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Philips DVDR3355

Philips DVDR3355
alaScore 67

83 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Philips DVDR3355. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR3355 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Philips DVDR3355 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the size. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size


34% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR3355/37 DVD Recorder with 6 Hour Digital Video RecordingPhilips DVDR3355/37 DVD Recorder with 6 Hour Digital Video Recording

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Melissa Perenson (



Even though Philips is one of the companies behind the DVD+R format, the DVDR3355 can record to DVD-R/RW discs as well as to DVD+R/RW. This gesture toward detente in the DVD wars doesn't seem to have extended to the manual, however: While DVD+R...

At $250, the DVDR3355 costs significantly less expensive than most of the recorders we tested at the same time. The CyberHome DVD1600 is cheaper, but the Philips is far easier to use; and the vendor's inclusion of VCR Plus+ codes makes this model a...

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Record your favorite TV programs in digital quality, play any movie format including DivX on this unique DVD Recorder. TV Recording made simple! VCR Plus+ uses a single code to program the timer. 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. VPS/PDC records the program exactly when it starts. With 'VPS' (Video Programming System) and 'PDC' (Program Delivery Control), the TV station controls the beginning and the length of the programmed recording. This means that your recording device switches itself on and off at the right time even if a TV program you have programmed begins earlier or finishes later than expected. Record from multiple sources in perfect quality. i.LINK enables perfect digital camcorder copies. 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. 2.0 Dolby Digital Encoding for quality audio recording. Dolby Digital is an advanced digital audio encoding technology that is used on all DVD-Video discs. Philips DVD Recorders store audio in the same format, so it is fully compatible with any DVD player. The quality surpasses that of analog video recorder.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Crosstalk (1kHz):105
Distortion and noise (1kHz):90
Dynamic range (1kHz):90
MP3 bit rates:32 - 256
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):106

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9

Display (Projector)

Type:LED display


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 / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1.5x / 2x

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):25

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:DIVX,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVDR

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Programmable events:8
Programming period:1

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Bit rate:32-256 kbps & VBR
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 11.2 x 2.56
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R
I/O ports:2 x SCART (CVBS, S-video/RGB out)
Number of TV tuners:1
Power Requirements:50Hz, 220-240V
Set weight:8.82
Set width:17.1
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:15
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.2 x 15 x 6.1
Package height:6.1
Package weight:13.2
Package width:20.2

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1


Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):25

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:HQ, SP, EP, SLP
Max DVD recording time:6


Disc types supported:CD,CD-R,CD-RW,DVD,DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD-R

Technical Details

Auto digital tuning: No
Device type:Recorder
Number of tuners:1
Plug and Play: Yes
Slide show: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / PAL
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions