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250 reviews | 3.7 out of 5
I cannot recommend this product because it was not until the unit was opened at Christmas that we realized that a tuner needed to be purchased for this product. I do not believe this was stated on the website. So...this was a little disappointing.
I haven't had time to get a tuner to even see if the unit works. Hopefully it'll be good. The unit was a Xmas present for my shut-in mother.
I would just like to ask your IT/website administrators to double check to make sure this info is accurately presented on the site.
As an ex Philips employee I have previously owned many Philips/Magnavox products in the past. They have always provided me years of trouble free service and delivered what I expected. The DVP3345VB seems to follow this standard. This unit replaced a 10 year old Sony DVD/VHS player. Hook up was seemless and as a player both the DVD and VHS picture quality are great. When comparing this unit against similar ones purchasing this one was a no brainer. Philips delivers quality products at a great price.
I purchased this item for my parents who insist on maintaining their VHS viewing abilities. They had no interest in copying VHS to DVD, so this works perfect for them. My Mom set it up without a single problem, something that is a bit of a milestone for her (she is a huge technphobe). Thus, for the older crowd that may be a bit frightened by all the new fangled stuff, I would highly recommend this simple VHS/DVD combo.
If you normally plug your VCR or DVD directly into your TV, this is not the unit for you. It is the tuner inside of a DVD/VCR unit that allows you to get the signal directly from your cable line and then connect your DVD/VCR to your TV.
This unit has NO TUNER, which means the only way you're going to get a signal is if you have a cable box that normally attaches to your TV. The cable box actually has the tuner.
It would have been very helpful if Walmart had some indication in it's description as to what Tunerless means. I should have Googled it myself, so buyer...be alert and Google Google Google!
I've used this machine only about 6 times already and it played some dvd's all the way through and some got stuck. The ones that got stuck I played in my more expensive dvd player in my living room and they played. I only got this one because my daughter has movies on vhs tapes that she loves to watch. I only recomended this because of the vhs part.
I Bought this to save my old VHS tapes to DVD. The will not do that......Note : It says DVD/VHS not DVR! Believe it or not it will convert DVD to VHS tapes.....Now who wants to do that?
Thank Goodness I read the manual before I unpacked everything and hooked it up.
When I returned it to Walmart, they couldn't believe that the thing only turned DVDs unto VHS, and not turn VHS into DVDs until they saw it for themselves.
I needed a new low priced vhs player to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD. This has just the functions needed (no tuner). I use this with the Magnavox Z320MW8 Refurbished DVD recorder. All works fine so far.
Device did not work AT ALL... The cable man tried to connect it to every TV in the house...NOTHING. Will return for exchange
It was easy to set up, is easy to use, and showed a great picture.
After much research, I purchased this in the hope of having a decent machine in my bedroom that I could record and play back VCR tapes, as well as DVDs. The DVD portion was fine, but it could not reasonably play back any tape I put in it. I have three other VCRs that I use frequently (some daily). All tapes I put in the new machine played back with audio cuts, black outs, jittery jumping pictures, and just plain nothing at times. The same tapes would play back fine in the other three VCRs, all of different manufacturers. The machine is going back to the store today.
With the exception of the lack of a tuner, it is a very nice player/recorder. Other than to keep the price low, I don't understand manufacturers leaving out the tuner. Many cable systems, mine included, provide a cable signal that is acceptable to VHS tuners and can be recorded on VHS tapes.
It is possible to record using another vcr's tuner by feeding the record out signals of the vcr with tuner to the video in jacks of the DVP3345VB.
It is possible to buy vcrs that can record off the air, but they usually are much more expensive.
My grandson is playing all of his older VHS tapes again.
Easy to set up and use. Light and compact. Replaced a DVD/VHS combo and price was great.
I was very happy to find a VHS recorder/player.
Everything I have used on the product, UP TO DATE, has met my expectations. Unit was specifically bought to be able to view library of VHS tapes. Have a blu-ray player so that part of the unit was just duplicated but for the price, it was still worth it.
We purchased this model to replace a recently broken vcr, and it jammed on the first tape we put into it. My husband returned it to a Walmart store and purchased the identical one at the store to replace the one we received in the mail. It ate the first tape we put in it, so neither vcr played even one tape for us.
I bought this to replace a vcr/dvd recorder that I used to record direct TV programs. Nowhere in the review did it mention that this product did not have a tuner. Did not meet my needs so I took it back to the store (where I found out it was cheaper than online), and I ended up paying shipping charges for a product I can't use and don't have.
Overall I am satisfied. However, I rated this product only "fair" for "Meets Expectations". I have a brand new Samsung TV. I could not hook up this DVD player to my TV without a special set of cables that was NOT included. The owner's manual stated these cables were not included, but no mention on the outside box. So there I was, in my living room trying to set everything up, only to find out I need to purchase an additional set of cables. Needless to say I was very upset. Even though not every TV requires these cables, they should be included for those who need them. After all, how much could it cost the company? Also, most customers would be willing to pay a slightly higher price to include those cables so when we get home we know we have everything we need right there to set things up with no extra trips to the store.
As a 77 years old senior, I find the Phillips VD/VHS is the easy to operator of my last two brands.