Product Type: Philips DVD recorders
Newest Review: ... same time. I think this was an excellent buy, well worth paying a bit extra for a DVD Recorder with hard drive, and I would recommend it ... more
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Member Name: doctordarke2389
Advantages: easy installation and set-up
Disadvantages: Lots can go wrong, The running isn't always smooth
As a brand name, Phillips carries its own cachet, as well as owning a top European footie team! Seriously, the brand is an extremely well known and widely used name in terms of its fairly eclectic range of products. As such, Phillips is considered to be reliable and trustworthy by the consumer. Or, is it?
In terms of the product in question, the HDR 3700 is one of those devices that may seem at first to be hard to set up and get going, and to operate, but that isn't the case with this machine. Again, it depends on how adept you are at reading and interpreting the product manual, which I usually find impenetrable but surprisingly not with this thing.
Running the recorder should be a doddle, but I didn't find that to be the case all the time. The remote should also be simplicity itself but again I found that this is not necessarily the case. It has a built in Freeview, which is fine but I prefer the greater range on VM more to my liking. But, the level of picture quality is fairly good if you're running a DVD film. The Price is a bit steep for what you get, and the cheapest seems to be on Amazon. There's cheaper alternatives out there, and in some cases the quality may rival or exceed that of this machine. Bit of a 'pay your money takes your chances really'. With hindsight though, I'd not get another of these, but may be pay a bit more for guaranteed quality.
Summary: Average quality product, but no more than that.
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