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Philips DVDR-3455H

Philips DVDR-3455H
alaScore 73

175 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The usability also gets good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

image quality, usability, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR-3455H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 175 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips DVDR-3455H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 user reviews of Philips DVDR-3455H 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.

usability, image quality, design

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR3455H DVD Hard Disc Recorder 160 GB with Instant ReplayPhilips DVDR3455H DVD Hard Disc Recorder 160 GB with Instant Replay

Expert review by:

Philips DVDR3455H

 

This low-priced recorder looks stylish and has a great remote, but it lacks a commercial-skip function and won't copy from a DVD to its hard drive.

Consumer review by:

UPDATE - Surge Suppressor Fixed It.

 

UPDATE - I initially had annoying cross-hatching on the output signal of this device, probably due to ground problems between my 10-foot dish and local CATV system. Added a Tripp Lite ISOBAR6-DBS grounded surge suppressor and it fixed it completely. I...

Silent, cool, and simple operation. Excellent recording quality, TIVO buffer functions for live content. Input selections include iLink and USB pen drive inputs. Unit has continuous 6-hour HDD buffer. Excellent packaging got it here in one piece. No...

No guide capabilities (if you care), no DVD-RAM capability (if you care), excruciatingly small remote, poor DVD playback control, on-board DVD editing software requires a paid subscription (!)

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Consumer review by:

Best of the bunch -- I think.

 

I looked at every DVD/HDD recorder out there and bought this because it was the only one that most closely emulates the "TIVO" function, i.e., natively allowing pausing, reviewing, and chasing of live content. That part works great, except that the...

Excellent media compatibility (+/-R,RW), 160GB HDD, 1394a AND USB inputs, great tuner, flexible recording features, well-built, relatively easy to use, full-time 6-hour buffer allows live pause, rewind and fast forward functions WHILE recording....

Small remote, poor DVD playing control (no MENU button on the remote!), confusing and difficult input selection, slight cross-hatching on output signal (so far), no DVD-RAM capability (who cares?), difficult navigation of buffered material, lacks...

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PHILIPS DVDR3455H Hard Disk/DVD Recorder

 

All in all a good buy.

Does as advertised. Records to different format DVD discs. Records quickly and allows edits of the disc before finalizing it

Poor remote. Buttons small and too close to eachother & have to push buttons hard. Poor colors on the menus, hard to see

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Nice unit...but

 

ONE MAJOR FLAW: I have had this unit [Philips DVDR3455H/37] for 6 weeks. Feature packed and menu navigation is ok [haven?t used others so I do not have anything to compare to] and Philips tech support has been very friendly and helpful. All this said,...

Numerous features and friendly tech support

No ability to "DUB"

Product Specifications

Whether in homes, factories, offices, airports, or on the street, it's hard to imagine a place where Philips is absent. What Philips wants is to make your life and work easier - and more fun! And Philips continuously explores new ways to improve products and to offer innovative products to its consumers. Philips. "Let's Make Things Better".

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:160GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8in
Height:1.9in
Weight:7.9lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:DVDR3455H
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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