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Sony RDR-HX 510

Sony RDR-HX 510
alaScore 77

117 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 117 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony RDR-HX 510

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 90 user reviews of Sony RDR-HX 510 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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Sony RDR-HX510 review

 

If you like to retain quality when recording to DVD, then the RDR-HX510 is for you, because you can now record that 2-hour movie in the highest quality to a dual-layer DVD. This extra functionality doesn't cost too much over Sony's previous recorders,...

Dual-layer DVD writing ; Beautiful menu and editing system ; Sleek looks

Small hard drive ; No i.Link input ; No separate infrared sender ; Lacks Freeview tuner

Recordings are made in Dolby stereo and they sound nice and clear across the whole range of recording levels, especially if you use either of the digital audio outputs. We were also surprised at the quality of the DVD video playback -- this is a player...

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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...

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Sony RDR-HX510S 80GB

 

Ease of use

Used only 6 times in 14 months before it suffrered total 'hard disk failure ; According to Sony this is 'not exceptional' and refused to accept liability

If this is acceptable quality by Sony's definition don't buy Sony

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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...

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Frustrating for ex-Tivo user, but overall Excellent

 

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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 ...

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Typical Sony - excellent

 

When I decided to move from VHS I extensively researched the issue and came to the conclusion that although DVD technology is not ...

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A must-buy.

 

This Sony RDR-HX510 DVD recorder is a very nice piece of kit indeed. I encouraged my dad to buy it after reading the reviews on th...

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Resign your video recorder to the scrapheap !

 

Bought this lovely piece of kit last week and have not been disapppointed! So much more convenient than a video recorder as everyt...

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Thanks fellow amazonians for your reviews...

 

..having read other reviews I bought this Sony RDR-HX510 DVD recorder. Boy am I happy. My experience is consistent with the other ...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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