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Philips DVDR77

Philips DVDR77
alaScore 64

37 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Philips DVDR77. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the design, whereas there are some critical reviews about the size and price.


usability, reliability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR77 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips DVDR77


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Philips DVDR77 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on There are some less positive reviews about the usability and price.

reliability, price, usability

38% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR77 DVD RecorderPhilips DVDR77 DVD Recorder

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jeremy Roche (

Philips DVDR77


Philips' DVDR77 is an attractive DVD recorder that best suits home theatre enthusiasts looking to build a home DVD collection.

Records up to eight hours of programming onto a single DVD disc ; Basic DVD editing features ; High quality connections

Media adapter for viewing photos stored on flash cards sold separately ; Interface can be confusing

All recorded titles appear on an index page when you insert a recordable disc and you can scan through these to play, or delete stored titles. You can insert markets and hide chapters through the edit controls on the remote control. Unlike the...

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (

PHILIPS DVDR77 - DVD Recorder and Player - Write Your Butt Off W/O


DVDs aren't just for watching movies anymore. Make your own movies. Record TV shows and delete commercials. Share thousands of pictures with friends and family, or create an archive. Or just pop in a regular DVD movie and enjoy! All with the Philips ...

Media Slot, Good All Around Machine


Dec, 2003

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Philips DVDR77


O, and one other thing. If you switch it on, it takes about 20 seconds to boot up. Until that time, it won't allow you to eject your DVD. Which was the only reason you switched it on for.

Oct, 2008

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Philips DVDR77


AVOID AT ALL COST! This is the most irritating machine I have ever come across. If you switch the tv on it automatically starts recording. At the location where you last stopped viewing. So if this in the middle of something you really liked, too bad,...

Video quality is good. Audio quality is not. My normal CD player sounded a lot better

See above

Oct, 2008

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Philips DVDR77


philips dvdr77 review: Philips' DVDR77 is an attractive DVD recorder that best suits home theatre enthusiasts looking to build a home DVD collection.

Would love to know if it works per my comments above., Universal player, Superb sound, State-of-the-art bass management, JPEG-photo viewer, Universal, THX-Ultra certified, Solid video performance with 3:2 pull-down, Backlit, learning remote, Records up...

Heavy, bulky, requires careful planning to fit into vehicle., Needs a dedicated AV feed, Setting up IR remote a tad fiddly, The user manual could be better, Some artifacts in video-based material, Costly, Awkward bass management, Less than intuitive...

Philips' DVDR77 is an attractive DVD recorder that best suits home theatre enthusiasts looking to build a home DVD collection.

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

Record digital pictures and camcorder tapes on DVD and play them on TV. PRODUCT FEATURES: i.LINK digital connection for perfect copies of camcorder tapes; RGB Component Video Input for the best digital recording quality; YPBPR Component Video Outputs the best possible and most flexible analog video connection; 2-channel Dolby Digital encoder for perfect recording of stereo and Dolby Pro Logic audio; 24-bit digital-to-analog conversion for top quality sound; Over 3600 pictures on DVD!; Media slot (PCMCIA) for fast transfer from memory card to DVD; no cables, no software installation; Up to 8 hours video recording per side; Index Picture Screen for visual Table Of Contents; Favorite Scene Selection for easy editing of your home movies; Disc Manager for instant overview of all your discs; Plays Picture CDs and DVDs.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio dynamic range DVD:90
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):105

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

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 / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / PCM
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1.33x / 2x / 4x / 6x


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVDR

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 2.56 x 13.2
Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW


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

Weight & Dimensions