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Philips HDTP8530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Philips HDTP8530. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

usability, price, size, design

reliability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips HDTP8530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips HDTP8530 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas the image quality and reliability get negative reviews.

usability, price, size, design

reliability, image quality

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HDTP8530 High Definition Freeview RecorderPhilips HDTP8530 High Definition Freeview Recorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Anthony (

Philips HDTP 8530


So so easy to set up

None really

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Ssuzanne (

Philips HDTP 8530


Rewind feature/pause

Keeps freezing

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Jenny (

Philips HDTP 8530


Had to get it replaced on first day because power supply failed. Not user friendly, too many yes/no answers to do simple things. Not logical in commands, ie the buttons you would think would work don't.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Tim (

Philips HDTP 8530


Very good quality picture, and full recording is fine. It is inexpensive.

It is so complicated to use: simply recording a programme is complicated, and requires a manual after several attempts. Same for when you need to watch the programme, then erase it, is a complicated process. Why is there not a "simple to use manual"...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Arthur (

Philips HDTP 8530




Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Robert (

Philips HDTP 8530


easy to compact


Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Jim (

Philips HDTP 8530


doesn't pick up BBC channels, whereas my TV on the same aerial does so.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Bernadette (

Philips HDTP 8530


Everything about this product is great. It has been in constant use since purchased.

I cannot think of a negative point!

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Bill (

good recorder


Got this to replace an old video recorder that stopped working. Wish I'd done it years ago.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: RickW4 (

Very good PVR, so easy to use


Really pleased I bought this, it has performed very well so far.

ease of use, design, tv guide, media player

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: Yes
Application Store:Preinstalled Apps
Built-In Modem: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Number of identical Tuners:2
Show View: No
Smart Connect: No
Twin Tuner: Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No


DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: 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