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Specification for Philips DTR200

Main characteristics
Functionalities: Digital TV Receiver
Broadcast Type: Terrestrial
Compatible Service: Freeview
Digital Receiver: DVB
Audio Support: MPEG Audio
Recorder
Programmable Timer: 7 Days
Convenience
Program Guide: Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
OSD: Yes
Additional Features: Parental LockBuilt-in Games
Included Accessories: Remote ControlSCART Cable
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs: RF (TV) x 1
Outputs: Composite (via SCART)Audio (via SCART)
SCART Connectors: Output x 2
Other
Height: 4.2 cm
Width: 23.8 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm
Weight: 1 kg

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Philips DTR200

“loses channels overnight!! tries to do a firmware...”

Written on: 17/07/2010

loses channels overnight!! tries to do a firmware update every night and loses channels in the process. there's no way to turn off this automatic firmware check!!!… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Bought it to replace a different make that became...”

Written on: 12/12/2009

Bought it to replace a different make that became unusable when the Freeview system was updated. Has worked fairly well for a couple of years or more. Since the new allocation of channels came in it keeps losing all channels except 1 - 9. It is (was) used with a Philips flat screen TV, and the controls used to interfere with each other. I, too used to rate Philips products but not so much now. I will buy a different make - but what?… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Thirty-three quid in Tesco's - the cheapest I found...”

Written on: 23/09/2009 by Bertie (27 reviews written)

Thirty-three quid in Tesco's - the cheapest I found anywhere PLUS the advantage of Tesco's no-quibble guarantee and returns policy.

This Philips DTR200 does the job and does it well. I feel the negative comments about it on this board result from aerial/signal strength problems as especially the BBC channels are reproduced perfectly. Channel 5 is problematical with occasional freezing and pixellation and little wonder with the signal strength indicator bars doing a waltz. As this digital TV… Read Full Review

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Bertie's Response to Bertie's Review

Written on: 29/09/2009

I always like to get to the bottom of things, so I did a little research and found that there is no technical reason at the transmitter end (a relay station in my case) for problems with channel 5. A slight repositioning of the aerial (a home-made broadband Vee made of cardboard and aluminium cooking foil and mounted in the loft) and a re-tune of the digibox solved the problem. Now channel 5 shows maximum signal strength like the other channels and has remained thus. I rest my case!

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Bertie's Response to Bertie's Review

Written on: 16/01/2013

Subsequent experience with many other people's digiboxes of all makes and prices simply reinforces my original comments on aerials and transmitter location.

All academic now anyway as I have binned my TV owing to the nauseating garbage from ALL channels not to mention interminable repeats and I now get all the entertainment I want from the Internet.

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Philips DTR200

“Rubbish product by Philips, flick through channels and...”

Written on: 09/07/2009

Rubbish product by Philips, flick through channels and it locks up if you go too quickly also pixualtes, not recommened steer well clear of the DTR200… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“my Philips DTR200 locks up on average twice a day,...”

Written on: 28/04/2009 by canoesailor (1 review written)

my Philips DTR200 locks up on average twice a day, loses sound on c3 three or four times a day… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Personally not happy with the Philips DTR200 freeview...”

Written on: 03/01/2009 by SteveZ (2 reviews written)

Personally not happy with the Philips DTR200 freeview box. We bought it to upgrade from an old box we had that pixalated occasionally so the aerial and set-up were already proven. The Philips box was nowhere near as good as the old thing we had. Simply do not recommend it… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“I bought this over many others becuase I thought...”

Written on: 15/12/2008

I bought this over many others becuase I thought Philips would be a good investment. I will never buy Philips again. This product is absolute crap and should be removed from sale… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Philips DTR200 Freeview box review - I have rated...”

Written on: 21/09/2008

Philips DTR200 Freeview box review - I have rated Philips products for 30 years, they have been very good, but no more, this is rubbish, and if this is the way forward then Philips should give it up and call it a day. I had my heart set on a Philips LCD TV but not now. I guess it will be Sony… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Locks up once or twice a day and doesn't respond to...”

Written on: 25/08/2008

Locks up once or twice a day and doesn't respond to remote. Have to unplug to reset.

Picture constantly disappears from screen taking 5 or so seconds to come back on. This is nothing to do with reception and happens sometimes once every 10 seconds making viewing impossible.

Remote interferes with my TV, sometimes turning the TV on or off instead of the freeview.

Sometimes distorts my CRT TV's picture with purple/blue/inverted magnetic artifacts in the corners and needs degaussing.

This is a… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“First box - after 24 hours started freezing and...”

