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Philips DVDR5350H

“Hi i purchased a Philips DVDR500/05 DVD recorder two...”

Written on: 14/06/2010

Hi i purchased a Philips DVDR500/05 DVD recorder two years ago which i thought was cheap and matched my Philips 37" HD TV.Normally i would take the time to get a review or something but was concentrating on the TV purchase and it had to be the worse purchase i've ever made.It is very clitchy poor quality and slow, something is badly wrong with the software(firmware) which is impossible to update using the Philips.com web site.My DVDR recorder refuses to update dispite Philips sending me a disk… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“This is a very bad piece of equipment I have put up...”

Written on: 23/01/2010 by goatsmilkuk (2 reviews written)

This is a very bad piece of equipment I have put up with it for a few years now only because we paid over £200 for it and feel I can't just throw it away.

The idea is very good but the problem is that the software the machine runs on is very bad, it locks up often and needs a reset, it has lost saved programs and library before now. Only this morning it took several restarts just to play a DVD!

It sometimes switches itself off then displays busy until unplugged. The frequency for the remote… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“I have had the Philips DVDR5350 for two years and,...”

Written on: 20/12/2008 by Daveybeeps (1 review written)

I have had the Philips DVDR5350 for two years and, until recently, I was very pleased with it. Last month a fault developed with the DVD, it won't open and the message 'blocked' appeared. On enquiring from an authorised Philips service agent, I discovered that no parts are available for this machine. I contacted Philips and they said they would charge me £200 just to look at it. So no customer service available, be warned!… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“Philips should issue a product recall on all of this...”

Written on: 26/12/2007 by alanlester (1 review written)

Philips should issue a product recall on all of this model number and offer a full refund to customers who take up the recall.

The product will prevent me ever purchasing another product from Philips… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“Anyone who thinks you just plug this in and start...”

Written on: 23/11/2007 by yarrum1 (1 review written)

Anyone who thinks you just plug this in and start recording think again you have to read the manual over and over again .I bought this for £109 and once set up it is excellent value for money.phillips support took five days to answer an e mail I had already resolved the problem before they got back to me. Apart from that excellent… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“My first review may have been a little unfair as...”

Written on: 24/08/2007 by Dean44 (2 reviews written)

My first review may have been a little unfair as Philips have swapped my unit for another one which (touch wood), seems to work as you would expect it to and is nowhere near as annoying. I may yet learn to like it... Although its no Sky+… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“The DVDR5350H is absolutely the worst piece of...”

Written on: 12/06/2007 by Dean44 (2 reviews written)

The DVDR5350H is absolutely the worst piece of equipment I have ever owned - and Philips customer service are no help either, would not recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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300632_Debiwalsh's Response to Dean44's Review

Written on: 26/07/2007

This is a fab piece of kit takes a bit of brain power to set up but has 25 program timer no hassle marks up what it records unlike previous models has high speed dub on all record setting unlike other makes. would thouroughly recommend this.

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Philips DVDR5350H

“Don't bother with the Philips DVDR5350H recorder. It's...”

Written on: 12/05/2007 by mjdm (1 review written)

Don't bother with the Philips DVDR5350H recorder. It's a great idea but it completely fails to deliver… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“wow - where to start - this recorder is excellent ”

Written on: 07/12/2006 by riff7uk (3 reviews written)

wow - where to start - this recorder is excellent

Truth is, it does a lot, so you gotta learn a lot.
Techno phobes beware.

I was worried about buying this recorder after looking at other reviews here but I'm delighted with it. It does everything i want and more. I usually cant tell if I'm watching a recording or live TV.

Other recorders have reviews of start ups taking ages to happen. Well this recorder has taken no more than 10 seconds to come out of standby or go into any menu. The only… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“Nice looking box that does for terrestrial TV what...”

Written on: 01/12/2006 by alecp (1 review written)

Nice looking box that does for terrestrial TV what Sky+ did for satellite… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“On the face of it, Philips DVDR5350H is a good quality...”

Written on: 13/10/2006 by Goatsmilk (5 reviews written)

On the face of it, Philips DVDR5350H is a good quality recorder and player, but it's really been let down on the software side of things, and with the fact that a Sky TV remote (that has been around years) uses the same or a similar frequency.

