The Philips DVDR72 DVD recorder gives you full-featured DVD play and record options in a sleek package. Record your favorite TV programs and movies to DVD+R/+RW discs with the touch of a button. Or set it up to record using VCR Plus+ numbers found in local television listings. Plus, you can play almost all formats of digital media: DVD, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, SVCD, VCD, CD, and CD-R/RW. It’ll play back discs packed with hours of MP3s, too.
Four record modes give you the option of filling a single DVD+R/+RW with up to 6 hours of VCR-quality video, or one hour with the highest digital quality. Its progressive-scan capabilities allow for the best picture possible when connected to an analog TV, but hook it up to an ED (enhanced-definition) or HD (high-definition) television and you’ll get a more filmlike experience with less flicker and sharper images. A motion-compensated noise filter helps improved picture quality by further removing digital artifacts to create sharper, clearer images.
The DVDR72 is loaded with connections for an entry-level player and recorder. On the rear of the unit you get one each of RF, composite video, S-video, stereo audio, and component video inputs, an identical set of outputs, and a coaxial digital audio out. Up front you’ll find another set of composite inputs, as well as S-video and i.LINK (FireWire) for connecting to a camcorder, PC, or other device. The component-video inputs and outputs help minimize digital and line-scan artifacts on compatible televisions.
If you just shot some video with your camcorder, use these jacks to connect directly to the DVD recorder to instantly create a DVD of your footage. Two-channel Dolby Digital encoding will give your videos great digital stereo sound. There’s even basic editing capabilities for your home movies so you can make your videos perfect before you burn. You can also link up to your VCR to convert your video tapes to longer-lasting DVDs.
What’s in the Box
DVDR72 recorder/player, remote control, 2 AA batteries, AC power cable, audio cable, video cable, S-video cable, RF coaxial cable, and user’s manual.