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Philips DTR220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 547 reviews of Philips DTR220. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Philips DTR220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DTR220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 user reviews of Philips DTR220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips DTR220 Ultra Compact Digital Freeview Set Top BoxPhilips DTR220 Ultra Compact Digital Freeview Set Top Box

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Phillips (techradar.com)

Philips DTR-220 review

 

A slim receiver that provides some superb Freeview pictures

Compact design ; Great quality pictures ; S-video output

Questionable build quality

Small, compact and stylish, Philips' Freeview box does all the basics well, with a slick, attractive operating system and cracking pictures

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Philips DTR220/05 Freeview Receiver

 

Simple, functional, good value. The three key ingrediants that make up Philips' DTR220/05 Freeview receiver.

The back panel boasts few surprises, with the bread and butter sockets like RF input/output and twin SCART outputs joined by the less common sight of a coaxial digital audio output for piping stereo sound to your amp digitally. If Dolby Digital...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Philips DTR220

 

The Philips DTR 220 provides access to Freeview digital TV and radio channels. The box itself measures 199x95x33mm and weighs just 400g. It has two SCART sockets and a built-in PKC (Pulse Killer Chip) to neutralise interference. The good Almost...

Use this cheapo Philips every day and you’ll soon be shouting at it or pouring Lucozade into its Scart sockets. Stick it in the bedroom, though, and its modest abilities will be less important than its compact, stylish design. Philips DTR220 is tagged...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Mark (ebuyer.com)

Very Happy

 

I only purchased this because we have 1 tv still on an aerial and analogue is shutting off soon.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous (ebuyer.com)

MR Joshua Campbell

 

good, but a bit sticky at times but overall brilliant!!!!!

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: catweazel (comet.co.uk)

Very impressed

 

I had read various reviews on various websites about the different Freeview units Good and,Bad, I was tempted to go for a cheaper make But in this life you get what you pay for.And to be honest I cannot fault this Philips freeview unit Easy to setup...

brilliant

cannot change channels

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: mrtom85 (comet.co.uk)

Excellent purchase

 

Excellent freeview bought as a replacement for old Alba freeview. Picture quality is superb, installation very easy.

great picture quality

average build quality

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Jay (reevoo.com)

Philips DTR220

 

Does everything you'd want in a Freeview box, there's even a feature where you can change the position of the channels, regardless of their ch. number, so, if u want to place ch. 4 +1 right after ch. 4, no problem. Volume control, timer function,...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Philips DTR220

 

Very easy to setup, good value.

Very light, all the leads can tip it up!

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: PHILIP (reevoo.com)

Philips DTR220

 

Showing signal strenth on set up procedure.Easy set up,easy factory reset.

Unit too light in weight.

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):1 / 5
Power consumption (typical):5 / 7

File formats

Video compression format:MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG2

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Memory

Flash memory:2
Internal memory:16 / 8

Networking

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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.85 x 3.74 x 1.31
Package depth:7.68
Package height:2.28
Package width:11.2
Power Requirements:12V DC

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):11.2 x 7.68 x 2.28
Package weight:0.0353 / 2.2

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:230
Power consumption (standby):1 / 5
Power consumption (typical):5 / 7

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:8

Technical Details

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio output channels:2.0
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Child lock: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Display Resolution:720 x 576
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Input frequency range:174 - 862 / 474 - 862
Larger master carton dimensions (W x D x H):258 x 173 x 58 / 260 x 175 x 60 / 285 x 195 x 58
Larger master carton dimensions (WxDxH):258 x 173 x 58 / 260 x 175 x 60 / 285 x 195 x 58
Number of tuners:1
Parental Control: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power:7
Programmable events:8
Reception:COFDM 2K/8K, MPEG-2 DVB, MFN/SFN, QAM, QPSK / COFDM 2K/8K, MPEG-2, MFN/SFN, QAM, QPSK
Weight:0.882

Teletext

Teletext function: Yes

Video

Aspect Ratio:16:9, 4:3 / 3:4, 4:3, 16:9
Full HD: No
Signal source:Terrestrial
Tuner Type:Digital
Video Resolutions:720 x 576

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.74
Height:1.31
Weight:0.0141 / 14.1
Width:7.83