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Sony RDR-HXD790

Sony RDR-HXD790
alaScore 80

36 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony RDR-HXD790. 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-HXD790 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 36 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony RDR-HXD790 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDRHXD790B 120GB Hard Disk Drive DVD Recorder with 1080p upscaling and Freeview+Sony RDRHXD790B 120GB Hard Disk Drive DVD Recorder with 1080p upscaling and Freeview+

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: tim (

Sony RDR-HXD790


simple to use and with a sony tv one simple remote

if recording to hard drive some times takes time to finish

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Jo (

Sony RDR-HXD790


Lovely quality picture. Easy to set-up. Easy to use Bravia interface on remote. Good tv guide and easy timer setting. Huge memory means whole series can be stored!

Slow to initialise - Can't just switch on and record. Can only record on dvd OR HDD, not both at same time. Manual is a nightmare to understand - not very simple, and I'm a tecchy!!

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony RDR-HXD790


We tried 4 other recorders before this one3 of the same product all the others would not play or record on the old DVD’s that we had recorded on, but this one recognised all the info on the DVD’s and lets you play and record on the old DVD’s without...

Takes a while to get your head around the instructions but that's all at the present

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony RDR-HXD790


Timed recordings using EPG actually records the program, not the time-slot contents. Finding alternative broadcast of clashing timed recording. Displaying free HD space in Hours:Minutes (not %free).

Access to 'to be recorded' list is a convoluted button sequence. Default position (once you've found the list) is peculiar - end of list after all the series-link check entries

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Anthony (

Sony RDR-HXD790


HDD & DVD in one neat package Easy recording set up Record & watch at the same time

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: shawn (

Sony RDR-HXD790


very easy to use,record quality v good,dvd upscale the best i have seen.

wish it could play avchd.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony RDR-HXD790


Once set up it is reasonably easy to use, and setting it to record from the programme list is very straightforward.

Instructions are difficult to follow and therefore it is not easy to set up.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: melbster (

Excellent Sony Product


Regarding the previous post - you only need TWO inbuilt tuners if your tv set does NOT have freeview or you do NOT have a freeview box.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: ColGeorge (

Be careful


Be careful if buying this as you CANNOT record one channel while watching another as it does not have a twin tuner.

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

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


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
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


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