Excerpt: I bought this DVD recorder for my mother so she could enjoy almost twice as many videos and pictures before she needs to change DVDs thanks to the Philips DVDR 3380 supporting the great quality compressed DivX video format.
Excerpt: I have just thrown this piece of rubbish across the room - it simply does not work and never has. It costs loads and takes 10 seconds for the tray to eject the disk. Every button takes too long to work and then it randomly stops working and you waste DVD after DVD trying to make it work.
Excerpt: We have had our DVD Recorder for about 5 months now and I must say, its the most difficult piece of technology I have EVER come across. I must admit I am usualy a bit of a technogeek when it comes to things like this, and have them figured out in 10 minutes, but this player/recorder has made me...
Excerpt: I had the same problem as `anon` above. I bought this unit and immediately tried recording with a dvd+rw by memorex. Right after I try to select the recording source, it freezes in a continual loop of `loading` and the indicator says `UPDATE`; and my recording button light blinks.
Excerpt: I have this DVD recorder and it works great, I use cheap disks too, not branded. No problems recording off sky either. Only thing is this recorder records in region 0 - this is all regions/multiregion.
Excerpt: Well first off this is my first ever DVD recorder, so I knew I was in for a learning curve upon reading the instructions. I know the fundamentals of DVD authoring, but had to read the instructions nonetheless.
Excerpt: I have owned this unit for over a year and have not had a single problem like the ones reported here. To record from a Sky+ box you would do the same as with any other machine you want to record from. Press play on Sky, press record on the recorder.
Excerpt: The last comment is incorrect. The 3380 does record Sky from my Sky+. I couldn`t get it to work using the instructions in the Sky manual (i.e. using the `Copy` function). It worked fine using the recorder`s own controls i.e. monitoring the satellite channel or from the Sky+ hard disc recording.
Excerpt: Just bought DVDR3380 and also find it won`t record onto their own (philips DVD+RW) discs. Won`t erase, neither titles nor entire disc, philips DVD+RW (recorded previously on a Nordmende).As with 1st reviewer above, machine freezes if asked to erase. Gets to 98% and no further.