs used in law enforcement training and dash cam for crash reconstruction.

They work as stated

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: bob (

Will work great when I get it fully prog


To record TV shows on one channel while watching aanother on a different TV.

Attractive Design","Fast Setup

Discs Load Slowly

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: rick stobaugh (

sony rdrgx257


bought it for son inlaw he loves this thing has transfered all home video to dvd records movies and tv

Consumer review by: KCIR1959 (

Don't plan to record most movies, etc.


Do not purchase a Sony to record. They come with their "copyright protection" which does not allow recording of most movies and shows. Since I purchased to record & watch later it was a "Big Waste of Money"!

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: J n A's mommy (



I've only had one other dvr and it finally broke, BUT...I did NOT have to "finalize" my disc. This dvr took 8 minutes to finalize about 30 megs worth of content and now I can't use the disc to record more stuff. It's a waste of gigs on the disk. If I...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: jcarlos1 "jcarlos1" (

Finalize Disc before playing it on a another DVD player.


Sony RDRGX257 - Note to the author of the previous review. You will need to finalize the Disc before playing it on another DVD player. Read page 33 of the Operating Instructions. This is a necessary step, common with most DVD Recorders, regardless of...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Grampaof2 "Stieve" (

Not worth the trouble if used in conjunction with cable DVR


If you burn a dvd with this item, you not be able to play that dvd on any other dvd player.

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

The Sony RDR-GX257 DVD Recorder is the perfect companion for your digital video recorder. Line Input Recording (non-tuner) lets you record your favorite TV shows from your cable or satellite set-top box . You can also use the One Touch Dubbing function to copy your photos and home video from compatible USB or i.LINK -based camcorders . Additionally, experience your DVDs in near HD-quality with HDMI upscaling (up to 1080p) . You can also enjoy music and digital images from CD and DVD media encoded with MP3 audio or JPEG image files.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



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

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:2x / 4x

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony RDR