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Philips DVDR 70

Philips DVDR 70
alaScore 62

305 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews of Philips DVDR 70. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR 70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 62/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 user reviews of Philips DVDR 70 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR70 Multi Region Capable DVD RecorderPhilips DVDR70 Multi Region Capable DVD Recorder

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Another piece of rubbish from Philips!!!



Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

A very good buy


I held back on buying a dvd recorder as I had quite a few region 1 discs. However, I took the plunge when Amazon advertised the Ph...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

No Going Back To VHS


I bought this Philips DVDR70 multi-region capable DVD recorder in May, but have delayed putting a review on because I did see some...

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: Derry Man (

Big Problems


Looks the part and promises a lot

Got it for Christmas 2003. Within 2 months it was destroying DVDs. Makes unusual noises and is very undependable.

Do not rely on this machine if you want to record something valuable.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: linda (



Good quality picture on playback of professional DVDs

From the first time I used it, I could never be sure that it would record fully, sometimes it would, sometimes it wouldnt. It would either record all of the programme or some of the programme (giving the message disc error) or none of the programme...

Waste of time buying this as it only functions as a DVD player which I already have

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: William Welham (

Phillips DVDR70


Cannot say it has any improvements over a good video recorder with indexing.

Very poor instructions. Very difficult to set up. Auto set up a joke if you live in Wales or have Sky. Not easy to use. Jumped a channel while recording. Does any one know if you can record safely on a disc that already has a programe onit or will it...

Look into recorders before you make an impulse buy. Check EVERYTHING. Stick to VCR

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: Beverley (

Load of Rubbish


I Dont Know because the machine broke down after being used less than half a dozen times

As far as I am concerned everything, especially the name Phillips, I hope the other guy managed to get his machine swapped because Currys refused point blank to exchange this machine or give me a refund, considering the recorder was just 3 months old...

I had a great deal of trouble setting this machine up as we do not have an ordinary aerial only Sky, I had to phone Philips helpline numerous times on a premium rate number to get it working.. I am not a thicko but the manual completely defeated me, I...

May, 2004

Consumer review by: mark (

worth every penny!


Bought from Robertsons for just £219 incP&P, so about as cheap a dvdr as you'll find ; The picture quality is superb on the highest setting (good as the original broadcast) and I was delighted to see that any depreciation in quality was hardly...

The manual (as with nearly all electronics manuals!) is a bit on the poor side, but as you begin to get the hang of it, it really is quite easy ; You can copy your dvds and videos (unless they are protected by Macrovision) although bizzarely, the...

This machine may not be all singing all dancing, with loads of clever features, but if you just want to make good quality recordings from tv and dvd/video, and pay just £219 for the priveledge, you can't go wrong!! Looks nice too!!

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: Nick (

Could do better


Excellent, machine, and good reproduction of VHS to DVD

Manual is not good. Does not even mention how to do VHS to DVD ; I am silver surfer, with many years experience of modern technology, and the installation of various different machines. From Beta recorders to present. This one certainly set it's own...

Am now enjoying transfer of all my cricket and snooker VHS on disc. I reckon quality is improved.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Wonderful Kit


Just got one of these Philips DVDR70 multi-region capable DVD recorders today. It was a toss-up between this and the Panasonic. Ok...

Nov, 2003

Product Specifications

Philips DVDR-70 is a DVD Recorder with great sound and picture quality. Make digital quality copies on DVD from TV and camcorder tapes and play DVD, CD, CD-R/RW or MP3-CD. Index Picture Screen gives you visual read-out of disc table-of-contents.Naturally, you'll want to share your DVDs with all of your family and friends. For this reason, every Philips DVD Recorder offers you two-way compatibility. This means they can play all of the DVD and CD discs you already have, while the DVDs you create will play on virtually all DVD-Video players.An intuitive onscreen menu that makes it easy to keep track of all the picture-perfect digital recordings you've stored on the disc. This enables you to make simple scene selections at the touch of a button - just select the scene you want and press 'Play' to watch it instantly.Only DVD can bring an authentic cinema-style home entertainment experience into your living room. And thanks to the latest range of DVD Recorders from Philips, the picture quality of the DVDs you create at home can be just as good as the DVDs you currently rent or buy.Audio is digitally encoded in Dolby AC-3 (USA) or MPEG Audio (Europe). As a result, the sound quality of a recording, like the picture quality, is comparable to that of pre-packaged DVD-Video discs.The Philips DVD Recorder uses the same discs as DVD+RW drives in PCs. What's more, the discs you record will play on existing DVD-ROM drives. And with the right software/hardware package for your PC, you can make sophisticated video edits on your DVD+RW discs.Thanks to Variable Bit Rate technology, this Philips DVD recorder gives you a choice of 6 recording modes. This ensures there's a mode that's right for anything you want to record.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:DTS
Audio dynamic range DVD:85
Built-in audio decoders:DTS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 2.99 x 13.2
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/27MHz

Weight & Dimensions