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Philips HDT8520 500GB PVR Freeview HD Digital Terrestrial Recorder

by Philips
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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Product Features and Technical Details

Product Features

  • 500GB Hard drive for storage
  • 1080p via HDMI for superb HD picture clarity & sharpness
  • Easily record in HD (one-touch recording, 8-day EPG, series recording)
  • Optimal sound quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 output
  • Twin tuners to view one channel while recording another
  • Easily record in HD (one-touch recording, 8-day EPG, series recording)
  • 3-hour time shift buffer to pause & resume live TV at the touch of a button
  • 1080p via HDMI for superb HD picture clarity & sharpness
  • Twin tuners to watch one channel while simultaneously recording another
  • Striking design with ultra-quiet functioning, even when recording

Technical Details


Product Type: Freeview+ HD recorder with integrated 500GB hard disk drive
Digital Reception: DVB-T2, DVB-T, MHEG with interactive channel
Broadcast Resolution: 720p, 1080i, upscale to 1080p via HDMI
Dolby Digital 5.1 audio output
Aspect ratio: 16:9, 4:3 Letterbox
Automatic adaptation to TV set preferred resolution
Automatic installation of up to 1000 channels
Parental control (Child lock)
USB 2.0 output for software update
Hard disk recording capacity: up to 250 hours for SD & up to 150 hours for HD
Pause Live TV with 3 hour time shift buffer
Up to x1/4 slow motion and x128 fast forward / rewind
Simultaneous Record & Playback
Additional hard disk technology:Instant Jump, Instant Replay, Time status bar, HDD space used indicator, Auto resume, Trick mode
Convenience: 8-day Program Guide, Automatic programme list update, Audio description, Auto resolution adjustment, Auto power off, Multiple subtitles supported, TV and Radio mode
Extra low noise levels in both active and recording modes: Lw (A)= 27.8 dB(A)
Power consumption: <15 W active, <1W standby
Dimensions: 240 x 65 x 210 mm
Weight: 1.75kg