I have a Sony RDRHXD710, which has great features, but I have some concerns about the picture quality. I don't know if this is specific to my unit, or a more widespread problem.
When playing back recordings I've made to the hard disk, I notice a "shimmering effect". This is particularly noticeable on close up of faces, where the skin texture will appear to dance around. Watching a recording of "28 Days Later", at one point there is a shot of a line of lampposts. I could distinctly see the lampposts jiggling around. I'm using a Philips 28DW9625 TV. Viewing channels through the recorder tuner is fine, just recordings are affected.
What do you make of this? This recorder only has a digital tuner, a compressed signal, which is presumably being compressed again when it is recorded.
This has been a problem from new (two months ago); I've been trying various things in the settings, but nothing makes a difference, even recording on highest quality.
I'm going to contact the Sony service centre. This is a great recorder feature wise, I just want to sort out this one problem.