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The Sony DHG-HDD250 has a 250 GB internal hard drive which can store 30 hours of HD programming or 200 hours of SD shows.

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Free over-the-air service saves users hundreds of dollars in programming costs

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Sleek HD content control with one-button fast-forward, rewind and pause functions

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Analog programming support prevents the need to run multiple DVRs - up-converts certain video types whenever possible

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Simplistic remote layout - intuitive button placement for thumb-only control

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

Lack of component video input may restrict features for cabled-network users

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Initial setup takes hours - unit must download and update its firmware before users can begin inputting their settings and preferences

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On-screen TV Guide function does not function natively with all digital cable providers

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Sony DHG-HDD250 (along with the flagship Sony DHG-HDD500) is the first HD DVR to feature CableCard support allowing it to work with any digital cable system in the United States.  This also means that it can take the place of a cable box, but also has the added ability to receive any any local digital and high-def stations not made available by your cable provider thanks to a built in over-the-air HD tuner.  The Sony DHG-HDD250 has a 250 GB internal hard drive which can store 30 hours of HD programming or 200 hours of SD shows.  The on-screen TV Guide EPG (electronic program guide) is completely free, unlike TiVo.  The HDMI output gives lossless HD quality video, with SD video capabilities plus multichannel digital audio.  There are several display formats and flexible aspect-ratio setting for virtually any television.  There is also a Memory Stick PRO media slot which makes it easy to enjoy playback of your digital photos and MP3 music files.

  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Width: 16.9 in
  • Depth: 14.1 in
  • Height: 3.3 in
  • Weight: 11.2 lbs
  • SD Recording Capacity: 200 hour(s)
  • HD Recording Capacity: 30 hour(s)
  • Storage Capacity: 250 GB
  • Pause Live TV: Yes
  • On-Screen Program Guide: Yes
  • Remote Control: Universal remote control
  • Remote Control Technology: Infrared
  • A/V Connections: HDMI , Component video output , Composite video/audio output , SPDIF output , S-Video output Slot(s)
  • Other Connections: 1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo
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