Philips HDTP 8530 reviews

120 customer reviews

+ This set top box has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on ease of use.

£140 at 2 retailers out of 417 retailers checked

5.5 out of 10 based on 120 reviews.
Freeview, 2 Scarts See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Barry, Bedford

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Can't think of any
Bad points:
Forever having to reboot, retune, update
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 3.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Range of features 6.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2016

Peter, Bramhall, Stockport

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
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 that the Recorder did not record radio. I left the Recorder set up and watched a progam that had been recorded. This came over OK. But the inability to record a radio program made me decide to pack the Recorder back in its box, where it remains to today. It was impossible to return as the box had been opened. It is virtually unsaleable.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Range of features 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Feb 2016

H,

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
waited 20min for staff to attend this item is very much over prised.
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 3.0
Sound quality 7.0
Range of features 3.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2016

Pat, London I'm a 60+ and

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Easy to programme
Bad points:
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.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 6.0
Sound quality 6.0
Range of features 6.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2016

jOAN,

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
SEEMS TO ONLY RECORD WHEN IT WANTS TO; IE MISSES HALF THE SERIES, AND RECORDS HALF OF WHAT IS REQUESTED
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Range of features 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2016

David,

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
recording is good
Bad points:
had to reset to factory settings three times since ive had it
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 5.0
Range of features 5.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2016

Jayne , worcester

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Series record
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Range of features 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Mar 2016

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of scart ports 2
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Connections Scart
Connections RF OUT
Connections DVI
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
Extra functions Twin Tuner
Upscaling Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of receivers 1
Energy Savings Trust feature No
Release date 2012-07-31

Also known as: Philips HDTP 8530

 

Manufacturer's Description

Superb HD picture quality with 1080p via HDMI®
Freeview+ HD subscription free TV
Over 50 channels including four top HD channels
Easy to set up, easy to enjoy

Record an entire series at the touch of a button
Personalised recording library
Record two channels while watching recorded content

DLNA compatible for Home Networking
Media Player for photos, videos and music
TV on Demand and Catch Up TV from BBC iPlayer


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PHILIPS  HDTP 8530 Freeview HD Recorder - 500 GB
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