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Philips DVDR985

alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The design also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the size. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and value for money.

usability, design, image quality

value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR985 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips DVDR985

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 362 user reviews of Philips DVDR985 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, design, image quality, size

value for money, reliability

36% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips DVDR985 Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder and Player

Expert review by:

Philips DVDR985 DVD Recorder Reviewed

 

Over the past decade a digital format, CD, has replaced records and tapes as the preferred choice for music. Over the past 5 years, DVD has replaced the videotape as the preferred choice for movies. Now, dreary old VHS videotape......

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Philips DVD Recorders - Don't waste your money

 

None. It's a substandard product in every category

Unit failed in 18 months & Philips doesn't stand behind it.

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*******WARNING DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT*****

 

Easy to use

All kinds of problems

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DVDR-985 works great for me!!!!

 

Very easy to copy VHS tapes and tv programs onto DVD media

The DVD+RW media will not play on all my DVD players.

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Thought it was a useful buy

 

Found product had good features and was easy to use

Getting ABFFDOE error and unable to use any functions. Only

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Where were you all when I bought this piece of crap

 

It worked for the first 3 months

Disc errors, disc errors, disc errors

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What a piece of trash

 

easy to record if you won't lend any dvd's to someone.

can't play recordings on other dvd players-incompatible.

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Add alphabets to the remote for editing

 

Recording quality as good as the original

Not all DVD players play DVD+. Editing can be frustrating

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sorry if you own one

 

recorded 4 dvds

works out to 250.00 ea after it broke

Consumer review by:

JUNK DO NOT THINK ABOUT IT

 

NONE

JUNK

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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. The Philips DVDR985 records from TV in digital quality on ReWritable DVDs and copies your favorite camcorder tapes onto DVD for life. You get digital picture and sound quality for the ultimate viewing experience plus direct access to your recordings - no more winding or rewinding. Crystal Clear Pro progressive scan video provides razor-sharp pictures. Digital connection (i.LINK) enables high-quality copying from digital camcorders. Component video input (YPB/PR) ensures the best recording quality from analog sources. Edit your home movies easily with Favorite Scene Selection. Play DVD and audio-CD(R/RW); your recorded discs will play on most DVD-Video players! The Philips DVDR985 features a large display with disc-bar for instant disc content overview as well as a universal remote control.

Audio System

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

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13in
Height:4.2in
Weight:12.1lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / 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

Header

Country Kits:North America
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:985
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVDR

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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