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41. Philips DVD726 Progressive-Scan
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42. Philips HDR312 TiVo 30-Hour Digital
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43. Philips DVD727 Progressive-Scan
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44. Philips DVD793CH 5-Disc Progressive-Scan
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45. Philips CCB190 19" TV/VCR Combo
$3,799.99 $2,344.00 list($3,899.99)
46. Philips 42PF9936 42" Widescreen
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47. Philips VRB613 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR
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48. Philips DVDR80 Progressive Scan
$109.99 list($199.99)
49. Philips DVD740VR DVD-VCR Combo
50. Philips DVD590MT Progressive-Scan
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51. Philips 55PL977S 55" Cineos Widescreen
$99.99 list($169.99)
52. Magnavox MDV530VR DVD/VCR Combo
53. PHILIPS DVDQ50 Slimline Design
$394.62
54. PHILIPS RT-30A/60 High-Density
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55. Philips DVD783CH 5-Disc DVD Changer
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56. Philips DVD724AT Progressive-Scan
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57. Magnavox MC092DMG 9" TV/VCR Combo
$169.94 $169.87 list($249.99)
58. Magnavox 13MDTD20 13" TV-DVD Combo
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59. Magnavox 19MDTR20 19" TV/DVD/VCR
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60. Philips CCC092AT 9" TV/VCR Combo

41. Philips DVD726 Progressive-Scan DVD Player
list price: $89.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000093US2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 12559
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Philips's slim, affordable DVD726 features high-end progressive-scan component-video outputs and built-in decoding for MP3 music files, as well as JPEG image CD playback so you can enjoy digital slideshows right in the living room. It also is compatible with PAL- and NTSC-formatted discs. The DVD726's Smart Picture feature offers five preset picture settings: multimedia, rich, natural, soft, and personal, which let you tailor the image you see to the type of program your watching.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD726 stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. 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.

The DVD726 also performs 3:2 pulldown. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

The player will play JPEG images one by one automatically, letting you zoom in, rotate, or flip the picture vertically or horizontally. For MP3 playback, the player offers track time display, album and track selection, and repeat (disc/album/track). It supports nested directory levels up to eight levels, as well as a total of 32 albums and 500 different tracks.

A set 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 coaxial digital-audio output for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver.

Playback options include five-disc resume and bookmarking, which lets you pick-up where you left off on your five most recently viewed DVDs (not applicable for MP3 or JPEG CDs), enhanced parental control (with 80-disc lockout), and picture zoom for magnification of select images.

What's in the Box
DVD-Video player, zappa remote control with batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect, composite-video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Plays DVD-Video, video CD, audio CD, JPEG image CD
  • Compatible with CD-Rs and CD-RWs loaded with MP3 files
  • Offers progressive-scan output with 3:2 pulldown for distortion-free viewing of 24 fps movies
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs pass Dolby Digital and DTS surround signals
  • Both PAL and NTSC compatible

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD Player!!
WOW!! What a great DVD player! I just bought this ... and hooked it up to my TV and stereo today. The picture is excellent and the sound is First-Class!
I own a JVC 3 disc DVD player that couldn't play my CD-R music and I needed a player that would. This DVD player plays ANYTHING I put in it! It even has a NTSC/PAL decoding capability so I can play European formats and don't have to be careful when buying some of the rare DVD's only available in other countries!
I love my JVC DVD player for it's video and sound reproduction, but I love this Philips player even more!!!
Anybody out there looking for a used JVC 3 disc player??

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good player!
Very nice player... and, the best thing: Has a hack to play all DVD's regions! Just turn it on, open the tray, press 9 9 9 9 0 and you will se "Region Code 0"... That's enough! You will be able to play dvd's from all regions!!!
The only bad thing is that it doesn't have optical output... if it's not necessary for you, buy this!

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad Buy
i got this DVD player a couple of weeks back, to realise that the coaxil cable outlet dosent work. Latter i found that it does not have a Optical output.
And the philips service guys havent been able to fix the coaxil cable output duct for the past 10 days.
If your home theater supports optical input, dont buy this DVD!

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Performance
I bought this DVD player for my run-of-the-mill 19" TV expecting average picture and ok sound, given that my TV is neither progressive scan nor digital. But I was amazed at how wrong I was, the picture and sound, even though they're analog, have the quality of digital. The price, too, is really good, especially with the free Die Another Day DVD I got with it. This DVD player is definitely a good buy for anyone who wants good quality for a good price. My only complaint is the layout of the front panel. I was pressing the power button for a while before I realized that it was the power button. The label is very discrete and it is in a bad place, right next to the disk tray. I should expect that an eject button would be there and the power button would be on the opposite side of the DVD player, were the eject button is. Overall, it is a great deal! ... Read more


42. Philips HDR312 TiVo 30-Hour Digital Video Recorder
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00002SWHH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 12384
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Unlike analog VCRs, Philips's HDR312 personal TV receiver uses TiVo technology to store compressed audio-video data to a computer hard disk. When you're ready to watch a preselected program, the HDR312 retrieves it upon command from a list of shows you've recorded.

Among the most revolutionary aspects of the Philips/TiVo server is the ability to pause live broadcasts and either resume a program where you left off or return to the program in real time. For example, while watching live sporting events, you can replay the last eight seconds of the action. You can then return to the live broadcast at any time. Using the palm-size remote, you can rewind and fast-forward pretaped programs, skipping through recorded commercials if you choose.

Philips supplies all the necessary cables for setting up the HDR312, including a 50-foot phone line and splitter. You don't need a separate phone line; simply connect the splitter to the wall, connect your phone and receiver cable to the splitter, and you're in business. The phone line is vital, however, for downloading TV listings; recording shows; and receiving TiVo's Suggestions feature, which suggests programs you might enjoy based on your previous selections, and TiVolution Magazine, which offers recommendations on the best programs to watch. After the initial download, the receiver spends about five minutes updating your programming data each night.

TiVo's onscreen setup guide includes easy step-by-step instructions. TiVo charges $12.95 a month for its weekly listing service, TiVolution Magazine, and its Suggestions feature, or you can pay a one-time service charge of $299.

Once you've selected a program to record, you have four choices of picture quality: basic, medium, high, or best. The higher settings take up more storage space, which translates into fewer hours of available record time. ... Read more

Features

  • 225 channels featuring movies, sports, and pay-per-view programming
  • Up to 30 hours of storage capacity
  • 8-second instant replay feature
  • Pause, fast-forward, and rewind
  • Jump-to-live button on remote

Reviews (223)

3-0 out of 5 stars Sorry, took it back for a refund!
With a 5-star concept like this, how could I give it only three stars?

1. Set-up problems prevented me from using it the night I took it home, a call to tech support (the next day, when they opened...hello, when are most people using a device like this?) remedied the situation.

2. Three hours for TIVO to download my cable provider's schedule, with hard-disk grinding away. In my bedroom at 1am, this wasn't well-received. ;-)

3. The most annoying thing to me: if I WANT to watch TV with no TIVO-meddling, it is impossible. You know how you can turn off your VCR if you want to just channel-surf? If you turn off TIVO, you don't get a signal to your TV. C'mon folks, this is a pretty easy feature to implement, since it's been a part of every VCR made in the past 15 years (or more?) It's irritating and kind of Big Brother-y. Let ME control how and what I watch...that's the whole idea!

4. Channel surfing in general is slow...for us remote-control jockeys, the delay when switching from channel to channel is mildly annoying. I'd rather have the recording delayed than my channel surfing...

5. Menu options are poorly implemented, IMHO. Too much paging from screen to screen, and no quick way to return four or five levels up...I found myself backing out of sub-menus all the time. Try this in your darkened bedroom for fun some time!

I also bought a ReplayTV last year and took it back too for various 'n sundry reasons (one of which was that it wouldn't work with my satellite TV provider). I may not be the most forgiving consumer. However, I think the idea is SO GOOD that the consumer electronics manufacturers should hear the truth so they can improve the product. Hopefully someone will get it right in the near future. BTW, my "TIVO" was badged as a Sony, I guess Sony bought them out recently. Don't think the Sony is a new device. All my other A/V gear is Sony, so when I saw their brand-name I pounced (thinking maybe they'd addressed some of the problems).

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, new low price, Amazon was helpful
Just to begin by replying to a previous review... The fact that TiVo is on all the time is good! This prevents wear on the system and the hard drive. Think about your computer, all the experts advise leaving it on instead constantly turning it on and off... I bought my TiVo recently and Amazon just credited me with the price difference since the TiVo just dropped in price dramatically. The TiVo set-up was long, but simple. The 800 number was assuring since I don't live in a major metropolitan area. I got the lifetime subscription and the $100 Direct TV rebate, so I wound up paying a lot less for my unit overall than for the competition which I checked out. There are no long distance calls with TiVo! I don't save anytime during the day, I still watch 5 hours of TV every night, but now it's quality TV, not just channel surfing. I can also watch more good tv in less time, you can quickly scan through commercials, like a VCR, but you can do it while recording the item. If you start watching a show about 6 to 7 minutes in, while recording it on your TiVo, you can skip the commercials while watching and catch up to live TV without missing anything! It's really easy too! And now the same price as a good VCR, but it's much better. I'm the envy of all my techie-friend! END

3-0 out of 5 stars Great unit . . Lousy Tech Support/Service
I have had a philips hdr312 TIVO unit for about 18 months. I LOVE TIVO. It is amazing and my family are all TIVO lovers. Even my wife, who hates all my electronics, loves tivo. The pause, rewind and Fast forward are awesome. We never start to watch our show until 20 minutes into it so we can zoom through comercials and still end at normal time.

