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Sony RDR-HXD890

Sony RDR-HXD890
alaScore 86

581 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 581 reviews of Sony RDR-HXD890. 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-HXD890 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of Sony RDR-HXD890 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDR-HXD890 Freeview+ 160GB Hard Disc Drive DVD Recorder - BlackSony RDR-HXD890 Freeview+ 160GB Hard Disc Drive DVD Recorder - Black

Jun, 2018

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Aug, 2008


Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Sony RDR-HXD890 DVD/HDD Recorder


Danny finally gets his hands on a new Sony DVD/HDD recorder, but has it been worth the wait?

With great recording quality, a slick operating system, loads of features and an alluring price tag, we think this is one of the best DVD/HDD recorders on the market, which is hardly surprising given its similarity to the Pioneer's machines we already...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony RDR-HXD890 review


This does everything we hope for from a DVD/HDD recorder and in fine style – no more than we've come to expect from Sony

Smooth interface ; good disc compatibility and functionality ; fine TV images, recording and DVD playback

Not a lot

This does everything we hope for from a DVD/HDD recorder and in fine style. Excellent

Sep, 2008

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Sony RDR-HXD890 review


It might not be blessed with the biggest hard-drive but this DVD recorder could have the quality and compatibility you're after

A great performer that does everything you could hope for from a DVD/HDD recorder

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Sony RDR-HXD890 review


User-friendly, feature-packed combi at a bargain price

Loads of features ; Excellent recordings ; Slick operating system

No USB DivX support ; No Gracenote ; Single Freeview tuner

A superb combi recorder with loads of features, but you'd be mad not to find the extra £20 and snap up the superior 250GB RDR-HXD995

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Martin Pipe (

Sony RDR-HXD890


In addition to the six 'preset' recording modes is a 'manual' setting that can be tweaked in 32 steps, and thus tailored to one of the many sources that can be attached to the machine. And as if such flexibility wasn't enough, the 890 gives you a bank...

Performs exceptionally well, masses of useful features

A read of the manual is essential

Sep, 2008

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Sony RDR-HXD890


Does everything you could want from a DVD/HD/TV recorder/player plus more! Very reliable. Very responsive to controls.

A little complicated to get to grips with all it's facilities.

Sep, 2013

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Sony RDR-HXD890


Programme guide is unreliable

Sep, 2013

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Sony RDR-HXD890


The auto updating is amazing,even though i have had the set for over 5 years Sony are still udating the soft ware unlike Samsung etc who have the means but never used and just a selling point...more info should be given on this because sometimes the...

The remote has to be touch sensitive in future....

Sep, 2013

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Sony RDR-HXD890




Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


Compatible battery sizes:AA
Number of batteries supported:2


Color of product:Black / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:455

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:455

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.3 x 3.01
I/O ports:1 x i.LINK(DV) In
Power Requirements: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
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
G-Link interface: Yes
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:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
DVD region code:2
Slide show: Yes

TV Tuner

Common interface (CI): No


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/108MHz