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Sony RDR-HX900

Sony RDR-HX900
alaScore 74

210 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Sony RDR-HX900. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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-HX900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 210 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony RDR-HX900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony RDR-HX900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony RDRHX900 DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Drive

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony RDR-HX900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony RDR-HX900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony RDR-HX900 DVD Recorder with 160 GB Hard Disk Recorder

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (pocket-lint.com)

Sony RDR-HX900 DVD Recorder review

 
Apr, 2005
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Expert review by: Jeremy Roche (cnet.com.au)

Sony RDR-HX900

 

Sony's flagship DVD recorder supports a wide range of DVD formats and has a 160GB hard drive that can store up to 204 hours of video.

Supports +R and -R DVD media ; 160GB hard disk can record up to 204 hours of video ; Plenty of A/V connections, including digital audio ; Animated menus ; High-speed dubbing from HDD to DVD

Can't pause live TV ; No electronic program guide ; Expensive

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Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Best in Couch-Potato world! Wait for HD DVD-Recorder though!

 
Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: stellstarr (epinions.com)

AWESOME Machine!

 

I've owned this DVD recorder for over 3 years now and I absolutely love it! The TV Guide works fine for me and I have digital cable. It is not hooked up to the cable box, though, just from the wall. The TV Guide will reset itself once in awhile to...

Huge 160 GB hard drive, easy to use the TV Guide, compatible with other players

cannot watch a different program while recording

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: mahelf (epinions.com)

Easy to use, efficient and powerful

 

Only 24 hours after I purchased what for me was a real discovery (I knew almost nothing about digital video recorders), I'm very satisfied with this product that I'm already using as if it had been here for many weeks. I could easily connect each of my...

Easy to use, very good pictures, improves quality of VHS transfered to DVD.

Impossible to : saveguard purchased DVDs / split 1 recording towards 2DVDs / unlock zones

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: mahelf (epinions.com)

Easy to use, efficient and powerful

 

Easy to use, very good pictures, improves quality of VHS transfered to DVD.

Impossible to : saveguard purchased DVDs / split 1 recording towards 2DVDs / unlock zones

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: jonhaine (epinions.com)

Sony RDR-HX900 DVD Recorder

 

Uses most blank disks. Does high speed dubbing. Neat looking.

Worthless TV Guide feature. Noisy when off.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: gary1435 (epinions.com)

TV Guide Doesn't Work If You Have Digital Cable

 

Size of hard drive and relative ease of use.

On-screen programming doesn't work with digital cable.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: hoemee (epinions.com)

Excellent product

 

Hard drive recorder is great for frequent recordings

None

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: (pricegrabber.com)

Review: Sony RDR-HX900 DVD Recorder

 
Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

Sony has pioneered home digital recording with the launch of the first full dual RW/R DVD recorder with massive hard disk drive capacities. The high-end model, RDR-HX900, not only offers dual RW/R format compatibility with high-capacity hard disk drive storage, but also longer video recording time at a much higher picture quality level. With massive hard disk drive capacities of 160GB, the RDR-HX900 enables users to store up to 204 hours of recordings in the longest recording mode (equivalent to 34 DVD discs). The RDR-HX900 is full dual RW/R compatible (recording and playback of both DVD+RW/-RW and DVD+R/-R), giving users the widest selection of recording and viewing choices and ensuring hassle-free sharing of recorded DVDs with friends and family. All in all, the RDR-HX900 is the "must have" digital recording solution to replace the VCR. Sony lets users create high-quality DVDs by making sure that its recorders recreate the video source signals as accurately as possible. The RDR-HX900 features recording in the new HQ+ mode. By recording on the hard disk drive at a rate of 15Mbps (normal rate: 9Mbps), users can achieve recordings at a higher quality level than standard DVD discs. By using Dynamic Variable Bit Rate (VBR) dubbing to a DVD disc, superior quality DVD recordings are obtained, as quick and complex motion images are captured more precisely. Two-Pass Encoder Technology used by commercial production companies to author pre-recorded DVDs has been adapted for the RDR-HX900's Dynamic VBR Dubbing. The RDR-HX900 is equipped with advanced technologies not only in the encoding process, but also in the "pre-/post-encoding processes". In pre-encoding stage, Time Base Correction, Pre Frame Noise Reduction and Pre Video Equalizer technologies are employed. In post-encoding stage, Frame Noise Reduction, Block Noise Reduction, and Video Equalizer are employed to create rich, balanced images and to minimize picture interference. Sony's proprietary Precision Cinema Progressive Technology, which incorporates Pixel-by-Pixel I/P Conversion and V-edge Compensation technologies are employed to augment and balance video elements. The RDR-HX900 is also equipped with a 12bit/108MHz D/A Converter to deliver exceptional picture quality. Users can record, playback, store and edit TV and home movie footage quickly and easily. It has never been easier to create users' own DVDs - perfect for would-be filmmakers. Sony's i.LINK technology lets users plug in a compatible camcorder and, with one touch of a button, transfer camcorder footage to the HDD or DVD. They can also select scenes on camcorder and then record their selection automatically to DVD and HDD. When transferring HDD recorded contents to DVD, users can select the best way of dubbing for ideal recording. High Speed Dubbing allows users to make copy quickly (up to 24 times speed) without any picture quality degradation. Rec. Mode Conversion Dubbing allows users to change the recording quality to archive the long time recorded title in one disc. The RDR-HX900 offers a user-friendly Advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI) and G-Code timer recording functions. Simultaneous record and playback enables users to record and play back from both the HDD and DVD (DVD-RW VR mode only). Chasing playback allows them to watch while they can record and even skip scenes to catch up with real time. The recorded titles are comfortably displayed with thumbnail images that make accessing content simple.

Cassette System

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CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:160GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6in
Height:3.5in
Weight:13lbs
Width:16.9in/17in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:RDR-HX900
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

MD System

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Radio

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Television

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TV Tuner

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VCR

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