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Philips DVD-R5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Philips DVD-R5500. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the finish and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size

reliability, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVD-R5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Philips DVD-R5500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but the finish and reliability get critical views.

usability, price, image quality, design, size

reliability, finish

28% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR5500 - DVD Recorder With FreeviewPhilips DVDR5500 DVD Recorder Remote ControlPhilips DVDR5500 - DVD Recorder With Freeview

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Philips DVDR5500 DVD Recorder


If you're looking for a DVD recorder with a built-in Freeview tuner, the Philips DVDR5500 is worth a look.

The front panel offers more socketry options. Digital camcorder owners will be pleased to find a DV input for transferring footage to DVD quickly and in the highest quality, but even more exciting is the inclusion of a USB port, which lets you connect...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: jamie (

Philips DVDR5500


The price is fantastic for what you get for your money ; I have used it mainly to put my camcorder recordings onto disc as its so simple, you literally 'plug' camcorder straight into player and press record ; Easy to set up and as mentioned easy to use

Renowned for freezing up alot. It has happened to me once so far but no more annoying than when it happens to my sky box, computer etc. As yet not a real issue

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No