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Equipped with 1080p (HDMI) upscaling capability, Sony's RDR-HX780 DVD Recorder is a must-have media unit for today's busy lifestyle. With it you can record up to 24 hours of your favourite programs on a single DVD+/-DL dual layer disc. Sporting endless other features, this DVD recorder also allows you to pause live TV, play back DivX files, and even MP3 files for hours of continuous music playback. Sony's new BRAVIA Theatre Sync feature even lets you control all HDMI connected equipment with the touch of a button. Experience the RDR-HX780 for yourself and never miss your favourite moments again.
Control your Experience with One Touch
Thanks to the BRAVIA Sync function, one remote controller is all you need to simultaneously turn on your television, home theatre system, and start playing a loaded disc. With the touch of one button, you can enjoy your favourite movie and avoid needing a complicated remote control collection. One button, one remote, one system - yes, it really is that simple.
Welcome to the World of Full HD
Maximize the quality of your content and experience the power of Full HD. By using HDMI connection to bring together all of your multimedia devices, you ensure faithful reproductions of audio and video in 1080p resolution across your BRAVIA HDTV, DVD Recorder, or HD Handycam. HDMI is at the core of a world of high-quality entertainment ready for your utmost enjoyment.
The Sound of Convenience
Sony's Music Jukebox provides an all-in-one solution for discovering, playing, editing, and burning music. Exert greater control over your music collection by managing it from one source. Added convenience like this means you won't have to fret over organizing your collection, so you can simply relax and enjoy your favourite songs in peace.
Print Without a PC
PhotoMovie with PictBridge
Imagine viewing photos with friends and family from your DVD recorder's hard-disc drive or a burned disc, when you come across a photo so enjoyable you wish you could share it instantly. Sony prepares you for that exact scenario, offering PhotoMovie with PictBridge in the RDRHX780. You can easily print still images to meet instant demand. Connect a PictBridge-compatible printer to your DVD recorder via USB cable, select images onscreen using PhotoMovie, and print - it's that simple. Life's moments are meant to be shared, so go right ahead.
Pick a Format, Any Format
DivX and MP3 Playback
The RDRHX780 is nothing if not flexible and versatile. Capable of playing file formats such as mp3 and DivX, be confident that all your music and movie files can be viewed through your DVD recorder and on TV. It's a digital age, and Sony makes sure that you can enjoy all your digital content conveniently.
Your Personal Time Machine
Expecting to miss your favourite TV show, you program your DVD recorder to save it for you. To your surprise, you make it home early, and now you're halfway through a show being taped. With Chasing Playback, you don't have to choose between watching it and recording it. Simply start watching the show from the beginning as your DVD recorder continues to record in real-time.
Build your Entertainment Collection
160GB Internal HDD
Sony's RDRHX780 doesn't offer you the power to record your favourite TV shows, and expect you to limit yourself. Save up to 455 hours on the 160GB internal hard-disc drive and stockpile your favourites. In no time, you can look back and see how impressive your collection has become while choosing that evening's entertainment option.
Twice the Space, Twice the Content
Dual Layer Disc Recording
To further maximize your content collection, and help you cut down on the number of discs you need, Sony's DVD recorder allows for recording on a dual-layer disc. Whereas a single-layer recordable DVD holds up to 4.7GB of content, a dual-layer disc has a capacity of up to 8.5GB, so you can record up to 24 hours on one disc. Dual layer disc recording lets you save more content on fewer discs, so your digital media collection can continue to grow.
High-Speed A/V Connectivity
iLink® (DV) Input
iLink is Sony's way of connecting audio and video devices so that they work in unison and at full capacity. Capable of high-speed data transfer, iLink lets your DVD recorder communicate with Cyber-shot digital cameras or HD Handycam camcorders, so you can better manage your personal content. Those are not just photos and videos in those devices, they are memories. iLink gives you a faster, simpler way to preserve those memories for as long as you might want to enjoy them.
Form a Connection
Play content from all sources on your BRAVIA Z-Series television. USB connectivity lets you play music and share photos directly from a USB key, so you can turn the contents of your pocket into a full entertainment experience.
Rec Modes: HQ+ (HDD only), HQ (1h), HSP (1.5h), SP (2h), LSP (2.5h), ESP (3h), LP (4h), EP (6h), SLP (8h), SEP (10h)
Max Recording Time: 13h22m (DVD); 24h (DVD+/-DL), 455h (HDD)
Max Recording Title Numbers: 99 (DVD-R/RW); 49 (DVD+R/RW), 999 (HDD)
Rec Mode Adjustment: DVD to HDD
Recovery Recording: DVD to HDD
Recording Events: 32/Month
One-Touch Timer: 30 minutes, max 6 hrs
Advanced Intelligent Scene Chaptering: HDD, -VR
JPEG Capture on HDD: DVD-R/-RW, CD-R/-RW, USB
JPEG Copy on DVD: DVD-R/-RW (Video)
Instant Advance/Replay: 30 sec, 2hrs / 5 sec, 2 hrs
Repeat and A-B Repeat
DVD Fast Playback w/sound (1.5x)
Simultaneous Record and Playback (HDD)
Chasing Playback (HDD)
MP3 Playback (CD-R/-RW, DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW, DVD-RAM)
High-Speed Dub: HDD to DVD, DVD-VR to HDD
Bit Rate Change Dub
HDD Cam Dubbing
DV Edit (One-Touch DV Dub)
Automatic Chaptering from DV/D8 Camcorder
Playlist Edit (-VR)
JPEG Playback (DVD-R/-RW, CD-R/-RW
Still Picture Rotate
Still Image Slideshow
10-bit Video D/A Converter (108MHz)
Video Equalizer (Rec/Playback)
Block Noise Reduction (Vertical/Horizontal)
Mosquito Noise Reduction
Progressive Output NTSC (PCP)
Media/Format (1 Layer)
DVD-R (Video) Playback/Rec
DVD-R (VR w/CPRM) Playback/Record
Media/Format (2 Layer)
-R (Video) Dual Layer Playback/Rec.
-R (VR) Dual Layer Playback/Rec.
+R Double Layer Playback/Rec.
CD-R/-RW (CD-DA) Playback
Video CD/SVCD Playback
DivX Playback (w/External Subtitles)
Composite Video: 2 (Rear)/1 (Front)
S-Video: 2 (Rear)/1 (Front)
Audio (L/R): 2 (Rear)/1 (Front)
i.LINK® (DV): 1 (Front)
HDMI: 1 (Rear)
Composite Video: 1 (Front)
S-Video: 1 (Front)
Digital Audio (Coaxial): 1 (Rear)
Component Video: 1 (Rear)
Audio (Cinch) (L/R): 1 (Front)
Printer Connection (PictBridge Compatible)
USB Type A (for DSC, Flash Drive): 1 (Front)
USB Type B (for PictBridge): 1 (Front)
DVD Menu Screen w/ Thumbnail Image
DVD Menu Wallpaper (9 Sheets)
GUI Languages: English, French, Spanish (Latin), Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese (Traditional)
Power Consumption: 42W
Standby Power Consumption: < 0.5W
Weight & Dimensions
Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 66.5 x 286.5mm
Instruction Manual (English/French)
Remote Commander® Control (RMT-D246A)
AA' Battery x2