Now the negative . . my units modem went bad, I sent it to Philips, cost $99 + 25 for shipping. Recieved it back 2 weeks later saying "no repair made, no problem found". Unit was still broken, called service and they agreed I should ship it back (another $25). Again, 2 weeks later returned "no repair made, no problem found". Agian I called philips, they agreed and said they would swap unit with a refurbished unit. I asked that they pay for shipping, they agreed and told me I would recieve a UPS call tag via email with 3-5 days. 3 weeks later and a dozen phone calls, still no call tag and each time I called I was promised by a supervisor I would get it the next day. One Tech support guy told me he's seen this take up to 30 days to get a UPS call tag and suggested I just pay for shipping myself if I do not want to wait. I asked them how is it that if I wanted to return something to L.L. BEAM, UPS would be at my house the next day, yet philips can't seem to get one to me for 3 weeks now. His response "were not L.L.BEAM"

At that point, I finally researched the company and contacted the President of the US division. He was wonderful. He was appauled at my story and within 1 hour of talking to him, (still amazed I got him on the phone)I had someone call me to inform me they were shipping overnight a brand new HDR612(The next model up). The unit arrived Friday, but I was not home, so I am waiting for redelivery tommorow.

I was happy to see management was very upset with the service I recieved and how quickly they reacted to my situation. Hopefully, this might shake up the service department and no one else will go through what I went through.

To the President of Philips . . Thank You!

5-0 out of 5 stars 12 out of 14 work just fine!
I see quite a few comments on this page about modems and hard drives dying on Series 1 or Series 2 Philips DVR's (aka, Tivos). Between my family and friends, I know of 12 Tivos that have had NO hard drive or modem problems whatsoever! The first one was purchased almost 4 years ago, too!
The two Tivos that we have had problems with are both Philips Series 1 models. Both have had modem failures. Both have been connected to phone lines that have experienced surges -- my brother's during a thunderstorm and mine due to a 40+ year old wall jack that corroded. I think the folks with multiple Tivo failures need to look at their phone systems!
I do agree, though, that having to pay $80 just to talk to a techie about my dead modem was a bit excessive. I will not do that again. $25 or $60 modem replacement kits are available.

1-0 out of 5 stars Tivo great, Phillips stinks.
No doubt Tivo is the invention of the millenium, if you love TV (especially sports) like I do. But Phillips Tivo units are the worst electronic product I think I have ever purchased. There is a reason their warranty is 'limited' and after 90 days you will pay something to get it fixed. Every Phillips Tivo unit I've had, including the new 7000 unit, has broken in under a year, but over the 90 day full guarantee. And don't think you are actually going to talk to someone at Phillips, not without giving them your credit card # you aren't. Unfortunately, it appears the new Directv Tivo units are made by Phillips. Ugh. Bad choice, Directv. ... Read more


43. Philips DVD727 Progressive-Scan DVD Player
list price: $89.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000093US3
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 7433
Average Customer Review: 3.72 out of 5 stars
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Philips's slim, affordable DVD727 features high-end progressive-scan component-video outputs and built-in decoding for MP3 music files, as well as JPEG image CD playback so you can enjoy digital slideshows right in the living room. It also converts non-region-encoded PAL-formatted discs (the standard in Europe) for viewing on standard NTSC televisions.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD727 stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. 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, providing higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

The DVD727 also performs 3:2 pulldown. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

The player will play JPEG images one by one automatically, letting you zoom in, rotate, or flip the picture vertically or horizontally. For MP3 playback, the player offers track time display, album and track selection, and repeat (disc/album/track). It supports nested directory levels up to eight levels, as well as a total of 32 albums and 500 different tracks.

A set 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.

Playback options include five-disc resume, which lets you pick-up where you left off on your five most recently viewed DVDs (not applicable for MP3 or JPEG CDs), enhanced parental control (with 80-disc lockout), and picture zoom for magnification of select images.

What's in the Box
DVD-Video player, universal remote control with batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect, composite-video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD+RW, DVD+R, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-CD, VCD, S-VCD and Picture CD Format
  • Picture CD with MP3-CD playback:Playback MP3's while viewing digital (JPEG) on TV
  • Offers progressive-scan output with 3:2 pulldown for distortion-free viewing of 24 fps movies
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs pass Dolby Digital and DTS surround signals
  • PAL-to-NTSC format conversion--great for viewing non-region-encoded European discs

Reviews (57)

5-0 out of 5 stars A great buy on a progressive scan DVD!
I just opened my unit today and set it up. Having owned two other Philips DVD players for over a year and not having any problems with them I chose this progressive unit. After hooking it up to my 60" projection television I jumped onto Amazon to purchase a second unit! Picture quality is GREAT, sound quality
is excellent, and with a quick hack it becomes region free! A built in PAL to NTSC converter gives you a perfect picture when playing region 2 PAL DVDs, even when using the single composite video wire.
At the $69.99 Amazon price this is a hard player to beat! It is finished in silver and has a sleek "mirror" display panel.The remote is a universal type which can control TV volume and channel selection. The remote also has volume control for the DVD audio output, great for taping CD mixes to your tape deck.
All in all this DVD player is a winner at it's price point.

5-0 out of 5 stars The almost perfect DVD player!
I honestly do not understand these people who say the unit is bad. Either they just have had the badluck of getting a defective unit or some are just doing something wrong. Its a fantastic unit ESPECIALLY if you have some DVDs that are in PAL Format or are in another Region. It actually has an NTSC to PAL converter and the other way around as well! Nice crisp clear picture and sound! Another explaination about the poor picture is mainly because some DVDs are coded badly OR you have an HD TV in which you clearly see the pixels from DVDs. This is why there is a new type of DVD which is to be released either in 2005 or 2006. This is another reason why I say "almost perfect" because once you start buying the new format, you need to buy a new player which can read that type of format. The image converter can be easily accessed and the region changer? Just open the tray with no DVD on it, press 9999 and the region number you wish to select using the remote. You can try the ZERO Region but I have heard from someone that once you use this option the DVD player locks up. I am not sure wether this is some sort of security lock but it is just best to do the changing. It only takes 2-5 seconds to do the changing anyways! Kudos to Philips for making such an incredible DVD player yet.

5-0 out of 5 stars This DVD Player Rocks
Will play anything you throw at it. Has played all my DVDs - PAL and NTSC/Commercial and personal. Also, works great with VCD and SVCD although did run it some problems with a couple of VCDs I made using VCDEasy. I called Phillips and their answer was to try re-encoding with Nero.

5-0 out of 5 stars Flexibility and Quality for a low price
Philips really hit the ceiling with this model. This player has the looks, slim and silver, with component video outs, all the range of audio connections (including all the digital ones) with a nice remote and a low price.
If this doesn't seem a lot, this dvd is 100% hackable to view ANY dvd on earth. It plays whatever you pop in it!!!
The downside? no DVI connections (if you are looking for a dvd this price you probably can't afford dvi anyway...). But this dvd has a very good image quality and the sound is outstanding...yes it does play MP3's and shows pictures. And actually has a very nice digital converter for your music you probably won't lose a thing. If this is your price range, Just buy it! It has features and components that you will not find anywhere else!

1-0 out of 5 stars What's up with the angle icon?
For some reason Philips decided that if it should read an angle feature on a dvd then it should pop up an angle icon on the tv. The funny thing is that movies that do not have an angle feature, like "Brother Bear", the angle icon pops up anyways. Not just once but many times throughout the feature and there's no way to disable it. So the first time I realized the angle icon could not be disabled was the last time I used the player. I since went back to my older pioneer player. I'm waiting for philips to post a firmware update. Otherwise I'm selling it. Without the annoying angle icon the dvd player is excellent. It has a nice picture and great sound. It also handles error-prone dvds that normally have problems on my other players. Get rid of the angle icon and this rating goes from a 1 star to a 5 star. ... Read more


44. Philips DVD793CH 5-Disc Progressive-Scan DVD/CD Changer
list price: $179.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000068U2N
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 20114
Average Customer Review: 2.56 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The DVD793CH offers high-resolution progressive-scan picture quality (for use with high-definition and HD-ready TVs) with the convenience of multi-disc play. The player is compatible with DVD-Video, VCD/SVCD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-encoded discs. Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD793CH stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. 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, providing higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

Top-of-the-line component-video outputs help minimize line scan and digital artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television. The back panel offers one output each for composite-video, S-video, and component-video. Play exchange lets you swap four discs while a fifth is playing, and five-disc resume enables you to pick-up where you left off in your five most recently viewed DVDs.

