[[artnid:346627|Sony RDR-HDC500 Full HD HDD/DVD recorder]] (RRP: $799)
As the official sponsors of this year’s FIFA World Cup, Sony is touting the RDR-HDC500 directly to footy fans. It will allow you to capture all the action from South African in astonishing Full HD (it says so right here).
The Sony RDR-HDC500 comes with a 500GB hard drive and possesses a very friendly user interface. The inclusion of a DVD recorder also means you can burn your favourite matches to disc – without using a PC. Other highlights include 1080p upscaling, a USB port for media playback, Bravia Sync, DivX support, a DTS Digital output and the ability to pause live TV. Unfortunately, the RDR-HDC500 doesn't have dual HD tuners or any fast dubbing options. Nonetheless it remains a reasonable option for chronicling the World Cup.
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