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Sony RDR-GXD500 thoughts please

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by mattbuk, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. mattbuk

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    I am currently looking at gettin a DVD Recorder and like the look of this Sony but am not sure it offers the best package. In my mind its the best looking but I have seen no reviews and heard very little about it. I like the idea of being able to record from digital TV and being able to watch something different.

    Does anyone know if i can plug my camcorder straight into it?
     
  2. Rasczak

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    The GXD500 does not have an iLink connection for your Digital Camcorder. As for a full review of the GXD500 see the current What Video magazine or my post on the forum tomorrow/Sunday once I have completed a full series of tests on it!
     
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    It is also in this months Home Cinema Choice magazine. They gave it 4 stars and is actually the one I am going to go for (so I can free up my other Sony freeview box).
    What price are you looking at getting it for mattbuk? The cheapest I can see it for is £350...
     
  4. mattbuk

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    I have seen it on empiredirect for £323 but i don't think its multi region
     
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    cheers Matt. Not bothered about it being multi region. i will take a look at empire then.
     
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    ..joining in...does anyone have this model and confirms whether they can get Progressive Scan ?

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    I have the GXD500 to complement my HX1000. It does not have progressive scan though. As has already been mentioned recorded Freeview images at full resolution are stunning. Aside from the already mentioned EPG issues (i.e. no ability to set a buffer before/after a programme) then my only gripes are editting can be a little tricky due to the design of the handset (frame advance etc) and if you leave subtitles on then they get recorded and thus 'engraved' on the recording forever. Otherwise a truly excellent DVD recorder that puts many others in the shade! :thumbsup:
     
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    Good to hear James, I am getting the GXD500 from Santa :)
     
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    the reason why i'm asking is htat i've been informed indirectly from Sony that it has, via the COMPONENT connection ~especially COMPONENT-DVI, so i''m seeking those who have this connection to confirm\deny !!! ~ see the other post on the GXD500 for more details

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