iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

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  • iLo DVDR05MU1 is a winner.

    Jan 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low cost, easy to operate, works great, front panel IEEE 1394 input.
    Cons: Only supports the "DVD+R/RW" format, Small, difficult to read remote, Tuner not in stereo.

    Summary: I received an ILO DVDR05MU1. This is my first stand-alone DVD recorder. This recorder is intended to record programs off television, as well as create DVDs from my Digital Camcorder. Here we will explore both options. Note: The MU1 designation ... read more

  • Good enough for the price for playing DVDs

    Jan 15, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to operate in play mode, light weight
    Cons: can't get record function to work

    Summary: We bought this late in 2006. We decided to get the RW so that we could record as well as just play DVDs but I have not had any success at getting it to record. Granted I have not spent a great deal of time on it because I get frustrated and give up ... read more

  • Affordable DVD recorder for the home entertainment system

    Jul 29, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to use, no-hassle recording and playback of DVDs
    Cons: The remote control can be confusing at times, but clearly labeled.

    Summary: In mid-2005 I was in the market for a DVD recorder. Unfortunately a lot of the models at that time were priced WAY out of my league. More importantly, though, I required a model that offered a an IEEE 1394 (aka FireWire or iLink) connection so that I ... read more

  • Not bad for my First Time

    May 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture and sound quality is good. Nice price. Plays most DVD and CD Formats.
    Cons: A few bugs in the Recording schedules, Stops during programmed event. Missing programmed events.

    Summary: This is my first DVD recorder, so I have nothing to compare it to. I was looking for another DVD player for another room but didn't want to spend a lot. I looked on the net for some and found Wal-Mart had a good looking one. I thought I would drop in to ... read more

  • Look for DVDR05MU1 version

    Mar 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: WalMart accepts returns
    Cons: My recorder wouldn't playback anything it recorded

    Summary: I purchased one of these from WalMart, model DVDR05MU manufacture date January 2006. I had researched online before purchasing the unit & I thought by getting the newest manufacture date that I'd be able to bypass most of the issues I had read ... read more

  • An improved DVD Recorder, ILO DVDR05 MU1

    Mar 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It puts out reliable recordings in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8 hour mode.
    Cons: Remote control is small.

    Summary: I made sure to find a model marked MU1 after reading reviews online. This recorder is replacing a GoVideo Recorder that only lasted 1 year and 4 months before it failed. I can say from experience that this recorder has a lot of improvements from ... read more

  • uncertain about this ilo dvd recorder

    Jan 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Much better than a vcr. Easy to find and manage recorded shows.
    Cons: mine broke in two weeks. only records 8 shows in timer recording.

    Summary: I bought this unit about two weeks ago. It worked very well until a couple of days ago and then I started to get errors on all my recordings. It is annoying to record a show and then not be able to watch it. Moving from screen to screen on the menu is ... read more

  • Stay away from this thing

    Jan 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Umm...cheap?
    Cons: Limited programs ANNOYING humming in recordings Disk recognition problems Incompetent tech support

    Summary: Let me start off by saying that I am no technology newbie. I was programming Dad's VCR back in the day before all the on-screen display and stuff. I know my way around home electronics. Let me also say that I know my way around computers as well. ... read more

  • What a fabulous thing!

    Jan 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent price, records easily, good buy!
    Cons: Hooking up to lots of A/V stuff is complicated. Needs a day with the manual.

    Summary: I was sooo excited to purchase this dvd recorder, the primary reason was so that I could transfer my old 8mm home movies to dvd, but also the price was undeniably tempting. just before christmas this year I bought this unit for 89.00 at Walmart. I ... read more

  • ILO DVDR05 Review

    Sep 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very low cost. ($90.00) Multi DVD format. IEEE1394 input. No TIVO monthly fee.
    Cons: Kind of buggy.

