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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. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed opinions about the image quality. The energy efficiency and reliability get critical opinions.

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips HDTP8530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips HDTP8530 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the image quality and reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability, image quality

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

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

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Anthony (reevoo.com)

Philips HDTP 8530

 

So so easy to set up

None really

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Ssuzanne (reevoo.com)

Philips HDTP 8530

 

Rewind feature/pause

Keeps freezing

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Jenny (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

Philips HDTP 8530

 

none

lots

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Philips HDTP 8530

 

easy to compact

none

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Jim (reevoo.com)

Philips HDTP 8530

 

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

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Bernadette (reevoo.com)

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 (argos.co.uk)

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 (comet.co.uk)

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

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: Yes
Built-In Modem: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Number of identical Tuners:2
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No

Connectivity

DLNA certified: No
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: 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
Category:Receiver
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2:DVB-T2
Reception Standard:Digital
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