Excerpt: 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 recordings. When I moved house, setup went as described, so I must presume that my first negative experience was a glitch. The EPG works well now and is always up to date.
Pros: Guideplus; several recording modes; plays CDs and MP3s
Philips DVDR80 - good recorder with minor improvements needed
4 July 2005
Excerpt: 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 recordings. When I moved house, setup went as described, so I must presume that my first negative experience was a glitch. The EPG works well now and is always up to date.
Excerpt: 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 modes, from video quality (though I think it's better) to ultra-high professional quality.
Pros: Guideplus programme guide; recording quality; plays MP3s
Excerpt: 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 at around £200. I was suprised at the size of the R80 - its as big as a VCR but is still quite neat and attractive. These things are important to my other half.
Excerpt: 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 quite a lot beyond 3 hours. I used to have a Panasonic Sky digibox, but the recorder could not control this for some reason.
Pros: Easy to programme, good quality recordings, keeps track of recordings
Summary: Quand la sera, in tv non cè niente di bello da vedere, parto immediatamente con la mia collezione di film in dvd; ne ho tantissimi e di tutti i generi, dai comici, alle commedie agli horror ed ai film d' azione che piacciono tanto a mio marito. A me un pò meno..... Perciò per vedere degi ottimi film cè bisogno di un lettore dvd di qualità, come questo della philips, che abbiamo in cucina.....
Summary: ich habe den recorder gekauft-ersteigert-da mein recorderdefekt war und nicht zu reparieren ist,der dvd-recorder hat mir gefallen und der preis auch,technisch gut ,aber die bedienung nicht sehr einfach.
Summary: Hallo. Der DVD-Recorder war ausgepriesen, als ein Recorder der nicht alle gebrannten DVD liest. Aber beim Test stellte ich fest,dass er nicht eine gebrannte DVD erkannt hatte. Ausserdem hatte er starke Spuren vom gewaltsamen öffnen des Gerätes.Habe direkt entsorgt und werde mir es genau überlegen jemals wieder etwas gebrauchtes bei Ebay zu erwerben.
Summary: Hatte mir das Gerät Anfang 2005 zugelegt und war begeistert von der neuen Technik. Diese verflog jedoch nach einigen Tagen, da ich ihn schon zur Reperatur geben musste. Er hatte sich nämlich geweigert schon den ersten aufgenommenen Titel zu speichern. Rohling wurde dadurch unbrauchbar. Nach 2 Monaten (!) hatte ich den Rekorder dann wieder mit "ersetzter Lasereinheit" und funktionierte ganz gut. Allerdings war die Zoom-Funktion nicht mehr möglich.