DVD Times reviews Sony RDR-HXD560 DVD recorder and concludes that “compared to the competition, the RDR-HXD560 is a really agreeable performer. For me to rave about it, though, I’d need things to be made just a little more responsive and user friendly. A pretty good way to sum it up is this: if you must record digital TV programs to disc, then this will certainly do the job for you. If, on the other hand, you’re looking to buy your grandfather a modern replacement for his VCR, perhaps wait a while. There are some things – like recording a series – that don’t work quite as I expected on this unit. Also if you notice video flaws easily, then don’t expect it to replace your dedicated DVD player either.”
Sony RDR-HXD560 is a DVD recorder with hard disk drive and built-in Freeview digital TV tuner. Sony RDR-HXD560 DVD recorder features DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW playback compatibility support, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW recording capability, up to 106 hours recording time with internet 80GB HDD, supports region 2 coding, pause live TV feature, 2 SCART sockets, DV input socket and remote control. The DVD recorder has the dimension of 6.5cm, 43cm, and 32cm (HxWxD), and weighs 4.4 kg.