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Sony RDR-HXD790

Sony RDR-HXD790
alaScore 80

50 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Sony RDR-HXD790. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 50 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+

Dec, 2017

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

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Harry (

Sony RDR-HXD790


It meant I only had one box rather than 2 under the TV

Made noise like a helicopter landing when playing dvd's sent that unit back. Have had replacement unit long enough for it to run out of warranty and then HDD broke down. As the unit will cost a lot of money to fix I'm not going to bother. I used to...

Feb, 2012

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: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony RDR-HXD790


Easy to use, links very well to Sony TV, great selection of connection options

Manual, EPG system, tuning not too easy

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.3 x 3.01
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz / 220-240V 50/60 Hz
Remote Control Type:RMT-D251P

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:3
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Record Modes

Max DVD recording time:340

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
Slide show: Yes

TV Tuner

Common interface (CI): No


Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions