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An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller Notes:||“There are some scuffs/marks on the casing from general use (See Pictures). The unit is fully tested and works as intended. Tested for full Functions, in very good condition. (R2 Classification: Tested for Full Functions, R2/Ready for Reuse). NOTE: Only the DVD player is for sale, not the monitor. The monitor is for testing purpose only.”|
|Country/Region of Manufacture:||Malaysia||MPN:||RDR-HX715|
|Custom Bundle:||No||Region Code:||DVD: 1|
|Playable Media Format:||DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, JPEG, DVD-RW, DVD||Brand:||Sony|
|Connectivity:||Composite Video RCA, Digital Audio Coaxial RCA, Di||Recordable Media Format:||HDD|
|Type:||DVD/HDD Recorder||Manufacturer Warranty:||None|
|Features:||DVR/Hard Drive Recorder|
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|Province||Sales Tax Rate|
|British Columbia (BC)*||5.0%|
|New Brunswick (NB)*||15.0%|
|Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)*||15.0%|
|Northwest Territories (NT)*||5.0%|
|Nova Scotia (NS)*||15.0%|
|Prince Edward Island (PE)*||15.0%|
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Sony RDR-HX715 DVD Recorder - What's to like, not like
The main reason I choose to purchase this machine is because I have been watching foreign TV series broadcasted on the local station devoted mostly for Chinese & Japanese shows. Although these TV series could be purchased @ specialized retail outlets, they usually don't come with English subtitles, the few which do are quite expensive. Besides allowing me to soak up the Asian culture which I grew up with, these shows let me want to learn new foreign languages such as Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese and/or Japanese and the subtitles would initially, I feel, give me a boost ramping up the learning curve. I would not recommend spending the money ($450-$550 for a 1yr-old machine in excellent condition), if you just want to time shift your TV watching. Any reliable hifi 4head VHS would do for $100 or putting out few bucks monthly to rent recorder from your local TVcable/satellite provider at less expense. Having understood the main reason for the need of DVDrecorder, next factor is the relative, albeit perceived, price vs performance and useful, for my needs, features. This machine has everything I would need: large enough 160Gb harddisk, able to hold over 100 hours of recordings at highest quality video, a phletora of connections, including the latest HDMI for HDTV and this is the latest top of the line model Sony has to offer. In addition, I have very good to excellent experience with current/previous Sony DVD/CD players. I have been watching this model price of this machine going down over the past year by about 20% for both new and slightly used units in excellent conditions, without any new model coming out to render it obsolete in the near future. (Subjectively, I feel that it would take at least another 5-7 yrs for BlueRay/HDDVD models to approach this price vs. performance value scale, plus I am not as critical of video performance as of audio performance). Overall ratings and/or comments after owning the machine for less than 3 months and not being fully versed in all available functions of the machine: 1. Appearance: slick, modern, albeit bit cheaplooking in its shiny metallic adornments, with low silhouette for easyandconvenient placement. 2. Accessories: a rather cheap and thin, albeit detachable, 2-prong C7 type of power cord. May want to replace with a better after-market power cord like the PS Audio Super Punch for around $45-$50. Definitely DO NOT USE the composite video/audio patch cord that comes with it. Get a moderately high quality component cable assembly from reputable brand like the AudioQuest YIQ-1, listing for $100 for !M (at least 20%-25% less new on Ebay). 3. Remote control: Have most or all functions, easy to hold & relatively attractive due to its slim design. Lack backlit keys, have some counterintuitive buttons, especially if you are used to those of DVD playback only models. 4. Manual average from userfriendly instructive quality. Contents structure is mediocre to poorly designed. The index section is one of the most terrible to almost nonuseful quick reference. The instructions are not detailed or descriptive enough. 5. Most disappointing & frustating feature: editing recordings for archiving. Quite time consuming if you want to get rid of commercials in the recordings. 6. Video perf: Excellent, better than that of my previously top of line player geared for highend video/audio playback. 7. Audio perf: Average to BelowAverage considering the price. Steely highs, typical of 10-yr ago midquality CD players.
Apparently Subject to Sabotage via On-Screen Pgm. Guide
I've had one since buying it brand-new and it was a star performer until the on-screen program guide abruptly stopped working, and at the same time the recording timer function failed. I'm convinced that someone downloaded malicious code via the on-screen guide to intentionally render the software that made this unit work inoperative. Sent the unti to Sony for repairs and they called me to say they couldn't repair it beccaise they don't have the necessary part. Sony offered to excnage it for a Blue Ray player, and if I had done that I would never have been able to buy another unit like it. What I suspect has really happened is that TIVO has ben able to enforce a patent they have on a recording system called "Time Warp" and they are forcing everyone who has made or planned to make a similar divice to stop dead in their tracks. To test this theory, try to find a similar device on the market now. My suggestion is to write your Congressman and make enough waves that someone will figure a way to provide those of us who wish simply to time-shift programs so we can watch them at other times with a device that TIVO can't force of the market. If we allow TIVO a victory, them we'll all be forced to pay them a monthly fee to enjoh a system that should be free and available to everyone.
I would like another one, component in DVD+RW it's all i want.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: lcrllc
Great Sony DVR
sony rdr-hx715 recorder hard drive hhd video recorder
Verified purchase: Yes | Sold by: thatgreatdeal
I HAVE THIS DVR, IT LASTED ME NOT EVEN 1 1/2 YEARS, SONY WANTS TO CHARGE ME $200.00 DOLLARS TO FIX IT!!!!!!!!! GENERIC IF YOU ASK ME!!!!