Philips DVDR5500 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

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+ This DVD recorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on reliability.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 49 reviews.
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Most helpful reviews

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use good picture quality
Bad points:
none as yet
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2009

Cheryl, Stafford

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up and easy to use.
Bad points:
instructions could have been easier to follow.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 7.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2009

Cheryl, Elsenham

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Cheaper than other brands & looks nice
Bad points:
*The channel freezes regularly & the only way to solve is to switch off at the mains & go through the lengthy time waiting for it to re-initialise itself.
*When changing channels, it's very slow switching over to the new chosen channel.
*When arriving at the new chosen channel, the information regarding what program is being shown at the time, doesn't get displayed on the screen. (The basic freeview set top boxes DO have this facility).
*If you want to record a freeview channel, this DVD recorder does not have the facility to enable another freeview channel to be viewed while it is recording, so basically you have to watch what you are recording! I looked in the manual to see if this could be overcome and it says "simply use your t.v. remote control" this would only be any good if you have a built-in freeview facility in the tele............ I don't.
Overall rating 3.0
Design 5.0
Performance 3.0
Reliability 3.0
Capacity 3.0
Value for money 4.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use and clear instructions
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser value for money everytime

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Simple to use
Bad points:
Had problems at first-Had to call help centre
Overall rating 10.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2009

ms lewis, llanelli

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
5*
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Aug 2009

jamie , aldershot honest, frank, not 'moany'

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The price is fantastic for what you get for your money.
I have used it mainly to put my camcorder recordings onto disc as its so simple, you literally 'plug' camcorder straight into player and press record.
Easy to set up and as mentioned easy to use.
Bad points:
Renowned for freezing up alot. It has happened to me once so far but no more annoying than when it happens to my sky box, computer etc. As yet not a real issue.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 7.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 7.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2009

Product Features

Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Recording format Double layer
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format DVD-R
Upscaling Yes
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat
Number of scart ports 2
Weight (g) 3000
Release date 2008-05-04

Also known as: PHILIPS DVDR5500/05

 

Manufacturer's Description

Enjoy Freeview in 1080i HD quality.

With a hybrid TV tuner, recording both analogue and digital TV is a breeze. This recorder also features USB Direct for quick and easy transfer of photos and music.


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