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Info about the new Sony RDR HX710/910 ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Ysl, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Ysl

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    Who knows what's new compared to the 700/900 models ?

    If you were thinking about buying a Sony, you should maybe wait....

    Thanks
     
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    Approximately same specs as the models they're replacing except that the larger model (910) will have HDMI port and both models will have Freeview Tuners (AT LAST!).
    Sony Centre literature says release is September though.
     
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    I was told September as well - which would be about a year after the HX1000 and thus sounds about right. This time last year we were all patiently waiting for the 'Easter' release of the HX1000 - but it still didn't happen until Summer.
     
  4. Ysl

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    I've read that they will be dual layer DVD
     
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    Yes - as are the new LG models and probably the new upper end Panasonics.
     
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    Could you explain a bit about "Duel Layer DVD" please?
    Does this mean double the capacity and are there any compatability issues, such as with existing single layer machines or between manufacturers?
     
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    Almost - it offers 8.5GB (in real terms a little over 8000MBs you can use) whereas DVDR offers 4.7GB (around 4300MB useable).

    It's too early to say. A DVD+R DL recorded with DVD-ROM booktype seems to be very compatible - more so than DVD+R - although any figures you see quoted at present simply aren't worth the paper they are written on as extensive trials still need to be conducted. Certainly it plays on most DVD players/drives I've tried though.

    A DVD+R DL which isn't recorded with DVD-ROM booktype doesn't seem very compatible at all - I had half a dozen players reject the disc. Whether consumer electric producers will add DVD-ROM booktype support into their machine's firmware remains to be seen.
     
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    .... campare the price between "Duel Layer DVD" and the DVD-R one ;-(
     
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    Yes price is a big difference at present (DVD+R DL are approx. 4 or 5 times the price comparing like for like brands). Also 'against' DVD+R DL is that longevity is a total unknown at present - DVD+R/-R are bad enough, it'll be interesting to see how dual layer discs hold up.
     
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    That's great news. All I need now is the matching surround sound reciever with wireless S-DIAT speakers (come on Sony!)
     
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    There's a picture and a bit more info on the new Sony models in the new "Home Cinema Choice - Platinum Edition" and in "What Home Cinema".
    Both mags talking about seeing the machine at the recent expo. in LA.
    So all looks good - be nice to get them in April and not to have to wait until September/October if anyone from Sony is reading this!!!!!
    The mags confirm dual layer on DVD+R, HDMI sockets, ilink and interactive EPG. (Presumably now the Freeview EPH is up and running). :thumbsup:
    PS I managed to spell Dual right this time without a hint of Gunfight at the OK Corral!!!
     
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    Dual layer sounds good but what about dual tuners? Any hint of that?
     
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    According to several European webshops the RDR-HX710 will be released in April-May. But this model only has an analog tuner so if there will be an UK version with Freeview (RDR-HXD710???) it might show up later. Info about the RDR-HX710 from one of the webshops:
     
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    I hope Sony follow Panny and use a 400GB HDD in their top machine. This, with a DVB tuner, will make an impressive combi. I just hope Sony work on some (if not all) of the faults of the GX500, namely buffer for EPG recording, diabling of subtitle recording in a menu option and improve -RW response times. THEN they will be top machines!
     

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