Written on: 15/01/2008

First box - after 24 hours started freezing and breaking up - 100% signal strength - took it back to Currys - told me there were no known problems!!! Gave me a second box - lasted 2 hours before breaking up with 100% signal strength. Changed from Sagem - good so far… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“My DTR220 unit has an amazing fault whereby, if I am...”

Written on: 11/01/2008 by W860098 (2 reviews written)

My DTR220 unit has an amazing fault whereby, if I am recording anything overnight, it is determined to ask me (at about 3 a.nm.) whether I wish to apply the latest software upgrade (even if I have done that manually before I set up the recording) and THEN, to add to the craziness of this situation, switches itself back to a completely different channel!
Bad enough to lose part of what I was recording but to then record something completely different!!
I have contacted the Philips service desk… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Sometimes it freezes and unplugging it doesn't work. ...”

Written on: 03/01/2008

Sometimes it freezes and unplugging it doesn't work. Now the lights have started blinking constantly, and Phillips said it doesn't work anymore and I need to get a new one. Definitely not getting another Philip's Free view Box!!!!… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Easy to use and easy to install. ”

Written on: 20/12/2007 by April1 (1 review written)

Easy to use and easy to install.
Searches for channels… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“Lets see how long my Philips DTR200 is going to be...”

Written on: 10/10/2007 by Bristolclaire (1 review written)

Lets see how long my Philips DTR200 is going to be good for… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“I highly recommend this little Phillips Freeview box,...”

Written on: 10/05/2007 by listy (1 review written)

I highly recommend this little Phillips Freeview box, good connectivity too by the way… Read Full Review

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Bertie's Response to listy's Review

Written on: 26/09/2009

I found this review very helpful because it mirrors my findings on this particular digibox and reinforces my belief that factors outside of Philips' control are to blame for poor performance.
<br/>I find it inconceivable that a company of such standing as Philips would market such a dog as is claimed by other reviewers and anyway, after reading around, it seems that EVERY digibox on the market is not free from a bug of some kind. I hope your DTR200 gives you long and satisfactory service, Listy.

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Philips DTR200

“I bought it as a present for my parents and it does...”

Written on: 08/02/2007 by mr magoo (1 review written)

I bought it as a present for my parents and it does not work well at all, you cannot turn it off at the mains as you need to rescan (very slow) whenever you turn it on. It is therefore very wasteful of electricity. It is built in flimsy, tacky plastic. the user interface is poor, Sagem ones are much better. It frequently loses contact with channels while having good reception with others… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“I bought this Philips DTR200 box about 8 months ago,...”

Written on: 11/08/2006 by silver tractor (1 review written)

I bought this Philips DTR200 box about 8 months ago, but only started using it regularly recently.

The box looks OK, has a nice remote control and was easy to set up.

After a few channel changes the box freezes and does not respond to the remote control. This happens repeatedly and can only be cleared by unplugging the mains. Doing this 7 or 8 times during the course of a few hours viewing gets very wearing!

Sometimes there is a picture with no sound, and then (just for variety) at other… Read Full Review

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Jvhopwood's Response to silver tractor's Review

Written on: 18/04/2007

Yes, you&#039;re right: you have to keep unplugging it to reboot it.

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Philips DTR200

“I used to swear by Philips as a brand, but they have...”

Written on: 31/05/2006 by fountainp (1 review written)

I used to swear by Philips as a brand, but they have obviously dropped all the quality standards to cut costs.
Poorly designed, cheap components and very poor reliability.
I for one, have now decided to never buy another Philips product again after my experience with the Philips DTR200 freeview box… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“The Philips DTR200 freeview box is a complete and...”

Written on: 23/05/2006 by Des FitzGerald (1 review written)

The Philips DTR200 freeview box is a complete and utter waste of money. I connected everything and it didn't work, then I thought maybe it needs to be connected to the main aerial, but that didn't make any difference, and it always has the barest signal so it freezes, and then you have to turn it on and off or wave it about and hope for the best. Utter rubbish! I wouldn't even give it away. It's gone in the bin.

I will avoid Philips products in future… Read Full Review

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Philips DTR200

“I plugged in the Philips DTR200 freeview box and it...”

Written on: 20/05/2006 by Stan C (1 review written)

I plugged in the Philips DTR200 freeview box and it tuned itself (a bit slow). It worked straight away. Good picture, good sound/volume - a bit lacking compared to terrestrial TV. I think a lot of reported problems with this model may be down to poor aerials (indoor ones for Freeview?!) and/or poor reception areas.

If it is a simple component failure, these things happen (only once is acceptable). I will reserve further comment until Tesco/Philips respond and the system is up and running… Read Full Review

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