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Philips DVD-R3575

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of Philips DVD-R3575. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVD-R3575 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips DVD-R3575

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 user reviews of Philips DVD-R3575 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments about the size and reliability are mixed.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR3575H/37 1080p Upscaling DVDR with Built-In TunerPhilips DVDR3575H/37 1080p Upscaling DVDR with Built-In Tuner

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Philips DVDR3575H review

 

DVD recorders with hard drives used to be the poor man's TiVo . Sure, they lacked the finesse and eye candy of a true TiVo, but you didn't have to pay a subscription fee and you could burn anything right in the same unit. Fast-forward to today and...

Records TV programming to DVD or built-in 160GB hard drive; ATSC tuner for receiving digital broadcasts; HDMI output upscales to 1080p; 30-second commercial skip button; plays photos and MP3s from USB drives; one of the only DVD/hard-drive recorders...

No support for dual layer or DVD-RAM discs; ATSC tuner cannot deliver full native HDTV resolution; no onscreen program guide or IR blaster limits ability to be used as a DVR; no flexible recording length; mediocre video quality on video-based content;...

The Philips DVDR3575H is pretty much your only choice if you want a DVD recorder with a hard drive these days, but it's not as good as it could be.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: martinwill2 (cnet.com)

Adequate performance for most video recordings off-air

 

I have had one of the Philips recorders for about seven years, and it has performed reliably. I also have a Panasonic DMR-EH75V HDD/DVD recorder, which has an 80GB drive, only half the capacity of the Philips drive. The Philips recorder can record to a...

Compact, can record in several modes

Does not provide a full 6-hour recording capability

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Aerospace engineer (newegg.com)

Excellent choice

 

Well worth the money. I hope it never quits working.

I've had my Philips DVD/HDD recorder for just over a year now, and have burned hundreds of DVD-R's during that period. I enjoy old movies, and once you get used to it's peculiarities, this unit allows you to edit video recorded to the hard drive, and...

Not as easy to edit video recorded to the hard drive as my Panasonic unit, but I don't have any other negative comments to make. The manual could be a bit more descriptive.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good recorder to replace VCR

 

Good replacement for the VCR (actually much better than a VCR could ever be) and avoids the recurring cost of both cable company and Tivo subscriptions.

Good DVR with ability to record digital over-the-air broadcasts with ATSC tuner. Easily replaces a VCR with full digital recording to a spacious 160GB hard drive (~200 hours at second from highest quality level). Has full 1080P upconversion capability...

Doesn't remember/save your previous location on either DVD's or Hard Drive when you turn the unit off (so you can't resume like on other DVD players/changers). Makes up for this on Hard Drive recordings by automatically putting chapter marks in a 5...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Tyrell (ciao.com)

Philips DVDR3575H is great for casual TV-watcher

 

Needed to record different shows. The Philips DVDR3575H fit the bill perfectly! Without having to subscribe to a cable or satellite TV provider, we are able to record digital TV paying only the upfront cost of the recorder. We still have to program the...

Digitally record television with no monthly cost, record to DVD or Hard Drive

Remote and menu are a bit tricky at first before browsing owner's manual

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: dgrimes (epinions.com)

Some Caveats

 

This recorder suffered in the early stages, but recent firmware changes have helped. However, even the latest firmware lacks in features that should be standard on an ATSC/QAM/DVR/DVD recorder.I use this device for free Over-The-Air, ATSC ...

Hard Drive Recording, ATSC tuner.

Lots to list: No pgm guide, menus, URC support, cannot delete ATSC sub-channels, more.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: dgrimes (shopping.com)

Some Caveats

 

This recorder suffered in the early stages, but recent firmware changes have helped.  However, even the latest firmware lacks in features that should be standard on an ATSC/QAM/DVR/DVD recorder.

Hard Drive Recording, ATSC tuner

Lots to list: No pgm guide, menus, URC support, cannot delete ATSC sub-channels, more

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Jam121 (ciao.com)

Philips DVDR3575H - Don't buy one!

 

The manufacturer offers a solid 12 month guarantee which is a good thing as the hard drive is not reliable. It suffers from recording errors which make the sound disappear and the picture freeze. The spec is very good; it is easy to use and the...

Looks good, simple to use

Very unreliable hard drive, doesn't record properly

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: ginagina43 (epinions.com)

GOOD PRODUCT, BAD COMPANY POLICY

 

This is a good product. Functional and easy to use. I just happen to get a defective one. My complaint is not with the recorder but with Philips' return policy which in my opinion is dishonest. After set-up I noticed that timed recordings were ...

A good product ; functional and easy-to-use

Buy a new one today, get a used ("refurbished") replacement tomorrow

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: ginagina43 (shopping.com)

GOOD PRODUCT, BAD COMPANY POLICY

 

This is a good product. Functional and easy to use. I just happen to get a defective one. My complaint is not with the recorder but with Philips' return policy which in my opinion is dishonest.

A good product; functional and easy-to-use

Buy a new one today, get a used ("refurbished") replacement tomorrow

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Benefit from the convenience of recording directly onto a 160GB hard disk with this DVD recorder. To keep something longer, simply record your selected programs onto a DVD to enjoy a lifetime of high quality videos.

Audio

Audio A/D Converter (ADC):192MHz/24-bits
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz / 29-bit/192kHz

Battery

Compatible battery sizes:AAA

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Color

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:160GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:180
Total Storage Capacity:160

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):3.7 / 5.5
Power consumption (typical):23 / 28

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM, WMA
Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:180
Total Storage Capacity:160

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:DVDR3575H
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Programmable events:12 / 40
Programming period:1

MD System

Type: None

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.5 x 11.4 x 2.32 / 17.1 x 12.8 x 1.69
Disc types supported:DVD+R DL
Playback formats:MPEG2, MPEG1, DivX 3.11, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, DivX 6.0, MPEG4
Power Requirements:110 / 220-240V, 50Hz
Recording enhancements:Auto Chapter Marking
Recording System:NTSC

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.5 x 5.79 x 16.3 / 22.5 x 4.84 x 16.6
Package weight:10.1 / 13.2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.1
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):3.7 / 5.5
Power consumption (typical):23 / 28

Radio

Device Type: None

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
Eco designed: Yes
Internal memory:160
Power:23 / 28
Slide show: Yes

Television

Television Type: None

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC / PAL I, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K
Recording modes:HQ
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz / 13-Bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 12.8
Height:1.69 / 2.32
Weight:7.5 / 9.7
Width:16.5 / 17.1