Originally Posted by Honestguy
I was looking at one of these today. Although the manual does not mention the fact that it does have a component input it sure does have one. Can you please tell me why you brought it back? I am assuming that this recorder will record in 16:9 format if I use the component input. Anyone here have any information they care to share about the DVDR3400???
I also would like to know some stuff on this Philips 3400 DVDR
1) I have HEARD that when HDMI is hooked to your TV then the Digital Coaxial and Optical outputs to your AV receiver are disabled! If true then this may be a deal breaker. I don't have a HDMI receiver but would like to use the HDMI video input to my TV but HAVE to have DD and DTS sound to my AV receiver for DVD watching.
2) The HDMI is not upconverting.
3) Which records better- the Component or S Video inputs?
4) Somewhere else I read where this machine messed up recording via its Front Firewire port from a Camcorder but there is a software update to fix this. Is this true.
I just bought this machine but its a pain in the butt to hook up to my system and if it has some of the above problems I would rather take it back before spending a ton of time with it!