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iLO DVDR05 Personal DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of iLO DVDR05 Personal DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design, image quality

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the iLO DVDR05 Personal DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 57/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for iLO DVDR05 Personal DVD Recorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of iLO DVDR05 Personal DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the size and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, price, image quality

reliability, size

24% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2020

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Good enough for the price for playing DVDs


We bought this late in 2006. We decided to get the RW so that we could record as well as just play DVDs but I have not had any success at getting it to record. Granted I have not spent a great deal of time on it because I get frustrated and give up ...

Easy to operate in play mode, light weight

can't get record function to work

Jan, 2008

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iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder


Cheap and easy to operate

I had one problem with recording before getting the update

Mar, 2007

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Don't Lose Your Remote Control When Purchasing This DVDR!


The machine is sturdy and reliable, performs well when subjected to heavy use.

The remote control cannot be replaced with a universal remote control off the shelf.

Jan, 2007

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Not really that good



Has more issues on playback than all my other dvd players. Remote Control Response sluggish.

Oct, 2006

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Great at first, Problems 2 days later


Easy Manual to read, good recorded picture and sound quality, timer works well.

Difficulty editing titles. Could be easier to navigate through menus and writing titles.

Oct, 2006

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OK for the price, but you get what you pay for.


Nice quality both sound and picture.

Compatibility an issue on older players. Lack of good edit features/menu options.

Aug, 2006

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Affordable DVD recorder for the home entertainment system


In mid-2005 I was in the market for a DVD recorder. Unfortunately a lot of the models at that time were priced WAY out of my league. More importantly, though, I required a model that offered a an IEEE 1394 (aka FireWire or iLink) connection so that I ...

Very easy to use, no-hassle recording and playback of DVDs

The remote control can be confusing at times, but clearly labeled.

Jul, 2006

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Not bad for my First Time


This is my first DVD recorder, so I have nothing to compare it to. I was looking for another DVD player for another room but didn't want to spend a lot. I looked on the net for some and found Wal-Mart had a good looking one. I thought I would drop in...

Picture and sound quality is good. Nice price. Plays most DVD and CD Formats.

A few bugs in the Recording schedules, Stops during programmed event. Missing programmed events.

May, 2006

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Not a bad machine


The price, very cheap.

Remote is too small.

Apr, 2006

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An improved DVD Recorder, ILO DVDR05 MU1


I made sure to find a model marked MU1 after reading reviews online. This recorder is replacing a GoVideo Recorder that only lasted 1 year and 4 months before it failed. I can say from experience that this recorder has a lot of improvements from ...

It puts out reliable recordings in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8 hour mode.

Remote control is small.

Mar, 2006

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