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Philips HDTP8530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Philips HDTP8530. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and remote control.

usability, price, size, design

reliability, sound, remote control, 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 81/100 = 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 Views about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. The image quality and reliability get less positive opinions.

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

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: Steven (

Philips HDTP 8530


Keeps crashing.Have to switch off at the mains,leave for 2 mins and reboot.Often will not take any commands from remote.Keeps coming up with error codes I have to reboot yet again.Skips instructions to record.Will never buy another Phillips product...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Kenneth (

Philips HDTP 8530



the first device started at channel 6, no bbc1,bbc2 ,itv etc and the sound was poor. the second device was even poorer ,no channels 1 to 6 and no sound I then bought a humax -no problems

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Barry (

Philips HDTP 8530


Can't think of any

Forever having to reboot, retune, update

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: H (

Philips HDTP 8530


waited 20min for staff to attend this item is very much over prised.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Pat (

Philips HDTP 8530


Easy to programme

it didn't work properly! It failed to display all the TV channels so I couldn't set up recordings in advance. I returned it to the store for exchange only to be told they didn't have any more of this make and model.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: David (

Philips HDTP 8530


recording is good

had to reset to factory settings three times since ive had it

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: jOAN (

Philips HDTP 8530



Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Jayne (

Philips HDTP 8530


Series record

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Peter (

Philips HDTP 8530


When I bought this Recorder, I set it up and started to list the programs I wanted to record. The first disappointment was the poorly presented Program Guide. My last choice was to have been a music program on the radio. It was then that I discovered...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Anthony (

Philips HDTP 8530


So so easy to set up

None really

Jan, 2016