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Sony RDR-HXD970

Sony RDR-HXD970
alaScore 77

105 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, price, design, reliability

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Sony RDR-HXD970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 69 user reviews of Sony RDR-HXD970 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

usability, image quality, design, price, reliability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony RDRHXD970 - 250GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder With FreeviewSony RDRHXD970 - 250GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder With Freeview

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Sony RDR-HXD970 review


The old ‘you get what you pay for' mantra doesn't always hold true in gadget-ville. For every Samsung LCD bargain, there's an overpriced Bose radio. But the old Sony RDR-HXD860 DVD recorder got it spot on – it was expensive, but it was also the best....

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I was looking to buy a HDD recorder for a while. After reading some reviews and visiting my local shop, I decided to hand my money over and buy the Sony D970B. I have been blown away by how easy this is to use, and paired with my 32 Sony Bravia LCD...

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HD out of date


HD out of date, surely a blue ray dvd recorder is on it's way, this one is yesterdays technology?...

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A heap of rubbish - avoid !


I have had this Sony RDRHXD970 DVD recorder for a couple of months now and quite frankly I wish I had never bought it !...

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Sony RDRHXD970/870/770 or Panasonic EX77 ???? or a Humax


I spent ages researching all this, a good 2 months. I was going to buy the sony 970 but at the last minute changed my mind and got...

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Excellent DVD recorder


We bought this Sony RDRHXD970 DVD recorder HDD two months ago and we are really impressed by all its functionalities. HDD recordin...

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Sony RDRHXD970B DVD Recorder 250GB HDD


This was a replacement for a Panasonic DHR95H.

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AVI's through USB port and on internal HDD


I've setup easier DVD devices than the Sony RDRHXD970 HDD DVD recorder - this was a bit frustrating, but got it to my satifaction ...

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No automatic buffering.


I was about to buy this Sony RDRHXD970 HDD DVD recorder to replace an old philips hd recorder when I saw the 'pause live tv' featu...

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sony new dvd recorders for 2007


The Sony RDRHXD970 HDD DVD recorder is a very good machine i bought the 970 to replace my sony rdrhx510 , but what many people won...


Product Specifications

RDR-HXD970B is a full-featured DVD Recorder/Hard Disk Drive with Integrated Dual Digital and Analog Tuner, 250GB capacity and photo and music management features.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:DVB-T
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

MD System

Type: None

Radio System

Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

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