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dvd recorder with hard drive

by winniepoah / February 15, 2009 2:53 AM PST

I was looking at the DTV dvr but heard poor reports on it
and was wondering if anyone is using the phillips dvdr 3576h and how you like it or are there any others out there that you can recomend
I am in the chicago area and those are the only 2 I have found
with the phillips at walmart for $298

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I own that philips.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2009 3:10 AM PST

I can't write too much about it but it works fine here.

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No complaints
by bkirby / March 24, 2009 11:28 AM PDT

The biggest reason I bought one was the compatibility to almost any format--AVI, DivX, XDiv, Windows Media Format, MP3's, etc. I needed to take movies in AVI format from the computer and play them on the 3576H. It works beautifly, it just works! No hastle with Codecs or needing to monkey with conversions.

Plus a 160GB HD let's you record lots of hours too.

I liked it so much that now I have two.

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title search missing
by winniepoah / March 25, 2009 12:36 PM PDT
In reply to: No complaints

I have just been using it for a week and tried recording to the HD and also to a dvd using a +RW, but I found that when I record on the phillips and then move the disc to another recorder and then back again, I can not get the title menue to show up on the phillips, The titles are there, because I see them on my panasonic emr48 but nothing happens when I hit the title button or the disc menu button
When I called phillips, they said it was defective and that they would send me a new one, until today when they called and said they were unavailable and they would refund me
I hate to part with it as the dtv is not available either
Does anyone else have trouble displaying the title after recording a dvd on another recorder?

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"after recording a dvd on another recorder?"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2009 1:01 PM PDT
In reply to: title search missing

Sorry but INTEROPERABILITY will be non-existent from all I can tell from all past and present DVD recorders.

In other words. Don't do that.

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by winniepoah / March 26, 2009 1:16 AM PDT

so are you saying that you cannot use to different dvd recorders to play or record on a disc? I thought that was the purpose of a dvd+rw disc?

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Trial and error
by Pepe7 / March 26, 2009 1:48 AM PDT
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You have sort of illustrated why HTPCs (and computers in general) can be much more useful & flexible. You have control over a greater portion the software and hardware involved in the capturing/displaying/converting process. There are quite a lot of snafus that can come up with otherwise very solid A/V equipment, even using reliable media brands such as Verbatim, etc. Some standalone players simply can't give you all the bells and whistles that a basic DVD drive on a PC often can.

Regarding you question though, it really depends, as Bob said in his comment about interoperability. There are subtle differences that prevent the DVDs from even being read at all sometimes, let alone maintain specific features that may be subject to the proprietary system contained in a specific DVD player/recorder. It can take a bit of patience to determine what method or methods will work for your setup.


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Show me a standard of
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2009 8:08 AM PDT
In reply to: dvd+rw

Writing to DVDRW that is a standard.

There is no single standard and with DVD fading into the sunset I can write "this will never happen."

I play such widely but will never attempt to write on a PHILIPS formatted DVDRW in any other machine. "I know better."

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