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Sony RDR-HX 510

Sony RDR-HX 510
alaScore 78

127 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Sony RDR-HX 510. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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-HX 510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony RDR-HX 510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Sony RDR-HX 510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDR-HX510 DVD Recorder with 80GB Hard DriveSony RDR-HX510 DVD Recorder with 80GB Hard Drive

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Camm-Jones (

Sony RDR-HX510S


When combined hard disk and DVD recorders first appeared they struggled to convince people they represented good value for money. But with prices dropping, consumers are starting to realise that such products aren't merely aspirational. In fact,...

If there's one quibble we have about the RDR-HX510S it's the price - you can buy cheaper models with equivalent specifications. However, we can appreciate that the Sony is a very high-quality model offering plenty of features. And it's an absolute...

Sep, 2005

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Sony RDR-HX510 Review


The perfect companion for that sexy new LCD screen you persuaded the missus you need? No it's not a comfy sofa and a pint but the latest in DVDR / HDD combination from Sony.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

Excellent, but short-lived


I purchased this Sony RDR-HX510 PVR as a replacement for an earlier similar Sony (non-HD) model, which had developed an irreparabl...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Frustrating for ex-Tivo user, but overall Excellent

May, 2006

Consumer review (

Sony RDR-HX510


Easy to set up and use. Menus are very user friendly and system intuitive. 80Gb is perfectly adequate for storing lots of films and other programmes to watch and delete or to dub to DVD.

System slow to power up. When opening DVD drawer the system will not let you do anything else until the drawer is shut again which can be a little frustrating/time-wasting but is perfectlly livable with.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (

The right decision!


I was lucky enough to receive this Sony RDR-HX510 DVD recorder for Christmas and I use it every day. At first I was not sure if a ...

Mar, 2006

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Sony RDR-HX510


The sony RDRHX510S DVDR has good editing features that makes life easier when piecing together a series of programmes recorded. It is easy on the eye as it seems slimmer than most dvd recorders.

There is no direct link from a digital camera like a usb socket.

Mar, 2006

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Sony RDR-HX510


easy to use, loads of useful features. nice to be able to watch what you are recording before it is even finished or play and record at the same time.

wish I had one sooner.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

Sony RDR-HX510


The hard drive is well worth having. On-screen menus are easy to use. This was our first DVD after a video and it is so much ebetter and easier. it was not a problem to transfer videos.

It takes time to set up, especially checking tuning for getting best reception stations, but worth the effort. For some reason it does nort always record from the satellite channel (Line 3) when this is set on Autoview for chosen programme.

Feb, 2006

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Sony RDR-HX510


Easy to use

does not record freeview digital channels only four main terrestial channels.

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz


Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:80

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:80

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.9 x 2.56
DVD read speed:64
I/O ports:-S-Video In/Out / Analog AV In/Out / Component Video Out;\n-2x Scart (1 including RGB in) & Digital Audio Output; / DV Input\nS-Video / video Input (CVBS, RGB/Svideo)\nComponent Video Output\nS-Video / video Output\nHDMI Output / Audio Output\nOptical / Coaxial Digital Audio Output

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:PAL / SECAM


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions