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Philips Compact-size DVD recorder with Dual media, DivX, and i.Link £33.47 (Multiregion)
Philips Compact-size DVD recorder with Dual media, DivX, and i.Link  £33.47 (Multiregion)

Philips Compact-size DVD recorder with Dual media, DivX, and i.Link £33.47 (Multiregion)

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Bargain , seems to retail around £100-£130 elsewhere

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Multiregion hack:

Hack 6; DVDR 3380 DVD Recorder:

1) Make sure no disc is in machine switch on and wait until display shows no disc 2. Enter 0009 and press ok this will display the region code the machine is set to.

2) Open /close tray.

3) Display shows no disc; enter 0086000 and press ok.

4) Open the tray.

5) Now region free ...to vary-fy region . use step 1 again
- deanos

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Original Poster

http://www.consumer.philips.com/catalog/DV/DVDR3380_05_webImage370.jpg

Leaflet : HERE

Full Spec : HERE

Manual : HERE

Firmware Upgrade : HERE

Note, its a graded unit.

looks like a bargain to me, can someone who knows about these things tell me if there's any reason I shouldn't buy it.

still graded, some people like it new, but yeah cracking price.

Original Poster

Multiregion hack:

Hack 6; DVDR 3380 DVD Recorder:

1) Make sure no disc is in machine switch on and wait until display shows no disc 2. Enter 0009 and press ok this will display the region code the machine is set to.

2) Open /close tray.

3) Display shows no disc; enter 0086000 and press ok.

4) Open the tray.

5) Now region free ...to vary-fy region . use step 1 again

anyone know about this i.Link thing? its says its a firewire port, does it have mass storage support?

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D_I_K_

anyone know about this i.Link thing? its says its a firewire port, does … anyone know about this i.Link thing? its says its a firewire port, does it have mass storage support?



I link is just another name for firewire :thumbsup:

deanos

Yes, with at least a £70 saving compared to elsewhere … Yes, with at least a £70 saving compared to elsewhere :thumbsup:http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pl/4-624104/DVD-Players/Philips-DVDR3380-Compare-Prices?sort=8&noidx=1



It's a very good price but there must be some real mugs out there to pay 100 quid plus for it!

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barneydog

It's a very good price but there must be some real mugs out there to pay … It's a very good price but there must be some real mugs out there to pay 100 quid plus for it!



£150 in Harrods :oops:

D_I_K_

anyone know about this i.Link thing? its says its a firewire port, does … anyone know about this i.Link thing? its says its a firewire port, does it have mass storage support?



It's to connect a camcorder so you can record to DVDR off of it.

deanos

£150 in Harrods :oops:



God almighty, extra rich mugs too.

Could you record from Sky with this?

It's to connect a camcorder so you can record to DVDR off of it.



Do the camcorders have to have iLink or just mass storage capabilities? as in can you connect a firewire harddrive to it?

can I conect this to my video player to transfer all the kids videos to dvd?

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ficosaneil

Could you record from Sky with this?



Yes as it has scart input enabled :thumbsup:

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bod emrys

can I conect this to my video player to transfer all the kids videos to … can I conect this to my video player to transfer all the kids videos to dvd?



Yes via scart, it wont if they are macrovision enabled tho , but most kids films dont have it, well not when i did the same thing last year :thumbsup:

D_I_K_

Do the camcorders have to have iLink or just mass storage capabilities? … Do the camcorders have to have iLink or just mass storage capabilities? as in can you connect a firewire harddrive to it?



looking at the list of connectors, from camcorder it would be i-link or Audio L/R in, CVBS in (red, white, yellow phono plugs).

I think it would be unlikely to support firewire HDDs but I could be wrong.

Please can some one confirm the following:-

Can I copy my VHS video to DVD's using this device

Can I transfer the footage from my Digital Video Sony Camcorder to DVD

Can I copy my films in my SKY + to DVD

Does graded mean less warranty/guarantee???

Is there something which does all the above which is better or cheaper??


Sorry for all the points, but have been looking into for a week or so and got lost in all the jargon/technical stuff:thinking:

I'm soooo tempted, if only it had a usb port
Is there anyway of connectiong a harddrive to this?

bod emrys

I'm soooo tempted, if only it had a usb port :(Is there anyway of … I'm soooo tempted, if only it had a usb port :(Is there anyway of connectiong a harddrive to this?



I may be wrong, but I think a firewire hard drive should connect through the i-link, which is a mini firewire port. Whether the player could see the filesystem or not, I don't know.

The iLink/Firewire will only take a streaming DV signal, so a hard disk will not work as this requires it to view the file system.

Thanks ma6jrp, I was sailing in uncharted waters there :giggle:

Can I copy my VHS video to DVD's using this deviceCan I copy my films in … Can I copy my VHS video to DVD's using this deviceCan I copy my films in my SKY + to DVD



Yes via scart, but not any protected with macrovision eg purchased film VHS's. your own recorded tapes will be fine.


Can I transfer the footage from my Digital Video Sony Camcorder to DVD

as long as it has i-link or the white,red,yellow output leads the yes

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thepharmacist

Please can some one confirm the following:-Can I copy my VHS video to … Please can some one confirm the following:-Can I copy my VHS video to DVD's using this device



Yes :thumbsup: but not if they have macrovision protection

thepharmacist

Can I transfer the footage from my Digital Video Sony Camcorder to DVD



Yes :thumbsup:

thepharmacist

Can I copy my films in my SKY + to DVD



Yes :thumbsup: (not boxoffice as they have macrovision)

thepharmacist

Does graded mean less warranty/guarantee???



1 year warranty as far as im aware :thumbsup:

thepharmacist

Is there something which does all the above which is better or cheaper??



You wont get a branded DVD recorder anywhere near this price :thumbsup:

Thanks deanos, much clearer answer than mine.

Thanks all for the excellant answers, off to buy, got to be quick only 47 left was 58 five minutes ago.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

D_I_K_

Do the camcorders have to have iLink or just mass storage capabilities? … Do the camcorders have to have iLink or just mass storage capabilities? as in can you connect a firewire harddrive to it?



All DV Cams will have DV out/i Link/Firewire.
Some have DV in, for recording back to tape - tape used to be the cheapest storage format, but the price of harddrives now makes this uneccesary.

I think it's unlikely you could connect a drive to this, but could be wrong.

Just a word of advice, Philips have a high fail rate on these items, no doubt the reason for there being so many refurb units available.;-)

Just ordered thanksto all heat and rep just about to be given.

Well if the unit fails they will have to sort it out under warranty and I suppose will most probably send a new one !!!!!! so cant really lose?

stock level just increased no need to rush .....

and now dropped to 35, either a glitch or too man people buying............................the power of HDUK:roll:

bod emrys

looks like a bargain to me, can someone who knows about these things tell … looks like a bargain to me, can someone who knows about these things tell me if there's any reason I shouldn't buy it.



The fact that it's Philips would be one reason but this particular one looks good and as it plays DivX as well even better.

Original Poster

Manual Here

Firmware Upgrade : HERE

Yomanda

The fact that it's Philips would be one reason but this particular one … The fact that it's Philips would be one reason but this particular one looks good and as it plays DivX as well even better.


Is Philips no good? You have me worried now as I just spent £500 on one of their LCD TV's...which so far I'm really pleased with :P

Does I need to re-enter the hack code everytime I insert a different regioned disc or is it a one time hack?

Also, no mention of a remote ...

deanos

Manual HereFirmware Upgrade : HERE




Anyone know if the procedure of updating the frimware is easy and/or how it's done? Thx in advance.

Original Poster

Caulcano

Anyone know if the procedure of updating the frimware is easy and/or how … Anyone know if the procedure of updating the frimware is easy and/or how it's done? Thx in advance.



Yeah fairly straightforward, all the instructions are on the PDF in the link

Caulcano

Does I need to re-enter the hack code everytime I insert a different … Does I need to re-enter the hack code everytime I insert a different regioned disc or is it a one time hack?Also, no mention of a remote ...



Just do the hack once, remote will be included

Could I link this device to a VCR and transfer all my old tapes to DVD?

deanos

Yeah fairly straightforward, all the instructions are on the PDF in the … Yeah fairly straightforward, all the instructions are on the PDF in the linkJust do the hack once, remote will be included




Thx .... ordering one in a few mins ...

I wonder if it Plays Xvid too - Any Ideas anyone ?
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