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Philips DVDR1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Philips DVDR1000. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the price, while there are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

usability, design, reliability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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EISA Award - Best Product

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Jun, 2001

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Philips DVDR1000


DVD+RW burners for use with PCs have only now started to arrive on the market - some months after rival DVD-R and DVD-RW models. But, on the up side, they're being accompanied by set-top DVD+RW writers - while set-top models using competing formats...

Dec, 2001

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Oct, 2003

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Easy to use~~NO!

Dec, 2002

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Easy to use NO!


Disc Error is always displayed after MENU UPDATE

Sometimes could not load the DVE (brand new)

Dec, 2002

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Easy to use? NO!


Disc Error is always displayed after MENU UPDATE

Sometimes could not load the DVE (brand new)

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (

DVDR1000 is discontinued old device that has update.


NONE! This is a discontinued device - dont buy it!

There is an updated version - the DVDR985A - Buy this one!

Nov, 2002

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DVD Recorder


Great picture,easy to use

Clock maufunction

Sep, 2002

Product Specifications

Imagine being able to record from TV or digital camera directly on to a DVD. Imagine the possibilities: digital quality never degrades. Precious memories captured on digital video at the touch of a button. With the introduction of Philips Recordable DVD, the possibility is a reality with Dolby Digital Sound. Finding your recordings has never been so easy. No winding, no waiting. Scroll up and down, select your recording and play. Here's the basics: Recordable DVD is a DVD with a Record Button. High quality video and audio recorded onto a DVD. Sounds great? Sure! But what if you want to play a recorded disc on an older DVD? Philips Recordable DVD bridges the gap between the past and the future. With the introduction of Philips DVDR1000, the possibility of high quality video and audio recorded onto a DVD is a reality. The DVDR1000 records from any source, including DV cameras (IEEE1394). Discs are compatible with existing DVD Players ("Bare" discs). For the best quality audio recordings, this DVD recorder has Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC-3) audio record quality. Choose from 4 Recording modes: DV quality (1hr), DVD (2hr), S-Video (3hr), and VHS (4hr). Of course, your Philips DVD-Recorder plays back DVD-Video movies as well. And that is not all! The Philips DVD-recorder is not only about recording. Are there embarrassing scenes you don't want to show to your friends? With the Philips DVD-Recorder you can select the scenes you want to see and hide the unwanted scenes at you command.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:TruSurround 3D Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Search Speed:32x / 4x / 8x
Type:DVD recorder

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1.33x / 2x / 4x


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVDR



Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty