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Sony RDR-HXD 870

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

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Excellent

ProGoes way beyond just being a TV recorder

ConsYou 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

ProLarge hard drive, music jukebox, price.

ConsSize 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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Super

ProAlthough limited, a solidly built bit of hardware ...

ConsSingle tuner, Likes to go into standby after recor...

I've had a few of the RDR HXD range from Sony. I'm not generally a Sony fan but this seems to be the machine others are compared against for the following reasons; Build Quality - Its no heavyweight but equally saying will not move when a button is pressed on the front - it feels reassuring...

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Excellent

“Sony RDR-HXD 870”

published 13/08/2007

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

Consnone 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

ProPicture quality, series recording, connectivity, e...

ConsSoftware 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

ProEasy to use with long record time on the HDD

Consnone

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

Protwin tuners hdmi upscaling

Conseven 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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“one of the best!”

published 23/05/2008

Prohas almost everything

Conscan'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

ProSuperb picture, ease of use and Sony quality

ConsNone

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.

Product Information : Sony RDR-HXD 870

Manufacturer's product description

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 latest TV channels in digital clarity.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Sony

Table / Portable: not Portable

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Recorder

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 160

DVB-S: No

DVB-C: No

DVB-T: No

Progressive Scan: Yes

Show View: without 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: Without DivX Playback

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

Double Layer Recording: Yes

Blu-ray Recording: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

MP3 Recording: No

DTS Decoder: without DTS Decoder

Real Dolby: without Real Dolby

HDMI Interface: With HDMI Connection

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Ethernet: No

PCMCIA Interface: No

USB Interface: Yes

W-LAN Connection: No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Memory Stick: No

Multimedia Card: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Smart Media Card: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Number of Scart interfaces: 1

xD-Picture Card: No

TV Tuner: Digital tuner

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

Power: AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

DVD: DVD recorder

Colour: Silver, Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43 cm x 28.6 cm x 7.7 cm

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

Product Description: Sony RDR-HXD870S - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner, Sony RDR-HXD870B - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Remote Control: Remote control - infrared

Audio: Stereo

Video Features

Electronic Programme Guide: Digital EPG

Clock & Alarm

Timer: Record, 32-event

Clock: Yes (digital)

Remote Control

Remote Control Technology: Infrared

Type: Remote control

Technology: Infrared

Connections

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

Power

Voltage Required: AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

Type: Internal

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: IR blaster, remote control, aerial cable

TV Tuner

Type: Digital tuner

Reception System: PAL, SECAM

Digital Player (Recorder)

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

DVD Features

DVD Additional Features: Progressive scanning, JPEG photo playback

Video Noise Reduction: Yes

DVD

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3

Supported Digital Video Standards: DivX

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

Media Type: CD-R, CD-RW, SVCD, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD, CD, Video CD, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL

Type: DVD recorder

Upscaling: Yes

Audio System

Output Mode: Stereo

System

Features: Simultaneous recording and playback, chasing playback, PictBridge compatible

A/V System Recommended Use: Home

Max Recording Capacity: 455 hour(s)

General

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Black

Height: 7.7 cm

Depth: 28.6 cm

Width: 43 cm

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

MPN: RDRHXD870S.EC2, RDRHXD870S, RDRHXD870B.EC2, RDRHXD870B, RDRHXD870B.CEK, RDRHXD870S.CEK

Recording Features

High Speed Dubbing: Yes

Synchro Start: Yes

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes

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