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Sony RDRDC205B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 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 also get good views. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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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 75/100 = 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 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good views, whereas the size and reliability get less positive comments.

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 Recorder with Integrated Digital Tuner

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Shaun (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

I purchased it as I had a Bravia TV so it made sense. I like the useability of it with the TV control to operate it.

It has a huge delay when operating it, sometimes it does not automatically come on through the TV when you switch it on. When recording TV programmes it regularly cuts off the ending even thou the time is set at exactly the same as the TV.!!!

Jul, 2012

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

May, 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).

Nov, 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

Oct, 2011

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: 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

Sep, 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...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Sony RDR-DC205

 

very easy to record and series link programmes,

annoying that we can't switch btween dvd & tv although both Sony without switching dvd off, some commands take ages to complete eg deleting a 30 min recording takes 18 seconds and switching off takes 3 min. moving to & from radio difficult. very busy...

Aug, 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Compatible battery sizes:AA

Color

Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250

Display

Display: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:JPG

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250

Loudspeakers

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Management Features

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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 10.2 x 2.81
Number of TV tuners:2
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50/60Hz
Remote Control Type:RMT-D258P

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Record Modes

Max DVD recording time:425

Storage

Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
Plug and Play: Yes

Video

Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/27MHz