Question about Philips DVDR 3355 DVD Recorder
My product wasn't listed so I'm posting my issue here. I bought a Philips DVDR3350h/37 DVD recorder from Walmart. It was a display item and did not come with a remote. I have been searching online every where for a code for the thing I have a SRU4208WM universal remote. The codes that came with the remote do not work with my DVDR player. HELP!!
Your device is designed for playing back region 1. It will also playback disks recorded with a region setting of all. The region setting of the device is fixed. Also it will only playback NTSC, and not PAL . This is also fixed on your unit. Sorry I could not bring you better news. However there are many burning and conversion programs you can use on your computer (ie Nero Vision, ConvertXtoDvd,..) which provide you the optional settings you are looking for, and allow you to burn in the setting you choose, allowing for playback on your Philips device. Good Luck!
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
SOURCE: philips DVDR 3390/37
I had the same problem. It is likely to get worse. The problem is one of design of the R/W unit. What is "causing" the "blockage" is the stabilization idler mounted on a plastic piece spanning the top of the recorder. It is a plastic disc with a metal ring embedded in it. It clamps down on the dvd once its loaded. It is supposed to release when the eject sequence starts. The read/write head assembly is supposed to rise up to read a dvd or cd and drop back down to a rest position when its time to eject the disc. The head assembly is encased in a metal shell, which is already magnetized or has become magnetized, because mine is. The mechanism pulling the head down is too weak to pull the head all the way down. It moves just a little bit, you hear some noise and the "blocked" message appears on the display. If you take the cover off, you see the dvd still in the "mounted" position, but it has moved a little bit, but the clamp effect of the stabilizer is still engaged.
There are 2 ways I know to get around it, neither is kosher. First, before you go inside, tap the area of the philips case right where you imagine the dvd center to be, if one was loaded. Tap AND hit open, you may break the magnetic link that way, the head drops, the tray slides out. Then always keep a dvd in the player to give the release motor a little help, use a scratch disc you were going to throw away anyway.
Second, you need to open the case, pry the stabilizer up as high as you can, or tap on the plastic near its edge while pressing the "open" button. You may need a pc type screw driver to remove the very small screws that the stabilizer assembly is mounted on. This way you can at least get the disc without further damage to it..You might as well leave the screws off, if you plan to keep using the recorder. I did until I now, 6 months later, have the unknown disc problem. What a shame, it is a good unit, read and wrote to old dvd-rw discs my other recorders refused to touch . Having no real luck finding the drive unit as a sale item, it is really easy to replace, just like a pc drive..that would be under 40 dollars. I would buy another philips, but unless I can find a couple replacement drives to put in the closet it doesn't make sense. I dislike throwing out all those electronics because of a little problem with the R/W unit. Just the words of an old, country network/pc technician.
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
These are dependent on your brand of Universal remote control. You should call the manufacturer of the remote control device or check their web site for an updated list.
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
In DVD mode, press System Menu
Go down to the "Lock " icon
While lock is highlighed press zero "0" for 7 times ( i.e 0,0,0,0,0,0,0)
There will be pop-up window that asks you confirm. Press "OK"
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
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