Mains products

Philips SPR5520

Surge protection is always welcome, but not at the expense of performance – no matter how quirky a product's appearance is

Home Cinema in a Box

Philips HTS8140

As long as you're not expecting 'proper' surround sound, this is an impressive do-it-all movie player


Philips 42PFL9703

This is one of the best 42in screens out there. Whether it's worth the money, only you can decide

Music servers/clients

Philips MCi500H

The MCi500H can rip CDs to its 160GB hard disk, links to your wi-fi network for music streaming and internet radio, and delivers a big, bold sound


Philips 47PFL9603D

It looks pretty and pictures are excellent, but this Philips has a glut of picture options and is a bit of a pain to set up and use

DVD recorders

Philips DVDR5570H

A decent DVD/HDD machine is let down by poor usability and sluggish control – it’s also at the top end of the price bracket


Philips 32PFL5403D

Turns heads with its styling and HD pictures, but isn’t quite a complete all-rounder


Philips SHE9850

Now they've had £19 knocked off the retail price, we think these buds now offer good value for the money


Philips 42PFL7603D

A stylish, feature-packed set that looks the part and performs to an exceptionally high standard – few TVs at this size deliver a better picture


Philips 32PFL9603D

This TV takes some tweaking to get it performing well, but once you do, it’s capable of producing pictures to rival even the most stellar of TVs in it