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Philips DTR5520

Philips DTR5520
alaScore 77

8 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money. Reviews are divided on the usability.

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Philips DTR5520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Philips DTR5520 review


Does the basics well and offers Dolby Digital sound – but this Pace-y Freeview HD box lacks a few features

HD & SD ictures ; Dolby Digital otion

No Common Interface slots ; High rice

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Philips DTR-5520


If the price takes your fancy, this is a solid enough proposition

Appealing looks, performance and build; price

A little light on the feature front; picture and sound quality can be bettered; no DD 5.1

Expert review by:

Philips SetTop Box DTR 5520


For those with an Analogue TV you will soon either need to buy a new TV or – a cheaper option if it is working well – purchase a digital box. If you are disabled or certain elderly then you may get help, if not you need to pay, and, this offering from...

The program guide is excellent, the now and next gives not only the current program and the next but also the number of minutes till the next program a nice feature as this – along with most others I have seen – does not normally show a clock. The...


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Philips DTR5520 Grade A


Whilst choosing the cheapest delivery service, the item was delivered extremely quickly. The receiver is in good condition (very minor scratches visible on the piano black top). The unit works perfectly and provides an even better quality picture than...

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This is a great product, priced reasonably for what it is and has additional features such as lip sync. The 1st box I received was in brand new condition. As it was such a good box, I decided to order 2 more which arrived with scuff marks, minor damage...

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Philips DTR5520 HD Receiver


I have a Samsung TV/monitor and recently the TV tuner (Freeview) failed. I purchased this to get TV reception again. It is connected via the HDMI 1080p input on my monitor, and now receive HD Freeview as a bonus. The small receiver and the remote...

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Philips SetTop Box DTR 5520


Philips DTR5520 receiver is looks good. Designed by Pace and sold under the Philips brand, this well-made and nicely organised Freeview HD box is little more than a simple receiver. Gadgets And Gizmos -

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Philips DTR5520


This product doesn't have any thing that I would class as good. It is a basic HD receiver, nothing special in any way. It really isn't value for money

The control buttons are not in the user friendly. Th main large centre button ypu would expect to reveal the EPG is actually the record button which drives you made when you constantly press it by accident

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
Built-In Modem: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: No


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

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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