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Philips DVD-R5500

Philips DVD-R5500
alaScore 76

60 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Philips DVD-R5500. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The image quality also gets good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, image quality, design


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 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Philips DVD-R5500 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the design. The image quality also gets good comments, whereas many are critical about the price and reliability.

usability, image quality, design

reliability, price

25% 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 With Freeview

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Philips DVDR5500H review


A Freeview tuner and 1080i upscaling almost justify the price tag

Slimline chassis ; Built-in Freeview tuner ; Improved EPG

Limited editing ; No 1080p upscaling ; Some picture flaws

Feb, 2008

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

Expert review by: Patrick Wignall (

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

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Robert Sarcastic Gadgeteer Bierd (

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

Nov, 2010

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