In the audio realm, a single set 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 coaxial digital-audio output 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: the player simulates surround sound through two speakers (even the stereo speakers on a TV). ... Read more

Features

  • 3:2 pull down progressive scan provides a great picture
  • Parallel component, S-video and composite video outputs
  • Compatible with DVD-video, VCD/SVCD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 discs
  • Digital zoom with perfect still functionality
  • Play exchange lets you swap four discs while a fifth is playing

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY PHILIPS - WILL NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS
My Philips DVD793CH 5 Disc DVD Player stopped working within a year after I had purchased it. Comes up with a "NO DISC" error and refuses to play discs. Only live customer service personnel you can talk to is a service center in Jamaica - very rude and arrogant !!! No response to letters written to a Philips PO Box address in Miami FL. Used to think Philips was a good company - don't think so anymore. I will NEVER ever buy a PHILIPS product again.

1-0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't...
I bought this player for two reasons; first, I was an employee of Philips, and second, the Philips machines seem to play the most formats for DVDs and CDs.

I bought it in December 2002, and in November 2003, all of a sudden, it started saying "no disc" whenever I put in either a DVD or an audio CD. This was after only 10-15 hours of total use!!

So at this point the machine is a boat anchor. They offered me a refurbished one for $60, but I don't feel that I can trust the Philips brand anymore, especially as DVD players keep getting cheaper.

1-0 out of 5 stars DVD793CH No Disc Error
I used this player three times since Feb, 2003. Now I get a no disc error and Philips won't stand behind it. All they will do for me is exchange it for a $60.00 fee.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent features, great price
Terrific features--used it to watch DVDs, VCDs, listen to MP3's and Audio CDs. Has all the inputs (component, optical, S-vid).

The cons are that there is no direct-disc feature on the remote (ie, you have to keep hitting "change disc" to cycle through the discs--and every time it cycles, it spends time reading the disc). (Edit--just read one of the comments below and it *does* have a direct disc feature, it's just undocumented!).

In any case, the read time is average, about 4-5 seconds per disc, longer for MP3 discs. One limitation is that the MP3 titles are limited to eight characters. That seems like a short-sighted limitation as it effectively makes it difficult to pick out a particular track. It does play them flawlessly though.

Overall, it's just a fantastic performer for its price. It's in the same price range as non-progressive disc changers.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't chance it; failed me after only a few months
This player worked fabulously for the first few months that I had it and offered me no trouble at all. It was shortly after the 90 day warranty excpired, however, that it started having problems reading some discs. As time progressed, it read fewer and fewer discs; DVDs that would play perfectly when I originally bought it, now won't read at all. Philips wants a... fee to exchange the player for a working one, which I declined. I'd rather spend my money on a brand I can rely on. I highly recommend you look into other options before resorting to this one. Whether or not the players work for long periods of time seems to be a gamble. ... Read more


45. Philips CCB190 19" TV/VCR Combo
list price: $269.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004SSQX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 38003
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Smart Lock Parental Control
  • ShowGuard timer/programmer backup with indefinite memory
  • Smart Clock automatically maintains correct time
  • Auto Head Cleaner
  • Front Panel Menu Access

Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars Simple television for a small bedroom
If your looking for a tv thats not to big, but not to small to go into your bedroom. This is the TV that you want! Even with DVD's out, lets face it, VHS is still very important for watching homevideos, and old movies, and recorded things ect. So VHS is still not obsolite, that makes the internal VCR very convinient for this TV. The color quality is great. Some drawbacks are the mono sound system and the lack of outputs.

4-0 out of 5 stars World in live
Could you inform me whether you carry a full multisystem 110-220v SONY,SAMSUNG or PHILIPS tv/vcr combination (13 or 19")?

4-0 out of 5 stars An ok TV
I just got this today. The picture is pretty good, but some of the menus are irritaing. For instance, one cannot set a timer recording unless a blank cassete is in the VCR. But it is pretty good TV VCR combination. Sound is excellent for two small speakers. ... Read more


46. Philips 42PF9936 42" Widescreen EDTV-Ready Flat-Panel Plasma TV
list price: $3,899.99
our price: $3,799.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002471VA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 12478
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Amazon Product Description

Make your living room or office the center of your universe with Philips' 42-inch, perfectly flat 42PF9936 plasma television. The set's widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) dimension closely matches those of your favorite movies. Hook the 42PF9936 up to a progressive-scan DVD player and you'll enjoy vivid, detailed images on the set's native 852 x 480-pixel screen. You can connect it with your PC, too, using the set's RGB input and supplied connection cable. An integrated TV tuner offers cable or broadcast reception of all your favorite programs.


Philips' Dynamic Contrast technology optimizes the contrast of the picture by stretching the white, gray, and black levels.

With a plasma screen you get vivid colors like you've never seen before, extremely wide viewing angles (wider, even, than those of most LCD screens), and easy placement due to a plasma monitor's slim profile, which also makes it perfect for desk or wall mounting. Brightness tends to be extremely uniform across plasma screens, which are also impervious to the picture distortion and negative color balances that afflict CRT monitors when placed near lighting or sound systems.


The 42PF9936 includes Digital Crystal Clear technology, a suite of picture innovations including Dynamic Contrast, a comb filter, and advanced, 10-bit processing. A feature called Active Control Plus continually adjusts picture settings at over 60 times per second for all inputs, correcting both sharpness and noise reduction, even adjusting for changes in ambient viewing light.

Audio/video inputs include a direct-digital DVI input and a VGA computer input. Onboard Dolby Virtual Surround simulates enveloping surround sound from any 2 speakers.

What's in the Box
TV, stand, wall mount, remote control, remote batteries, and a user's manual.

 

Auto Color, one of the features of Active Control, measures the color content of the incoming signal and adjusts it to predefined ideal values.

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Features

  • State-of-the-art plasma screen renders brilliant, flicker-free picture with optimum brightness and superb colors
  • 852 x 480 native pixel resolution (EDTV); works with home theaters and PCs
  • Digital Crystal Clear package includes comb filter, Dynamic Contrast, color enhancement, and luminance transient processing
  • ActiveControl Plus+ analyses the incoming signal and adjusts sharpness, digital noise reduction, color, and contrast
  • Wall mountable; includes built-in NTSC TV tuner

47. Philips VRB613 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR
list price: $119.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004SSQU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 34268
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Philips VRB613 4-head hi-fi VCR features a double-azimuth video system that produces a clear and stable picture during still/pause, slow motion, and forward/reverse search. The 19-micron heads ensure the same quality playback of your recorded programs whether you tape them in superlong-play or long-play mode. The built-in MTS/SAP decoder allows reception and recording of stereo broadcasts and second audio programs, where available.

You can program the Philips VRB613 for unattended recording of up to eight separate programs over a full year. The bilingual (English and Spanish) onscreen programming can be operated from the universal remote control (batteries included). One-touch recording allows you to record up to eight hours of shows with the touch of a single button. Other features include digital auto tracking for a clearer picture, auto clock set with time-zone select, and front-panel access to most menu functions. There are front audio-video jacks so you can hook up a camcorder, video game system, second VCR, or Web browser. The built-in automatic head-cleaning system keeps the Philips VRB613 running smoothly.

This VCR comes with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more

Features

  • 4-head double-azimuth system with 19-micron heads
  • Built-in MTS/SAP decoder allows reception and recording of stereo broadcasts and second audio programs
  • Onscreen programming with 8-event, 1-year timer
  • Front audio-video jacks for a camcorder, video game, or Web browser
  • Universal remote control (batteries included)

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
This is a wonderful VCR I have never seen a better on. Philips is the best brand there is!!!! I have a Philips: TV, VCR, DVD player, and Big Radio.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well designed,updated, and ventilated Philips VCR...
Thank goodness Philips was one of the first companies to trim the fat on the older vcr chasis box size standard. Also, commendations for including large heat vents on the side of this and other various Philips vcr models. After all, a large percentage of vcr equipment failing within the first 2 years or so is due to poor heat and air ventilation;heat kills,end of story.This particular model makes one wonder if it's even worth spending another ($) or so for the S-VHS version (not offered currently on Amazon.com). I've compared both and found little difference unless you're a heavy recorder. The S-VHS quality closely resembles the original recorded source but don't expect dvd calibre.On this regular hi-fi model there is a tad-bit of red color bleed (look at objects or letters in red and notice the artifcat known as dot-crawl).Color bleed is when the electronics of any video medium, to certain degree in error, allow reds, some blues and greens to seep out of the objects' or images' edges causing a sort of smeared-edgy look. The audio hi-fi portion is very clear and dialogue is also very articulate. The hi-fi audio level is quite exceptional. I once owned a hi-end, reputable brand name vcr where the hi-fi audio was horrendous.It suffered from low sound level.The highs were lows and the bass had no "punch".Dialogue was nothing but babble and the video always had a muddled and streaked look(regardless of cleaning the heads or not). As for price, it's almost average or acceptable when you compare buying a low-end dvd player for about ($). I would not spend more than ($) for this vcr model. Also, previous reviewers who mentioned their previous/serious problems with this model, I too believe you. While this Philips model I purchased does not suffer (yet) from any problems, I have owned more expensive brand named vcrs and were shocked they did not last past 3-5 years under normal usage (then, again what's normal).In total sum, nothing more irritable and inconveninent than purchasing from a reputable brand name and having the unit fail you...So far for me this has not been this case with this model (and yes, I've had it for quite some time)...

