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Sony RDRHDC100 / RDRHDC300 / RDRHDC500

Sony RDRHDC100 / RDRHDC300 / RDRHDC500
alaScore 64

34 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Sony RDRHDC100 / RDRHDC300 / RDRHDC500. The average rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony RDRHDC100 / RDRHDC300 / RDRHDC500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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I purchased this recorder back in 2011, and yes it records what I wanted it to, and stored on the HDD many hours of old home movies, in the hope of being able to digitise them however dubbing from HDD to a DVD is a pain in the preverbial back talk...

Jun, 2016

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Refuses to play DVD's


Have had this device for about 4-5 years (?) and have used it mainly to store and replay movies using the hard drive. Pretty 'clunky' to edit, re-name, etc. but overall the HDD does what it is designed to do. However, the DVD player will now only play...

Mar, 2016

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Good for a bit, then total collapse


I bought this recorder for my father-in-law based on the brand name Sony. I thought a Sony was a sure thing. I was wrong. About 18 months after buying it, it simply died. Manual reset didn't work. Hard reset didn't work. Impossible to update firmware...

Jan, 2016

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I've had this unit for a few years now and now I only use it to record TV. Now it will play only 1 in 10 DVDs, this has be ome gradually worse over the years. I've tried disc cleaning products and cleaning discs before I load but nothing has worked. I...

Oct, 2015

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Welcome without progression


is so much more reliable than my HDC300 and does a lot more than the HDC series that I want. The one improvement with the HDC300 was the ability to record HD channels, nothing else in my view. Standard Def'n is OK for recording on the HDX series....

Aug, 2015

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What a piece of crap !!


Won't even play my Sony music DVDs. How can they make a machine that won't play their own stuff. Had same run around from Customer service as others have had. Purchased from Dick Smith but they don't want to know !! NICE service from them refused...

Feb, 2015

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High Price El Cheapo quality avoid!


layed, even new DVDs straight out of the packet it wont play. Now other functions progressively not working as previous reviewers have described. PLUS it does NOT play DVDs from other regions. For an expensive player with supposed high quality and...

Does not play all regions, Progressive and rapid decline in functionality, Expensive peice of trash

Aug, 2014

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For the price tag there should be more - but even basic functions are ridiculous


ould finalise the old discs + had HD tuner it it. It's nothing like the old Sony, won't burn DVDs fast unless the sun/moon and stars align, the winds blowing in the correct direction. Then if it does start burning, it locks up at 0% for no reason....

Relatively easy menu for DVD titles (extra spaces all over)

Single HD tuner (should have been double for price), doesn't burn at high speed, can't watch TV while burning, burns to incorrect aspect ratio, locks up

Aug, 2014

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Trouble with a capital "T"


unters at Sony don't seem to care if they trash ant goodwill of what was a brand with a name for quality. Well done! You've lost me as a future customer! To me Sony now = shonky

At least it doesn't take up too much space in the recycle bin!

It's very disappointing

Feb, 2014

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Is this really a Sony?


This model didn't scale up to the reputation of a Sony product. Dubbing to a dvd is a lottery - sometimes it does it sometimes, for no obvious reason it does not (on the same type of dvd). Terrible indication of what actually it is doing - sometimes it...

Dec, 2013

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