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Sony RDR GX257

Sony RDR GX257
alaScore 79

52 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 52 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 10 Show Reviews: in English

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Sony RDR-GX257

 

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

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Consumer review by:

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

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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

Consumer review by:

sony rdrgx257

 

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

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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"!

Consumer review by:

finalize

 

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...

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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...

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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.

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

Depth:9.7in
Height:2.2in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:17in

DVD

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:GX257
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony RDR
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