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Philips DTR220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 reviews of Philips DTR220. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Philips DTR220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 user reviews of Philips DTR220 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Satellite Receivers on People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


57% of the reviews on 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 BoxPhilips DTR220 - Ultra Compact Digital Freeview Set Top Box

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Daniel Phillips (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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 (

MR Joshua Campbell


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

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: catweazel (

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...


cannot change channels

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: mrtom85 (

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: skysthelimit (

well built and neat


Being in a very strong signal reception area from 1 main transmiter and a relay station both sending out a complete Freeview service i was half expecting the box to mix and match the multiplexes resulting in some working better than others,[this has...

sensitive tuner will work in low signal areas, very easy to set up

easyly overloads in areas of higher signal

May, 2010

Consumer review by: OldFool (

Avoid it like the plague!


The first one froze up several times a day, requiring me to unplug it & plug it back in again to restart it. After returning it & getting another one, the second one lost BBC1 & BBC2, and put up a message saying "An update on the channel lists was...

can't think of any

first one didn't work, second one didn't work

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: jorje (

VCR recording


Box is neat, setup ok, use of handset ok.

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
Built-In Modem: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
MHP (Multimedia Home Platform): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: No


DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

Decoding Systems

Betacrypt: No
Conax: No
Crypto Works: No
Free-to-Air: Yes
Irdeto: No
Mediaguard / SECA: No
Nagravision: No
Skycrypt: No
Terrestrial:FTA Non-Upgrade
Viaccess: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table