1-0 out of 5 stars once bitten...
I have had this VCR for 9 months and it's already in the shop. The picture quality was OK---nothing great really, pretty much what you'd expect for a VCR in this price range. The remote was OK, though it did have a few annoying traits. It was quite easy to work your way through the commands on the menu (though, like one reviewer pointed out, the "12345678" programming was a little hard to keep track of when recording multiple shows).

This brings me to sound quality. Which started out great, then for some reason took a nose dive. About two months ago I started to get a static-y hiss in Hi-Fi mode which completely disappeared in Mono. At first I thought it was my Theatre System, then the tape, then finally the VCR which I cleaned over and over again, but to no avail.

I contacted the Service Department with this problem and they politely informed me that "I was out of luck". There is only a 90 day guarantee against defects on this model. They have enough faith in their product to only stand behind it for 3 months---after that you are S.O.L. I had a Panasonic VCR that lasted me 10+ years (why I bought a Philips is beyond me). To me the quality of anything goes beyond how it operates, it's how the company behind it reacts when you have a problem with it. With Philips I was very disappointed.

1-0 out of 5 stars It's Very BAD...
I bought one and it was so bad on Recording. Then I exchanged it. Only to find the same problem. An annoying hiss in the audio. The video was dark. The Video came out looking scratchy. I have a 64 inch Phillips TV and it's awesome. But I would not waste my money on this VCR. The people giving this a 5 star were extremly lucky. I would give it negative stars but a One is as low as I can go.

1-0 out of 5 stars down with Philips
I just want to say that 2 and a half years ago I bought another Philips-Magnavox VCR (model VRX242AT) which broke down last month. I think 2 and a half years is just not enough. It had a number of other inconveniences as well. I will never buy Philips again. ... Read more


48. Philips DVDR80 Progressive Scan DVD Player / Recorder
list price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000AERJS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 16687
Average Customer Review: 2.29 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

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. ... Read more

Features

  • Noise filter reduces distortion in recordings from analong broadcasts, and sources such as old videotapes
  • Also features Progressive Scan, with a sophisticated Motion Adaptive System ( DCDi by Faroudja ) that corrects visual artifacts and optimizes the video image, resulting in razor sharp picture performance!
  • Records on DVD+R/RW media
  • Up to 8 hours video per disc side
  • CD / MP3 playback compatible

Reviews (7)

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than a VHS recorder but is certainly not perfect
The concept of a DVD recorder is one that should offer all the features of a VHS video recorder with the additional convenience of not having a tape and superior image quality.

The Philips DVDR80 is probably analogous to early VHS recorders. Impressive new technology, but very much in its infancy. If this player has a processor inside, it must have been stolen from my Commodore VIC20. Switching on from standby takes about 15 seconds.. just exactly what it's doing during this time I've no idea. If you don't stare directly at the display when using the remote, you could easily think it didn't receive the commands - for some reason there's about a 1-3 second delay with everything.

As far a quality is concerned, so far I've only used non-branded cheap DVD+RW discs (less than £1 each ~US$1.75) and I've had no problems recording at all. The quality on M2 (2 hours max) is far superior to VHS.

Other issues currently include the lack of support for the UK FREEVIEW boxes, although Philips UK assure me that this will be dealt with in firmware upgrades in the "near future". Just how long it takes to program a few macros by the Philips team I don't know, let's hope they have some kind of optimisation procedure though!

So, for £300 (~US$525) I'd say this is an expensive piece of new technology that's left plenty of room for improvement. If you want a DVD recorder now though I'd certainly consider this. (The Sony RDR GX3 isn't perfect either - search for reviews on Google and you'll soon discover it has its own problems).

1-0 out of 5 stars Lacks Fundamental VCR Functionality
There is a glaring deficiency in this product: timed recording can only be made via the RF Coax feed. So if you use a digital cable or sat box with an S Video feed into the DVD recorder, you are unable to set the timer to use EXT 1 or EXT 2 and record. You must either convert the feed to inferior RF, or never use the timer recording features. Attention Philips - this is VCR 101 functionality !

In addition, it's clear Philips did not bother to hire a native English speaker to proof read their poorly written (and often deficient) user's manual. While I have no qualms with the unit being assemble in Hungary, I think they could have paid an editor to remove the Hung-lish language sentence construction. The manual is glaringly deficient in providing adequate instruction in the simplist functionality i.e. how to change the channel to EXT-1 (secret obtained from calling Philips tech support in Bangalore - hit the MON button before hitting channel up/down).

Now with regard to the user interface when navigating to set a timer - GUI design rules 101 - many people are color blind. The fact that a little blue dot on the screen is supposed to equate to a faint blue button on the remote is very obtuse. Never expect a selection to be made based on color alone, this is a very poor user interface practice. And try to be consistent. It is never clear with this device when you are supposed to hit OK and then you need to select > the right cursor icon. Be consistent UI designers !

This is the first Philips product I have purchased. I have a feeling it will also be the last.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't use with a large 16:9 television
I was so optimistic about the DVDR80 that I bought it on-line, and now have to deal with the pain of returning it on-line. However, I find that I'm putting it in a situation that it just can't handle.

I have a Samsung HCL5515W 55" rear-screen projection HDTV monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio. I use it in a home theater setup to watch high-definition satellite/OTA programming and DVDs. I intended the DVDR80 to replace a JVC XV-S65 that has worked reasonably well, but sometimes won't stay in progressive-scan mode, and occasionally takes a little hiatus entirely.

However, the DVDR80 just can't deal correctly with 4:3 aspect ratio disks or inputs on a 16:9 display. In its 16:9 mode, it insists on expanding the picture to a ludicrous extent, cutting off the tops of peoples heads, for example. Not just a little. It looks as if it's zoomed in all the time (yes, I did make sure that zoom is turned off). In it's 4:3 modes, it stretches the picture horizontally, producing an intesting, but tough-to-watch, funhouse effect.

I called Philips tech support, and they basically read me the manual, explained that I had no other options, and suggested that I pick whichever set of settings that produced a sub-standard image that appealed to me more than the other sub-standard images. It turns out, by the way, if that if you're dissatisfied with having the Indian support tech read you the manual, there is a nice post-office box in Miami that you can write to.

The device can play wide-screen DVDs and get all the picture info on the screen at the correct aspect ratio, BUT the vaunted Faroujda filter produces a grainy, pixelated image in which pixel-crawl is almost always evident, and is sometimes so severe that the outlines of objects are obviously changing, when they move only slightly.

I can't make use of the unit's Guide Plus function, as I am a satellite subscriber. However, I was still forced to sit through an analog channel scan during initial setup that (no kidding) took more than 20 minutes to complete. There's no way out of that. Despite the total lack of Guide information, the Guide still comes up immediately when you put in any DVD. This, fortunately, can be disabled.

In short, I find that I've put this gadget into exactly the wrong situation. Buy this device if you have a small (maybe 40" or under) standard-definition television and are a cable customer. I'll bet it works great there. If you have a large projection, plasma, or LCD display and use it with satellite hi-def, RUN, don't walk, toward some other model.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid Philips products at all cost
This Philips DVD recorder is just like its predecessors: a waste of time and money. It starts out great, but then over time problems crop up -- too many to cover here. DVD+RW is the way to go, so I am going to check out Sony's DVD recorder which can record in both DVD-RW and DVD+RW. However, I will probably wait until Sony's DVD recorder can edit in DVD+RW format. I will never buy another Philips product again. Their engineers are incompetent, and their tech support staff in Jamaica is a joke. Philips is going to take a big financial hit from all of the angry people who bought their crappy DVD recorders and will never buy anything from Philips again. I'm glad I don't own any shares of Philips stock.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome reproduction quality - Easy to use - AAA+++
Being fairly inept at new fangled things I was a little leary about some of the reviews saying this machine was hard to understand and that the instructions were vague.

Okay the instructions are a little bit vague BUT the online instructions from www.Philips .com seem to be more user friendly and contain more advice.

But with a very, very little bit of instruction I have been able to make wonderful reproductions of the grandchildrens baby videos.

Also I have a down syndrone nephew that I have been able to make some great movies for his use.

From the T.V not copied because I know thats illegal. :o)

I would rate this one of my best purchases in electronics. A close second would be an Infocus X1. Both are GREAT !!! ... Read more


49. Philips DVD740VR DVD-VCR Combo
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00006ANZ7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 7661
Average Customer Review: 3.13 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Watch movies on VHS tape or high-quality DVD, listen to audio CDs with crystal-clear sound, or play homemade MP3 CDs through your living-room speakers--all from one affordable, space-saving device. The Philips DVD740VR also lets you record off-air in hi-fi stereo sound and watch a camcorder or hook up a gaming console from convenient front-panel audio/video inputs. Top-of-the-line component-video DVD outputs help minimize digital and line-scan artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while S-video and shared DVD/VCR composite-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

A set 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 coaxial digital-audio output for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. A 96 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter ensures optimum stereo decoding of all disc formats. 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).

