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This Hard Disk Drive DVD Recorder with Integrated digital and analog tuner, features BRAVIA Sync and 1080p upscaling via HDMI.

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Review of "Sony RDRHXD890B.CEK"

published 13/06/2009 | mstmst124
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Pro good picture easy to record, lots of conectivity
Cons The Price
Picture Playback
Sound Level
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
Remote Control

"A good Feature rich DVD/HDD freeview recorder"

from my experience I have not had any problems at all. the instillation is very simple as you are just walked through the options step buy step the hard work is done for you.
The remote control is simple as well were as its all 1 press of a button to get where you need. The recording quality can be very good if you have it on the highest quality but will reduce the hours to record which is 80 Hours. can record upto 400 hours at that length the picture is fairly good just a bit less than VHS quality. The playback of DVD is as good as you could expect from a DVD player it has realist colours and the sound is in stereo recordings can be copied from DVD to HDD or the other way around without having to watch them by 1 button press.
The included free view receiver has everything a standard box including teletext and has a fine picture to it. It was easy to tune in as it searches for the channels its self. you will get all the channels you get on a stand alone box.
to get a recording up there is 1 main button to do that and then you get a preview of your recording and you click on the recording you want to watch.

This has lots of options to set the picture and sound and recordings as you would want them.

I would recommend this product to somebody who want a reliable, high quality box that has freeview DVD recorder and HDD Recorder all in one at a reasonable price

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  • firedragon911 published 13/06/2009
    nice review =)
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Product Information : Sony RDRHXD890B.CEK

Manufacturer's product description

This Hard Disk Drive DVD Recorder with Integrated digital and analog tuner, features BRAVIA Sync and 1080p upscaling via HDMI.

Product Details


EAN: 4905524484403, 5013493107373, 4905524484427, 4905524484434, 4905524484458

Manufacturer: Sony

Table / Portable: not Portable

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Recorder, with DVD Recorder

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 160





IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Show View: with Show View

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): GUIDE Plus+

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DVD-RAM Playback: DVD-RAM Player

DivX Playback: With DivX Playback, DivX Player

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

HD-DVD Playback: No

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

DVD-R Recording: Yes

DVD+R Recording: Yes

DVD-RW Recording: Yes

DVD+RW Recording: Yes

DVD-RAM Recording: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

Blu-ray Recording: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

MP3 Encoding: No

DTS Decoder: with DTS Decoder

Real Dolby: Dolby Digital Plus

Progressive Scan: Yes

1080p Upscaling: Yes

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Ethernet: No

USB Interface: Yes

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes

Number of Scart interfaces: 2


DLNA certified: No

BD Live: No

3D: No

PC Streaming: No

Width in mm: 430

Height in mm: 75, 76.5

Depth in mm: 288

Weight in Grams: 4400

WiFi Connectivity: No

Number of Discs: 1

RDS/EON: without RDS/EON


Network Music System: No

Dolby / DTS: with Dolby Digital + DTS

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): without Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)

Number of Output Channels: 2 + Subwoofer (2.1)

iPod Control: No

Width of Front Speaker in mm: 95

Height of Front Speaker in mm: 215

Depth of Front Speaker in mm: 105

Internet Radio: No

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback

RMS Wattage: 50

Wireless Speakers: Wired Speakers

CD Player / Recorder: CD Player

Number of Speakers: 3 Speakers

Sound Projector: No

Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

TV Tuner: Standard

Remote Control: Remote control - infrared

Audio: Stereo

Digital Player (Recorder): Digital player

DVD: DVD recorder

Colour: Silver, Black

Weight: 4.7 kg

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43 cm x 28.8 cm x 7.7 cm

Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Product Description: Sony RDR-HXD890S - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner, Sony RDR-HXD890B - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

MP3 Recording: No

W-LAN Connection: No

Double Layer Recording: Yes


Power Consumption Operational: 47 Watt

Type: Internal


Cables Included: Antenna cable

Included Accessories: IR blaster


Connector Type: 1 x USB ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) - front ¦ 1 x USB ( 4 PIN USB Type B ) - front ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 PIN FireWire ) - front ¦ 1 x S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - front ¦ 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front ¦ 2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear ¦ 1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear ¦ 1 x component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ 1 x SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear ¦ 1 x G-Link Interface - rear

Remote Control

Technology: Infrared

Type: Remote control

Clock & Alarm

Clock: Yes (digital)

Digital TV Tuner

Tuner Qty: 1

Digital TV Tuner Type: DVB-T

Video Features

Electronic Programme Guide: Digital EPG, GUIDE Plus+

TV Tuner

Reception System: PAL, SECAM

Tuner Qty: 1

Type: Standard

Recording Features

High Speed Dubbing: Yes

Digital Player (Recorder)

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3

Device Type: Digital player

Features: JPEG photo playback

DVD Features

DVD Additional Features: JPEG photo playback


Supported Digital Audio Standards: PCM, MP3

Supported Digital Video Standards: DivX, MPEG-1, MPEG-2

Media Load Type: Tray

Programmability: 32 events / 1 month

Video D/A Converter: 10bit / 108MHz

Recordable Media: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL


Type: DVD recorder

Upscaling: Yes


Coaxial Digital Output: Yes

Audio System

Digital Audio Format: Dolby Digital output

Output Mode: Stereo


Features: Progressive scanning (line doubling), simultaneous recording and playback, chasing playback, USB 2.0 compatibility, PictBridge compatible

A/V System Recommended Use: Home


Enclosure Colour: Silver, Black

Weight: 4.7 kg

Height: 7.7 cm

Depth: 28.8 cm

Width: 43 cm

Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner



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