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Kiss Technology DP-558 DVD Recorder

Kiss Technology DP-558 DVD Recorder
alaScore 79

99 reviews

Sep, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Kiss Technology DP-558 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kiss Technology DP-558 DVD Recorder

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Kiss Technology DP-558 DVD Recorder from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KiSS DP-558 Home DVD/DiVX with 80GB HDD - Black / SilverKiSS DP-558 Home DVD/DiVX with 80GB HDD - Black / Silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Kiss Technology DP-558 DVD Recorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Kiss Technology DP-558 DVD Recorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: KiSS DP-558 Networkable DVD Player with TV Tuner and 80 GB Hard Drive

Expert review by:

KISS DP-558

 

The main feature of the DP-558 is its internal HDD with a capacity of 80GB that allows recording up to 120hours of television programs, depending of course on the chosen recording quality. Recording can also be scheduled, if you know the time of the...

Looking at the playback capabilities, KISS claims that the DP-558 is DivX certified, however we had playback problems, especially with the 4, 6 and 8Mbit encoded DivX files. We are not so sure if the problem lies with the onboard chipset's abilities to...

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KISS Technologies DP-558 DVD Player review

 

KISS, having been bought out by Linksys owner Cisco, is starting to introduce more network friendly devices. It's latest offering - the DP-558 starts to blur the lines between PVR, DVD and media bridge, but can the network company simply buy its way...

Record to HDD, transfer to and from your network, and beyond

Even playing a DVD, it is very noisy

Not cheap, but the network element will change the way you think about TV and video

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KiSS Technology DP-558

 

Wide range of supported formats and connectors, PC connectivity

No DVD burner

A wide range of supported formats, combined with stylish industrial design, makes the KiSS DP-558 a great hard disk recorder for the power user who doesn't mind recording in MPEG-2 and archiving footage regularly.

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KiSS DP-558 80GB

 

The KiSS DP-558 hard disk recorder and network media player offers desirable features for the power user. The machine's silver front panel would coord...

Wide range of supported formats and connectors, PC connectivity

No DVD burner

A wide range of supported formats, combined with stylish industrial design, makes the KiSS DP-558 a great hard disk recorder for the power user who doesn't mind recording in MPEG-2 and archiving footage regularly.

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Kiss DP558 HDD/Ethernet DVD Player

 

Kiss led the way with networked DVD players but the DP558 ups the stakes with a 200GB disk drive, a TV Tuner and remote web access. But is it too heavily featured for its own good?

There is of course a wide range of recording formats available, ranging from best quality at 8Mbit to super long play at 1.5Mbit. Personally I wouldn’t use anything below 4Mbit (standard quality) as content recorded at any setting below this resulted...

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Kiss DP-558

 

The literature provided by Kiss Technology about the DP-558 suggests that the reason it doesn't have the facilities to burn DVDs is that it has a hard drive. Fair enough; you can get about 120 hours of footage onto the 80GB version of the DP-558 (there...

We can't quite fathom not having a DVD recorder in the DP-558. It wouldn't add much to the price and would save time when archiving. This is a well put-together machine that does exactly what it says it will - so why leave out such a fundamental feature?

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KiSS Technology DP-558

 

Take your home cinema system into the 21st century with this Danish built networkable device that aspires to create the perfect digital home.

Product Specifications

Digital Video Recorder from the next generation, the DP-558 proves to be more than what is first expected from such a product. What if you could watch live television, then pause it for a while and start it again when you are ready to watch more. What if you could browse through an electronic program guide, find the desired program, press Record and the schedule for the next recording would be set. What now if you could have online services directly available from your television screen, be able to see the weather forecast or just play games.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD player / HDD recorder/DVD player / HDD recorder / digital multimedia receiver

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:200GB/80GB
Type:Hard disk drive

DVD

Type:DVD player

Header

Manufacturer:KiSS Networked Entertainment
Model:DP-558
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:KiSS

MD System

Type: None

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)/IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback / On-line Internet gaming/Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Internet radio playback

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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