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Philips DTR220

Philips DTR220
alaScore 78

512 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 512 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and value for money also get good comments.

usability, value for money, design, reliability, 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 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 512 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DTR220

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 281 user reviews of Philips DTR220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, design, image quality, reliability

55% 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 BoxPhilips DTR220 - Ultra Compact Digital Freeview Set Top Box

Expert review by:

Philips DTR-220 review

 

A slim receiver that provides some superb Freeview pictures

Compact design ; Great quality pictures ; S-video output

Questionable build quality

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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...

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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...

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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.

Almost everything Philips makes nowadays looks as though it used to be a prop in a 1970s sci-fi TV show. I’m sure I spotted the glossy black plastic curves of the DTR220 disappearing into a worm-hole in Space: 1999. It’s small and easy to set up, with...

Like many cheap Freeview boxes, the DTR220 needs a strong signal to pick up channels cleanly. It’s also prone to freezing up, requiring you to unplug it completely, and displaying annoying, unnecessary dialogue boxes on screen. Hopefully, these will be...

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.

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Very Happy

 

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

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MR Joshua Campbell

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: 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
Category:Receiver
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table
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