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The Sony RDR-HXD870B is a DVD Recorder / Hard Disk Drive with Integrated Dual Digital and Analog Tuner, and series link recording function. Its Integrated Dual Digital and Analog Tuner delivers the lat...

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Goes way beyond just being a TV recorder

You have to read through 172 pages to find out to ...

Like it or not, Freeview TV is coming - that's the over-the-air digital TV that bit by bit will see off analogue TV, and in fact the process has started, with the whole country slated to be 'cut over' by 2012. Just being able to watch it, assuming you can (I'm conveniently forgetting any aerial...

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Excellent

“Another winner from Sony.”

published 29/12/2007

Large hard drive, music jukebox, price.

Size of instruction manual.

I recently upgraded my old Dvd recorder which had an 80 Gig hard drive to this Sony RDR-HXD870B with a 160 Gig drive. The fact that i paid nearly £150 more 3 years ago for my older 80 Gig recorder only goes to show how much prices have fallen and now is the best time to purchase these products...

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Excellent

“Sony RDR-HXD 870”

published 13/08/2007

Built in HDD, Plays Alomost All media, Built in Fr...

none that i can think of

I have always wanted someway to keep all my media and films together and playable from the main TV in my house, and when I saw this I knew that this was the solution to my problem I can now get rid of all those old VHS tapes and have all my favourite content in one place and be playable from my...

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Excellent

Picture quality, series recording, connectivity, e...

Software issues, Freeview EPG takes time to popula...

Sony RDR-HXD870S We've used the Sony since summer '07 as our sole Freeview box and as a way of archiving TV series and films recorded via our Sky+ system. The only difference between the 870S and the 870B illustrated above is colour - the 870S is silver (to match the rest of our AV kit). I'll...

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Excellent

“Sony DVD/HDD”

published 27/06/2008

Easy to use with long record time on the HDD

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What a piece of kit this is, it is so simple to use and set up. It had lots of really good features and a long recording time on the hard disk. There are lots of different settings for recording quality and time but when you get down to the low end then the recording time might be high but the...

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Excellent

“sony rdr-hxd 870”

published 20/02/2008

twin tuners hdmi upscaling

even bigger hard drive would be good

I have changed to this unit from a Samsung machine, the advantage is this has an analogue and digital freeview tuner, it also has the facility to pause live TV and record to the Hard Drive, or the DVD discs. this also has the ability to record to more formats. this feature is particularly useful...

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Excellent

published 02/04/2008

This is brilliant bit of kit with loads of hard drive space to record from external sources such as a vcr and from the in built freeview tuner.

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Super

“one of the best!”

published 23/05/2008

has almost everything

can't record 2 channels

In my opinion this is a very good pvr. it has vast functionality and can cope with a high demand. After looking for hours on end for an affordabe dvd/harddrive/freeview recorder I found this, also with the safety and style of being a sony product. The epg is in a sky+ style and the recording...

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Excellent

“sony rdr-hxd 870”

published 24/03/2011

Superb picture, ease of use and Sony quality

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I recently purchased this dvd recorder to replace my faithful old Pansonic and to be honest the Sony RDR- HXD blows it out of the water. The picture quality is absolutely superb on both HDD and DVD format. This plays/records HDD VR mode, HDD Video mode, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+Rdl, DVD-R, DVD...

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published 03/10/2010

Transfer recordings from HDD to an external device to free up space What are the limitations of front panel USB port? I want to free space on HDD and transfer recordings to an...
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published 05/10/2010

Unfortunately, according to spec, the 2 USB ports (1x type a, 1x type b) can only be used for downloading files or outputting pictures to a Pictbridge compatible printer. The only digital back-up you can do is to DVD. Some Freeview PVRs can transfer files (eg Topfield and some Humax), but the situation is actually getting worse. My new 3View HD Freeview box can't transfer files because the programme guide for HD programmes copyrights the files.

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