Philips CDR785 CD Recorders/Players

2.57/5 (23 Reviews) MSRP : $499.00


Product Description

3 CD changer/1 CD recorder unit


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by shamus a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2011

Bottom Line:   
So the saga continues with the Philips CDR785 and other CDR burners they build. Very flakey and unreliable when accepting blank CDR's. And to make matters worse the only disc that still seem to work in mine, you can no longer by! (1-4X audio only) Do yourself a big favor and spend the extra $150.oo and get the pro quality TEAC unit like used in recording studios, these things will burn any disc! Too bad to I really liked the quality of the converters used in the Phillips. As far as there factory service is, don't bother , mine returned in worse condition than when I sent it. Someone really needs to start a class action law suit for all the suckers that bought there junk. I will never by another Philips product, no matter how good or how cheap!!!!!!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by superfly a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Just as mentioned in other reviews this was my second recorder. The first wouldn't even open half the time. I have owned the second one for about a year and a half. Now it has started to shut down in the middle of recording and won't accept hardly any forms of blank cd's. If I had to do all over I would purchase a different brand. I have to say philips recorders are junk. All I can do with it is play cd's. I thought that this was the best thing since sliced bread, but upon further use I can best describe it as a nuisance and should not be in my home entertainment system. BUYER BEWARE its a roll of the dice with this one.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   sams club



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jojomandy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2002

Bottom Line:   
As others have mentioned, sometimes you can open the drawer. Also periodically will record about 30 seconds than shut down. It now will not even record from another source.Piece of junk. WASTED MONEY!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   circuit city



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chad a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This thing is junk! Ok, I've had the thing for a little over a year now and as time goes on the amount of probs I'm having with this thing are multiplying. First off, when I took it out of the box upon purchasing it, the cd drawer was crooked. My step-dad(practically a McGyver), was able to open it up and found the drawer was off of its hinges on one side. He reset the drawer.You would think that everything would be fine now, right? nope. Throughout the year that I've had it has always burned cds fine, but will automatically shut itself off if you just leave it playing a cd for more than 15 minutes or so. I think, but I'm not sure, that it goes into its "sleep mode," even though it is playing a cd. Now, just recently, it has been giving me the problems described in these other reviews. Sporatic performance, the cdr drawer not opening, having to plug and unplug the machine in order to just be able to play OR burn a cd. Please, dont buy this!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $400.00



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JERRY GOLDNER a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2002

Bottom Line:   
An unrelenting tale of horror. All of the defects described in the reviews contained here - and then some.

To describe problems in detail would put most readers to sleep. Suffice it to say - LET THE BUYER BEWARE.

The FIRST unit purchased developed problems after only a month or two and was returned for exchange. The SECOND unit started out promising, but like it's predecessor, developed multiple problems after a few months.

Too late for another exchange or refund. Was advised by Philips factory service (some 500 miles distant) that local authorized service outlets were not adept at successfully repairing this high tech product, and had best ship it off to their center. Did that. Came back with some problems corrected, some not, and one additional problem not present when originally sent. That was a biggy - unit would completely power off. Power up - play awhile - power off, etc, etc.

After multiple phone calls, much aggravation, and the additional expense of shipment, the great day came when I was mercifully released of the beast by way of complete refund.

Please do not be lulled by the few glowing reviews of some customers who have written after only a few months of ownership. To those lucky few who have owned this product over a period of time without any problems, I say, continued good fortune. To those who are contemplating a multiple cd player/recorder I say - THERE ARE MUCH BETTER CHOICES.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   SEARS




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