Great TIVO Substitute Philips DVDR3575H 160GB Recorder
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: The Philips DVDR3575H is exactly what I was looking for to complement my home theater system. The advantage of the model is the ability to connect our camcorder to the recorder and show fantastic home movies or still pictures. There is an IEEE 1394 port and a USB port.
Summary: The Philips DVDR3575H is pretty much your only choice if you want a DVD recorder with a hard drive these days, but it's not as good as it could be.
Pros: Records TV programming to DVD or built-in 160GB hard drive; ATSC tuner for receiving digital broadcasts; HDMI output upscales to 1080p; 30-second commercial skip button; plays photos and MP3s from USB drives; one of the only DVD/hard-drive recorders currently on the market.
Cons: No support for dual layer or DVD-RAM discs; ATSC tuner cannot deliver full native HDTV resolution; no onscreen program guide or IR blaster limits ability to be used as a DVR; no flexible recording length; mediocre video quality on video-based content; subpar remote.