Philips DVDR5570H DVD/HDD Recorder pictures

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Philips DVDR5570H DVD/HDD Recorder
Philips DVDR5570H DVD/HDD Recorder

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SRS

November 9, 2008, 4:47 pm

I've so many software-related problems with the DVDR5570H. Even after upgrading the firmware to the latest 3.07 from the Philips site, the unit is still slow and buggy, and the UI embarassing clunky - think ZX Spectrum, but without the retro charm.





Guideplus+ (a bit selling point for Philips) is just random, downloading guides one week, but not other weeks. Why? No idea, as there are no useful diagnostics and no useful FAQs to help. The Smart Chaptering mode is smart in the way George Bush is, and takes about as long to get results.





The DVDR5570H has clearly been rushed to market and is still very much in Beta. Rather than pay money to be a Beta tester, I'd wait until Philips to fix these problems - but given the large number of problems and bugs, this could take a while. Such a shame, given how superb Philips Aurea and Cineos TVs are at the moment.





Avoid.

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