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13.04.2005

Advantages:
Recording .  .  .  . wow .  .  .  . 8hrs .  .  .  . wow

Disadvantages:
Fiddly

Recommendable No:

Detailed rating:

Picture Playback

Sound Level

Ease of Use

Range of Features

Value for Money

Ease of InstallationAverage

Remote ControlSatisfactory

InstructionsQuite Helpful / Understandable

DurabilitySatisfactory

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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
CDs
MP3s
picture CDs

Pros:
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!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons:
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 04.08.2005 01:34

doesnt sound like a happy purchase there, good review though, will take on board your points

sandemp 14.04.2005 00:28

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 14.04.2005 00:09

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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PCMCIA Interface No
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DVD+RW Recording Yes
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