- Integrated digital & analogue tuner
- On Screen Programme Guide with Silent Download
- BRAVIA Sync
- Photo TV HD
The Sony DC205 Freeview+ DVD Recorder revolutionises the way you enjoy home entertainment, giving you the convenience to watch what you want, when you want. With a 250GB Hard Disc Drive (HDD) you can record and store up to 425 hours of high quality video easily. A simple to use 8-day Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) lets you plan your viewing and set recording times without fuss. The integrated Freeview+ DVB tuner gives you access to up to 50 free-to-air digital TV channels as well as 24 digital radio stations. Watching DVDs on the DC205 is equally rewarding, with Precision Cinema HD upscale technology from Sony for stunning picture quality. You can also playback your HD photos from your Sony HD camera, or play back music and home movies.
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Plan your week's viewing using the electronic programme guide and use the new Easy Recording function to record a whole series at the touch of a button.
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Today there are more TV stations than ever and not enough time to watch everything. Take control with HDD recording, a convenient way to enjoy your favourite home entertainment when you want to. Now you can plan your week’s viewing in advance, record the programmes you don’t want to miss directly to HDD and watch them at your leisure.
Large capacity to record and store
With a generous 250GB hard drive, the DC205 does away with the need for additional drives, discs or tapes. You can store up to 425 hours of high quality video on its built-in hard drive – enough for several of your favourite series.
Integrated digital tuner
The recorder offers a DVB-T tuner as standard which means you can receive FREEVIEW digital broadcasts. These offer up to 50 TV channels as well as 24 radio stations including entertainment. If a digital signal is not yet available in your area, a traditional analogue tuner is also included.
Easy to use menu
Using the eight day electronic programme guide makes planning your week’s viewing a breeze. Designed to make things as simple as possible, the new Easy Recording function makes light work of recording either single programme or a whole series. It’s also easy to browse what you already have stored on the HDD when you want to catch up with what you’ve recorded.
High quality direct recording
The DC205 boasts loss-less recording which means picture quality is maintained at the same level as that broadcast. This is made possible by recording the broadcasting stream directly to the hard disk, avoiding the MPEG decoding / encoding traditionally used by many DVD recorders. The result is a picture that always looks as good as the original broadcast.
The DC205 is compatible with an array of formats, giving you the ultimate in flexibility and choice. Playback compatibility includes DVD-R/RW/+R/RW and HDD. It also supports the DivX format so you can playback content from the internet on CD or DVD, plus HD photo playback. You can record straight to the internal HDD or on to DVD- R/RW/+R/RW.
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The DC205 offers a digital HDMI output socket for easy, high quality connection to your TV. Two SCART sockets allow you to connect with a variety of other devices, whilst the USB connection allows you to browse, transfer and play back music, photos or video content from a memory stick. With a single touch full contents from a Sony HDD CAM can also be downloaded to the hard drive – ready for viewing on a connected TV or for transferring to DVD.
Bring out the best in your DVDs
Upscaling means your DVDs will look stunning when played on the DC205. The recorder converts the Standard- Definition signal (480i) of DVD to 1080p and outputs a Full High-Definition equivalent resolution video signal for vivid, detailed images.
In addition, Precision Cinema HD Upscale technology generates each pixel correctly according to information received from the original source, whether film or broadcast and whether the pixel is in motion or still.
An HDMI output means DVDs and HD photos will look stunning on your TV, plus you can use BRAVIA Sync to control the recorder and your BRAVIA TV with just one remote.
One touch playback with BRAVIA Sync
Take the hassle out of settling down for an evening’s entertainment - simply do it all with one remote control. Hook up your Sony LCD TV via HDMI with BRAVIA Sync and you’ll find a variety of operations are possible using just one button. Just push the Playback button to turn on the TV and the recorder and it will automatically switch to the HDMI input and play content from the hard drive or from DVD. When the TV power is turned off with the remote, the recorder is turned off as well.
Low power consumption helps the environment
High performance doesn’t come at the expense of the environment with the DC205. Even though its start up speed is less than 5 seconds it has an eco-friendly standby power consumption of less than 1W.
Pause Live TV
Don’t want to miss a moment of the action? The DC205 lets you pause the action on your favourite TV shows, movies or live sports, then pick up where you left off. With Simultaneous Record and Playback, you can also watch one show and record another, making sure that you never miss you favourite shows when they clash.
Photo TV HD
PhotoTV HD allows you to connect PhotoTV HD-compatible devices from Sony and see your photos in HD resolution. It brings your images to life with amazingly detailed textures and colours.