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Philips HDRW720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 563 reviews of Philips HDRW720. 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. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The design and price also get good reviews. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, image quality, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips HDRW720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips HDRW720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Philips HDRW720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and image quality. The price and design also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, design, price, image quality, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the product: Philips HDRW720 Multi Region Capable DVD Recorder / Hard Disk - Silver

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips HDRW720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Philips HDRW720 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the design. There are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size

reliability

39% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDRW720 DVD Recorder with 120 GB Hard DrivePhilips HDRW720 - DVD recorder / HDD recorder - 80 GBPhilips HDRW720 - DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Apr, 2015

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Expert review by: aaroncolter (digitaltrends.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

More than eight years ago, DVD (called Digital Versatile Disc at the time) burst onto the scene and offered the best quality audio and video images available, all on a new shiny 5-inch disc that looked like a CD. It was predicted that it would replace...

Support component video input and output and FireWire inputs; easy to use

GemStar's TV GuidePlus+ features advertisements; does not have an ATSC tuner

The beauty of the HDRW720 DVD recorder is that it's a perfect replacement for your aging VCR.

Apr, 2005
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Expert review by: Ben Patterson (cnet.co.uk)

Philips HDRW720 review

 

Saddled with a crippled electronic programming guide and hard-to-browse menus, Philips's new DVR-DVD recorder is more trouble than it's worth

Excellent recording quality ; Pauses and rewinds live video ; Great connectivity options ; Cable box control via included IR blaster

Can't record directly to DVD ; Nonintuitive menus

The HDRW720's playback quality was excellent, especially in progressive-scan mode using the component-video connection. The deck passed our tests with flying colours

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Philips HDRW720

 

The HDRW720 is DVR with an inbuilt 80GB Hard Drive and a unique 6 hour program buffer feature.

Outlook: Hard drive enabled DVRs like the HDRW720 are pushing the price of standalone recorders down at a steady pace. This is a good thing. At the same time, competition in the hard drive enabled DVR space is also making these units cheaper. This,...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Lordpercy.com (lordpercy.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

A DVDR machine with a hard drive and access to EPG listing via a DSL connection, sounds like a handy box?

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Ernie Carter (digitaltrends.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

Great when it works, but freezes frequently. Every time it freezes I have had to unplug it to get it to reboot. Every time it happened, I lost any recordings already completed.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: John (digitaltrends.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

I purchased this a costo also for $199. It is hard to beat at that price. The programing took awhile to master. The insturction book has some arrata sheets that gave correct information to the manual. The Phillips support webpage also gave some...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Lucky (digitaltrends.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

bought it last week and I changed from Region 2 to Multi-region and it worked with all Regions – it great machine and very easy to use it. I set the numbers to enable multi-region so it can playback any region dvd films easily and can copies from vhs...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: Lucky (digitaltrends.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

bought it last week and I changed from Region 2 to Multi-region and it worked with all Regions – it great machine and very easy to use it. I set the numbers to enable multi-region so it can playback any region dvd films easily and can copies from vhs...

Consumer review by: John (digitaltrends.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

I purchased this a costo also for $199. It is hard to beat at that price. The programing took awhile to master. The insturction book has some arrata sheets that gave correct information to the manual. The Phillips support webpage also gave some answers...

Consumer review by: knuddel13 (digitaltrends.com)

Philips HDRW720

 

The first DVD+R/HDD combo on the market, this is pretty much what Philips promised. Fast, flexible, pretty easy to use. Great compression gives up to 8 hours on a DVD+R/+RW with no noticeable loss of quality. It's more personal video recorder than...

Product Specifications

The HDRW720 is a DVD+RW recorder that features a combination of innovative functionalities for ultimate convenience. It includes a built-in 80 GB Hard Disk, TV GUIDE on-screen Electronic Program Guide (EPG), Personal Video Recording (PVR) and FlexTime. With this combination, the HDRW720 enables consumers to view and record all their favorite programs with a few clicks of a button.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:120GB/80GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.2in
Height:3in
Weight:11.9lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:HDRW720
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

MD System

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Radio

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Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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