Advice needed for dvdr

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#1

I have a Philips dvdr 1000 that I took in for repair to a philips repair shop on 11/20/2004, they called me in december and said that they couldn’t repair the dvdr 1000. Since it was under warranty, philips would replace the unit. On 12/31/2004 the repair center called me and said that philips would repalce the dvdr 1000 with a dvd740vr!!!

Question, I think the dvd740vr is like a tivo kind of unit and its not really what I would call a dvdr unit, should I tell them to put the dvd740vr where the shine don’t shine and hold off for a regular dvdr unit like the dvdr 615 etc? I already have a direct tv/tivo unit and I was using that to record to my dvdr 1000 (which I loved!!!). Personally I think their trying to screwing me over by offering me the dvd740vr instead of offering me a dvdr unit.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.


#2

the DVD740vr is a VCR and DVD playback unit. IT IS NOT A DVDR UNIT!!

I would not even consider the offer, its like taking in your Plextor DVD±RW drive and them replacing it with a marker pen & a generic CD ROM drive.


#3

Thanks for getting back to me, I thought it was a piece of sh*t!! I called them back and told them I wanted a dvdr!!! they said they would get back to me, maybe they will call me back in Feb (ha ha) I will play their waiting game and see what they come up with. Thanks for getting back me.


#4

Well Philips called me back (surprised like hell) and they said they would replace my dvdr 1000 with a hdrw-720/17 any thoughts on this model?

They said it was 3 steps above the dvdr 1000 series. any input on this?


#5

Not bad, take a look here for the amazon customer review of the unit http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002S871O/qid%3D1104947310/202-8868482-5214206

Its a HDD / DVDR recorder so it should fill the slot you need but its upto you.

I have a DVDR80 (+RW drive & no HDD) and am very satisfied with it, however it is paired to a Sky+ HDD recorder so is only used to copy off stuff that I want to archive


#6

Was this a “free replacement”?

The best Philips Ireland (I live in the UK btw and was passed to Philips Ireland by Philips UK - why, I do not know) have offered me for my dead 980 is a 615 at a “discounted price” of £150. Should I hold out for the 720?