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Philips DVD R 3390

Philips DVD R 3390
alaScore 65

11 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability, whereas there are some negative views about the design.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVD R 3390 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Philips DVD R 3390 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR3390 DVD Player/Recorder w/ DivXPhilips DVDR 3390 - DVD recorder

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Awkward operation, unreliable, not recommended


This recorder combines poor control design, awkward operation, and highly unreliable operation. I cannot recommend it. Setting the recorder up to record video programs is a simple process, but doesn't allow much flexibility in naming or making ...

Setting up to record programs is simple. Philips' customer service is professional and courteous.

Had to return recorder

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Awkward operation, unreliable, not recommended


Setting up to record programs is simple. Philips' customer service is professional and courteous.

Had to return recorder

Product Specifications

Philips DVD Recorders support 'dual media' recording - the ability to create recordings on DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. Now you can buy any disc and the Philips recorder will always create fully compatible recordings, which can be played by any DVD player. With the VCR Plus+ system, all you need to do to program your video recorder is to enter the 'Pluscode' - a single code of up to nine digits (but usually less) that is printed next to each TV program in most TV guides. Also known as IEEE 1394 and FireWire. i.LINK is the worldwide standard for connecting digital video devices, used on digital home video equipment such as DV and D8 camcorders, as well as PCs. Conveniently, it carries all audio and video signals via a single cable. With i.LINK Digital Video input you can copy your home videos in their original digital picture quality. SmartAlgo ensures quality recordings, regardless of disc format or quality. Its patented self-learning adaptive technology chooses the optimal write strategy for the particular disc that is being used. By doing this, it significantly improves the reliability of the recording, ensuring zero failures when recording and guaranteeing playback compatibility. From a simple timer recording to more advanced editing features, explore all these functions with the greatest ease. With this easy-to-use graphic interface anyone can operate this recorder. The on-screen-menus are logically arranged and easy to understand. Additionally, guiding text is provided where needed.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / MPEG 2 Audio / PCM
Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVDR

TV Tuner

Reception System:NTSC

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