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Philips DVDR5570H

Philips DVDR5570H
alaScore 81

105 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and value for money. The design and image quality also get good opinions. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, image quality, design, value for money, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR5570H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 16 user reviews of Philips DVDR5570H from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

usability, value for money, image quality

reliability, design

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR5570H/05 - 250 GB Hard Disk/DVD RecorderPhilips DVDR5570H - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner - 250 GBPhilips DVDR5570H - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner - 250 GB

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Say goodbye to adverts with this flexible hard-disk combi

Time Shift Buffer ; Commercial Block ; Appealing design ; Wealth of features ; Good remote control

Some picture issues ; Basic editing options ; No Freeview Playback

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Philips DVDR5570


If £330 seems expensive for a DVD/HDD recorder, just remember that it gets you a 250GB hard disk and a wealth of features, many of which you simply won't find anywhere else

Time Shift Buffer ; Commercial Block ; Appealing design ; Wealth of features ; Good remote control

Some picture issues ; Basic editing options ; No Freeview Playback

Moving on to the machine's more advanced functions, the jewel in its crown is Time Shift Buffer, a clever means of pausing and rewinding live TV, or recording programmes retrospectively. It continually stores whatever you're watching for up to six...


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Philips DVDR5570H DVD/HDD Recorder


Philips is describing the DVDR5570H as an 'AV centre in disguise', so Danny sets about revealing its true identity.

Editing is fairly basic despite the presence of a hard-disk. Using an on screen video bar, you can play back a recording and add/delete chapter points, hide the scenes you don't want to be played back, or divide a recording into two parts. A similar...

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Philips DVDR5570H


A decent DVD/HDD machine is let down by poor usability and sluggish control - it's also at the top end of the price bracket

Easy on the eye ; clear remote control ; good specs ; faithful recordings ; decent DVD picture

Cumbersome control system ; menus are confusing ; time lag when selecting channels or recordings

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Philips DVDR5570H


The other feature guaranteed to bring a smile to your face is Commercial Block, which automatically puts chapter markers at the start and end of adverts so you can skip right past them at the touch of a button.

Looks, Time Shift Buffer, remote, recording quality

No series recording, basic editing

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A bit of a mixture...


The good...

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Great spec...almost impossible to use


Simple things s...

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A great DVD Recorder


They have Digital and Analogue Recor...

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Philips DVDR5570H


Only had it a couple of weeks so still getting used to it, overall though very good. First HDD like this (have sky plus) been good to transfer some of my older recordings off the sky box to this, freeing up space

slow to start up and move between HDD to USB etc. Needs to be on if watching sky as the picture quality has dropped. Bit of a time delay in broadcast now so if it's on in the lounge and someone is watching in the kitchen the sound delay can be...

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes


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: Yes
3D: 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:Dolby Digital Plus

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