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“Beyond the VCR”

published 20/07/2005

ProGuideplus; several recording modes; plays CDs and ...

ConsFreezes occasionally; missed programme endings

Setup Connecting the cables is relatively straightforward using the enclosed diagram. The first time I set it up, I couldn't get the electronic programme guide to work (probably because of a poor TV signal in my area), although I learned to live with it as I was still able to pre-programme...

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ProGuideplus programme guide; recording quality; play...

ConsMay miss ends of some programmes

I haven't played a video at home in more than two years - that's how useful the Phillips DVDR-80 DVD recorder is. Setup went smoothly the second time I tried - the difficulties I experienced the first time round were perhaps because of a poor TV signal in my local area. The recorder has several...

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ProControls Sky, TV Guide, Upto 8 hours playback, Pic...

ConsDifficult set up, remote is fiddly, Sky/Ext compat...

I've been waiting to get a DVD Recorder to replace the VCR for months so wanted something that was at least reliable, incorporated all the benefits of the VCR and then some. Philips seems to be company at the forfront of the market so were my safe choice. Pricewise the DVDR's are now affordable...

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ProEasy to programme, good quality recordings, keeps ...

ConsCannot control a Panasonic Sky Digibox

The Philips DVDR80 offers high quality recordings with the ability to control an external TV receiver. I find that the M2x recording speed offers the best compromise of disk space and recording quality. The recorder can handle from 1 to 8 hours of recording per disk, but the quality does suffer...

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