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Philips DVDR 890

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Playability 8
8.0

Philips DVDR890- The cream of the crop

anthmack, Ciao
24 April 2004
  • Excerpt: * Initial Note * At last, we can now record our favorite programs on to DVD. Slowly and surely VHS is becoming the old BETA MAX, and before you know it we will no longer see viedos in the shops. DVDs are surely, taking over. DVD Recorders are surely a step in the right direction -moving away from the drone, and irritating dull quality that we have been used to for the past 20 years.
  • Pros: Wide Range of Compatible formats, Good quality recordings, good size, value for money, easy set - up
  • Cons: Occasional flat audio, Manual is very confusing (just worked it out myself)
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Playability 10
10

Phillips the drawbacks

Ciaobaby2..., Ciao
8 February 2004
  • Excerpt: The thing I found when I bought one pf these recorders last year in 2003 was, it was great at you had all the fun of being able to watch the recording in the exact same quality of what you recorded. You could hold a frame and it was perfect even on a 36'' television the quality was great. But then, when Phillips sent me an upgrade disc for the recorder, I put it in like the loyal servant I am, it never worked properly again!
  • Pros: This gadget has all the features you need, you'll love it until !
  • Cons: When you get an update C . D .  from phillips you'll be lucky if it ever works again !
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Playability 6
6.0

A Mixed bag

Economist..., Ciao
1 September 2003
  • Excerpt: It hardly makes sense these days to buy a DVD player that does not have a record facility, especially now they are so much cheaper than when Philips first came out with a home consumer DVD Recorder (I paid about £350, if I remember correctly). I bought it to transfer my video collection onto DVD, since DVDs take up a lot less shelf space than do VHS tapes.
  • Pros: The all - important record button; DVDR's take up less room than VHS tapes
  • Cons: Big & clunky; 'Extended Play' recordings can be quite low quality; some players will not play some DVDRs
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Overall 8
8.0

Philips DVD Recordable - Right choice?

Niburu, Ciao
2 July 2003
  • Excerpt: Without most of us really noticing a thing, the recordable DVD market has progressed in leaps and bounds. Could it be time to banish your video machine to the fiery depths of the electronic abyss? Read the review and then some important info on DVD Formats. Philips DVDR880/890 Both very similar machines, just varying slightly in price and features and like the new released models by Philips, they have been good sellers in a volatile and suspicious market.
  • Pros: Easy to manage, good quality recordings
  • Cons: Format issues (see below)
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Overall 8
8.0

Meet My Mate Phil

whitedevi..., Ciao
23 June 2003
  • Excerpt: Home DVD Recording is a process of un-learning. Replacing tape with a disc and thinking in circles as opposed to a straight line. Sound confusing? As a newcomer to DVD recording I managed to stumble through the process reasonably efficiently. I had a camcorder hooked up and recording within 15 minutes and accidently created a chapter half way through.
  • Pros: Versatile than others, Functions, Layout, Design
  • Cons: See Below
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

lado, Dooyoo
11 January 2003
  • Excerpt: Great recorder & player. Easy to use and the disks play on almost all DVD Players. By funny anough they would not play on an LG PC DVD Player. I bought the DVD+RW890, and had problems with crackles coming from the sound, when looped through the 890 from my Pace Digi Box. I did not have this problem when looped through my VCR. So I returned the drive and got a new one, but still had the same Prob.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

macluke, Dooyoo
10 January 2003
  • Excerpt: Just to say that this machine has had to go back to the manufacturer to be fixed after some 9 months, which did not impress me for the following reasons. I had to send the machine back to where I bought it from as Philips does not deal with their customers directly, which is a bit stupid considering that they are both in the same part of the country.
  • Cons: "Philips aren't very helpful"
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Playability 10
10

DVD quailty recordings on a home recorder

alecshort, Ciao
30 September 2002
  • Excerpt: If you’re thinking of buying a new DVD player or video you may want to consider this, the Philips DVDR890 DVD recorder. Basically it combines all the quality and features normally associated with a DVD player with the ability of a normal VHS video recorder to record programmes off air except recording are made onto a blank DVD disk.
  • Pros: Higher quality recordings, easy to use .
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Die DVD Recorder ist einfach,schrot

parikoch, eBay.de
7 July 2010
  • Summary: Ich habe gedacht,das eine DVD Recorder mit 30 euro,zu kaufen ist eine gute sache,aber leider,nach hinein,habe ich festgestelt,das die DVD Recorder,erst keine vernbedienung hat,(das heist war kaput)und der artickel selbst,ist auch sehr schwer zu bedienen,naturlich ohne vernbedienung.Auf jedenfall,kaufe ich nie wieder elektro geräte.
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Overall 4
4.0

Schwer enttäuscht !

muenchhausen0374, eBay.de
3 June 2008
  • Summary: Vor einigen Wochen kufte ich einen DVD-Recorder der Marke Philips der auch schon etwas älter war.Er hatte mit sicherheit schon 2Vorbesitzer was mich nicht störte.Voller Stolz stellte ich ihn auf und klemmte ihn ordnungsgemäß an.Aber ich wurde schwer enttäuscht, das Gerät erwies sich als defekt.Ich setzte mich mit dem Vorbesitzer in Verbindung, doch er konnte mir auch nicht helfen.Ich setzte mich per E-Mail mit Phillips in Verbindung,die mir ziemlich schnell eine neue...
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