Protron PD-DVR100 DVD Recorder Reviews
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Protron PD-DVR100 DVD Recorder

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  • Pro What?!

    Jan 11, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, feature rich, decent playback and recording.
    Cons: questionable reliability, ugly interface, stolen design.

    Summary: During my usual casual browsing of HHGregg's web site I saw this model on sale for $69. This was just about a week after the latest DVD recorder I bought from Walmart - an RCA, which I kind of liked, but then I didn't, so just that I don't miss on ... read more

  • Stay away from this Turkey

    Feb 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use as long as not broken. Several choices of recording Quality / Length
    Cons: Non existent support. If it breaks - chuck it.

    Summary: I bought one of these units as the price was excellent and I really wanted to start recording on dics and move away from VHS. I was very impressed how the machine worked, the edit features, the quality of the picture and various options for recording. I ... read more

  • Not Worth the Hassle

    Jan 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Multiple audio/video options, easy to get live technical support.
    Cons: Poor documentation, 9 character title limit, somewhat clunky interface, some features not guaranteed.

    Summary: I have to agree with some of the other reviews - I too had my automatic chapter settings not show up on discs, was frustrated by the 9 character limit on titles (not even enough to say "1/2005-4/2006"), and was annoyed by the inability to read titles on ... read more

  • Black Friday Steal

    Nov 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Disc titling, auto chapter marking, straight forward interface.
    Cons: No component in.

    Summary: I picked this up today, November 23, 2007 at PC Richard for $49 and have already recorded about 3 hours of video via the AV3 composite input in SP mode. The composite source video, which is being played from and was recorded on HI 8 media on an RCA DSP3 ... read more

  • Breaking my own rule

    Jun 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All that you pay for and a little more. Good feature set.
    Cons: S-L-O-W. No HDMI.

    Summary: I have a rule when it comes to electronics. Buy the best. Before buying anything I read a lot, browse a lot, research everything and consider all of the major brands. So how come I've got a Protron PD-DVR100 sitting under my ridiculously overpriced TV? ... read more

  • Remote Is a Pain in the A**

    Jun 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Editing capabilities; split titles; erase RW unwanted titles
    Cons: No Closed Caption.. Remote sucks

    Summary: I rather fancy this recorder except that the remote as One person stated Doesn't respond well. And my guess after taking one of these apart was that the circuit board doesn't fasten in very well. I put some (what they call space age foam I guess). ... read more

  • Records in both PAL and NTSC

    May 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Records in PAL and NTSC! 3 S-Video inputs! 3 hour recording speed.
    Cons: Poor tuner signal, military time for the clock is annoying as all get out,

    Summary: Not a bad player. Bought it new for $48 plus shipping from ElectronicExpo.com. Neat function lets you record in NTSC and PAL -- depending on the source signal (I set another Prontron dvd player to output in PAL and was able to make a PAL recording of ... read more

  • Pretty Darn Good

    May 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Price, Price.
    Cons: Not dual format or have HD, but who cares?

    Summary: I purchased this recorder at Big Lots. It only writes on DVD plus RW, but who cares. Before this, I had a Cyberhome DVD plus RW recorder. It was a piece of junk. This one blows it away by far. I never heard of Protron, but I needed something to ... read more

  • Would be nice... if it worked.

    Feb 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Extensive feature set. Good editing options.
    Cons: Unreliable. Horrible manual. Worse on-screen menus.

    Summary: I received one of these as a present. It had come from QVC, which has a pretty good reputation for testing its products, so even though I had never heard of the brand, I figured "what the heck". Set-up was easy, though perhaps less so for someone who ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Inexpensive, but didn't work for long

    Jun 16, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Inexpensive & easy to use (after set-up).
    Cons: Set-up was more difficult than expected and video stopped working soon after purchase.

    Summary: The DVD recorder was a bit difficult to set up because of the colors of various text & screens. It was definitely not something that was done easily by intuition. Once I figured out the various details, it was easy to operate, both as a player & a ... read more

  • Protron PD-DVR100

    Mar 3, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Haven't found any yet
    Cons: Too, many to list

    Summary: I've had my unit just over a year. I have never been able to finalize a disc. I just tried again tonight, and I can't even get that far. I thought it was just me until I started reading the numerous reviews on various websites...it's definitely a ... read more

  • It's worth more now that it ate my dvd...

    Jan 29, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It tests your patience.
    Cons: Customer service, manual is useless, it eats dvd(when it opens)

    Summary: We received this dvd recorder as a present and it is worthless. Out of the 100 times I tried to even open it, it opened once. Now I can't get my dvd out because it won't open anymore. The instruction manual is no help at all. Three of us have tried ... read more

  • Great machine only when it works

    Oct 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lots of good functions and features.
    Cons: Not dependable. S-Video interference. Destroys a disc-in-the-making now and then.

    Summary: This is my third DVD Recorder, and the one with the best features. But on my third disc, it "crashed". So, several valuable hours of recording effort were wasted. The Protron 100 has two S-Video inputs in the back (one more in the front), which is ... read more

  • OH NO! IT'S MELTING

    Feb 25, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: can't really say anything good about this recorder
    Cons: terrible instruction manual,freezes up,poor quality recordings

    Summary: This is the worst DVD recorder I have ever seen. It takes a genius to figure out the instructions which still does not help. I know something about hooking up stereo components, but I still can't stop getting the recording screen to look like it is ... read more

  • A FREEZING DVD PLAYER????

    Jan 19, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great pal support and great picture..records great some of the time...
    Cons: freezes sometimes when playing dvds...

    Summary: this dvd player/recorder is ok as long as you can stand it freezing on you when your playing dvds...i did not have problems with the recorder,only that the copy protection on it is so good that even some taped tapes cannot be copied which is a bummer for ... read more

  • Protron pd-dvr100 dvd recorder

    Jan 4, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: bright color through projector - great 5.1 sound
    Cons: TV sound is overly bright - could only get good TV color through composite

    Summary: This dvd player/recorder took me quite a while to figure out (read the instructions - needs DVD R for recording - DVD-R is a different format) but it records beautifully, plays great, has Dolby 5.1 output which allows me to connect with my receiver and ... read more

  • Protron PD-DVR100 DVD Recorder = Lemon !!

    Dec 30, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Inputs for multiple devices.
    Cons: Remote feels sluggish when changing video sources.

    Summary: Purchased from QVC as my first dvd recorder. Unit locked up/froze on first recorded dvd+r before disk could be finalized -- had to unplug power cord to reset making first dvd a coaster. Unit performed perfectly for disk two and three, but locked up/froze ... read more

  • Customer support

    Dec 28, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It did play DVDs nice, but that is not why we bought it.
    Cons: Customer support

    Summary: I purchased this model from QVC. It does not record. I have called customer service no less then 50 times. I got hold of someone once. Every other time the call ended at about 2:30 minutes. The person I spoke to asked for my phone number to call me ... read more

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