Sony RDR-HDC500 HDD/DVD recorder

A 500GB Sony DVD recorder

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  • Expert Rating

    3.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.50 / 5 (of 5 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 799.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Carole

1.0

1

Pros
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Cons
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26 May 2011 we purchased a Sony DVD Recorder RDR-HDC500. We naturally assumed this would be an enhanced Model of previous recorders.

I have found that this Model is not as intuitive as the earlier model and the old model is more user friendly.

I am a teacher/librarian and as part of my duties I record educational programs on TV, edit them and dub them on to DVDs. To do this I need to use A-B Erase to remove the advertisements, or other unwanted chapters. On the RDR-HDC500 in the A-B Erase feature the chapters are not shown. This makes editing extremely more difficult & time consuming.

On the RDR-HDC100/300/500 the “previous/next” section of the remote, the instant replay/instant advance feature 5 seconds>15 seconds>30 seconds>1 minute> advancing in 10 minute intervals is not available.-

The absence of these features makes A-B Erase editing extremely difficult.

I am extremely disappointed that important features like this would be eliminated in a new product. I assumed that purchasing another SONY DVD recorder would include previous features and other improvements. I believe the NEW RDR-HDC500 is inferior to the RDR-HXD870: the only improvement is that it has an HD tuner and more disc space.

Terry

3.0

2

Pros
EPG
Cons
Only 1 tuner
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Go to the sony site or ring them.You need to get a download of your PC in some areas.I had the same problem.

Lindsay

2.5

3

Pros
the picture clarity
Cons
the EPG Recording process
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I have just purchased a Sony DVD Recorder HDC500.
When using the One Button Recording - Using the EPG, as per the manual, the DVD recorder starts OK, but then turns off whilst recording after approx. 6 minutes every time, and not at the end of the EPG program time ??
Can you help please ???

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