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Philips DVDR5570H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Philips DVDR5570H. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the price and reliability.

usability, image quality, design, size

reliability, price

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 analyzed 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 Reviewers really like the price. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the design. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price


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

May, 2016

Expert review by: . (

Philips DVDR5570H review


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

Lacks the pick-up-and-play quality of the latest Panasonics, but there’s lots to admire and plenty of great features

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

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...

Feb, 2011

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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

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

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

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: R Mac (

Hopeless Philips DVDR5520H/75 Recorder


A very expensive DVD recorder with only a basic interface. Very very slow to start if it does. The DVD draw is extremely hard to open. The time shift on the remote is not user friendly. The system updates don't seem to do anything. I would have...

Start up, DVD draw not opening, expensive

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Harley006 (

Poor value for money


Expensive machine, which does not last. The recording function failed after only 6 months or so and now it is only used as a DVD player. Not good since the recorder is what it is known for. I did not buy it for the player. Very disappointing product....

Recording function breaks down. Expensive machine.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Andrian (

Do your research, I wish I did.


This unit takes a long time to turn on. I'm just hanging onto it until I can relpace it with something that actually works.

The user interface is quite simple and the menus are easily navigable( I'm sure that's a word).

This unit takes a long time to turn on. It will randomly delete previously recorded shows. The picture freeze during playback while you lose a few seconds of dialogue. While watching a dvd it will some times freee and switch to TV. I had a software...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: daverobbo5 (



Panasonic or LG have better reputation. I've heard philips customer service is REALLY bad. I'm just 'babying' it through until i get another one in few pay cheques more.

got it for $300 after philips dvd recorder was DOA at Bing Lee, Bankstown. Free MP3 player. 6 hour record is good and wheel on remote but this is unreliable via its software.

deletes shows on hard drive randomly. software crashes and deletes shows. timer sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. fast forwarding in shows can causes crashes or just return to begining of recording. i have upgraded to software version 2.22 but...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: shellb78 (



All I want is a refund so I can buy a different brand that works. Would never buy this unit again. Very disappointed.

Love that I can record or re-wind tv if I miss something or decide half way through program that I want to record it.

It is very slow!!! The kids want to watch a DVD now- not in 5 mins after the player has had time to "think about it". It takes forever to load and read the DVD. Whenever I playback a recording from the HDD it is very frustrating as every 5 mins or so...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: eseal2 (



I am so upset and dissatisfied with the product and with their customer service. I have done everything they asked and have been disappointed consistently. Never buy a Philips - their product & service is appalling.

Click wheel design on remove

Everything - it doesn't work. Since I purchased this I have had so many problems. I have taken it back to get repaired, and it is still not fixed. Philips refuse to give me a refund. They want me to keep going back (driving an hour each way) to get it...

Sep, 2009

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