Philips DVDR610

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Philips DVDR610

Without DivX Playback - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

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Review of "Philips DVDR610"

published 13/04/2005 | JamesDavidson
Member since : 06/04/2005
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Cons Fiddly
Picture Playback
Sound Level
Ease of Use
Ease of Installation
Remote Control

"Slow starter"

So I bought a DVD recorder and I opened the box, what did I see:
DVD Recorder, one word: 8hrs

Remote control and batteries, this is the most consistent part of the whole thing.

Manual, very hard to understand and makes the fiddly menus even worse

And some fancy antenna.

So what does it do I hear you ask:

Records DvDs for up to 8 hours,

Two-way compatibility, now this is a clever bit. It allows all your own CDs and DVDs to be used on it, which you would expect, but it also allows the recorded DVD to be used in other players. (Some machines cant do this!)

Plays DVDs
picture CDs

Great recording quality
Good build quality
There are 5 different record qualities, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 hours formats.
Automatically locates and programs terrestrial channels, this is a little nugget because of the amount of time it saves you.
Edit DVD and program titles, which helps you work out what your watching.
UK Support, a must!!!!!!!!!!!

Menu's are fiddly.
Has once turned itself off when in pause!!!!!!!!!
I have had to pull the plug on it once when it appeared to lockup!!!!!!!!!!!
Clock advances by 30 minutes at about 8pm and then returns to normal during the following day. This is a known problem and I am waiting to hear from Philips Support!!!!!!!!!!!!

If Philips fix the clock problem then I would recommend this unit, otherwise I stay away.

Sorry Phillips, better luck next time

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  • stevenstel published 04/08/2005
    doesnt sound like a happy purchase there, good review though, will take on board your points
  • sandemp published 14/04/2005
    Perhaps you could tell us a bit more about how well it records, what's the picture quality like? Also what's it like at playback? I personally would never buy a Phillips DVD recorder, due to the problems the earlier ones had. Sandra. x
  • RICHADA published 14/04/2005
    Just what this site is all about, helping others stear clear of the duds. I am in the market for one of these, we got a new Philips Freeline PC which does all this the other week so have postponed our research on DVD recorders. Looks like it will be a Panasonic after all. Thanks.
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Product Information : Philips DVDR610

Manufacturer's product description

Without DivX Playback - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

Product Details

Manufacturer: Philips

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Recorder

Blu Ray Playback: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

PCMCIA Interface: No

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-RAM Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: Yes

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: Yes

DVD-R Recording: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Smart Media Card: No

Multimedia Card: No

Memory Stick: No

Photo CD Playback: with Photo CD Playback

Show View: without Show View

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

MP3 Recording: No

DivX Playback: Without DivX Playback

Table / Portable: not Portable

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

Built-In Modem: No

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

Real Dolby: without Real Dolby, Real Dolby AC3

Secure Digital Card: No

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

Progressive Scan: No

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

DTS Decoder: with DTS Decoder


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