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Watch all your favourite Freeview HD programmes and record up to 300 hours of video on the elegant SVR-HDT500. This high definition personal video recorder gives you total freedom to watch what you want, when you want. On board is a twin Freeview HD tuner that provides the best possible digital HD terrestrial broadcast reception and allows you to record one channel while watching another. You can record two channels simultaneously while enjoying a previous recording or even pause and rewind live TV, so you never need to miss your favourite TV moments again. With a hefty 500MB hard drive, there’s enough space to store all your favourite shows and it’s easy to back them up to an external storage drive too.
Enjoy crystal clear pictures, brilliant colours and sharp contrast with five times the detail of a normal standard definition broadcast. With an ever increasing number of channels now available in HD, there’s never been a better time to welcome high definition into your living room. The SVR-HDT500 features a high sensitivity twin Freeview HD tuner that can receive all high definition channels as well as up to 50 free SD channels*. Simply plug in, connect to an HDTV and watch spectacular HD programming from BBC HD, ITV1HD and C4HD through your existing TV aerial. Best of all, it’s subscription free so you never need worry about monthly bills or contracts.
The twin Freeview +HD tuner lets you easily record one channel whilst watching another or record two channels while playing back a previous recording. With Picture-in-Picture, you also have the ability to split the screen and watch two programmes at the same time. Recording options are very straightforward and easy to use. You can choose to record the programme you want or simply select ‘series record’ and you will not miss a single episode of your favourite TV series. Programmes will either record in SD, if you’re watching a standard definition broadcast or in HD if the programme is on a high definition channel. You can even pause and rewind live TV. There really is no reason to miss your favourite TV moments again.
Record up to 300 hours of standard definition video or up to 125 hours of high definition video on the built-in 500GB hard disc drive. That’s more than enough to keep you and the whole family happy for months.
If you do ever run out of space, you can back up your recordings to an external hard drive, then free up the space on your SVR-HDT500. You can watch your backed up programmes whenever you choose; simply connect your external hard drive via the USB connection and have full access to your saved programmes. The external hard drive you use must be over 250gb capacity and be dedicated for use with the recorder.
With two USB 2.0 ports, it’s easy to view your digital photos and videos on your large screen TV or listen to music files. Just plug in a USB stick or external hard drive and access JPEG images, MPEG movies or MP3 music – a really convenient way to share entertainment with friends and family.
The SVR-HDT500 is styled for contemporary interiors with a smart black fascia and a minimalist look to match latest TVs and other home entertainment products from Sony.
*Subtitle and audio description can also be used, so you never miss a word of your favourite show.