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Sony RDR-GX257 DVD Recorder

B&H # SORDRGX257 Mfr # RDRGX257
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This unit does not have a TV tuner.

Product Highlights
  • 480i/480p Record/Play
  • 1080p HDMI Output
  • Component Video Output
  • DV Input
  • Progressive Scan
  • One-Touch Recording
  • Built-in Dolby Digital and DTS Decoders
  • Records to: DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W
  • Set-Top Box Controller

The Sony RDR-GX257 DVD-Recorder combines superb functionality and versatility, with abilities to record your home movies or television shows directly from your cable box or satellite receiver via composite (RCA) line connectivity. It records onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs with a choice of 5 different recording speeds. Your current DVD library will look and sound better than ever before, because it's a progressive-scan player capable of upconverting your DVDs to 1080p HD through the HDMI output. Plug in your digital camcorder to the front panel DV (IEEE) input and make high quality DVDs of your memories quickly and easily.

Moreover, this recorder offers incredible features that will be hard to match. Its 10-bit/54MHz video processing circuitry reduces video imperfections such as Block Noise, Mosquito Noise, and Frame Noise. Enjoy the awesome power of Dolby Digital and DTS audio decoding and 32-bit audio DAC with 96KHz Processing. With multi-format playback capabilities, connectivity to virtually any A/V source, set-top box controller (IR Blaster), coaxial digital audio output, and one-touch recording video camera dubbing, your entertainment choices are endless with the Sony RDR-GX257.

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) with 1080p
This unit utilizes a high-bandwidth video processor capable of upconverting standard video resolutions to 1080p through the HDMI output. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
Progressive Scan
This is a progressive scan DVD player, capable of scanning an entire video frame at once; scan-lines commonly associated with interlaced video are drastically reduced. The result is a spectacularly clear image with no motion artifacts (stair-stepping), and details so sharp they seem as if they're etched onto the screen.
Multi-Format Player
Don't worry about limited playback capabilities, it can play DVD-Video, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and JPEG images.
Multiple Recording Modes
This unit offers 5 recording modes: HQ, SP, LP, EP, and ULP.
DV (IEEE 1394) Input
Just connect your digital video camera to the unit's DV front-input terminal, and you're ready to record images onto a DVD recordable disc.
High-Performance Outputs
With playback specifications that meet the standards of professionals, the RDR-GX257 features a component video output for high-resolution low-distortion video playback, and a coaxial digital audio output for high-quality audio playback.
Dolby Digital and DTS Sound
It features built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders capable of advanced 32-bit processing and an outstanding sampling frequency of 96KHz.
Set-Top Box Controller
Enjoy the ability to control your set-top box with the included IR Blaster. Controls the channel functions of most cable set-top boxes or satellite receivers for timer recording.
Other Great Features
Instant Replay, Instant Search, Screen Saver, 10-Bit Video Processing, Chasing Playback, On-Screen Controls, and Easy Set-up Through On-Screen Display.
System NTSC
Region 1
Hard Disk Drive No
Progressive Scan Output Yes
HD Upconversion Yes
Format Compatibility
DVD Recording Media DVD-R/W
Recording Speed HQ, SP, LP, EP, ULP
DVD Playback Media DVD-R/W
CD-R/CD-RW Playback Yes/Yes
Dolby Digital/DTS Yes/Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
WMA Playback No
Picture CD/JPEG No/Yes
SACD/DVD-Audio Playback No/Yes
Built-in Decoder Yes
HDCD Decoding No
Audio D/A Converter Yes, 96KHz/32-bit
Virtual Surround Yes
Bass Management No
Digital Media Slot No
TV Tuner No
TiVo No
VCR Plus+ No
Slow Motion Playback Yes
Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
Bookmarking No
Playback Zoom Yes
Inputs DV Input (IEEE) - x1
A/V Composite - x2 (RCA)
Outputs Coaxial Digital Audio - x1 (RCA)
Component Video - x1 (RCA)
A/V Composite - x1 (RCA)
HDMI - x1
Other Ports No
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 110VAC, 60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17 x 2.25 x 11.2" (431.8 x 57.1 x 284.48mm)
Weight 6.8 lbs (3.1kg)
Color Black
Sony RDR-GX257 DVD Recorder
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Set-Top Box Controller (IR Blaster)
  • A/V Cable (RCA)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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