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Sony RDRDC205B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Sony RDRDC205B. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony RDRDC205B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony RDRDC205B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Sony RDRDC205B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, design

reliability, size

41% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDRDC205B 250GB Digital HDD Recorder with Integrated Digital TunerSony RDRDC205B 250GB Digital HDD DVD Recorder with Integrated Digital TunerSony - RDR-DC205 - DVD recorder HDD recorder with digital TV tuner - 250 GB - black

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

I really like everything about this

none

May, 2012

Consumer review by: mark (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

Not as good as other models lacks features and can only record to hard drive in DR mode. Deleting titles is slow (instant on other model I have). Series link seems to record the same program episode if it is repated later in the day/week

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

Bravia Sync. Remote. Looks

Sound & Vision turn off when using Guide ; Slow accessing Guide and Recorded List ; Slow start up. TV doesn't auto switch to it during power on (am using HDMI connection)

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

The use of the word "Dubbing" why not just use the word "Copy" It was a little confusing

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: J (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

Not sure if I can find any

Response to commands is slow ; Dosn't allways pick up the EPG ; No fast forward - MAJOR CRITICISM

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

Robust, gimmic-free build. Good remote control with usable buttons ; Some aspects of the software was intuitive and easy to use, such as dubbing (i.e. writing files to DVD)

Response to inputs from the remote control were far too slow - power on/off particularly tedious - I have taken to leaving the machine permantly on ; Most of the operations were disjointed and appeared to be developed by separate teams or cobbled...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

clear instructions, easy to set up and use, nice design

none

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Eli (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

none

difficult to work out how to link a satellite box in to the system. Guide book no help. Dislike that when dubbing it is done in real time so I can't watch something else.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Alison (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

Looks smart and really easy to operate

Setting up at same time as new TV was a nightmare - mainly due to awful instruction manual for the TV. DVD one a bit better but contrdict eachother

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Judith (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

Easy to programme.

Jumps too much in fast forward. Not very easy do erase parts of programmes as no preview. Can't erase programmes whilst recording another

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / DVB-T (MPEG4)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HDTV:No / Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:NO UPNP
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

Playback

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:No / Yes
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:No / 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 / Yes
MPEG4 Recording: No
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