Pros User interface close to Microsoft, everybody knows how to operate.
Cons Battery life. Should support more video formates
Summary The editor says, it takes 30 min to record 30 min video. So ? How else do you define real-time recording. The show will go for 30 min in TV, the PMC will record it for 30 min . I have all my tin-tin videos on this & I'm happy that I can watch it anytime & anywhere
Pros Best Video Playback, Bright LCD, TV recording and TVout playback, Great sound
Cons No Radio function
Summary Long time since i was in search for a practical and portable Video player that will not make me feel like watching a Miniature movie, Philips has done it, watching movies on this is a breeze and with excelent LCD video playback and sound, i am liking it, It also has a killing feature that allows me to plug it into my TV and record just like my HDD DVD recorder and the good part is that i can play those recorded content on my player LCD or plug it back into the TV and play on the large TV screen.......i love it for this feature, you can also connect it to DVD player and rip the contenets directly
This is multi function device like : Good Portable True Movie Player, Music player, HDD TV/DVD reporder/player, TVout, 30 Gig, External HDD, can use anywhere (home, car, office, party), built-in loud speaker also, really happy customer for his value for money
Pros Good build, and very nice screen!
Cons Poor styleing, the worst software, very bad audio output!
I order online and it cost me $388.00. I was exited to see it. It comes with very nice packing though! The leather cover which provided was worst! It's not fit perfectly.
* Very nice LCD screen it has very nice contrast ratio, and have very good side-angle view.
* Very good build quality.
* Very poor software.
* Sound quality was not good in MP3 playback, but it gives nice sound from those two speakers though.
* We can't switch of videos I mean it will remain and start from same place again!
* It's not portable though!
* Very less features!
* It has 4:3 screens; it should be 16:9 widescreen.
It has only 30GB; it should be at least 60GB.
It does not have Radio!
I returned it after one day! I hope Philips should come with their own solid design, it is OEM from Tautang (Taiwan).
I was very disappointed with the PMC7230; I hope Philips will come up with their own PMC in near future, though Philips is very respective brand worldwide! Hope they will do better than this!
Pros the tv record feature
Cons the software fails, and shuts down the sytem and it wont fuction even after reset.
Summary i own this model, out of the clear blue it went into a warnng screen, explaining that i need to send it to the manufacturer for repairs..! one problem PHILLIPS dont have a repair service to send it to, i've tryed, they told me to send it somewhere, its not there problem, they even suggested i throw it out and buy a new one! who's got the 300 + to fork over for that..! I'd look at another brand if i were you......!
Pros at first for like 6 mo. it was fine and then it stopped.....
Cons Working, so i returned for a replacement which was a used one with scrathes and a broken kickstand, so I I was givin a new replacement which only lasted another 2 or 3 mo. then the screen said to return for repair, and when I called back they told me
Summary They told me that it was out of warranty by a week or so! And they also lied when they told me that I would get a new warranty for all of the triuble I was having, i/e returning devices that did not work. so I guess i am giving phillips a 0 star for service and a 1/2 of a star for the player...