The VCR's four-head design ensures smooth slow-motion play (forward and reverse) and clear still-frame images, and with hi-fi sound the unit records and plays back stereo audio tracks. SQPB (quasi-S-VHS playback) lets you watch S-VHS tapes--which normally requires a special S-VHS VCR--at standard VHS resolution. Other features include timer recording, auto head cleaning, auto repeat playback (great for trade shows and presentations), and one-touch recording. ... Read more

Features

  • Space-saving DVD/VCR combination with front-panel AV input for camcorder or game console
  • Plays DVD-Video, MP3 CD, CD-R, CD-RW, audio CD, and VHS tapes
  • 4-head stereo hi-fi VCR with SQPB (S-VHS playback at VHS resolution)
  • High-quality DVD component-video output, Digital Zoom during DVD playback
  • Coaxial digital-audio output passes Dolby Digital, DTS surround sound; 3D sound simulates surround through 2 channels

Reviews (15)

2-0 out of 5 stars Confusing Remote Control
I found the remote control confusing and unreliable. I have read the instruction manual and found little help. The VCR works fine althougth the DVD has been a poor performer. The DVD has low sound volume when channeled through our TV. I have been disappointed with our purchase. However, it was delivered in a timley fashion and in a professional manner.

5-0 out of 5 stars So far it has worked like a charm.
This is the way to go. Phillips has made a great little machine here. The controls aren't as straight forward as a stand alone machine, but 5 minutes with the manual will take care of that. Its quite simple to use once you get the hang of it. So far no problem. DVD and VHS playback are great. VHS recording is good quality. I'm not dissapointed at all. If you don't have either a dvd or vcr stand alone or if you're looking to replace both at the same time I'd recomend this model. I'm sure there are higher quality playback and record features on some stand alones but I haven't had any qualms here. Also this is something of a space saver. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't hesitate picking this model again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy this and you will be disappointed
Never recorded videos. Terrible manual. Terrible piece of kit. So disappointed, I doubt I will ever buy a Phillips again.

4-0 out of 5 stars media files
I was wondering what type of media files this dvd/vcr plays as far as the dvd's. such as svcd vcd avi mpeg mpeg2 mpg and so on if you could e-mail me at chamele0n82@yahoo.com to let me know and how to make the diffrent file work thanks alot for you help

1-0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs down
I received this DVD/VCR combo as a gift less than a year ago. For a few months the combo set worked without a snag; however, about two months ago, the DVD component began to act up. At first, the player itself seemed temperamental - choosing to play some DVDs and not others. Soon afterwards, the player door would continuously open and close (with and without a DVD inside). The opening and closing of the door would happen even when I had not pushed the button for opening and closing! The machine seemed somewhat possessed - I could only stop the opening and closing of the door by unplugging the entire unit. Needless to say, I couldn't play any DVDs. I called Philips regarding this situation, and they have asked that I send in my player (at my own cost). They will provide me with a refurbished set valued at $80. So, basically, all the good money that went towards this unit has been wasted. Avoid wasting your money on this combo set. ... Read more


50. Philips DVD590MT Progressive-Scan Vertical DVD Player

Asin: B0000BUZ8U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 6141
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Ideal for space-constrained desktops or living rooms and styled to match today's sleek PCs and flat-panel televisions, the Philips DVD590MT vertical DVD player is as potent as it is small. The player is designed for either vertical or horizontal positioning and offers a stylish stand and slot-based disc loading so you won't have to maintain clearance for a motorized disc tray.

The versatile player handles DVD-Video (NTSC or PAL), VCD, SVCD, DVD+RW, DVD+R, JPEG image CDs, MP3 CD, and even mixed-mode JPEG/MP3 CD. Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD590MT stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. 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.

The DVD590MT also performs 3:2 pulldown detection. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; reverse 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture. Composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television and many computer monitors.

A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channels audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions, and a 96 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter ensures optimum audio decoding of all disc formats. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's coaxial digital-audio output for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver.

Other features include repeat play, picture zoom, parental controls, still-photo rotate and flip, MP3 album and track selection, and multi-angle viewing (with compatible discs).

What's in the Box
DVD player, a remote control, a lithium battery, an AC power cord, a composite-video cable, a stereo analog audio cable, a user's manual, and an aluminum stand. ... Read more

Features

  • Quick, easy setup; includes 33-key, pocketsized remote control
  • Progressive-scan video out with 3:2 pulldown for seamless, frame-accurate images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs and monitors
  • Plays DVD-Video (NTSC or PAL), DVD+R, DVD+RW, VCD, SVCD, CD, MP3-CD, JPEG image CD, and mixed JPEG/MP3 CD
  • Measures 2.2 x 8.97 x 11.65 inches (W x H x D) without stand

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good design, good player!
This is actually my very first DVD player, so I can't compare it to anything, merely share my experience!

As advertised, it's handled pretty much everything I've thrown at it - DVDs, VCDs, Picture Discs, MP3 CDs, etc. My TV doesn't really have hookups for a DVD player, only a cable input, so I had to run it through my VCR, which is also not so high tech, but at least had some Audio/Video jacks to use. This is not recommended by Philips due to possible Macrovision protection "features" in the VCR, but I haven't run into anything like that. Good picture and sound quality all the time.

The remote it comes with is pretty small and light, some might say flimsy. I'm happy that I don't have some 100 button monster to wield every time I need to use it. i have it standing up next tot he TV, but it could also lay on it's belly. It's pretty damn cute, and everyone's who's come over comments on it. Design? A+.

The reason I gave it 4 stars is that I think it might be a little sensitive to scratches on discs. With a good number of netflix rentals I get small skips, but on store-bought DVDs in my own care, it works great. I'm wondering if the orientation might have something to do with it, but I haven't done much testing.

All in all, a nicely designed, well functioning player that I am happy to have as my first. Now all I need to do is get one of those flat-panel TVs to go with it . . .

3-0 out of 5 stars Small Footprint -- Large Issues
This DVD player is nicely designed and has excellent features. Slot loading, removable base ((two screws on the underside) allows to place horizontal), and the small size (half the size of others) are all pluses.

My reason for purchasing: my 4 year old Sony (still an excellent DVD player) was looking tired and didn't play MP3s. It was time I got a new player -- and seeing that the price (along with other amenities) for the Phillips is less than half of what I paid for the Sony -- it was a done deal.

I've had the player for a few days now and must say I like it overall, but there are issues that can't be ignored:

1. A lot of DVDs skip areas when playing and I'm not sure what causes it. This results in lots of rewind ->play to see what you've missed. Serious bug and horrible experience with rented DVDs (they tend to be in horrible condition due to mishandling). If I can't isolate this issue to the few discs I've tried to play, the unit is going back to Target.

2. Constant bright lights. There is a red standby light reminiscent of HAL from 2001 glowing when the unit is turned off. Just as annoying are the two orange lights that glow when playing. While they are a nice aesthetic touch, they distract the hell out of me while watching a movie -- I keep seeing these bright glowing ambers to the corner of my TV. The Sony receiver I use has a dimmer for the display -- Even the Sony DVD player has only a small red pin light.

I can recommend if you're short on space, but be warned as it is listed last on the product list on Philips site and they no longer display the price -- only the 'where to buy link'.

BTW: The remote shown on Target.com isn't correct -- it comes with an ultra slim touch button remote that is just slightly larger than a stack of credit cards -- a bit on the cheap side, but still refreshing to not get another oversized chunk of black plastic.
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51. Philips 55PL977S 55" Cineos Widescreen LCOS HDTV-Ready TV (Stand not included)
list price: $4,299.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001WENDW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips Consumer Electronics
Sales Rank: 12437
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Designed to offer a superior large-screen image "without all of the bulk," the Philips 55PL977S Matchline Series Cineos TV gives you 55 inches of screen from a body that's less than 18 inches deep. Cineos screens make use of Philips' patented Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) reflective technology, which frees them to be lighter in weight and smaller in size than current projection lenses or CRT screens. The 55PL977S offers an HD-ready, flicker-free screen with perfect convergence, no visible pixel grid, and no risk of image burn-in.

The set offers native 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution and a multitude of analog and digital inputs, accepting high-resolution pictures from DTV set-top boxes, PCs, DVD players, and other devices, including both 1080i HD signals and 1,280 x 1,024 PC feeds. All standard-definition interlaced video signals are treated to Philips' PixelPlus line doubling, which turns them into near-high-definition (HD) images. By doubling the number of lines and the number of pixels per line, PixelPlus enhances both regular TV broadcasts and DVD inputs for unparalleled sharpness and depth.

Active Control performs continuous picture analysis and maintains control of Automatic Digital Noise Reduction and auto sharpness. A three-line digital comb filter gives you improved chroma/luminance separation over standard two-line comb filters.

The set's double-window, dual-tuner picture-in-picture feature splits the screen into two independent halves, letting you do everything from watching two shows simultaneously to watching one while surfing the other, or scanning channels while keeping an eye on video input one, two, or three. The TV also has single PIP (free positioning), as well as threefold and sixfold side PIPs. In addition, you get photo finish, freeze Main, and freeze PIP. Replay lets you playback the previous few seconds in a PIP screen--if you missed the action, replay it as many times as you want while your program continues in the other window.

The set uses two-way stereo speakers and also features an auto volume limiter to minimize drastic level changes between, say, a TV program and its commercials. A center-channel speaker input lets you use the set as a center--no bulky or costly center-channel required--and a rear-panel subwoofer output makes it easy to hook up a powered sub for deeper-than-deep bass effects or low-end musical authenticity.

