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Philips DVDR615

Philips DVDR615
alaScore 70

68 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Philips DVDR615. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, 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 DVDR615 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Philips DVDR615 from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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Feb, 2018

Expert review by: (

Philips DVDR615


Two-way FireWire Easy installation • Disc manager

VCR Plus doesn't have IR repeater

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Ben Patterson (

Philips DVDR615 review


Philips's stylish entry-level DVD Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more.

Extremely sleek look; above-average recording quality in four-hour mode; component-video and FireWire inputs.

Confusing menus; terrible remote; spotty DVD-R/RW playback compatibility.

This entry-level DVD recorder offers a FireWire input, but its confusing menus and useless remote will confound beginners.

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: sydney (

Nice recorder despite the CONS.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Another overly-complicated, poorly designed player/recorder

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: wnyzfinest (

Baby is close to 2years - running great.


Does What It needs to be done, Still Works, Easy To Use.

Need to buy TDK,Sony,Philips,Mitsumi Brands Only!

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: tigerlillies (

I like it thus far


Pricce, brand, recording is excellent.

Little difficult to use

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: daehl (

Excellent DVD Recorder for the price


Nice looking box. Works well once firmware upgraded. Lots of I/O ports. Creates great DVDs.

Bad remote, problems with on screen display, editing video chapters can be tricky

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: daehl (

Excellent DVD Recorder for the price


Just picked this unit up at Circuit City for $100 (with rebates) after a horrifying experience with a Coby DVR-R1100 unit. I bought it because it was a good name brand with all the inputs I wanted, for a good price. In three days, I've filled up four ...

Nice looking box. Works well once firmware upgraded. Lots of I/O ports. Creates great DVDs.

Bad remote, problems with on screen display, editing video chapters can be tricky

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: bobbyslav (

Very poor player


I have been eyeing this recorder for quite some time now and finally got my hands on it since it was just advertised at CircuitCity for $100 after rebates. After another coupon I had I ended up spending about $80, which for a brand name DVD recorder ...

built in RF modulator, component and Firewire inputs, design, format, price, simple recording

poor playback, terrible remote, limitted editting, noisy fan, no digital in/only coax out.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: jerrkowa (

Only reasonably priced unit with component video input


Component video input and high quality recording.

Tiny remote control.

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

Experience the magic of DVD Recording! Now you can copy your favorite camcorder tapes for life, in perfect digital picture and sound quality thanks to i.LINK.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital, DTS
Crosstalk (1kHz):105
Distortion and noise (1kHz):83
Dynamic range (1kHz):83
MP3 bit rates:32 - 256
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):105 / 85

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9


Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / PCM
Type:DVD recorder

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:2x / 4x / 6x

File formats

Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVDR

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 11.2 x 2.56 / 17.1 x 2.56 x 11.2
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+RW, DVD-R / DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R
I/O ports:Ext 1 Scart: CVBS in / out, Audio in / out, RGB out, S-video out \nExt 2 Scart: CVBS in / out, Audio in / out, S-video in, Decoder \nFront/side connections: Audio left / right in, S-video in, Video in \nOther connections: Analogue audio left / right out, Composite video (CVBS) out, Digital coaxial out, RF antenna in / TV out, S-Video out / Front:\ni.LINK DV in (IEEE1394, 4-pin)\nS-video in\nVideo in\nAudio L/R in\nRear:\nSCART1: CVBS, S-video/RGB out\nSCART2: CVBS, S-video/RGB in, Decoder\nS-video out\nCVBS Video out\nAudio L/R out\nDigital audio out\nRF Antenna in\nAerial input\nMains\nRF TV out
Optical disc recording:DVD+R, DVD+RW / NTSC, PAL
Power Requirements:50Hz, 220-240V
Security Features:Child Lock
Video out:NTSC, PAL

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.4 x 15.1 x 6.26 / 22.4 x 17 x 4.33
Package weight:12.1


Power consumption (standby):3

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:M1, M2, M2x, M3, M4, M6, M8
Max DVD recording time:6

Technical Details



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

Weight & Dimensions