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Philips DVDR5520H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Philips DVDR5520H. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and usability.

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usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Philips DVDR5520H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Philips DVDR5520H


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Philips DVDR5520H from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on People really like the size. The image quality is also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the usability, while some have doubts about the reliability.

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21% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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Philips DVDR5520H DVD Player/Recorder overview


Philips (DVDR5520H) Video Disc Player/Recorder

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Philips DVDR5520 review


Philips machine offers reasonable recording and playback

5.1 recording ; Good AV ; Funky clickwheel remote

Ponderously unresponsive ; Can’t transfer 5.1 to (compatible) DVD ; No optical input

Some nice features, but there are a few frustrating aspects here which stop us from recommending this deck wholeheartedly

Jul, 2008

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Philips DVDR 5520


Depending on which of the six recording modes you choose, up to 180 hours of video cam be crammed onto the HDD. The 5520's USB 2.0 port allows you to copy JPEG, DivX and MP3/WMA files at will between the DVD, HDD and solid-state USB memory devices....

5.1 recording, funky clickwheel remote, strong AV performance

Ponderously unresponsive, 5.1 audio can only be played on the 5520

Sep, 2008

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Jan, 2009

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Philips DVDR5520H


The clock is very strange as it stays at the time you have closed the DVD player for a very long time and then starts moving. It is NEVER at the correct time and the manual is not very good at explaining how to rectify this problem. Another problem is...

Jan, 2009

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Philips DVDR5520H


Not used it extensivley yet but operates easliy with set up easy with onscreen prompts.

Jan, 2009

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Easy to use menu wth a sleek turntable on the remote.

None, i can't fault this machine

Dec, 2008

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Menus are easy to use as is the guide+ for selecting TV programmes to record. Silent in use.

Use with a camcorder gave various problems which required resetting. Does not allow connecting an external hardisk and does not allow copying video files to the USB port (even if they come from a camcorder). Fairly slow startup.

Dec, 2008

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picture quality

only 1 tuner slow menu

Dec, 2008

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Philips DVDR5520H


Upscaling picture quality is fantastic- especially when you have a LARGE HDTV. Plays DIVX directly from a USB pen

The EPG was a bit fiddly to sync.

Nov, 2008

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