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Philips DVDR3400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Philips DVDR3400. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, 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 and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVDR3400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Philips DVDR3400 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Opinions about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the size and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design

reliability, size

45% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR3400 DVD Recorder with DivX and USB 2.0Philips DVDR3400 DVD Recorder with DivX and USB 2.0

Jul, 2018

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Philips DVDR3400 DVD Player/Recorder overview



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good for beginners


I received the Philips DVDR 3400 as a birthday gift this year and so far have had no problems with it and it has been since January. The menu and interface is user friendly and the instructions were easy to follow. I am no electronics master and am not...

user friendly

picture quality, if that's what you're looking for

Apr, 2007

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Don't waste your money


Sound quality seemed to be pretty good.

Poor picture quality, HDMI issues, remote feels very cheap.

Mar, 2007

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Don't waste your money


I bought this product because it had several features which I liked: HDMI and Component output, built in tuner, and the ability to record. I use an Infocus projector (which by the way I very happy with). I liked the idea of connecting via HDMI, ...

Sound quality seemed to be pretty good.

Poor picture quality, HDMI issues, remote feels very cheap.

Mar, 2007

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From bad to worse


Looks kinda nice?

Defective straight out of the box

Feb, 2007

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WARNING - You want crap - buy DVDR3400


Worked well for a total of two months.

Want to buy something that will last you only a short time -be my guest.

Feb, 2007

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Yet another disappointment


I decided to exchange the Samsung DVD-R135 for this Philips DVDR3400, which was about $30 less. After being a loyal Philips fan for many, many years, I was very unhappy with the last recorder I tried the Philips DVDR615. Because of that I was very ...

component in, stereo tuner, VCR plus, NTSC/PAL support, region hack, good sound.

Poor picture, poor tuner, lousy operation, needs a firmware upgrade, lousy customer service.

Feb, 2007

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DVDs recorded in unit will not play in either of my two computers.


Plays movies from a USB Flash Drive

DVDs recorded in unit will not play in either of my two computers.

Jan, 2007

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Wont play certain movies



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Jan, 2007

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Decent price ($125 at Best Buy).

Cannot change screen format unless a recordable DVD is in the player. Bad design.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Dreaming of a player that plays practically any disc format and at the same time enjoy flawless, true-to-life picture quality? Now you can! With Philips DVD players, staying home has never been better as the promised movies and music entertainment experience will be delivered right to you. PRODUCT FEATURES: Superior audio and video quality; HDMI out for digital high-definition video and digital audio; SmartAlgo for quality compatible recordings; Progressive Scan for razor-sharp and flicker free images; Record, transfer or archive conveniently; Copy or play photos and music directly from USB flash drives; Record up to 12 hours on a double-sided disc; i.LINK enables perfect digital camcorder copies; DualMedia records on DVD+R/RW, DVD+R DL and DVD-R/RW discs; Plays CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW; Plays MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX 3.11/4.x/5.x/6; Simplicity in recording and playback; VCR Plus+ uses a single code to program the timer; Easy to use graphic user interface.


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

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

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 / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):3


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVDR

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Programmable events:20 / 8
Programming period:1

Other Features

Additional accessories:Remote Control\nFull SCART cable\nUser Manual\nQuick start guide\nRF cable\nWarranty Leaflet\n2 x AAA Batteries
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 12.7 x 1.69
Disc types supported:DVD+R DL
Front / Side connections:Audio L/R in\nCVBS in\ni.LINK DV in (IEEE1394, 4-pin)\nS-video in\nUSB
I/O ports:Digital coaxial out\nAnalog audio Left/Right out\nRF antenna in / TV out\nHDMI output\nComposite video (CVBS) output\nS-Video out\nSCART1 (CVBS, RGB out)\nSCART2 (CVBS, RGB in)
Picture enhancement:Rotate\nZoom\nSlideshow\nSlideshow with music playback
Power Requirements:50Hz\n220-240V
Recording enhancements:Manual Chapter Marking\nSelectable Index Pictures\nAuto Chapter Marking
Recording System:NTSC\nPAL
Set weight:0.123 / 7.72
Set width:17.1

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.3
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.5 x 16.3 x 4.88
Package height:4.88
Package weight:0.159 / 9.92
Package width:22.5

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity: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 consumption (standby):3


Disc types supported:DVD+R DL

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

TV Tuner



Analog signal format system:NTSC
Recording modes:EP, HQ, LP, SLP, SP
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.123 / 7.72