Philips MRV640R DVD Recorder Reviews
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Philips MRV640R DVD Recorder

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  • Basic DVD Recorder Delivers on Quality Recordings, Flexible Times and Editing

    Jan 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High quality video in 1, 2 and 2.5 hour modes; Editing capabilities; Inputs.
    Cons: No DV input, no MP3 playback.

    Summary: Introduction I bought this DVD recorder kind of on the spur of the moment. I was in Best Buy about 10 months ago after my el-cheapo DVD player died and they had the MRV640 on sale for $180, which was a good deal at the time. I decided on the spot ... read more

  • This Product Sucks, No better way to say it

    Jul 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: NO PROS WITH THIS PRODUCT
    Cons: Product fails, Product is of inferior quality, Warrenty is not honored.

    Summary: This is the second product with the Magnavox name that I have owned, both a DVD recorder, and BOTH have had a number of problems, from the tray getting stuck to not playing some disks. The first one they where willing to fix 1 time on warranty, the 2nd ... read more

  • A little better upgrade

    Jul 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent quality recording output
    Cons: maintainence and upkeep

    Summary: This comes marketed under both Philips and Maganvox. If you have the chance, get it from Magnavox... Philips repair service is the pitts, but seemed like the people on the Magnavox number seemed nicer... maybe I just got lucky. Like the others ... read more

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  • Enjoy while it lasts

    Oct 17, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Seemed to record fine upon purchase. Setup was easy.
    Cons: It doesn't work anymore. Clunky menu system.

    Summary: It worked fine for three weeks, and then started telling me that there was no disc in the drive. The next day, I got a message that said the player was "blocked" and could not eject. There is no way to get the disc out, and it will not record. In ... read more

  • Don't buy this machine

    Jan 27, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: cheap
    Cons: unreliable, poor customer service

    Summary: This unit worked fine for 6-8 months when it started not recognizing blank discs. The problem worsened to the point where we could not record and it would not recognize some comercially produced media. I had Best Buy look at it for cleaning and ... read more

  • The Magnavox MRV640/17 resembles a DVD Recorder but adds three undocumented features.

    Jan 15, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap in the short term but
    Cons: a risky purchase.

    Summary: (1) The clock loses one minute per week so you don’t have the sit through the beginnings of TV shows. (2) It records disks that inexplicably freeze-frame and jump forward when fast-forwarded on playback. (DVDs recorded on a different DVD Recorder ... read more

  • Do Not Buy

    Dec 22, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Decent performance
    Cons: Pray it never breaks.

    Summary: Absolutely the worst I've ever experienced. DVD player is only 11 days old when DVD tray fails to open. They do not allow this unit to be repaired by local authorized repair centers, so it has to be shipped to Arkansas from Michigan. I took it to the ... read more

  • started out well, but went down hill fast

    Aug 25, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: no pros.
    Cons: unreliable, poor tech support and customer service

    Summary: This unit started out great, with good-quality recordings that were watchable on all my other players. But within 3 months, I was having problems - freeze-ups, losing recorded programs, not reading rented movies, etc. Tech support sent a firmware ... read more

  • Piece of Garbage

    Sep 9, 2004 by
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    Pros: It does a nice recording job, even at the lowest recording speeds.
    Cons: Does not play MP3s as advertised, quirk in the fast-forward function.

    Summary: I bought one of these. When I went to put in an MP3, it didn't work. After being on the phone with Magnavox, they told me that it had to have firmware installed and they would send me a disk. I then noticed that the 8x and 16x fast forward speed were ... read more

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