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Philips DVD-R3480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Philips DVD-R3480. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and reliability are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the size.

usability, price, design, reliability, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVD-R3480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips DVD-R3480


alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Philips DVD-R3480 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the image quality and reliability. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the size and design.

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design, size

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR3480 - DVD Player & RecorderPhilips DVDR3480 - DVD Player & Recorder

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : imkidd57 (

Philips DVDR3480 review


We check out the Philips DVDR3480 DVD recorder.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips DVD-R3480/05 Black


easy set up

May, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips DVD-R3480/05 Black


Plays divX Good interface

a bit complicated to set up and use

May, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips DVD-R3480/05 Black


Ease of setup,its foolproof..good slim design..and it does what it says on the tin!

As of yet none!

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips DVD-R3480/05 Black


Really good value for money, excellent quality recording.

The remote control response is a bit hit and miss - so obviously this can get a bit frustrating. You have to wave the remote up and down sometimes within a few feet of the recorder to get it to respond. Maybe its the batteries, but this is from new and...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips DVD-R3480/05 Black


It was very easy to install and as been very easy to use I am very pleased with it every way

I have no bad points report

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips DVD-R3480/05 Black


Very easy to use and does all the tasks that you would wish without any fuss. Nice modern look. USB feature good for photo viewing from flash drive.

Remote control range a bit limited.

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):29-bit/192kHz


Compatible battery sizes:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):27

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 12.7 x 1.77
Disc types supported:DVD+R DL
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50Hz
Recording format:NTSC, PAL

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2


Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):27

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions