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Sony RDRHDC300

Sony RDRHDC300
alaScore 82

6 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Sony RDRHDC300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 6 reviews)

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Sony RDR-HDC300 HDD/DVD recorder

 

The Sony RDR-HDC300 is a high-definition HDD/DVD recorder with a 320GB hard drive. It slots in-between the Sony RDR-HDC 100 (120GB) and Sony RDR-HDC500 (500GB) in the company's PVR line-up. Apart from hard drive capacity, all three models are...

User-friendly interface, good codec support, plenty of connectivity options

Only one TV tuner, limited DVD recording options, bulky design

The DVD recording options are also limited. We couldn’t get the RDR-HDC300 to record external content to disc - instead, you need to use the hard drive first and then transfer your recordings to DVD. To make matters worse, this can only be done in...

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Sony RDR-HDC300

 

Sony's latest PVR is functional, but the lack of a dual-tuner really hurts.

Easy installation ; DivX support

Single tuner only ; Remote layout could be better

At its AU$749 asking price, the RDR-HDC300 feels a little underpowered. Quite why Sony's opted for a single digital tuner is baffling, as there's plenty of competition at this price point that does offer dual-tuner support.

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Sony RDR-HDC300

 

Most previous reviewers are a bit harsh. The unit is made with quality and works very well. If you must record two shows at once or record straight to DVD then this model is not for you...otherwise I can recommend. If you want junk to review try the...

quality engineering andgood physical finish

lack of twin tuners

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Sony RDR-HDC300

 

Where to start. As far as I am concerned there is nothing remotely good about this crap box which is surprising given that a standard def RDR-HXD890 which I also have performs very well.

Nothing

Plenty

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Sony RDR-HDC300

 

My parents have one of these, bought recently for $399 (160GB) and the larger capacity devices are also a fair bit cheaper now. Given they never learned how to use either the Panasonic or Grundig DVD recorder that preceeded it, I am glad they have...

Ease of Use

Dual Tuner

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Sony RDR-HDC300

 

When it comes to recording anything onto a DVD forget it! This recorder is out of its depth when you compare it to a Panasonic or even an LG, in fact I find it inferior to the Sony SD predecessors.

Nothing

Plenty

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