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Philips PMC7230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Philips PMC7230. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the portability and price. The size and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips PMC7230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Philips PMC7230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the sound and portability are overall positive. The price and size also get good views, but there are some mixed opinions about the performance.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Portable Media Player, 30 gig, MP3/WMA and Video Movie PlayerPhilips Portable Media Player, 30 gig, MP3/WMA and Video Movie Player

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Kridel (

Philips PMC7230


This boxy player has great controls and a recording feature but isn't quite ready for prime time.

Fast processor • Bright, vivid display • Zoom/enhance for viewing image attachments • Long battery life

Extra apps required for attachment editing • IM clients are not preloaded

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Philips Portable Media Center PMC7230 review


It's been a relatively quiet year for Philips in the portable entertainment category, with the company mostly massaging its touch-sensitive MP3 player line into more compact, flash-based designs. The company's latest device, the Portable Media Center...

The Philips PMC offers an attractive design and a screen with excellent viewing angles. It's very easy to use and it includes video recording, as well as a built-in kickstand.

The Philips PMC's audio quality is subpar, it doesn't record from protected DVDs, and there's no way to adjust the recording volume levels on the device. It also costs about $50 more than most other 30GB portable A/V devices, and there's no FM radio.

The Philips Portable Media Center PMC7230 is a stylish device with lots of potential, but it's not as impressive as we expected.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: J. Walker Clarke (

Philips PMC7230 Portable Media Center Review


The portable audio/video device market is flooded with choices. Take a walk through any big electronics retailer and you will find everything from tiny flash-based MP3 players to mini-laptop sized

I can totally see this being a decent alternative to one of those large portable LCD DVD player combos if you can handle the smaller screen, because in comparison to a portable such as the Creative Zen V Plus, the screen seems huge. So it falls...

May, 2007

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Philips PMC 7230 Review


Designed to integrate directly with Windows Media Center the Philips PMC 7230 is a stylish device that just doesn't stand a chance against the competition.

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Philips PMC7230/17 30GB PMC723017 Review


Consumer review by: amantonas (

Philips PMC7230 (30 GB, 7500 Songs) Digital Media Player


Just the right size, 30gb, built in speaker, Direct from source recording, Large screen

Syncs with Windows media player, Can't record from copy protected sources

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: amantonas (

Feels Great in Your Hand


Opening This is one of the best mp3 players I have ever held in my hand. It just fits. You have 2 directional pads; one to navigate through menus and one for multimedia options like fast forward, rewind, play/pause, and volume up/down. Opening the ...

Just the right size, 30gb, built in speaker, Direct from source recording, Large screen

Syncs with Windows media player, Can't record from copy protected sources

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

The total entertainment experience is now in the palm of consumers' hands, thanks to amazing Portable Media Center PMC7230. This revolutionary gadget provides entertainment freedom with the ability to download recorded TV shows from a VCR, DVDR or DVR. It's a portable DVR and MP3 player in one ready-to-go package. More versatile than an MP3 player or portable DVD player, the PMC7230 has the ability to play recorded TV, movies, music and digital photos. Users can conveniently access up to 15000 audio tracks, five hours of video or 8400 images downloaded from the PC or recorded from the TV. Or choose to purchase or rent the player's content from a growing number of PlaysForSure services. By simply setting the timer, the PMC7230 records selected TV shows in high-quality MPEG 4 format. Enjoy up to five hours of video playtime or crank the latest music for up to 18 hours. The player's 3.5-inch LCD screen boasts crystal-clear quality from a world leader in displays. The Portable Media Center synchronizes instantly with Windows XP. It's a breeze. Philips also makes downloading and recording effortless through high-speed USB and TV connections.


Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:MP3 / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Portable media center
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / Video capture from external source
PC Interfaces:USB
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Storage

HDD Capacity:30GB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Type (JK):LCD
Output Type:Color


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips Portable Media Center


Compatibility:PlaysForSure Audio

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4 SP
Video Playback Formats:AVI / MPEG-4 / MPEG-4 SP / WMV/MPEG-4 / MPEG-4 SP / WMV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG

Technical Details

Master carton weight:9.17