Sony's latest HDD recorders reach the UK

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Sony is adding two more models to it’s range of HDD DVD recorders. The RDR-HX525 and RDR-HX725 feature 80GB and 160GB of drive space respectively, which for the HX725 means up to 249 hours of recording time.

The models feature Sony’s new ‘IQ’ system (standing for ‘Intelligent’ and ‘Quality’ apparently), which includes a DV terminal for One Touch Dubbing, set-top box control, pausing of live TV, chasing playback and high quality recording mode for the best picture quality.

They also feature GUIDE Plus+, which can display up to seven days of programme listings and allow you to quickly and easily navigate, sort, select and schedule programmes for viewing or recording. Both models are also dual format – recording and playing back DVD+ R double layer discs, which can store up to 14 hours of recordings on one disc.

Both the RDR-HX525 and RDR-HX725 will be in the shops from May 2006, prices still to be confirmed.

Sony website

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