Product Type: Philips DVD players
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Philips DVP3310 dvd player
Member Name: louisechackett
Advantages: looks nice, simple and easy to use, lasted well, can be mutil region
Disadvantages: None for me
The actual DVD player came packed in a cardboard box and was securely held in place with polystyrene and wrapped in a plastic bag for extra security. Inside the box there were also instructions for use, a remote control and the batteries for the remote which I liked as all too often things require batteries these days but are not provided!
Upon removing the DVD player from the box I have to say I was very impressed with how it looked. It is all black and is quite slim line really and I thought it looked much more expensive than the thirty pounds I had paid for it. To set the DVD player up it was literally a case of plugging it in to the mains, attaching the scart lead and then switching it on so it would be easy for people to do, even those who are not technical with things such as this. I have my DVD player on a shelf in a TV unit which isn't particularly big and it fits well and there is plenty of space around it for air to get to it as well as I am always conscious that perhaps things like this could over heat.
What I like about the DVD player is that there is no led light on the display when the player is on stand by and so it would be ideal to have in a bedroom as there is no light shining and lighting up the room other than the dim glow of the stand by light. It is a shame there is no button to actually switch the DVD player completely off for energy saving though I have to say.
Using the player is really simple as you just need to switch the player on using the power button on the front and then press eject to load your disk. Now of course you can use the remote for this but I tend to just use the buttons on the front of the machine for this part. The machine is quite noisy as it loads the disk to be honest but not really significantly more than the DVD player I have in my bedroom and as soon as the disk is loaded the player is quiet as it plays the movie which is course what we want! The quality of the player is evident when playing DVD's as it is clear and does not lag or stop working randomly in the middle of a film for example.
A nice feature of this DVD player is that it can be used to play music CDs and also your photo disks as well if you have any. I haven't played photos through this player but I have played music through it when I am ironing sometimes rather than just sticking the music channels on the television and it is a good option to be able to have. You can simply flick through your songs using the remote control which I like.
Another feature of this DVD player, which is not something I have needed to use as yet, is that you can set it up to be a multi region player. I do not have any disks from other regions at home so it is not something that I have needed to do but there are instructions on the internet should this be something that you wish to do.
The remote control provided is simple but functional with all the usual play, pause, skip and such like buttons on there. In the two years I have owned this DVD player I have not had to change the batteries in the remote control which is obviously a good thing too. I would say it is important to keep hold of the remote as the buttons on the actual DVD player are minimal and so if you lose the remote there isn't a whole lot you can do other than invest in a new one!
I have been really impressed with this DVD player. I have owned it for two years now and both my son and I use it regularly and so for the money it has really been an excellent item. I like the fact that I can play music through it as well although this isn't something I do all that often. Having looked online for a current price for this product I can advise that it is not currently available but I would certainly recommend this player should you see it in a store somewhere as it has been excellent for us.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A great player
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