A 20-watts-per-channel sound system offers both Virtual Dolby Surround and Incredible Surround, processing circuitry that produces the sensation of surround sound without the hassle of installing additional rear speakers.

Other connections include 3 each composite- and S-video inputs, 3 component-video inputs (2 HD, 1 standard), a 15-pin D-Sub PC connection, and a DVI direct digital input for use with a compatible DTV set-top box or other DVI device. A set of audio/video outputs lets you integrate the set with your stereo or surround receiver, and a set of side-mounted AV inputs with a headphone output simplifies hookup of a camcorder, gaming console, or VCR.

The 55PL977S's protective screen filter helps prevent accidental damage.

What's in the Box
TV, RC4305 universal remote control, remote batteries, a user's manual, quick use and setup guide, and a warranty registration card. ... Read more

Features

  • Pixel Plus Resolution Enhancement
  • Digital Natural Motion eliminates motion judder from film based sources such as DVDs
  • 55-inch diagonal screen size (Stand not included)
  • 16 - 9 Aspect Ratio 1280 x 720 Resolution
  • 720P HD Performance and Line Doubling

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware
I recently purchased (not from Amazon.com) a Philips Cineos 55" HDTV. Please be aware of an issue concerning the picture images. After hooking up the set and turning it on for the first time, I discovered the picture quality was very poor. The screen reflected "rainbow-like" images, almost dream-like. I wanted to eliminate that the cable was causing the pronounced picture distortion, so I hooked up a smaller TV and compared pictures through the use of a splitter. The picture on the small TV was fine while the Cineos was not. Needless to say, I was very disappointed. Now for the good news! I contacted Tweeter, with whom I purchased the TV, and the salesman gave me a "Rapid Response Team" number to call. After the call, Tweeter sent a TV technician to my home. He too confirmed the fact that there was a rainbow effect. Tweeter promptly exchange the TV with a new one the very next day!! I'm happy to say the second Cineos delivers the same outstanding picture quality that I saw in the showroom!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars its a projector
be careful, this is a RPTV (rear projection tv) its not an LCD monitor, it is in the wrong category as of the date of this post. ... Read more


52. Magnavox MDV530VR DVD/VCR Combo
list price: $169.99
our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000BZHD7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magnavox
Sales Rank: 2784
Average Customer Review: 1.35 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Watch movies from VHS tape or from high-quality component-video DVD playback, view digital-image slideshows, listen to audio CDs with crystal-clear sound, or play your homemade MP3 CDs through your living-room speakers--all from one affordable, space-saving device. The Magnavox MDV530VR also lets you record off-air in hi-fi stereo sound and watch your camcorder or hook up your gaming console through its convenient front-panel audio/video inputs. Picture-CD functionality includes one-by-one playback and image zoom.

The VCR's four-head design ensures smooth slow-motion play (forward and reverse) and clear still-frame images, and with hi-fi sound the unit records and plays back stereo audio tracks. Its 19-micron heads deliver the clearest possible picture when recording or viewing in EP (extended-play) mode. VCR Plus+ simplifies advance programming, and SQPB (quasi-S-VHS playback) lets you watch S-VHS tapes, which normally requires a special S-VHS VCR, at standard VHS resolution. Other features include timer recording, auto head cleaning, auto repeat playback (great for trade shows and presentations), time and index search, and one-touch recording.

Connections with combo units are often inconvenient, forcing you to use separate video hookups for each section (DVD, VCR), a problem for some TVs. This player has it figured out: a single RF or composite-video connection to a television will display either the DVD or the VCR signal, depending on which format you're viewing. If you want to view DVDs in S-video or in component-video, you'll need to use two separate inputs for DVD player and VCR, however, as the device will not upconvert the signal from the VCR to either of those higher-resolution formats.

A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel DVD/VCR audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions, and there's a second stereo pair for DVD-only analog out. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's coaxial digital-audio output (DVD-only) 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: the unit simulates surround sound through two speakers (even the stereo speakers on your TV).

What's in the Box
DVD player/VCR combo, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and RF audio/video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Space-saving DVD player/VCR combo unit with MP3 and JPEG CD compatibility
  • Front-panel audio/video inputs foster easy hookup with a camcorder, gaming console, or second VCR
  • Composite-, component-, and S-video outputs for flexible DVD playback with compatible TVs; single-output DVD/VCR operation (RF, composite)
  • Dolby Digital/DTS surround and linear PCM passthrough from coaxial digital-audio output
  • 4-head VCR offers S-VHS playback, auto-head cleaning, time/index search, trilingual onscreen display

Reviews (23)

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY
We purchased this unit about six months ago and the dvd player simply stopped reading any kind of disk.

After calling Philips/Magnavox, they informed us that the unit was still under warranty and they would be happy to send us a used replacement for $99.

This company does not stand behind their products and they are deceiving consumers by selling defective merchandise and then trying to double their profit by selling you another unit under the guise of a warranty.

I would strongly urge everyone not to buy products from Philips or Magnavox until they change this policy and treat their customers fairly.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do Not BUY
We purchased this unit new and six months later, the DVD Player simply stopped reading all disks. After contacting Magnavox, we were told that they would be happy to send us a used replacement unit for the "discount" price of $ 99 plus shipping.

Magnavox does not stand behind their products and in fact try to further profit from defective products. This must be part of their business strategy to sell poorly made products and then sell them again under the guise of a "discount" warranty price.

Companies should not be allowed to act this way and I would urge everyone to not buy products from Philips or Magnavox until they change this policy and stand behind their products.

1-0 out of 5 stars Expensive Paperweight
ZERO STARS - DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. I have had many fine Magnavox products and this is not one. This was a birthday gift to our daughter. The unit worked fine for about six months - except the remote only works from about five feet away. I have not had any problems with the VCR but the DVD player comes back with a Disc Error even on new DVD's. Now I can only play VCR's but I already had a VCR player so what's the point. The warranty is useless., timed to expire right before the machine dies. A $130 lesson learned, review the product before your buy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Less than a year, DVD stopped working
Unfortunately, my experience w this was no better. To the reviewer that suggests that it might be experience with electronics, I say get a life - I work with electronic equipment all day every day professionally, even though I'm not a repair person, and if there are inherent component or firmware flaws, there's nothing that people can do to fix the problem. I think you're just very very fortunate that yours hasn't gone up yet; even components that have a very high failure rate have at least 1 in a million that work flawlessly. I suggest that yours may be one such.

Mine is less than a year old, and again the DVD started freezing, and even professional DVDs new out of the box don't work (they work fine in other players).

Recommend you stay away from this unit.

1-0 out of 5 stars WORST PURCHASE I EVER MADE
This unit stopped working completely after 7 months. All I had used it for was to play DVDs. In total used less than 20 times for DVD only. The 1 year warranty was a lie. After 3 months you have to pay to replace it. They wanted $99.99 to replace a unit that has sold as low as $89.99 at the warehouse club. I wish I could rate this a zero. I don't give it any stars.
I will never buy anything from Phillips Magnavox ever again.
Total rip-off. ... Read more


53. PHILIPS DVDQ50 Slimline Design Progressive Scan DVD Player

Asin: B00005UKB7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 17678
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Playback ability for DVD-Video, Video CD, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW media
  • Additionally compatible with MP3-CD discs
  • 5-Disc Resume feature allows viewers to pick up where they left on recently started DVD titles
  • Integrated Dolby Digital and DTS processing, with 6 channel analog output
  • Also features optical and Coaxial audio outputs, for optional external decoding solutions

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Style Over Substance (and quality)
The picture quality is good except during fast panning even in progressive scan. A fast pan creates a slight stutter in the image which some may not notice but its there. A much worse problem is the DVD drives well know "glitches" when playing dual layered DVDs. Layer changes are slow skip frames. The worse problem is that the drive will occasionally just stutter during a DVD when there is no layer change at all. These problems are known by the tech savvy on the web (just do a search) and plague many of the Q50 in US and abroad. I returned my first one and got a replacement. It was better but not 100%. I then found a firmware upgrade which also seemed to help a bit. The bottom line is that this drive is not worth the hassles at any price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hard to believe how good the picture is.
I just hooked this puppy up to my Sony KV-34 XBR800 1080i tude HDTV using progressive component.

Wow.

It's very hard to tell that this is not a 1080i input. I mean this thing is crisp!

Why pay the 2x the cost of say a Sony 715? That's easy: Farouda (sic?) line doubling is -way- better than Sony, and I'm a big fan of Sony.

However after spending an afternoon of plugging every DVD player that "Good Guys" had (~20) into the -same- TV, it was easy to see that the Phillips was the best.

An easy way to make the conclusion that Phillips is better: Phillips is the only manufacturer that goes to the trouble of making a -technical- demo DVD to show why their picture is best. I used it in Sony, JVC, Technics, Panasonic, etc. Makes it very easy to see what you are getting...

Like all the other retail stores, they plug the good DVD players into good TV's and lame ones into lame TV's and then try to trick you into spending as much as you can. Often they even have the same model of TV adjusted for lame color, etc. DO yourself a big favor and make sure they plug the DVD players into the same set...

It really is much better than the cheaper units in the pack of ... products, and even better IMHO than almost all of the >... players. Time for Sony to get a clue...

