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Specification for Sony RDR-HX900


Features:
  • Universal DVD-R/DVD-RW, DVD+R/+RW recorder and player with built-in 160 GB hard-disk drive
  • Record up to 5 hours of audio/video content per single-sided 4.7 GB DVD; record and store up to 204 hours/8.5 days of AV content on the HDD
  • High-speed dubbing from HDD to DVD (up to 24x)
  • Front-panel i.Link digital interface (DV/D8) provides simple, high-quality connection to camcorders
  • Timer recording with advanced electronic program guide
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    ★☆☆☆☆

    “Took my Sony RDR HX900 unit to Sony Service Centre...”

    Written on: 03/09/2006 by Peter Pollard (2 reviews written)

    Took my Sony RDR HX900 unit to Sony Service Centre with list of faults at the end of the warranty period. All the faults are still there but Sony refuses to authorise any repairs as they say the warranty has expired. Having paid almost £600 for what I thought was the best product on the market, I am left with a unit that will only do what a £250 unit will do. Lesson, don't buy Sony. The cheaper stuff they produce has never been very good but their top end products are normally very good… Read Full Review

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    Cippico's Response to Peter Pollard's Review

    Written on: 29/09/2006

    As with every disatisfied customer, there's a hundred satisfied ones. I have owned my HX900 for over two years now. Not once has it misbehaved. It always records what I tell it and the recordings are wonderous to behold. OK, it was overpriced to begin with, but with kit like this, you've just gotta have it!

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    ★★☆☆☆

    “I don't know why my Sony RDR HX900 DVD recorder...”

    Written on: 04/01/2006 by spikeyy (1 review written)

    I don't know why my Sony RDR HX900 DVD recorder doesn't let me record on to a DVD from a video?? I have finalized the disc, and I am a bit sad because we paid 1400 Australian dollars for it, and I can't play a DVD on our 2 other DVD players that has been recorded on the Sony!… Read Full Review

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    Robertstereo's Response to 223528_spikeyy's Review

    Written on: 19/11/2006

    Hello there! No, I don't own a Sony DVD recorder, but I own a Panasonic model, and it just occurred to me that perhaps you have a compatibility issue? Some standalone DVD players will only play DVD-R discs, not DVD+R or anything else! Of course the discs have to be finalized.

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    ★★★☆☆

    “The Sony RDR HX900 DVD Recorder is a great machine,...”

    Written on: 22/08/2005 by JohnE5 (1 review written)

    The Sony RDR HX900 DVD Recorder is a great machine, and would probably be the hands down choice of any serious stand alone recorder purchaser, if it had edit functions that are basic on competitor's models. Not being able to split titles on the HDD makes it difficult to maintain high quality recordings when transferred to DVD. The only way I have found to overcome the split issue, is to record the first hour of a movie or show, and then record the 2nd, 3rd hour etc... as a separate timer… Read Full Review

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    ★★☆☆☆

    “The biggest tragedy about the Sony RDR HX900 machine...”

    Written on: 13/04/2005 by jacksmss (1 review written)

    The biggest tragedy about the Sony RDR HX900 machine is that you can't divide programs that are recorded on the hard drive into smaller segments to dub onto the dvd-r. Let's say you recorded 8 hours of TV and now you want to split that into 8 one hour programs and dub them into separate dvds, good luck. The built in TV guide timer recording is very weak also. this unit does less things than other ones at half the price. Don't make the mistake I made. Avoid the Sony get the Panasonic… Read Full Review

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    Hanskra's Response to jacksmss's Review

    Written on: 20/04/2005

    Have you read page 70 of the manual on how to divide titles?
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    <br>Let me know if it works, because it's important for me, I also consider buying this unit, but not without the ability to divide a title.
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    <br>Thanks.
    <br>Hans

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    Jumbo's Response to jacksmss's Review

    Written on: 09/05/2005

    The Divide feature is for DVD-RW only .. NOT the hard drive.
    <br>But if you plan recordings well this is not a problem.
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    <br>Just buy a DVD-RW and make playlists and lots else.
    <br>Text input is clunky ... yes.
    <br>The remote control is just fine.
    <br>A great machine ..

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    ★★★★☆

    “The Sony RDR HX900 is a nice consumer grade product...”

    Written on: 22/03/2005 by R G Love (1 review written)

    The Sony RDR HX900 is a nice consumer grade product that does allow good ease of use for the occasional home video user. It has a few bonus features and can fit with other equipment to allow DVD production for the home video enthusiast.

    We own numerous video units and in fact one of our users actually is a principal owner of a video production company and animation house in Orlando with years of experience with customers from Disney, Universal, Paramount, GE, OtoAssociates, and other… Read Full Review

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    “I have had the Sony RDR HX900 DVD recorder for 2...”

    Written on: 01/01/2005 by andymillikin (12 reviews written)

    I have had the Sony RDR HX900 DVD recorder for 2 months now and use it all the time. It interrogates Teletext to write in the program name and you can add a thumbnail too. I have archived all of my videos and easily put them onto DVD. You can do chase playback with the hard drive and with DVD-RW. It is multiformat and the picture quality in Long Play is superb. It writes to DVD at exceptional speed too. The response to the remote control can be tardy and the editing facility is… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★

    “I bought a Sony RDR HX900 2 days ago, I ordered on...”

    Written on: 25/12/2004 by andyforster (1 review written)

    I bought a Sony RDR HX900 2 days ago, I ordered on line £500, well worth the money. The remote is one touch. Everything about this DVD recorder is excellent. It has a massive hard drive and easy one touch to change from hdd to disc. If you're thinking of buying a DVD recorder this is the one for you. Compatible with sky TV and motor satellite decoders… Read Full Review

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