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Philips HDD100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and sound are generally positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability, while reviews are divided on the performance.

design, usability, value for money, sound, battery

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips HDD100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 149 reviews)

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Philips HDD100

 

Company: Philips, www.audio.philips.com Price: $280 street Requires: For host PC, Pentium equivalent or better; Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP Spec Data: Built-in microphone, 160-by-128 LCD, 15GB hard disk, USB 2.0, records to MP3 and WMA...

Good-looking, plays both WMA and MP3, records Cons: Murky display, not very loud, proprietary software Bottom Line: Great looks, decent features, and the ability to record to MP3 directly from analog or digital inputs make this an almost-iPod-killer....

Murky display, not very loud, proprietary software

Great looks, decent features, and the ability to record to MP3 directly from analog or digital inputs make this an almost-iPod-killer. For the style-conscious, though, Apple is still the core. Review When it comes to stylish consumer electronics, the...

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Falls short of IPOD, but offers other featrures than an IPOD

 

Records, Cheap, 15 GB, Use as a hard drive

hard to navigate, no jog dial

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Amazon review summary for Philips HDD100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Philips HDD100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

value for money, design, usability, sound, portability

performance, headphones

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 15gb Personal Audio JukeboxPhilips HDD100 - Digital player - HDD 15 GB - WMA, MP3

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Expires with the Battery

 

Analog and Voice inputs are great and it is very attractive.

Slow processor: Once the battery dies throw it away because it cost $150 to replace!

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Don't judge an mp3 player by its cover

 

Face it. You want the Philips HDD100 because it looks hot. I find its sleek silver/black surface even more visually appealing than the Apple iPod. Its voice recorder function is useful, and I have used it to turn my mp3 player into something of a ...

Beautiful design, simple and easy to use, voice recorder function

Noticeably slow processor. Leaves you thinking you could have gotten something better for the money

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Philips HDD100 review

 

While the iPod is considered the big daddy of the MP3 world for both Mac and PC Philips hopes to challenge that crown with its latest player - the HDD100. Cased in a magnesium shell, the overall look of the device is a big wow. Rather than go for the...

Retro Looks, Optical In, USB 2.0

Retro Looks, The (launch) price

Still a great MP3 player, with an iPod-mini-matching capacity. If you don’t want a Rio this is an equal choice.

Editor's Choice!

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Philips HDD100

 

If you want to carry all your music around in the most stylish device known to man, Philips has the answer for you.

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Philips HDD100 Digital Jukebox (15GB)

 

Philips' stylish MP3 player finally makes its long-awaited debut. But is this sweet black music box the real deal or just another Great Pretender?

Stylish and sleek; large display; records MP3s from digital and analog line-level sources; long battery life

No FM tuner; stuttering interface that's also prone to lockups; weak headphone amp; quirky media management software

Not the iPod killer it was touted to be, the HDD100 is nevertheless an impressive debut product from Philips and one that should be given careful consideration as long as sound quality isn't a priority.

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Amazon review summary for Philips HDD100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 68 user reviews of Philips HDD100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

design, usability, battery, value for money, sound

connectivity

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips HDD100 15GB MP3 Player

Product Specifications

Philips HDD100 is a recording audio jukebox. You can record directly to MP3 files via built-in microphone and digital or analog line-in connection. You can play MP3 files as well as Windows Media Audio files. Double action search buttons allow easy speed control when scrolling through large libraries. You can choose to move through your playlist one song at a time or just press and hold down a little harder to SuperScroll swiftly to your desired track. Depending on the genre, the player can automatically select the desired equalizer setting. And with 4 traditional presets: Rock, Pop, Jazz and Classic, you can easily tag your music by genre. So the next time you play a particular track, it will instantly recognize your chosen setting. HDD100 supports the USB 2.0 standard enabling the speedy transfer of data between USB connected devices at 480 kbps. It is also backwards compatible with the old USB 1.1 standard, so a USB 1.1 computer port will work with HDD100 using the same by packed cable and connectors. HDD100 connects through USB to be used as a spare portable HDD storage via Windows Explorer. Large storage capacity allows you to pack an entire world of music and data into your HDD100.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:15GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:15GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.2in
Weight:5.9oz
Width:2.5in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:HDD100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

MD System

Type: None

Remote Control

Type:Remote control
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