Currently priced around: £280 - £300 ( August 2006)
Although the 80GB hard drive may be a little small for most users, this does not incur a problem asmost programs you can watch and afterwards erase. The Song RDR-HX510S incorporates a range of features including 'Chasing Playback' which allows the viewer to watch a show from the beginning whilst it is being recorded.
Overall this machine is easy to use and has the fantastic picture quality expected of a sony unit.
- DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW DVD+RW Recording (dual RW compatibility)
- HDD : 80 GB
- High Picture Quality : HQ+ recording and Dynamic VBR dubbing using HDD
- Pause Live TV
- MP3 Playback & JPEG Playback ( CD-R/RW )
This model is clearly quality. Since the recordable DVD players overtook the VHS market, people have been looking for a solid replacement to their VHS. In this model i believe they have found it. Affordable in comparison to other models, this player is clearly one of the best available. It delivers a strong sense of reliablity to the customer. With a hard disk space of 80 Gb, this player can store a massive amount of television programmmes, for example. Its playing capability is also reasonably impressive and not prone to freeze etc. recording can also be done whilst a film is watched meaning that you can view more programmes than you were previously able to. Therefore, i recommend this product to people seeking a recordable DVD player.
Featuring IQ Recording, the RDR-HX510 is the ideal entry-level product for those wanting to improve their home entertainment experience. The RDR-HX510 boasts 80GB HDD capability. The HQ+ recording realizes the original video source signals as accurately as possible by recording onto the hard disk at 15Mbps; a higher bit rate than the DVD-Video standard bit rate. In addition the RDR-HX510 has a newly developed D-Matrix Noise Reduction feature that diminishes 'digital noise' using three different noise reduction technologies simultaneously, depending on the characteristic of the picture. Including DVD-RW/-R and DVD+RW/+R compatibility, the DVD player is the perfect DVD/HDD recorder for all entertainment enthusiasts.