iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder
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iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

  • Features: JPEG Slideshow Multilingual Video DAC Audio DAC Parental Lock Progressive Scan
  • Built-In Combo Features: Digital Tuner VCR
  • Type: DVD Recorder
  • Playable File Formats: WMA MP3 JPEG
  • Progressive Scan: With Progressive Scan
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Ilo DVDR04 and DVDR05 is junk

byiloisjunk Sep 8, 2008
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros worked 6 months then petered out
Cons think they rig them to fail shortly after warranty is up so can get money.
Recommended it? No

Bought a ILO DVDR04 and it stopped working shortly after the warranty was up, Didn't learn from that so went and bought a ILO DVDR05 and it stopped working too shortly after warranty was up. It's not like I used it a lot both of them were used very little only a few times is what is the bad, I will... Read full review »


Good enough for the price for playing DVDs

byrobinscampo Jan 15, 2008
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to operate in play mode, light weight
Cons can't get record function to work
Recommended it? No

We bought this late in 2006. We decided to get the RW so that we could record as well as just play DVDs but I have not had any success at getting it to record. Granted I have not spent a great deal of time on it because I get frustrated and give up after a while but it seems to me it should be... Read full review »


iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

byballyshenk Mar 9, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cheap and easy to operate
Cons I had one problem with recording before getting the update
Recommended it? Yes

I have had my iLO DVDR05 for almost two years now and love it. The only problem I ever had involved updating the firmware. All I did was call the company and they emailed me a file that I burned onto a cd and then installed it on the dvd recorder. We use it numerous times every week and the only... Read full review »


Don't Lose Your Remote Control When Purchasing This DVDR!

bythunder-pig Jan 29, 2007
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The machine is sturdy and reliable, performs well when subjected to heavy use.
Cons The remote control cannot be replaced with a universal remote control off the shelf.
Recommended it? Yes

I found the DVD Recorder to be no problem to operate, and have used it to record for 6 to 8 hours at a time about once a week for nearly two years now, and have not had one problem until I lost the remote, or it was stolen by someone who had lost theirs!

I have purchased, and returned... Read full review »


Not really that good

byflasher410 Oct 15, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cheap
Cons Has more issues on playback than all my other dvd players. Remote Control Response...
Recommended it? No

Does not playback DVDs very well, I can't get through more than 12% of my DVDs without having some issue. It's getting replaced this weekend. It also takes forever to do anything with the remote, there is like a 1 second delay between pushing the button and it responding, making it frequently go... Read full review »


Great at first, Problems 2 days later

bywhats-up-wthat Oct 11, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy Manual to read, good recorded picture and sound quality, timer works well.
Cons Difficulty editing titles. Could be easier to navigate through menus and writing titles.
Recommended it? No

Great Player when it just plays back DVDs. However, when I went to test it out on how well it records, I had problems. I recorded about 8 different clips with EP mode, three of which were 1 hour long and the rest less than 15 min. I had edited the first 5 titles with ease, but when I went to edit... Read full review »


OK for the price, but you get what you pay for.

bythypentacle Aug 27, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Nice quality both sound and picture.
Cons Compatibility an issue on older players. Lack of good edit features/menu options.
Recommended it? No

The quality of recordings is rather good... only one problem, they don't play back on older players. I tested several DVDs, a few brands of DVD blanks, and even a few different firmware versions in the unit itself including the newest version sent by customer service that is not even available on... Read full review »


Affordable DVD recorder for the home entertainment system

bykamnet Jul 29, 2006
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very easy to use, no-hassle recording and playback of DVDs
Cons The remote control can be confusing at times, but clearly labeled.
Recommended it? Yes

In mid-2005 I was in the market for a DVD recorder. Unfortunately a lot of the models at that time were priced WAY out of my league. More importantly, though, I required a model that offered a an IEEE 1394 (aka FireWire or iLink) connection so that I could record from my Sony Handicam DCR-TRV 260... Read full review »


Piece of ilo crap

byrooskipow Jun 13, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Nice paperwieght
Cons Doesn't work
Recommended it? No

This ilo dvd recorder is a piece of crap.I have wasted a lot of time and money trying to copy my old VHS tapes only to have the unit start pausing during recording.Often it is due to a "poor signal strength"even though I am using gold cables.This also happens when recording from my DVR which should... Read full review »