-jj ... Read more


54. PHILIPS RT-30A/60 High-Density 30-Hour Real Time VCR (PHILIPS RT30A60)

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Asin: B00009WE1I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
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55. Philips DVD783CH 5-Disc DVD Changer
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B000068U2M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 24077
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Component Video Output
  • S-Video and Composite Video output
  • Parental Control
  • Digital Zoom with Perfect Still
  • Optical and coaxial digital audio output

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Bad Player
This is an extreamly bad player. Expect it to have a disk error on half of your home burned DVD's and one in 10 professionaly burned discs.

1-0 out of 5 stars Stopped reading DVD's after a month of use
I am so disappointed with this product. I wish you could give no star at all. I will never buy Philips again. This was my second DVD player bought to replace my old Samsung. The worse news is I have to return it to Philips for replacement, because it is still under 90-day warranty. I can't just return it for credit. By the way this system has very bad remote control, so look somewhere else for a 5-disc changer DVD player. ... Read more


56. Philips DVD724AT Progressive-Scan DVD Player
list price: $139.99
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Asin: B000068U2L
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 14932
Average Customer Review: 2.47 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Philips's slim, affordable DVD724AT features high-end progressive-scan component-video outputs and built-in decoding for MP3 music files and HDCD-encoded discs, as well as JPEG image CD playback so you can enjoy digital slideshows right in the living room. It also converts non-region-encoded PAL-formatted discs (the standard in Europe) for viewing on standard NTSC televisions.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD724AT stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. 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, providing higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The DVD724AT also performs 3:2 pulldown. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

A set 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. Playable on all CD and DVD players, discs encoded with HDCD (High-Definition Compatible Digital) technology have extended audio resolution appreciable only in HDCD-equipped devices such as the DVD724AT (be sure to use the analog outputs to appreciate this feature).

Playback options include five-disc resume, which lets you pick-up where you left off on your five most recently viewed DVDs, enhanced parental control (with 120-disc lockout), and picture zoom for magnification of select images.

What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control, batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Plays DVD-Video, video CD, audio CD, JPEG image CD, HDCD-encoded CD
  • Compatible with CD-Rs and CD-RWs loaded with MP3 files
  • Includes progressive-scan compatibility with 3:2 pulldown for distortion-free viewing of 24 fps movies
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs pass Dolby Digital and DTS surround signals
  • PAL-to-NTSC format conversion--great for viewing non-region-encoded European discs

Reviews (34)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Got more than I bargained for -- and no, that wasn't supposed to be sarcastic -- when the pimply guy at The Good Guys! tried to sell me this machine, which was more expensive than the model I wanted. Good thing I followed his advice. I've owned this DVD player for about 4 months now, and it is practically rock-solid.

Pros:
- Plays most anything I put inside: DVDs, CDs, CD-Rs full of mp3s, CD-Rs full of jpgs, CD-Rs full of mpgs (a little iffy, but that's fine).
- Chapter transitions are smooth, even on dual-layer DVDs.
- Picture and sound are nicely sharp.
- A directory shows titles of mp3s/jpgs, though unfortunately the names are in 8.3 format and are therefore truncated.
- Very easy to set up (both in terms of cables and the system menu), even for a beginner like me.
- Sleek silver body.
- A nice surprise: a built-in PAL to NTSC converter!
- There's also another (unlisted) surprise, but you'll have to look around the web to find it. =)

Cons:
- The remote is rather small.
- Stutters, but very rarely, between tracks on some music CDs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
This is a wonderful machine I have had it a month or two but I have tested every feature they work better than I thought they would.

I am using cables I bought later on that are gold plated plugs and shieled wire. There is such a difference in the quality of sounds and picture with the better cables.

PROS:
-Sharp clear picture
-Crisp clear audio
-Easy to navigate menus
-Easy to use remote that is not as cumbersome as other brands
-Quick disc loading time
-Component video, S-video, and composite A/V outputs
-Optical, coaxial, and A/V audio outputs
-Virtual surround sound for use with 2-channel audio systems
-Built-in Dolby Digital decoder with 5.1-channel analog outputs
-Compatible with MP3 audio files
-View digital still images (in JPEG format) from Picture CDs
-Easy to view and change images when viewing JPEG images from CDs
-Multistandard-compatible: plays both NTSC (American) and PAL (European) DVDs
-480p progressive-scan video output (courtesy of a Faroudja 12-bit/54MHz processing chip) with 3-2 pulldown
-Plays DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD-DA, CD-R/RW, HDCD, MP3-CD and Picture CD formats
-Zoom feature so you don't have to watch it in widescreen
-Inexpensive, compact, and lightwieght
-I compared it feature for feature to a Toshiba SD4800 and it was much more inexpensive the only feature the Toshiba had that this didn't was an onboard DTS Decoder which I don't think is nessecary.

CONS:
-To use the menus and other features you have to use the remote there are no buttons on the player besides Power, Eject, Skip Backward, Skip Forward, Play, and Stop.

I highly reccomed this player for a great DVD Player with incredible audio and picture at a much lower price than any other player on the market.

1-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Junk
Never buy Philips.
My Kids bought this for me last Father's day and now it won't load, the drawer pops open, closes at random. "One year limited warranty " tranlates to after 90 days I have to pay a "reduced fee" to replace one piece of junk with another. I also have a Toshiba DVD player that's 2 years older cost less and has never missed a beat. The lesson seems clear.

1-0 out of 5 stars Can't handle dual-layer DVDs
This DVD player freezes up in the second half of long movies. Sometimes the freeze requires a power-cycle. Most of the time, the player does eventually unfreeze itself, but with a minute of movie lost.

Philips Customer Care doesn't even bother to respond to emails.

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk!
This DVD player skips badly, even for new DVDs. And at about 9 months the video output has stopped working. Don't but this piece of junk. ... Read more


57. Magnavox MC092DMG 9" TV/VCR Combo
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00006HMOH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magnavox
Sales Rank: 8145
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 9" AC/DC TV/VCR Combination
  • Front AV and earphone jacks
  • Removable sun screen
  • Built-in carry handle
  • Auto clock set and auto head cleaner for VCR

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars It Seemed Great
Main reason for purchase was a can't beat price. It was pefect size and weight. Purchased new for 79.99 June 2003. December 24, 2003, I pressed the power button, and got nothing. Took in to Magnavox authorized repair agent, and they wanted $20 off the top just to tell me what was wrong. Felt I was being taken, so will bite the bullet and purchase another brand. ... Read more


58. Magnavox 13MDTD20 13" TV-DVD Combo
list price: $249.99
our price: $169.94
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Asin: B0000BZHCB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magnavox
Sales Rank: 12312
Average Customer Review: 1.75 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 13-inch portable TV with built-in DVD player; 15.2 x 15.8 x 14.8 inches (W x H x D)
  • DVD player features include zoom, scan, search, frame advance, and slow motion
  • Plays DVD, Audio CD, MP3 CD, CD-R/RW, and JPEG/Kodak Picture CD
  • Virtual 3-D sound for stereo analog out
  • Digital outputs for LPCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this tv/dvd!!
I bought this tv/dvd in August 2003 and never really could get the dvd player to work. I called Magnavox on December and the 90 day warranty was out so they would only pay for the part not labor to fix it. They sent 2 replacement parts which were both defective (and took 2 1/2 months to do), then placed all of those parts on hold while they looked into it for 2 months. Then the sent another part and said they check it and it worked. It was also defective! Magnavox has not been helpful at all!!! After 3 parts and 5 1/2 months of it being in the shop, they are going to take over 2 weeks to DECIDE if I can get a replacement tv...which I don't want...and they won't refund my money! I am now dealing with the store I bought it from to try to get my money back. If that doesn't work, my attorney said to take them to small claims court! What an ordeal for a $190 tv!!!! Never again will I own a Magnavox or Philips product!

1-0 out of 5 stars Careful with this one....
I have been extremely dissapointed with this Unit. I bought it for Christmas to use in our trailer, unboxed it and played the first DVD - everything worked fine so I put it back in the box. Middle of March took it out of the box in preparation for our first trip out in the trailer and it wouldn't play a DVD. I tried the disc cleaners, etc, nothing worked. I called Magnavox and they told me it only has a 90 day warranty on labor. I got 2 estimates to have the DVD fixed - over $100.00 for a TV/DVD that was used 1 time. It now is a 13" TV - won't play DVD's, CD's at all. I would not purchase this unit again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Piss-poor DVD playback - unable to play discs after 4 weeks
This TV-DVD combo does not play DVD discs at all. We received it as a Christmas present and have been extremely disappointed with its performance as it only seems to be getting worse. Unfortunately this may be a problem with Magnavox, as a friend's earlier Magnavox DVD system had similar problems - "sticking" and "freezing" during playback. We have had a second DVD player for over a year, made by a different manufacturer (we won't mention any names, but it starts with an "T" and ends with "oshiba") and have had absolutely no problems with it - so it's not our discs.

We even visited the site and tried out Magnavox's "product troubleshooting list" for the item - (e.g. is the disc a DVD-R, is it a Disney movie, did we place it in the tray correctly). None of it helped, nor did a "disc cleaner" or cleaning discs with a soft cloth.

