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★☆☆☆☆

“Compared to al lot of digi-boxes I've used, it's just...”

Written on: 30/12/2009

Compared to al lot of digi-boxes I've used, it's just about as deaf as a post! And the remote is difficult to use. A truly dreadful product… Read Full Review

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“I have had my Philips dtr 1500 for a number of years....”

Written on: 01/10/2009

I have had my Philips dtr 1500 for a number of years. When I bought it, it was towards he top end of the price range. Now with the digital switchover it will not register the new channel 5. I know people with older and cheaper boxes that have re-tuned with no problems. I'm off to get a chaepie replacement- not a Philips… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Philips DTR1500 worked perfectly for 4 years until...”

Written on: 30/06/2009

The Philips DTR1500 worked perfectly for 4 years until digital switchover when several channels including BB2, ITV and BBC news 24 were no longer available. Eventually received an e-mail reply from Philips who said due to its age (!) it may longer be compatible with the new signals. No amount of retuning will solve the problem so it will have to be replaced… Read Full Review

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“Iv'e had a philips dtr1500 for three months and...”

Written on: 07/05/2009 by demmie (1 review written)

Iv'e had a philips dtr1500 for three months and received one channels update but so far no software update. The software installed is dated 2005 does anybody out there have any comments on this… Read Full Review

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Westcoastwatch's Response to 458653_demmie's Review

Written on: 18/09/2009

I have 10 of these boxes in our Guest House. Bought on ebay 3 years ago-really, really reliable. Went digital 2 days ago and they are working perfectly after returning them to factory mode and then downloading available channels. Remember, most digital channels are being transmitted on different frequency after changeover.

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“"The Philips DTR1500 looks quite good and is easy to...”

Written on: 28/04/2009 by kentynet (9 reviews written)

"The Philips DTR1500 looks quite good and is easy to use but the sound cuts out and now the picture on some channels freeze. It starts with ITV, then after a couple of days, I lose all channels."

I had this problem to after a over-the-air software update, until then it was fine.
I found a solution though:Create a favourites channel list and add all the channels to it, after that mines was fine, but if you reset the box, you'll have to do it again… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“bought the Philips DTR1500 as i live in a weak signal...”

Written on: 04/04/2009

bought the Philips DTR1500 as i live in a weak signal area and i also have my aerial in the loft. tried a few different boxes, but freezing was always a massive issue, until i discovered this model. money well spent… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The Philips DTR1500 looks quite good and is easy to...”

Written on: 05/09/2006 by alan clayton (1 review written)

The Philips DTR1500 looks quite good and is easy to use but the sound cuts out and now the picture on some channels freeze. It starts with ITV, then after a couple of days, I lose all channels. I'm very disappointed with my Philips DTR1500 since I paid top price and it only lasted a year. I have had a cheap and nasty Bush which has been pretty good… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought my Philips DTR1500 freeview box from Ebay as...”

Written on: 24/04/2006 by philb611 (1 review written)

I bought my Philips DTR1500 freeview box from Ebay as I wasn't sure of the reception where I was moving to. There was no aerial in the house, and it even worked very well with a portable aerial from Argos. Now I have a decent aerial in the loft, I have crisp perfect reception. No faults, reception issues or problems. No gripes at all, especially for £25… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have owned the Philips DTR1500 Freeview box for over...”

Written on: 06/09/2005 by Embyo (3 reviews written)

I have owned the Philips DTR1500 Freeview box for over a year, and to be fair it is a good little box, and is not the ugliest by any means. The aerial setup is my biggest gripe as you have to select a single channel and adjust the aerial, while not knowing if the other frequencies have fallen away!
It has suffered from overheating with the sound going funny, and distortion at the top of the picture. This has happened 3 times over the course of a year, so not really a big issue.
I find it hard… Read Full Review

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“Bought for £69 at Comet, I am generally very pleased...”

Written on: 14/02/2005 by GTU00 (1 review written)

Bought for £69 at Comet, I am generally very pleased with the Philips DTR1500 box except for a problem with the sound. Every 30 seconds or so, the sound cuts out for about a second. This happens on all the TV channels and all the radio channels, more so on some than others (channel 5 is the worse). This is annoying especially when listening to music on the radio channels. There is no corresponding interference on the picture. Any users got any ideas on how to correct this ?… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I bought a Philips DTR1500, my 1st venture into the...”

Written on: 24/10/2004 by stevoation (1 review written)

I bought a Philips DTR1500, my 1st venture into the world of digital TV, because I refuse to pay a subscription to other digital providers, I went with Freeview.
This in my opinion was the best box on offer at the time, and I was right, as I was surprised to find that other boxes only had one Scart connection, so how you connect it up to a VCR, as well as your TV I don't know.
But anyway this has 2 Scart connections one for the TV and one for the Video.
After the simple processes of connecting… Read Full Review

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“Im very happy with the Philips DTR1500 freeview box...”

Written on: 15/09/2004 by Picky consumer (1 review written)

Im very happy with the Philips DTR1500 freeview box except that it appears to loose some channels when an automatic update of channels list happens. You have to do a "Factory reset" to recover this and loose you favourites. Also the manual is wrong with the instructions of how to do this… Read Full Review

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Alanmurray's Response to Picky consumer's Review

Written on: 01/08/2006

Have tried "factory Reset", but does not work. What are the correct instructions to achieve reset?

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Picky Consumer's Response to Picky consumer's Review

Written on: 03/08/2006

The light sequences are incorrect in the manual at the end of the instructions. Ignore then and keep trying - it works after two or three times - but leave a little waiting time at the end of keycode input.

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“Philips DTR1500 - Easily set up, once you have read...”

Written on: 13/08/2004 by Powerful (1 review written)

Philips DTR1500 - Easily set up, once you have read the manual and identified your particular configuration.
Picture and graphics quality is good considering signal strength in my area… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have had a DTR1500 for 6 months mated to a Philips...”

Written on: 06/08/2004 by gendy943 (8 reviews written)

I have had a DTR1500 for 6 months mated to a Philips VCR850 for timer recordings off Freeview - it is superb for this but obviously only at CVBS level though numerous output formats can be chosen including SVHS and SVideo as well as RGB and PAL-CVBS.
The menus are easy to navigate but very comprehensive - you really can set this box up to meet every equipment set-up. The instruction book really takes some getting to know but is well worth the effort.
For me the graphics are better than Sony… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Was looking for a DVB Freeview box and after checking...”

Written on: 01/06/2004 by graeme0781 (4 reviews written)

Was looking for a DVB Freeview box and after checking out prices on the internet saw this Philips DTR1500 for £68.00 inc. delivery!!! Bought it straight away from greatsaves.co.uk and although the price is now, at time of writing, £75.00 it's still cheaper than anything listed on kelkoo, pricerunner(or indeed this website).

Received it 2 days later, pleased to find batteries for remote were included, and plugged it in. In order to get record function working properly I needed 3 scart and 3… Read Full Review

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Peterkn's Response to graeme0781's Review

Written on: 28/08/2004

I found the connecting-up between the VCR - Telly - Digibox a real pain. I seem to have it in such a way that everything works, but when recording a different channel to the one I'm watching, I'm never really sure if I'll get a recording or not.
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<br>Apart from that, the picture is excellent, whereas before it was so-so at best.

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“Excellent clear graphics and text ”

Written on: 17/11/2003 by crabtreemp (1 review written)

Excellent clear graphics and text
Excellent picture quality
Easy setup
Clear instruction manual… Read Full Review

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