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Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by James_Barcus, Oct 10, 2003.
It has a Faroudja de-interlacer the same as the new $300 Denon DVD-910, not the $3000 models. But unfortunately the Philips DVDR80 has other problems, I returned one to the store for a refund. It forces you to setup timer recordings using the online guide that takes over 24hours to even get working. Then it will not allow timer recording from external video inputs (needed for recording from digital cable or satellite) - you can only select channel numbers for its internal analog tuner for timed recordings. The cheaper DVDR75 however allows for selecting external video inputs for timer recording since it lacks the guide. After comparing quality and features I find that the Panasonic E80 is a better buy at the same price as the DVDR80, and the E80 has an 80GB hard drive too.