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Philips DVDR3576H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 reviews of Philips DVDR3576H. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The image quality and usability also get good reviews, but many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the 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 DVDR3576H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 user reviews of Philips DVDR3576H from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips DVDR3576H DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disc and Built-In Tuner

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: BigOc90 (

Great HDD DVD recorder !!


I have had a couple of DVD recorders over the last 6 years ( panny DMR-E55 & LG RC897T ). I still use the panny, but replaced the LG with the Phillips 3576. I really wanted to try one with a HDD, and I'm so glad I did ! It is so much more versatile...

160 gig hard drive, uses +/- R's & RW's and edit features

Editing is a little harder than it should be, but not bad

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: wabjxo (

Excellent every-day recorder with HDD convenience and digital tuners


Lots of organized info on the 3576 and its virtually identical predecessor, the 3575 at this web address:

160GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD), digital tuners, digital coax/optical audio out, upconvert to 1080p, great PQ

Slow "high-speed" dub, minimal inputs/outputs

Apr, 2008

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Consumer review by: HIsNIbs (

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got rid of my Time Warner that never worked right, If you want an easy to use easy to program DVR this is the one to get. If you can program a VCR you can work this one


May, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Bad Choice


Look elsewhere.

The flexibility of going to hard drive or disk is nice

Truly an awful product. I've used a number of different DVD recorders from various manufacturers, and never seen one as slow to finalize as this. Unreliable - fails to read discs, only a few weeks after the limited warranty ended

May, 2009

Consumer review by: fairly technical guy (

Doesn't work with digital cable


will be returning this unit.

Good for non-digital cable or over-the-air cable reception I suppose.

Despite all the "digtal tv" jargon used throughout the copy, it does *not* work completely with a digital cable tuner. You can't schedule recordings, and the video image gets scrunched to a smaller view on your screen (smaller than it would be...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Waz (

Pretty Darn Good


This is my second DVR, replacing a non DTV Panasonic model. Very few recorders with hard disks anymore. This is an excellent choice for converting to DTV.

Makes good quality recordings to hard disk. Easy to use. Receives both analog and digital signals. Great free program guide.

Remote is not funtionally designed -- easy enough to use but with tiny buttons and even tinier lettering that make non-standard operations difficult. No ability to label your programmed recordings -- the machine titles tracks based on date/time/channel...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Mic987 (

Nice but cooling fan


Nice DVR recorder.

The cooling fan comes on once in a while. Only On/Off shuts it down. No fixfound yet. This might not be a big problem but I am using an RF modulator which also comes on. If someone knows a fix for this cooling fan - please let me know.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

PHILIPS DVDR3576H/37 160 GB Hard Disk/DVD Recorder


Also could have done a better job with Timer programs. It doesn't let you title the programs until after they have recorded. My SD version does so again, why on the updated version didn't they eliminate that.

Recorded HD channels look great. Not as good as HD but very very acceptable. Can record to the hard drive and watch your shows when you want. You can adjust the time for the skip ahead/back buttons. Great for bypassing commercials. I set mine for 30...

QAM tuner doesn't always work and this usually happens when the timer is set to record a show. You may also notice for some HD channels they come in on a slightly different channel than what your HD TV lists them at. For example: CBS should be 106.3...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: mine (

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very easy to operate, works very well, my first purchase from Newegg and very happy.

non so far

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Benefit from the convenience of recording directly onto a 160 GB hard disk with this Philips DVDR3576H DVD recorder. To keep something longer, simply record your selected programs onto a DVD to enjoy a lifetime of high quality videos.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type:Digital player

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

MD System

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Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

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