Sony has announced the launch of its new range HDD DVD Recorders, the RDR-HX925 and RDR-HX725.

The new players will include its GUIDE Plus+ system for what it says will offer "even easier programme recording".

The two models are available we either 250GB and 160GB hard drive respectively and feature Sony's new IQ recording system that offers features such as DV terminal (i.LINK) for one-touch dubbing, Set-Top-Box Control, Pause Live TV, Chasing Playback, and a HQ+ high quality recording mode.

The newly developed Electronic Programme Guide interface, GUIDE Plus+ displays up to seven days of programme listings.

In addition to HDD and DVD+/-R/RW the two models can also record and playback DVD+R Double Layer (DL) discs with a maximum 8.5GB capacity allowing the viewer to store up to 14 hours (in SEP Mode) of recordings on DVD disc.

The RDR-HX725 will be available in Europe from April 2006 and the RDR-HX925 will be available in Europe from May 2006.