    Summary: Well, here is my small review. This is about the ILO DVDR05 sold by Walmart. The ILO-DVDR05 units are re-branded Cyberhome 1600 ZU. I purchased one of these units thinking it would be an "okay" unit because the price was so low. (I paid $89.95 ... read more

  • Ilo R/RW DVD Recorder - DVDR05

    Aug 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: price is great! can copy vhs to dvd nice interface
    Cons: possibly requires extra hardware copies wont play on all players must_be watching what you_are_recording

    Summary: I purchased this DVD Recorder today and was instantly dissapointed. First of all, it REQUIRES an RF Modulator (wal-mart about $10)..yet it has a built in tv-tuner..thats just silly. (NOTE: RF Modulator is supposedly only needed if you have a TV with ... read more

  • Check out my new VCR, err, DVD Recorder!!!

    Aug 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Discs are inexpensive, can record at a very high quality
    Cons: No universal remote control codes yet.

    Summary: My Philips DVD player had gone dead after 4 years so it was time to buy another one. I had actually picked out another Philips DVD player when I saw this ILO DVD Recorder. I figure, for $30 more, it might be worth it. And like another reviewer said, I ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Ilo DVDR04 and DVDR05 is junk

    Sep 8, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: worked 6 months then petered out
    Cons: think they rig them to fail shortly after warranty is up so can get money.

    Summary: Bought a ILO DVDR04 and it stopped working shortly after the warranty was up, Didn't learn from that so went and bought a ILO DVDR05 and it stopped working too shortly after warranty was up. It's not like I used it a lot both of them were used very ... read more

  • iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

    Mar 9, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap and easy to operate
    Cons: I had one problem with recording before getting the update

    Summary: I have had my iLO DVDR05 for almost two years now and love it. The only problem I ever had involved updating the firmware. All I did was call the company and they emailed me a file that I burned onto a cd and then installed it on the dvd recorder. We use ... read more

  • Don't Lose Your Remote Control When Purchasing This DVDR!

    Jan 29, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The machine is sturdy and reliable, performs well when subjected to heavy use.
    Cons: The remote control cannot be replaced with a universal remote control off the shelf.

    Summary: I found the DVD Recorder to be no problem to operate, and have used it to record for 6 to 8 hours at a time about once a week for nearly two years now, and have not had one problem until I lost the remote, or it was stolen by someone who had lost theirs! ... read more

  • Not really that good

    Oct 15, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Has more issues on playback than all my other dvd players. Remote Control Response sluggish.

    Summary: Does not playback DVDs very well, I can't get through more than 12% of my DVDs without having some issue. It's getting replaced this weekend. It also takes forever to do anything with the remote, there is like a 1 second delay between pushing the ... read more

  • Great at first, Problems 2 days later

    Oct 11, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy Manual to read, good recorded picture and sound quality, timer works well.
    Cons: Difficulty editing titles. Could be easier to navigate through menus and writing titles.

    Summary: Great Player when it just plays back DVDs. However, when I went to test it out on how well it records, I had problems. I recorded about 8 different clips with EP mode, three of which were 1 hour long and the rest less than 15 min. I had edited the ... read more

  • OK for the price, but you get what you pay for.

    Aug 27, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice quality both sound and picture.
    Cons: Compatibility an issue on older players. Lack of good edit features/menu options.

    Summary: The quality of recordings is rather good... only one problem, they don't play back on older players. I tested several DVDs, a few brands of DVD blanks, and even a few different firmware versions in the unit itself including the newest version sent by ... read more

  • Piece of ilo crap

    Jun 13, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice paperwieght
    Cons: Doesn't work

    Summary: This ilo dvd recorder is a piece of crap.I have wasted a lot of time and money trying to copy my old VHS tapes only to have the unit start pausing during recording.Often it is due to a "poor signal strength"even though I am using gold cables.This also ... read more

  • DVDR04 ilo recorder

    Jun 7, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: not great at first and gets worse shortly after the warranty is up!
    Cons: Up in smoke after warranty period no matter if it was hardly used!

    Summary: This inexpensive dvd recorder seemed perfect for my budget so I jumped in and bought it. There is something to be said for you get what you pay for, because right after the warranty was up the thing self-destructed and in a years time I had only burned ... read more

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