Sony RDR-HDC500 HDD/DVD recorder

A 500GB Sony DVD recorder

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  • Expert Rating

    3.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.50 / 5 (of 5 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 799.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Jeremy

0.0

1

Pros
None
Cons
Loses track of programs and misses the end
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It's rubbish.Do NOT buy.

Trevor

2.5

2

Pros
Great Picture Quality
Cons
High Speed Dubbing absent
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When my wife decided to get a new Aquas Tv I thought I'd get this recorder as the previous model HXD 890 I use in another room was superb. Super Fast high speed dubbing, excellent choice of menu backgrounds, fantastic thumbnail capability, razor sharp editing. Quite simply THE BEST Sony machine I have ever owned.
I assumed (never assume!) that this new version (for 2010) would be evern more advanced - WRONG!
As a player it is great NTSC PAL any region no problem. Blu Ray doesn't bother me as I don't intend getting any Blu Ray discs. As a recorder it really sucks. Real time dubbing, no thumbnail capability, no fancy menu backgrounds, no way to adjust you titles. Just terrible.
I was lucky it was on special at the time. Why couldn't they have just upgraded from the far superior HXD 890 incorporating all of those fantatsic functions in this unit.
Sorry Sony this one is a real disappointment.

Eddie

3.5

3

Pros
clear pics
Cons
keeps loosing digital tuning
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Every couple of weeks i loose the digital signal and need to retune it ,pain in the ass

Steve

0.0

4

Pros
???
Cons
???
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Same problem as smamzoid mine wont turn off has to be turned off at the power outlet. Goes into update mode all the time when that feature is turned off. I'm on my second one took the first back and still the same, also I've an earlier model which is much easier to use. I wont be buying sony products again.

Spamazoid

2.5

5

Pros
when it works. good quality recording, all local hd channels were easy to programme in and work
Cons
too basic
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mine failed after only 3 weeks, wouldn't turn on, RMA'd and it took 3 months to get it back, they replaced the main board, but it still has issues

constantly goes into update mode when it has been shutdown despite having them all turned off and it takes too long to turn off (like a few mins).

the compatibility with codecs is bismal, have to convert everything to square box mode

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