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Philips DVDR520H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and finish. The image quality and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the price and reliability.

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reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Philips DVDR520H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 60/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DVDR520H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Philips DVDR520H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the finish and image quality. Many are less positive about the price and reliability.

design, image quality, finish

usability, reliability, price

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips - DVDR520H -Multi region Capable DVD RecorderPhilips - DVDR520H -Multi region Capable DVD Recorder

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips DVDR520H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Philips DVDR520H from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The design and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, image quality

reliability

37% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DVDR520H DVD Recorder with 80 GB Hard DrivePhilips DVDR520H DVD Recorder with 80 GB Hard Drive

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Philips DVDR 520H with 80gb hard drive

 

This Philips DVDR520H is an excellent DVD recorder. Record quality is exceptional, on dvd and hard-disk and the apperance is aesth...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

High quality product? Not on your life!

 

I thought, mistakenly as it turns out, that Philips were renowned for reliable products. Well, that is not the case with this pile...

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (reviewstop.co.uk)

Not Actually A Philips Product

 

Menus are more friendly than other Philips DVDR machines but that is becau...

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

With DVD+R, just one disk type is suitable for both video and data recording. Philips DVD+RW video and data recording media plays on existing and future DVD video and DVD-ROM players, and is suitable for video recordings in the latest MPEG2 format (two hours on a disk). The 4.7GB capacity holds as much data as seven standard CDs.

Audio

Audio A/D Converter (ADC):96MHz/24-bits
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio dynamic range DVD:80
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital, DTS
Crosstalk (1kHz):110
Distortion and noise (1kHz):65
Dynamic range (1kHz):80
MP3 bit rates:32 - 256
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Color

Color of product:Silver

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:80GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.6in
Height:2.6in
Weight:10.6lbs
Width:16.9in

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:80
HDD recording: Yes
HDD to DVD copying: Yes
Maximum HDD recording time:100
Total Storage Capacity:80

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:200-240
Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):45

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2 / MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2 / MPEG2

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:Y
Hard Drive Capacity:80
HDD recording:Y
HDD to DVD copying:Y
Maximum HDD recording time:100
Total Storage Capacity:80

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:520/DVDR520H
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips/Philips DVDR

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Management features

Timer: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Product Type (CF):Storage media

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):19.1 x 16.3 x 4.37
Disc types supported:DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R
I/O ports:Front/side connections: i.LINK DV in (IEEE1394, 4-pin), S video in, Video in, Audio left / right in \nAntenna, Component video out progressive, Analogue audio left / right out, Composite video (CVBS) out, Digital coaxial out, Digital optical out, SCART
Optical disc recording:DVD+R, DVD+RW
Power Requirements:200-240 V, 50Hz
Set weight:0.152 / 9.92
Set width:16.9

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.3
Package height:4.37
Package weight:0.159 / 9.92
Package width:19.1

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:2
S-Video inputs quantity:2
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:200-240
Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):45

Radio

Device Type: None

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:M1, M2, M2+, M3, M4, M6

Security

Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, SVCD, VCD
Playback disc types:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Recording disc types:DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW

Storage Media

Media Subcategory:Optical discs

Storage Removable

Max. Write Speed:2.4x
Media Included Qty:3
Native Capacity:4.7GB
Type:DVD+R

Technical Details

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Internal memory:80
Karaoke: No
MP3 playback: Yes
Power:45
Slide show: Yes

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1
TV tuner integrated: Yes
TV tuner type:Analog

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / PAL, Secam
Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height:2.6
Weight:0.152 / 9.48
Width:16.9