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Philips Streamium SLM5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Philips Streamium SLM5500. 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. Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips Streamium SLM5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : TechRadar (

Philips Streamium SLM5500 review


The lack of HDMI and USB ports in this device is Philips' undoing

Easy to use ; Attractive price

No HDMI port ; Sluggish download times ; Poor image quality

Cheap, but not very cheerful

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (

Philips Streamium SLM5500


Being able to stream or download music, TV and even films to a PC over a broadband connection is great – but it spoils the fun if you have to sit in front of a computer screen to watch it, or copy it to a disc so you can play it on a DVD player.

The Streamium server isn't the prettiest Philips product we've seen, but its compact proportions mean it can be easily hidden away. It relies on the DRM in Windows Media Player 10.0, which means it can't be Mac-compatible. That's a shame, as this is...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Philips Streamium SLM5500


A reasonable option if your budget is tight, but you get what you pay for

Turning the box on for the first time, you're greeted by a setup wizard to step you through connecting to a wired or wireless network, with a choice of WEP or WPA security. You'll have to create a user account to use the internet services, which...

Mar, 2008