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Philips Add DVD-RW/-R Recording

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Rasczak, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Rasczak

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    I see Philips have quietly dropped their Consumer Electric DVD+RW only stance - the Philips DVDR3365 is now the first DVD+/-R(W) recorder from that company.
     
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    Now if only they's come out with their DD5.1 recording machine, that's never made it to Europe, then I'd seriously consider a Philips for the first time.

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    yes...seems like Philips is lagging to other competitors....after DVDR615 (single deck recorder) and HDRW720 & 725....pretty silent from philips...
     
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    The fact it has DVD-RW/-R support doesn't mean it's going to be any good. For one thing it is probably a fairly safe bet we won't get VR mode recording. And reliability isn't going to be suddenly improved.
     
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    I have heard from a retailer that Philips are bringing out a new line in DVD recorders, that is why I am having so much trouble in sourcing a replacement for my DVDR75 (killed by electricity spike during thunderstorm). Dixons Insurance Replacement Services are attempting to send a Mastercare inspector out to see it as I am claiming on my house insurance policy (I have waited on two different occasions but no-one has turned up yet, third time lucky on Monday) :lease:
    I would really like another Philips as they are easy to use for master/edit recordings and record modes are more plentiful compared to my Sony GX210
    Philips 1hr, 2hr, 2.5hr,3hr,4hr and 6hr.
    Sony 1hr, 2hr, 4hr and 6hr.

    4 and 6 aren't used but the 2.5 and 3hr are very useful.
     
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    Wouldn't bother me unduly as I never use VR mode. I only have it to archive stuff off Sky+ and being in VR mode makes it awkward to load into my PC for editing and re-authoring. So a machine with -RW Video mode recording and DD5.1 sound recording would be perfect as far as I'm concerned. Double layer recording and a hard disc would be nice extras too. Throw in a freeview tuner and it would be perfect. :)

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    I anticipate Philips having that machine out by Xmas - They had DVDR planned (freeview/Dual layer/5.1) for Aug/Sept but i understand it was axed in Europe in favour of an HDrive model - hence my anticipation for Xmas
     
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    Pioneer to have RAM/+RW/+R support as well soon?
     
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    Pioneer already have DVD-RAM (read) support on their current batch of DVD recorders. I would suspect either DVD-RAM recording (the new 110 drive supports it) and/or '+' recording will follow in the next batch.
     
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    I would wait and see; Philips could be implementing +VR on a -RW disc, which would be somewhat ironic.
     
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    Nothing would make me buy another Philips DVD recorder. I've had four units (880, 890, 70 and 75) and only the 75 is working. Complete and utter poo. I've now got two Pioneer DVR machines (420 and 530) and they've got to be the best editing machines out there.
     
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    i would not have another Phillips dvd recorder again, i have had nothing but trouble with it since i bought it in November 2004, the place i bought it from have just agreed to change or refund the money so i am getting Pioneer DVR-433H-S, good machine and good reviews
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    Try and find the extra for the 530 - it really is worth it.
     

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