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Philips DVDR3545V
4.9* out of 10

Philips DVDR3545V

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Overall 10

This is a good one.

DAN B., Newegg
4 March 2009
  • Summary: The onscreen menues can be a little confusing. Less tech savy users my find it difficult to manage, so keep that in mind if buying this as a gift.
  • Pros: This recorder works just the way you want it to. Built in digital tuner, records back and forth between VHS and DVD and has plenty of options. Phillips knows how to make a sturdy machine that is mostly user friendly.
  • Cons: None for me.
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Overall 2


Robert C., Newegg
21 February 2009
  • Summary: I have the brand new version of this, not the re-manufactured /37 model for sale here. I can't imagine that this one could be any better, though. Stay away from this unit.
  • Pros: Digital tuner; copies from VHS tapes to DVD's at various speeds (1hr, 2hrs, 2.5hrs, 3hrs, 4hrs and 6 hrs); recording quality from analog (cable) broadcasts to DVD is decent.
  • Cons: Record quality from VHS to DVD is poor - I haven't tried going from DVD to VHS and have no reason to do so; recording from composite and S-Video inputs is even worse; often when you change the channel it will change right back to wherever it was set before changing it while other times you can ap...
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Overall 2

Very Disappointing

Ian S., Newegg
18 February 2009
  • Summary: It looks horrible. Remote is the cheapest, flimsiest thing I've ever seen for something like this. I expected a quality product from Philips, but they've really dropped the ball here.
  • Pros: It functions, I guess.
  • Cons: I have owned a number of DVD recorders of varing quality, but this one is a big disappointment. The first and most important fact to know about the PHILIPS DVDR3545V/37 is that it comes CRIPPLED WITH COPY PROTECTION!! Way to impress the consumer Phillips, by working hand-in-glove with content pro...
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