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Philips DVD-R5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. Some have doubts about the value for money.

image quality, usability, design

value for money

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Philips DVDR5500H review

 

With hard-disk recorders now dominating the market, standalone DVD recorders aren't quite as fashionable as they used to be. But the latest deck in Philips' line-up has the enviable distinction of being the slimmest model ever to land on our test bench.

Slimline chassis ; Built-in Freeview tuner ; Imroved EPG

Limited editing ; No 1080 uscaling ; Some icture flaws

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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...

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Philips DVDR5500 review

 

The Philips DVDR5500 produces great quality recordings, looks stylish and is easy to use. Its DVD playback quality may only be so-so, but at this price it still represents good value for money

Impressive recording quality ; Excellent range of ports ; Good DivX support

Playback quality is good, but not perfect

Conclusion Despite some niggles over its picture quality and the annoying info bar, we still think this Philips is a good buy of the money. It makes excellent recordings, is easy to use and is none to shabby to look at either

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Consumer review by:

Philips DVDR5500

 

Worth the £99...I paid ..

It's no bad considering it's made by Philips, pulse I have two of them

Sometimes it cannot read the disc, or says blank disc

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Amazon review summary for Philips DVD-R5500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of Philips DVD-R5500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, design, usability

value for money

23% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : 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

Playback

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

Recording

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

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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