Philips HDTP-8540 1TB PVR reviews: 1 Freeview Tuner HDR with HDMI

55 customer reviews

+ This digital TV recorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on range of features.

£150 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

6.1 out of 10 based on 55 reviews.
Also known as: Philips HDTP-8540 1TB HDD, Philips HDTP-8540 1TB HDR See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Philips HDTP-8540 1TB

Most helpful reviews

Peter, Congleton

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
EPG gets a bit muddled at times especially series recording
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2016

Jerri, Leeds

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
When it works everything is fine
Bad points:
Frequently fails to record, often freezes, the mute button doesn't work, you can't pause or rewind live tv, unless you're recording it too and there is no 'previous channel' option. Wish I'd held out for something better.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Range of features 6.0
Value for money 4.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Feb 2016

Sue, Whitchurch Look around first

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I can record again
Bad points:
It don't record more that 2 programs at a time as the item says it does 4
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2016

Sandra, Ashton

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
There is lots of recording space.
Bad points:
There is no hd signal on my box even though I receive them all through my television and also you don't get a tick when you have watched something that's recorded so you have to check to make sure it's the right one before you delete it.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 5.0
Sound quality 4.0
Range of features 4.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2016

Angela,

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
It did not work properly so I had another one and that did not work properly either but with different faults. Have now bought a different one from a different supplier and retailer.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 5.0
Sound quality 5.0
Range of features 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jul 2016

George, Stoke

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Large disk space.
Bad points:
Erratic performance.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jun 2016

Malcolm, Hove

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Doesn't say on the box that it is not compatible with all Wi-Fi networks.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2016

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Connections Scart
Connections HDMI
Connections USB 2.0
Connections Ethernet
Number of scart ports 1
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Width in mm 26.0
Height in mm 4.8
Depth in mm 16.0
Weight (kg) 0.850
 

Manufacturer's Description

This understated digital TV recorder from Philips combines the best of free-to-air entertainment and smart functionality.
Enjoy subscription-free HD TV channels and radio stations though Freeview, or catch up with your favourite TV shows thanks to BBC iPlayer.

A huge hard drive even lets you record for hours, as well as pause and rewind live TV. Complete with media streaming over your home network, the HDTP-8540 is as versatile as it is easy to use.

Full HD
Take pleasure in watching 1080p Full HD content that delivers images five times sharper than a standard definition broadcast. Thanks to crisper pictures and superior colour resolution, the details will bring your favourite TV shows to life.

Dual Freeview HD tuners
mean you can also watch and record one channel while recording another. Recording is easy: just select the programme from the programme guide and let one-touch recording do the rest. You can record the programme as a one-off or select series link to record every episode.

Catch up TV
There’s more than just TV in this clever box: TV on Demand and Catch Up TV services from BBC iPlayer mean that there’s even more content to keep you entertained.

Record, rewind
Record up to 600 hours of TV at the touch of a button, as well as rewind live TV so you never miss a second of your favourite programmes.

Stream and share
Select files via the USB port or even establish a home network with other DLNA compatible devices so you can access media files from a PC or server around the home.

Simple storage
Storing your recorded programmes is simple. Personalised folders allow each member of the family to have their own folder, making it quick to find and ensuring nothing is deleted by mistake.


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