HD PVR + Blu-ray recorder price comparison: Panasonic vs. Sony vs. LG

We compare the price, features and image quality of HD PVRs/Blu-ray recorders from Sony, LG and Panasonic

HD PVRs and Blu-ray recorders are hard drive-equipped entertainment systems that let you record television in high-definition. Most models come with useful additional features, including 1080p DVD upscaling, inbuilt digital TV tuners, multimedia support (DivX, MP3, JPG, etc) and access to popular websites such as YouTube.

[See also: Blu-ray player price comparison: Sony vs. Panasonic.]

If you're looking to buy a HD PVR or Blu-ray recorder, take a look at these popular models from Sony, LG and Panasonic (to read our in-depth review, click on the accompanying photos). Make sure to compare the price, features and image quality of each product -- some are better than others.

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Sony RDR-HDC500

The Sony RDR-HDC500 is a reliable HDD/DVD recorder that lets itself down in a few key areas.

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  • 14th May, 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • 500GB hard drive, user-friendly interface, lots of ports and connections, supports most file formats (DivX, etc.)
  • Cons:
  • No second HD TV tuner, too expensive, DVD recording options could be better
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