The system first began to act erratically approximately three weeks after we received it, when we found that it sometimes did not play discs all the way through, without "sticking" about 45-60 minutes into play. Then, it began to provide "Disc Errors" when playing some, but not all discs. Usually the problem subsided if we turned off the machine, reinserted the disc (making sure it was clean of any dust), and then attempted to play again.

Currently however, it will not play ANY discs, only four months after we received this as a gift. We have tried consecutively, five different CDs of different types - none of them MP3 CDs, none of them DVD-Rs or special Disney movies. All of them simply zip around and around in the DVD, with the final result being a "Disc Error", suggesting that the disc may not work in playback. Of course, all of these discs work fine in our other DVD player.

4-0 out of 5 stars magnavox combo tv/dvd
We actually won this through a drawing and it is just wonderful. great picture, and easy to proagram. And don't have to hassle with all the wires. absolutely wonderful. ... Read more


59. Magnavox 19MDTR20 19" TV/DVD/VCR Combo
list price: $329.99
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Asin: B0000BZHCH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Magnavox
Sales Rank: 9293
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

All-format flexibility and small as a foot rest. Does a kitchen, bedroom, or dormitory need anything more? This 19-inch Magnavox "triple play" TV/DVD/VCR combo handles DVD movies, CD music (both audio CDs and recordable CDs with MP3 files), and even digital pictures on JPEG/Kodak Picture CD so you can enjoy custom slideshows right on your television.

DVD playback features include zoom, scan, search, frame advance, and slow motion playback. Parental locks help you keep young eyes off mature programming. Front audio/video inputs make it easy to plug in a camcorder, gaming device, or digital camera.

Virtual 3D sound simulates enveloping surround sound from any two speakers when you're using the set's analog audio outputs, or you can go for the real thing--Dolby Digital and DTS discrete surround--by hooking the unit's digital-audio output up with a compatible audio/video surround receiver and speaker system for true, 5.1-channel digital excitement.

The built-in four-head, hi-fi VCR offers quasi-S-VHS playback (playing S-VHS tapes at VHS resolution) and it accommodates all three standard playback speeds (EP, LP, and SP) and records in the now-standard EP and SP formats (six and two hours, respectively). An auto video head cleaner preserves your software as well as your hardware. ... Read more

Features

  • 19-inch TV with built-in DVD player and VCR; 23.81 x 19.7 x 18.7 inches (W x H x D)
  • DVD player plays DVD, Audio CD, MP3 CD, CD-R/RW, and JPEG/Kodak Picture CD
  • VCR has 3 playback speeds, 2 recording speeds, and an auto video head cleaner
  • Virtual 3-D sound for stereo analog out
  • Digital outputs for LPCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm Very Satisified With This Product
I have been very satisified with this product. Mine was a refurbished unit. The picture is clear and the VCR and DVD work great. The remote is not perfect, but you can get used to it after awhile. My original remote arrived broken. I contacted Magnavox and they shipped another one overnight delivery. They didn't even make me return the broken remote. Customer service was excellent. If you're looking for a good, well priced TV/VCR/DVD combo, I would recomend this one.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Value
This combo unit offers plenty of features for the price. I found it discounted for under $200. So far all is working well. It's a great space saver in a place like the bedroom and there is no clutter of cables and power cords because the unit is integrated. Sound and picture quality are good.

One nice feature is the DVD player's ability to read JPEG files allowing you to use the unit for slide shows of your favorite digital pictures.

3-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Bedroom, space saving, but remote [is bad]!
The other reviewer's complaint is all about his defective remote, and says nothing about the television/dvd/vcr. Our remote works fine,although I think they could have placed the channel and volume buttons in a better spot. Also, the buttons are almost all the same size and in near perfect rows and columns, which makes you need to look closely to see what you're pressing. Some remotes make the volume/channel changers in a diamond shape and larger than the other buttons and this is what they should have done here. A poor remote makes surfing, or watching two shows at once, a pain in the rear. This TV doesn't have a 'last channel' button, so you can flip back and forth between two channels.

The tv picture is fine, clear, no waviness. So far the DVD and VCR work well and the sound is good. I haven't purchased any other combo's before, so I can't compare. Still, I'm a person that tends to return things at the drop of a hat if I'm not wholly satisfied, and I'm returning this due to the pain in the rear remote and lack of 'last channel' feature, which I tend to use often.

1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T MAKE MY MISTAKE!!!!!
DO NOT BUY THIS TV. It came with a defective remote and the remote is required to set up the TV unless (as they say, but who knows?!?) you purchase extra cables. Customer Service (NOT!!) is not authorized to overnight a replacement remote so it will take at least seven business days to receive a new one. And what happens if that one is defective? Theresa in Customer Service even implied that since they didn't ship the item, Magnavox isn't really responsible for "what could have happened" to the remote. What a shame. Magnavox used to be such a fine company. ... Read more


60. Philips CCC092AT 9" TV/VCR Combo
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B00005AY91
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Philips
Sales Rank: 28208
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The CCC092AT TV/VCR's compact size belies its powerful and convenient feature set. Its light weight and 9-inch screen make it idel for travel, and--using supplied cords--the CCC092AT operates on both ordinary household 120-volt current (AC) or direct current (DC) available through a car, boat, or RV. Front-panel audio/video/game inputs accommodate a camcorder, game console, or second VCR quickly and easily. A full auto-feature package includes power on, digital auto tracking, auto play, auto repeat, auto rewind, auto eject, auto head cleaner, and auto power off.

You can record up to eight hours or to the end of the tape with the touch of a single button, and each touch of the OTR (one-touch record) button adds 30 minutes of additional recording time. The unit comes with standard eight-event, one-year programming for the VCR, and ShowGuard timer/programmer backup memory keeps all your timer/programming safe, even through power outages. Meanwhile, SmartClock with time-zone select maintains the correct time, regularly checking and updating the time if necessary. It also resets the clock after a power failure. Daylight savings time adjustment automatically compensates for Daylight Savings Time in early April and late October so you don't have to reset the clock twice a year; just "set it and forget it."

When tape playback begins, digital auto tracking seeks the optimum video and audio tracking positions for the clearest picture and sound. (Buttons on the remote transmitter give you manual control should tracking adjustments be necessary.) With automatic channel setup, the VCR tuner scans through television frequencies, automatically storing active broadcast channels into memory. Then, only channels programmed into memory are tuned using the channel up/down buttons on either the remote or front panel. Automatic channel preset can be repeated whenever desired, and you can always add or delete channels manually.

SQPB (S-VHS Quasi-Playback) lets you watch videotapes recorded in the S-VHS (Super-VHS) mode without buying expensive S-VHS equipment. The set's unified, multi-function remote operates all features and functions of both the TV and the VCR sections. Other features include closed-captioning, bilingual (English/Spanish) onscreen display, onscreen real-time counter, a sleep/wake timer, amonaural earphone jack for private listening, A-B and indefinite repeat play, a rapid-start mechanism, memory rewind/off, dew sensor, detachable sun screen, special effects, and 15x forward/reverse search.

What's in the Box
A nine-inch combination TV/VCR, a unified multifunction remote control with batteries, a monopole antenna, a DC car battery cord, a detachable AC cord, operating instructions, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • 9-inch combination TV/VCR with AC/DC operation using supplied car cord
  • ShowGuard non-volatile timer/programmer backup memory--retains programming through power outages
  • SmartClock with time zone select, auto Daylight Savings adjust
  • SQPB (S-VHS quasi-playback) plays S-VHS tapes at standard VHS resolution
  • 1-touch record, auto head cleaner, auto channel setup, auto repeat, auto eject, auto power off

Reviews (3)

2-0 out of 5 stars Broke and ate tapes
We had this unit for six months when it ate a tape and we had to pay to get the tape out. It costs too much to fix so now we have to buy a new unit.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great picture quality, but audio is poorly designed
I have been in the market for a combination TV/VCR for several months. We planned to use it during our many long "road trips" in our minivan. One piece of advice I've consistently received from friends who own these is -- GET A UNIT WITH SPEAKERS ON THE FRONT! In most cars or minivans, these units end up being propped between the two front seats, so the children in the back can easily see. When the speakers are on the SIDE (rather than the front), guess who ends up hearing all of those Barney songs?? You guessed it -- Mom and Dad! Somehow, in a moment of temporary forgetfulness, I ordered this Philips TV/VCR without noticing where the speakers were located. Silly me. When we received the item, we were really distressed to see that not only were the speakers on the SIDE, but there was only ONE speaker .. on the RIGHT side of the TV (left side if you're looking at the screen), which means that the audio blasts into the ear of the DRIVER. Not good at all. So if you are looking for a small TV/VCR to use in your home, and you don't care where the audio portion comes out, then this would probably be a great TV for you. But if it's going to spend a great deal of time in your car or van, I would highly recommend getting a different model. We have been pleased with our replacement TV, which is a Panasonic PV-920. It has speakers both in the FRONT and on the side. I can handle that!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for home or car!
I bought this for my daughter's room but I wanted one that we could take along on car trips too. Everyone told me not to get the VCR and TV all-in-one the VCRs in them break easily. Well this has survived a 1,000+ round trip with a seven and a three year old jamming movies in, yanking them out, knocking it off the console and all kinds of other abuse. It still works great! The remote was easy to use and I like the automatic clock set feature! I recommend the TV VCR for anyone with kids! ... Read more


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