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Philips DVDR 610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Philips DVDR 610. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, 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 mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVDR 610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Philips DVDR 610 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Opinions about the design and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are less positive about the size.

usability, price, image quality, design


51% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR610 Multi Region Capable DVD RecorderPhilips DVDR610 Multi Region Capable DVD Recorder

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Excellent DVD recorder


Why so many poor reviews when this Philips DVDR610 is clearly a great machine? I also own the LiteOn 5006 which records DVD+/-R/RW...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Poor Machine


I decided to ignore the other bad reviews of this Philips DVDR610 DVD Recorder and trust the generally good brand name Philips. It...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: stuart (



This Philips DVDR610 DVD player must be the worst piece of electronic garbage I have ever purchased. It has never worked properly ...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Average Product


Bought this Philips DVDR610 DVD recorder a short while ago. It is average but for the price and free delivery, it is a good deal....

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

the worst DVD Recorder.... ever!


This Philips DVDR610 DVD recorder is, without a doubt, the biggest pile of junk I have ever seen. I bought one... exchanged it for...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Daniel (

Philips DVDR610


Good value brand name DVD recorder

Takes time to get used to how everything works - if you do wrong you can easily record straight over the last program you just recorded!

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Ruth (

Philips DVDR610


Straightforward, easy to set up and use

One occasion disc would not erase and hung system up. Had to reinitialise player and dispose of disc

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

A Good Choice


I agonised for a few weeks over whether to buy this Philips DVDR610 multi-region capable DVD recorder - put off by the early revie...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Best Value for Price


I too returned them both because of the faults they have and decided to try out a Ph...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

DVDR610 - A Gem!


I was a little dubious about this Philips DVDR610 multi-region capable DVD recorder due to some of the negative reviews.....Howeve...

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio dynamic range DVD:90
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital, DTS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):105


Color of product:Silver


Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):27

File formats

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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):13.6 x 11.2 x 2.56 / 17.1 x 2.56 x 11.2
Disc types supported:DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R / DVD-R, DVD-RW
I/O ports:1 x S-video in;\n1 x Video in;\n1 x Audio left/right in;\n1 x Scart 1 (cvbs, S-video/rgb out);\n1 x Scart 2 (cvbs, S-video in, decoder);\n1 x S-video out;\n1 x Video out (cvbs);\n1 x Audio left/right out;\n1 x Digital audio out (coaxial);\n1 x RF antenna in;\n1 x RF TV out;\n1 x Mains. / Front:\nS-video in\nVideo in\nAudio L/R in\nRear:\nSCART1: CVBS, S-video/RGB out\nSCART2: CVBS, S-video 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 / DVD+RW/+R
Power Requirements:220-240 V, 50 Hz / 50Hz, 220-240V
Security Features:Child Lock

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.4 x 17 x 4.33
Package weight:12.1


Power consumption (typical):27

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:M2, M2x, M3, M4, M6, M8 / M2x: 150 minutes, M3: 180 minutes, M4: 240 minutes, M6: 360 minutes, M8: 480 minutes.
Max DVD recording time:8


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

Weight & Dimensions