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Record from TV in digital quality on re-writable discs. Plays DVD and audio-CD(R/RW). Two-way compatibility allowing recordings to play perfectly on most DVD players. Up to 4-hours recording per side of a rewritable disc. 6 event, 1 month programme timer. One touch record. SRS TruSurround 3D sound. 3 speed slow motion. Repeat mode. n Intro scan. Zoom feature with picture enhancement. Remote with Videoplus. Dolby digital encoder. RGB Input for quality analogue recording. Supplied with S-Video, audio and video cables. Size: W17 1/10 x H3½ x D12¾ins

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User Reviews

Average Rating:  2.5 out of 5

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There are 8 reviews for this product.

I have owned my DVDR880 for two years. It shows no disc in drive on all
new DVDs but sometimes reads old DVDs. When I phoned Philips they said
they could not get the parts for it and they had a lot of people on the
waiting list.
It looks as if they are not at all interested. I would have thought a
piece of equipment that I paid a lot of money for would have lasted more
than 2 years.

I am very unhappy with Philips and would not buy anything from them again.

Reviewed by: M.A.D   Rating:1 out of 5   Date Reviewed:10Jan2006
Myself and 2 colleagues own one each and all 3 say it is useless, will not
play back 3 out of 4 discs (even those it has copied), it has been for
repair once, but now I shall throw it away

Reviewed by: Gordon   Rating:1 out of 5   Date Reviewed:05Apr2005
I have to be honest and say that this is the worst piece of equipment I
have ever bought.
It is only 15 months old and it has been in twice for repair already. The
DVD player either reads NO DISC or DSIC ERROR. This happens on new and old
discs. The reading speed of the DVD recorder is very slow and picture
quality is poor. When viewing TV through the DVD recorder the colours are
very wishy washy, compared to a True bright clear contrast from the TV

I am very disappointed with my purchase and have expressed my views to
Comet. They do not appear to be concerned and are not very helpful. The
DVD is back with Comet for repair and has been with them since the 16th
August 04.

Reviewed by: Anon   Rating:1 out of 5   Date Reviewed:11Sep2004
We have owned our dvd recorder for 6 months now and think's it great. Wealways record on ep mode to get the longest use on our +rw discs and thequality is great. We are looking to get a dvdr70 next but have nocomplaints with this 880.

Reviewed by: J and A Cornwall   Rating:5 out of 5   Date Reviewed:25Sep2003
Having had and used this item for about three months find it easy touse,on the three highest recording modes its superb haven't felt the needto use lower recording modes. Find all aspects very intuative, only smallproblem I have found with my (multiregion) model is RCEdiscs.

(Note: RCE stands for Regional Coding Enhancement and is simply a way of stopping some DVDs intended for anther region (e.g. USA) playing on a DVD player designed for the UK. This only affects disks purchased outside the UK that have the RCE enhancement on them and does not affect any Region 2 disks you may have)

Reviewed by: GWR   Rating:4 out of 5   Date Reviewed:30Jun2003
I have had a DVDR880 for a week now. Its very easy to use and set up. Just plug it in as per instructions.

In contrast to the reviewer below I found that even on EP the record quality was far superior to VHS.
I guess the main problem with my VHS was the cruddy tapes that deteriorate with time. With the DVDR there are no such problems, so even if EP is technically only supposed to be slightly better than VHS, the practical result is that it is slightly better than the best VHS recording you can make. IN any event all recording modes are superb, and I think the machine is simple to use.

I would have liked a 3rd scart socket though.

Reviewed by: JustMe   Rating:0 out of 5   Date Reviewed:09Sep2002
Superb picture quality on playback,forget copying on LP or EP,not so easy to get the right setup,having some difficulties copying from Sky with any quality.

Reviewed by: N.O.S   Rating:3 out of 5   Date Reviewed:03Sep2002
hi, i have just bought this product and it is the best product i have ever bought. it cost me £50 from a car boot sale... all it needed was a plug!!!

Reviewed by: mart   Rating:5 out of 5   Date Reviewed:31Aug2002

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