Written on: 03/11/2009
After a few months seemed to be unresponsive to handset very little available on recorder
Eventually a LOADING message appeared on the front and locked up
Very poor value for money . Will be staying away from Philips in the future (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2008
Given up with it, its too unreliable. I'm looking for one that works properly. Often fails to recognise discs. Fails occasionally to record on timer. Has failed completely to recognise new Philips own brand DVV+RW x8.
Written on: 24/12/2007
Bought this machine in September 2006, the rating I have given is the mean - reason, it's the first one I've owned so I can't make a comparison - Isn't that the meaning of ratings? The DVDR3305 has always recorded perfectly with the correct disc. Replays anything recorded on the machine itself or on my PC. Plays commercially recorded discs. Erases, re-writes, no problem. Just love it. It's as easy to use as a VCR and much more versatile. Viewable fast-forward or reverse at 16X,... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2007 by PaulJW (1 review written)
I find the Philips DVDR3305 unreliable - you never know if it will record or not; often states that a disc is faulty or unknown when it has already recorded 6 programmes on the same disc. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2007 by jackieclaire (1 review written)
I Won't buy philips again. There are too many bad points on this Philips DVDR3305 DVD recorder to mention, and no good points! (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2007 by thompsonsp (1 review written)
Apart from some of the discs erroring which means I have to re-record the program again, I think the machine is worth the money. I have read a lot of bad reviews about this machine and think most of the bad points to be irrelevant, after all It isn't exactly an expensive machine. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2007 by tom (1 review written)
I have had 4 replacements from Philips for this DVDR now... they keep on telling me that either there is nothing wrong with it or that my discs are already broken. Seeing as they come straight from the cellophane i can't believe this is the root of the problem.
The recorder is set to record and then doesn't or does record but then says faulty disc when I power back on. If I record and then overwrite it exacerbates the problem. Utterly un-reliable. You would have thought Philips would... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2006 by Len Millward
Bought the Philips DVD3305R from Sainsburys. After spending 3 days trying to get it to work, gave up and called in the local TV Engineer, the supplied scart lead was no good! After heated discussions, Sainsburys agreed to refund the cost of a replacement scart lead. It then worked.
If you set manual recordings, it freezes after 20 minutes or so of recording. The machine will not work again unless you unplug it from the mains and reset it!
Using "PLUS" is normally OK but if the... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2006 by badbanana (1 review written)
I have just taken my Philips DVDR3305 back to Comet and replaced it with a Panasonic DMR-E55-EBS.
Where do I start?
Firstly, it often displayed the message 'Unknown disc type', even when I took a brand new DVD out of its cellophane and put it straight into the machine! This message came up frequently and for no apparent reason. It didn't seem to matter if the disc was new, old, scratched, dirty, whatever. Cleaning a dirty disc made no difference and, as I say, even brand new discs got the... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2006 by send (1 review written)
The Philips DVDR3305 DVD Recorder is difficult to use in comparison to other DVD recorders that I have used. The remote control is very poorly designed as the buttons are too small and tightly packed together. I'm always pressing the wrong buttons. It doesn't even have proper fast forward and rewind buttons, you have to use the left-right cursor buttons for this function. But if you have a menu up, or if you're in editing mode, then the only way that you can fast forward or rewind is to hold... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2005 by KeithMac
I have just come back from Tesco's with the Philips DVDR3305 DVD recorder to quickly record the ghost stories for Christmas on BBC4 before it was too late. The first thing that struck me was that there was a Christmas card from a previous owner lying inside the box! Also the coax lead was missing, and the batteries had been inserted into the remote control. It's definitely going back to the shop, and I will never trust Tesco's to supply me with electrical goods again, or Philips for that... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2005 by philipgreen (1 review written)
I purchased my Philips DVDR3305 last week, and it cost £125 from my local Comet. It works well, and the sound and video are excellent, and it never fails to record programmes.
I recommend this as a replacement for a video tape VHS (have not tried copying DVD's or Camcorder or Video tape onto it).
I use Philips DVD+RW and they work in all my DVD players. Excellent!! Does exactly what it says on the box. (read more)