DVDR04 ilo recorder

bytoolness Jun 7, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros not great at first and gets worse shortly after the warranty is up!
Cons Up in smoke after warranty period no matter if it was hardly used!
Recommended it? No

This inexpensive dvd recorder seemed perfect for my budget so I jumped in and bought it. There is something to be said for you get what you pay for, because right after the warranty was up the thing self-destructed and in a years time I had only burned about 12 dvds! Don't expect to get any... Read full review »


Not bad for my First Time

byblueblast May 26, 2006
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Picture and sound quality is good. Nice price. Plays most DVD and CD Formats.
Cons A few bugs in the Recording schedules, Stops during programmed event. Missing programmed...
Recommended it? No

This is my first DVD recorder, so I have nothing to compare it to. I was looking for another DVD player for another room but didn't want to spend a lot. I looked on the net for some and found Wal-Mart had a good looking one. I thought I would drop in to compare them on the shelf.

I found... Read full review »


Stay Away from this one.

byiwdonline May 16, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros low price
Cons unit died, not user friendly
Recommended it? No

We bought this unit at the end of 2005 as a general purpose DVD player and to eventually convert some of our older VHS-C stuff to DVD...we never got around to that.

After about 5 months of use (watching on average 2 DVDs a week) this unit has all but stopped working. You can put any disc... Read full review »


Not a bad machine

byz-todd Apr 27, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The price, very cheap.
Cons Remote is too small.
Recommended it? Yes

So far I have had minimal problems. A couple of times the DVD has skipped, but that was easily solved by hitting the rewind button.

I was not aware that the TV tuner was not in stereo. I have my Ilo hooked up to my stereo TV with RCA cables. And I use another set of RCA cables to input... Read full review »


Look for DVDR05MU1 version

bybuggman Mar 28, 2006
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros WalMart accepts returns
Cons My recorder wouldn't playback anything it recorded
Recommended it? No

I purchased one of these from WalMart, model DVDR05MU manufacture date January 2006.

I had researched online before purchasing the unit & I thought by getting the newest manufacture date that I'd be able to bypass most of the issues I had read about... wrong!

Installation was... Read full review »


An improved DVD Recorder, ILO DVDR05 MU1

bymrwsm Mar 28, 2006
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It puts out reliable recordings in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8 hour mode.
Cons Remote control is small.
Recommended it? Yes

I made sure to find a model marked MU1 after reading reviews online. This recorder is replacing a GoVideo Recorder that only lasted 1 year and 4 months before it failed. I can say from experience that this recorder has a lot of improvements from recorders available a year ago.

I use 1... Read full review »


Good but had early death

bylawtonaj Mar 26, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good unit for what it is for the price.
Cons Died after 12 months. No extended warranty available.
Recommended it? No

My initial review rated this as a good machine, however 1 month after the warranty expired, so did the unit. So you may want to consider another DVD recorder with a little better quality and get an extended warranty. Read full review »



bybblehmann Mar 16, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Recommended it? No





Does what I need

bywanders11 Feb 13, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good looking output from the component signals Good price Convenient form factor
Cons Terrible remote design Setup instructions and process tedious, but do-able
Recommended it? Yes

I did several hours of 'net research for reviews on this model. There were two extreme camps: Great and Awful. The awful camp seemed to have faulty units out of the box and early production runs, so I took a chance at WalMart. I have an HDTV monitor, so I use the TV tuner for that, as well as the... Read full review »


uncertain about this ilo dvd recorder

byalan1234 Jan 17, 2006
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Much better than a vcr. Easy to find and manage recorded shows.
Cons mine broke in two weeks. only records 8 shows in timer recording.
Recommended it? No

I bought this unit about two weeks ago. It worked very well until a couple of days ago and then I started to get errors on all my recordings. It is annoying to record a show and then not be able to watch it.

Moving from screen to screen on the menu is confusing and you can only set the... Read full review »


Stay away from this thing

byroguefan Jan 16, 2006
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Cons Limited programs ANNOYING humming in recordings Disk recognition problems Incompetent...
Recommended it? No

Let me start off by saying that I am no technology newbie. I was programming Dad's VCR back in the day before all the on-screen display and stuff. I know my way around home electronics. Let me also say that I know my way around computers as well.

The first ILO DVDR05/MU1 I bought I got at... Read full review »

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