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Philips DVDR80 DVD Recorder/Player

Philips DVDR80 DVD Recorder/Player

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Product Info Reviews

  • Combination DVD player/recorder with camcorder-ready DV (i.Link), component-video, composite-video, RF, and S-video inputs
  • Record from TV directly to DVD; up to 8 hours video recording per side (either DVD+R or DVD+RW)
  • Progressive-scan output for seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • Motion-compensated noise filter, Virtual Time Base Corrector (for better-than-original copies of old video tapes)
  • Favorite Scene Selection simplifies editing of your home movies; Guide Plus+ onscreen TV program guide simplifies timer programming


The wait is over: the Philips DVDR80 DVD player/recorder lets you share your home videos with others, relieve your VCR of its regular TV taping duties, and enjoy quality home cinema presentations on standard or high-definition televisions. Using the model's extensive inputs, including an i.Link digital video jack, you can transfer and assemble your most treasured camcorder footage, archive all your old video tapes, or burn video from your PC straight to high-capacity DVD--up to an amazing eight hours per disc side using either DVD+R or DVD+RW, thanks to the Variable Bit Rate (VBR) recording system.

The DVDR80 is the first DVD recorder to feature Sat Mouse technology, which will automatically change the channels on your satellite receiver, further simplifying the recording process. The DVDR80 also features a disc manager that allows instant viewing of all recorded discs.

You can also use the DVDR80 like a VCR, burning televised programs directly to disc using the handy Guide Plus+ onscreen TV program guide. Recording functions include safe record, one-touch record (OTR), track append, track divide, track erase, automatic/manual chapter marker insertion, disc write protection, favorite scene selection, index picture screen for instant content overview, and Selectable Index Pictures.

DVD+RW discs require no finalizing--you can record, eject, and play them with minimal fuss, thanks to "background formatting." This feature, which lowers total burning time, is an advantage over the "dash" formats. Other DVD+RW advantages include on-disc content editing and multisession writing.

And, through DVD+RW and DVD+R's compatibility with most existing DVD players, they're a great way for you to share your special memories with family and friends. The unit's Virtual Time Base Corrector ensures better-than-original copies from old video tapes.

The DVDR80 is also a first-rate DVD player, featuring progressive-scan video outputs, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound passthrough, MP3 CD playback (CD-R/CD-RW), and compatibility with most DVD media (including video-mode DVD-R and DVD-RW).

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVDR80 stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs using a sophisticated Motion Adaptive System (DCDi by Faroudja) that corrects visual artifacts and optimizes the video image. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

Top-of-the-line component-video inputs and outputs help minimize digital and line-scan artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while composite- and S-video inputs and outputs bring compatibility with nearly any video component and television monitor. Audio inputs consist of two-channel analog jacks with 16-bit analog-to-digital conversion and Dolby Digital 2.0 audio compression (compression is nondefeatable).

Two sets of left/right analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. If you don't have a surround receiver or six-channel speaker setup, you can still make every movie night the ultimate experience: 3D Sound simulates surround sound through two speakers (even the stereo speakers on your TV).

What's in the Box
DVD recorder, remote control, remote batteries, a G-Link/IR Blaster, a user's manual (English), a blank DVD+RW disc, an AC power cord, a stereo analog audio interconnect, a composite-video cable, an S-video cable, a coaxial digital-audio cable, and a coaxial RF antenna (audio/video) cable.

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