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★★★★★

“Bargain of the decade”

Written on: 26/08/2016

We bought two RDRHXD710 HDD Freeview recorders when they hit the shelves in 2005ish.... even @£500 a piece they were a good investment. Nowadays (2016) they can be had for £39 on eBay. If you can live without HDMI (as they are scart only) I would still recommend. Excellent picture quality, easy setup and setting the timer is a breeze. Yes! We have been pausing LIVE TV for over a decade. There is nothing I do not like about this machine… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I bought this for my mother in December 2005, and she...”

Written on: 23/12/2009

I bought this for my mother in December 2005, and she was delighted. Learned really fast how to use it, and still today, 4 years after, she sees advantages with this model compared to many new ones, especially in terms of functionality and handling. There has not been a single problem in the 4 years since she got it, and she is a daily user. Last night we watched a film on its DVD while she was recording something on the telly to the HD.
Only thing I would like to do now is maybe to upgrade the… Read Full Review

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“Bought the box two years ago and have never been...”

Written on: 16/08/2008 by dharper (1 review written)

Bought the box two years ago and have never been satisfied. It is getting worse. The unreliability of this model makes viewing television a chore… Read Full Review

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“Of all my DVD recorders the Sony 710 was the easiest...”

Written on: 13/07/2008 by Gerschwiler (1 review written)

Of all my DVD recorders the Sony 710 was the easiest to use for recording and editing. I also have Toshiba XS30 XV48, JVC MV1 and MX1, Pioneer, 5100 Yamaha, Hitachi etc recorders
Sadly the second Sony RDR-HXD710 suffered from the same poor quality as my JVC MX1 and failed in its second year - neither machines had seen a lot of use. I was foolish enough to try and repair the JVC spending £100 at official repairer - only to find they had NOT repair it - so I will not be throwing good money… Read Full Review

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“This will be the the last Sony product I ever buy. ...”

Written on: 25/01/2008 by tonysw (1 review written)

This will be the the last Sony product I ever buy. Whatever you buy, get extended warranty. Bought mine 21 months ago. (I paid £408) DVD Writer can't format disks any more - apparently not enough power being supplied to laser. £170 for a dealer to fix it, £135 + p&p to buy a drive and fit it yourself. £220 to buy a new HXD870… Read Full Review

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“The Sony RDR Hxd710 hard drive recorder worked well of...”

Written on: 24/01/2008

The Sony RDR Hxd710 hard drive recorder worked well of a year but now is so unreliable that it has become unusable.
A web search shows my problems occur with other users but Sony say all is OK
Fails to record the second program if programs overlap
hangs … Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“With its integrated Freeview tuner, hard disk and DVD...”

Written on: 30/04/2006 by Sony Fan (32 reviews written)

With its integrated Freeview tuner, hard disk and DVD recorder, the Sony RDR-HXD710 promises to offer all the benefits of a PVR and DVD recorder in one box. And boy does it deliver! I've had my HXD710 for just over four months, and I'm can honestly say that I am completely delighted with it.

I bought it after considering a twin-tuner PVR to replace my existing Humax single-tuner PVR, but I decided on the Sony primarily because it offered the chance to archive digital recordings from the hard… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Yep! I was going digital at last! I opted for a top...”

Written on: 17/04/2006 by Barry50 (2 reviews written)

Yep! I was going digital at last! I opted for a top make DVD recorder (as was my VCR) to get the best results. Sony certainly have done well with the RDR-HXD710. However, it takes some getting used to as it has a lot of functions, and some are not immediately obvious to the average user. To make life easier I suggest recording onto the HDD first and editing before making a DVD copy; especially programmes on commercial channels. I also found that transferring a taped program wasn't always… Read Full Review

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“The Sony RDR-HXD710 DVD recorder is a superb piece of...”

Written on: 08/01/2006 by andyecp (1 review written)

The Sony RDR-HXD710 DVD recorder is a superb piece of kit. I spent ages deciding which DVD/HDD recorder to buy, and I am certain I couldn't do better. It is SO easy to use - even my wife can use it! Having the integral Freeview box makes it extra-easy. As well as watching something that's still recording, you can watch something you've recorded already while you're recording something else. Dubbing to DVD is easy. Quality is A1. No more arguments about which tape is free, or frantically… Read Full Review

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