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Watch and record your favourite TV shows in HD with the Philips HDT8520 digital recorder.

This sleek set-top box from Philips allows you to enjoy Freeview HD channels when connected to your HD ready TV. Hook it up via the included HDMI cable and you’ll soon be enjoying BBC HD and ITV HD broadcasts. Find out when Freeview HD will be available in your area.

The HDT8520 features a 500GB hard drive which has enough room to store up to 125 hours of HD recordings or up to 250 hours of standard recordings. Its twin tuners will allow you to view a channel while recording another and you can even pause and rewind live TV.

Planning your viewing is easy with the 8-day electronic program guide and you can set a recording by pressing just one button on the remote control. And in a few button presses you can easily program the machine to record a whole series.

The HDT-8520 will also upscale standard definition pictures to near HD quality so you’ll experience a better picture.

Also known as:
HDT8520HDT-8520

Product Description

Details

• Reception and recording of Freeview and Freeview HD channels and programs
• Broadcast Resolution: 720p, 1080i
• Up to 1080p upscaling
• Automatic adaptation to TV set preferred resolution 
• Automatic installation
• Up to 1000 channels
• Parental control (Child lock)
• Dolby Digital 5.1 audio output
• Capacity: 500GB
• Recording time in MPEG2: up to 250 hours
• Recording time in MPEG4: up to 125 hours
• Pause Live TV with 3 hour time shift buffer
• Up to x1/4 slow motion and x 128 fast forward / rewind
• Easy record programming via 8 day Program Guide
• Extra low noise levels in active and recording modes
• Power consumption: 15 W typical
• Standby: <1 W
• Dimensions: (mm) 240 x 65 x 210

Additional Information

Additional Information

Accessories IncludedRemote Control (incl. batteries), User Manual, Power Adapter and HDMI cable
Colour Black
EAN 8712581527457
Hard Drive500GB
Manufacturer Philips
Product namePhilips HDT8520 500 GB Twin Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder
Product codeHDT8520
Warranty1 year
Product Reviews [33]
Customer Reviews (33)
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Very pleased with the machine and the service provided by Gogodigital. Always at the end of the telephone if you have any questions or problems. Review by Drummond (Posted on 14/07/2012)
Good Value
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Good Value. I would have given 5 stars if the HDMI lead was included. Only Startup guide included, you will need to download the user manual PDF from the Philips website. Review by Barry (Posted on 11/07/2012)
Highly recommended
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Gogodigital - exemplary retailers. Gogodigital described the product (HD
recorder) accurately, processed my order perfectly, provided excellent
telephone advice twice (in respect of set up and software issues) and, when
all else failed, provided a prompt refund. What more could one ask for from
an online retailer? Highly recommended.
Review by mshepherd (Posted on 09/07/2012)
Happy with device and customer service
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Looks virtually as new and works perfectly.
When Interlink had problems delivering to my address GogoDigital phoned me straight away to check everything was OK.
Cheers Guys :)
Review by Kit (Posted on 31/01/2012)
Very impressed
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Very quick dispatch and good communications. I am finding the recorder to be reliable and bug free with the current software. Great pictures too! Review by Magnus Flanagan (Posted on 24/01/2012)
Perfect
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Great product, great price, very efficient and quick service. Review by LJM (Posted on 18/01/2012)
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I am delighted with my purchase from GoGoDigital. The recorder is in mint condition - indistinguishable from brand new. It was delivered within the one hour time slot and I had excellent communication from GoGoDigital including a phone call from them to clarify delivery. I have allowed a couple of days to get used to operating the machine and it is performing faultlessly. I am feeling rather smug that I have got my hands on such a great piece of kit for such a small outlay. Review by Roger (Posted on 16/01/2012)
No Problems here
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Having read some bad reviews on this product elsewhere, I decided to give it a chance anyway and am not dissapointed. The product looks solid and modern and is easy to set up and use. I now have 4 HD channels through my normal tv aerial and the difference is immediately obvious between standard definition and HD. It is easy to use the TV guide and easy to record programmes and a series. It will even tell you if a programme you are watching is available on an HD channel at the same time and offer to change for you which was a nice touch. I updated the software when I got the box by copying a file from the philips website onto a USB stick and plugging it into the box - this was also easy. Only had it a week, but there are no complaints from me so far. Review by Tim (Posted on 13/01/2012)
Excellent item, very quickly delivered
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Very good item, worked straight out of the box and up and running within 20 minutes. Delivered exactly when I was told it would. Full marks to GoGoDigital. Review by Ian S (Posted on 07/01/2012)
Good experience
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Order was fulfilled very smoothly. Particularly impressed with the courier used, Interlink Express - gave a one-hour timeslot and delivered right on time.
Product is a refurbished one so box had been opened and resealed but all items were in there - leads, manuals and batteries for the remote. Set up and working fine so far!
Review by MF (Posted on 05/01/2012)
Brilliant!!
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Ordered over the Christmas break and was kept informed all along right down to the exact time of delivery; perfect service. Price very competitive and the box is performing well - easy to set up and I am still testing - if I did not know it was a refurb I would swear it was new. Well done gogo. Review by Savealert (Posted on 05/01/2012)
Great price
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We bought this as my mum (82) has had one for a month or two and keeps saying how easy it is to operate. I think she paid about £60 more for hers! The kids set this up in my absence and though we've only had it a day now everything seems fine. It was delivered very quickly with email advice about being in to sign for it; top service. Just in time to see the Mighty Baggies win 3-2 at Newcastle and watch the goals in slow mo - a great Xmas present! Review by Hippriest (Posted on 22/12/2011)
Get one now !
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Delivered quick, well packaged. All works as described, my only gripe is a scratch on top of unit ..but hey ..they are reconditioned units so don't expect perfection. Picture quality is second to none. When you look at the Sony equivalent at nearly £300, this unit is very good value for money. Review by Pete R (Posted on 19/12/2011)
Excellent all round
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Could not believe how quickly the box came even just before Christmas. Already have one of these boxes and had it for 6 months and can't fault it. So bought this second one as a present for parents! Happy Christmas! I wish the service from all companies was similar to this one. A++++++ Review by Andy Mack (Posted on 17/12/2011)
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Really good service and quick dispatch time, great price. The box works great. Signs that the box was previously used are visible but that is a minor thing comparing to the service and product you get. Review by Zok (Posted on 05/11/2011)
Excellent value system
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The item arrived the next working day well packaged.

The system was easy to set up and use. No complaints and considerably cheaper than similar systems on the market.
Review by Andrew (Posted on 22/10/2011)
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first time i have used this company but i will use them again.top service and communication,if only other companies did the same Review by p walker (Posted on 21/10/2011)
Excellent
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Really pleased with the service - brilliant updates so I always knew exactly where the order was. Product is nearly as new - couple of scratches on the unit but nothing major - and for the price reduction definitely worth it. Review by Amy (Posted on 18/10/2011)
Good deal
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Ordered in the afternoon and delivered free next morning. Easy to set up and works perfectly. Review by Ray (Posted on 17/10/2011)
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
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Good as new product, latest firmware, best price on the net, 12 month warranty, free postage and emails to tell you what hour of what day delivery will be !......5 star product from a 5 star seller. Review by MF (Posted on 13/10/2011)

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