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New Sony DVD recorders disappoint with analogue tuners

April 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Sony 725 DVD recorder

Despite being an early advocate of digital tuner DVD recorders, the two latest HDD/DVD models from Sony UK disappointingly have only analogue tuners. The RDR-HX525 (which replaces the RDRHX510) and RDR-HX725 (pictured above) boast 80GB and 160GB hard drive capacity respectively, but apart from that share comparable specifications.
As neither has a Freeview tuner, they come with the Guide Plus+ EPG to aid recording. Compatible formats are limited to –R/-RW and +R/+RW, as well as DVD+ R double layer discs. On the plus side, the units have an HQ+ recording mode which allows the user to record to the HDD at a rate of 15Mbps for the highest possible picture quality.

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