I am very close to taking this back to the shop and getting another make, which is annoying, as I chose Phillips as they are one of the well known names. Just goes to show you don't always get what you pay for… Read Full Review

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Goatsmilk's Response to Goatsmilk's Review

Written on: 16/10/2006

Update:
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<br/>I sent Philips the following question:
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<br/>Subject: Sky TV remote control turning DVD recorder on and off.
<br/>When using the Sky TV remote to change channels and view listings on Sky, the Philips DVDR5350H DVD recorder switches itself on and off, and at other times the browser is switched on and off. Both problems occur very often. The indicator light on the LCD panel of the DVD recorder can be seen to activate, suggesting that the recorder is using the same frequency as the Sky box. Are there any updates for the DVD software to counter this, or do I need to take the item back to the retailer for an exchange or refund?
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<br/>I got the following answer:
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<br/>Thank you for your recent e-mail.
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<br/>With regards to your query we can advise that the because the Sky remote is
<br/>interfering with the DVDR5350H, replacing the unit may not solve the problem.
<br/>If possible contact Sky and see if you are able to get a different code for
<br/>the Sky remote to change the frequency.
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<br/>We trust that the information provided will be of assistance.
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<br/>Should you require any further information please contact our Customer Care
<br/>Centre.
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<br/>Kind regards,
<br/>
<br/>
<br/>Philips Customer Care.

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Philips DVDR5350H

“Philips seem to have built this Philips DVDR5350H with...”

Written on: 07/10/2006 by peterc17 (1 review written)

Philips seem to have built this Philips DVDR5350H with decent hardware. If you're a better man than me, and you can actually use this device, the quality of the recordings is good.

Sadly Philips has really let the side down with the software. The device often seems to have a mind of its own, and the user interface is completely unusable.

I tried to persevere with it, which was a mistake because I may have been able to return it to the shop, if I had done so immediately. Definitely the worst… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“You have to read the Philips DVDR5350H manual. You...”

Written on: 29/09/2006 by keithbowden (1 review written)

You have to read the Philips DVDR5350H manual. You have to get as far as Camera Mode to realise that the default mode of this machine is not like a tape recorder. If you want to record like a tape recorder then choose Camera Mode.

For the one who said that his screen was blurred, it will be, unless you set recording mode to High Quality… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“Wished I'd read these reviews before I bought my...”

Written on: 26/09/2006 by stevemartin16 (1 review written)

Wished I'd read these reviews before I bought my Philips DVDR5350H! Concur with everything the other reviewers have said. Extremely difficult to set up and recorder seems to have a mind of its own. The GuidePlus option sounds great in theory but only seems to work erratically. I couldn't get it to download program listing info and couldn't get it to work with my Freeview box. I'm giving up and taking it back to Curry's. The Phillips helpline was totally useless - they seemed to know less than… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“This Philips DVDR5350H is extremely difficult to set...”

Written on: 20/08/2006 by Mart155 (3 reviews written)

This Philips DVDR5350H is extremely difficult to set up and use. The remote control and menus are not in the least bit intuitive, this is one of the most ridiculously complicated recorders I have ever owned. It also seems to have a mind of it's own, selecting things on the menus without me even pressing anything and also just switches itself on and off as and when it feels like it. At one point, the DVD drawer started opening and closing itself and the only way I could stop it was to pull… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“I purchased a Philips DVDR5350H DVD Recorder on the 12...”

Written on: 12/08/2006 by darrenkerry (1 review written)

I purchased a Philips DVDR5350H DVD Recorder on the 12 August 2006 and returned it the next day for a refund.
The unit was extremely complicated to set up and the picture quality blurred with text unreadable compared to my set top box.
I was disappointed that there seems to be no real mention of it on the Internet with the exception of this site and can only assume this is a budget player for the facilities offered.

And don't get me started on "Time Shift"… Read Full Review

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Philips DVDR5350H

“We bought one of these but took the Philips DVDR5350H...”

Written on: 31/07/2006 by richs (1 review written)

We bought one of these but took the Philips DVDR5350H back after just a couple of days because it was so difficult to use. My main gripe was editing recordings (e.g. removing adverts). The interface lacks the precision to specify to the frame where you want to delete so you would either have to take several attempts at editing out an advert break or accept a few advert frames in the final edited program… Read Full Review

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