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Philips DVDR-3455H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Philips DVDR-3455H. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the design and image quality. The price and usability also get good reviews, but many are negative about the finish and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR-3455H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips DVDR-3455H


alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Philips DVDR-3455H from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Opinions about the design and image quality are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments. The size and reliability get less positive views.

usability, price, image quality, design

reliability, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR3455H DVD Hard Disc Recorder 160 GB with Instant ReplayPhilips DVDR3455H DVD Hard Disc Recorder 160 GB with Instant Replay

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Philips DVDR3455H


This low-priced recorder looks stylish and has a great remote, but it lacks a commercial-skip function and won't copy from a DVD to its hard drive.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

UPDATE - Surge Suppressor Fixed It.


UPDATE - I initially had annoying cross-hatching on the output signal of this device, probably due to ground problems between my 10-foot dish and local CATV system. Added a Tripp Lite ISOBAR6-DBS grounded surge suppressor and it fixed it completely. I...

Silent, cool, and simple operation. Excellent recording quality, TIVO buffer functions for live content. Input selections include iLink and USB pen drive inputs. Unit has continuous 6-hour HDD buffer. Excellent packaging got it here in one piece. No...

No guide capabilities (if you care), no DVD-RAM capability (if you care), excruciatingly small remote, poor DVD playback control, on-board DVD editing software requires a paid subscription (!)

Nov, 2006

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Best of the bunch -- I think.


I looked at every DVD/HDD recorder out there and bought this because it was the only one that most closely emulates the "TIVO" function, i.e., natively allowing pausing, reviewing, and chasing of live content. That part works great, except that the...

Excellent media compatibility (+/-R,RW), 160GB HDD, 1394a AND USB inputs, great tuner, flexible recording features, well-built, relatively easy to use, full-time 6-hour buffer allows live pause, rewind and fast forward functions WHILE recording....

Small remote, poor DVD playing control (no MENU button on the remote!), confusing and difficult input selection, slight cross-hatching on output signal (so far), no DVD-RAM capability (who cares?), difficult navigation of buffered material, lacks...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

PHILIPS DVDR3455H Hard Disk/DVD Recorder


All in all a good buy.

Does as advertised. Records to different format DVD discs. Records quickly and allows edits of the disc before finalizing it

Poor remote. Buttons small and too close to eachother & have to push buttons hard. Poor colors on the menus, hard to see

Sep, 2006

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Nice unit...but


ONE MAJOR FLAW: I have had this unit [Philips DVDR3455H/37] for 6 weeks. Feature packed and menu navigation is ok [haven?t used others so I do not have anything to compare to] and Philips tech support has been very friendly and helpful. All this said,...

Numerous features and friendly tech support

No ability to "DUB"

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

Whether in homes, factories, offices, airports, or on the street, it's hard to imagine a place where Philips is absent. What Philips wants is to make your life and work easier - and more fun! And Philips continuously explores new ways to improve products and to offer innovative products to its consumers. Philips. "Let's Make Things Better".


Audio A/D Converter (ADC):96MHz/24-bits
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Total Storage Capacity:160


Type:DVD recorder

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):50

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Total Storage Capacity:160


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Programmable events:20

Other Features

Set weight:0.127 / 7.94
Set width:17.1

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.4 x 16.7 x 4.92
Package height:4.92
Package weight:0.194 / 12.1
Package width:22.4


Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):50

Technical Details

Internal memory:160


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None


Recording modes:EP, HQ, LP, SEP, SLP, SP, SPP
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.127 / 7.94