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Sony RDR HXD 860

Sony RDR HXD 860
alaScore 76

214 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews of Sony RDR HXD 860. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 HXD 860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 214 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony RDR HXD 860


alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Sony RDR HXD 860 from 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

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony RDRHXD860S 160GB HDD HDMI DVD Recorder

Expert review by:

Sony RDR-HXD860 review


Can Series Recording lift this Sony from the masses?

Series Recording ; Excellent picture quality

Only one digital tuner and no analogue

Expert review by:

Sony RDR-HXD860


Sony takes Freeview to the next level with a HDD DVD recorder that can automatically records all of the programmes in a series at the push of a button. It's not quite Sky, but it's getting there

Series Recording, Excellent picture quality

Only one digital tuner and no analogue

It's certainly not perfect but it's a step in the right direction for Sony


Consumer review by:

Sony RDR-HXD860


Excellent for editing recordings (cutting out ads or joining clips together etc), plenty of space on HD for many hours of recording

Takes a long time to start up with a DVD loaded

Consumer review by:

Just quality.


As soon as you take this Sony RDRHXD860S DVD recorder out of the box you realise it's a quality bit of kit. I've had mine 2 weeks...

Consumer review by:

Good, but not what i'd buy


The tv guide system on this Sony RDRHXD860S DVD recorder is truly excellent, however, you cannot watch something whilst recording ...

Consumer review by:

Well, it's better than the Philips


I purchased a Philips HDD nearly a year ago and was really impressed with the possibilities of HDD (being able to pause a live pro...

Consumer review by:

Great while it worked.


I purchased this Sony RDRHXD860S DVD recorder nearly a month ago from a well known and respected retailer. Until last week I was ...

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You get what you pay for


I've had problems with cheap HDD recorders in an attempt to get a 'bargain'. In the end though it was more trouble than it was wor...

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: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

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: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No