Summary: I was looking everywhere for a system that would hook up to the TV like all of the old Stereo systems did. I found this and I have been really surprised. It's a trooper, never a skip in a cd, radio comes in great, and the best thing is that it is attached to the TV with a cable. Instead of needed a fancy surround sound system, we have a theater effect created from our one TV stand. It's surprisingly loud and clear for it's size.
Summary: This is the worst product i have ever used. Iam a drummer and needed this for a few shows. Tapes get eaten and cds dont play. I had to spend $61 to send it back the way it came UPS. I have been told I will get a working replacement... We can only hope and dream this will come true. Sincerely hoping to jam soon, Dr.
Summary: this stereo is remarkable i bought it brand new 360watts full power clear crisp sound the bass is so good it sounds like a big stereo in another room you can feel the bass hitting the floor so much power this is the best stereo philips made better then any brand it makes sony looks low cause of there crap audio they can never be like philips buy it people its the best
Summary: From reading other reviews, it looks like this unit either works when it arrives, or it doesn't work at all. And, it looks like the chances are 50/50 either way. I took my chances and lost. The system actually picked up FM stations on incorrect frequencies, then quit picking up anything, then got stuck "reading" the CD, then completely went defunt -- all in the space of 15 minutes after setting it up. So, I spent another half hour packing it up to send back.
Summary: I wasn't thrilled with the industrial appearance of this system, but it worked great for about 4 months; then the CD player quit. When we tried to play a CD, it showed "Reading Disc" and wouldn't do more than that. Since we'd had it longer than 90 days, we couldn't return it to the local Target store where we had purchased it. It was still under warranty, so I called the company and was told to ship it to them (at my expense, of course) and they'd replace it.
Summary: Well I bought it on ebay, it was new, sort of. Well anyway I had problems with cd play. Sound only was on the right speaker, not the left. I cleaned the cd lens 7 times and finally I had sound on the left; great I thought. But as I continue to listen the quality of the sound dropped out everytime. Even adding the effects did'nt help. The cassette and the tuner worked just fine. But, most of my listening comes from the cd.
Summary: I was really looking forward to having a new stereo system. Unfortunately, the unit arrived today and was defective... it produced a lot of static noise while playing CD's, the radio, and cassettes. In addition, the sound shut down after 15 minutes! I called Philips customer service and they offered to replace the unit, but with a RECONDITIONED one. I said "no way" and have shipped it back to Amazon for a full refund. It's too bad. This stereo has a great sound.
Summary: I'm finding my new stereo system to be ample for my current needs and a good replacement for the old Sony machine I used to have. The speakers were larger than I expected, because of the extra features that they put into the system, but produce excellent sound. The radio tuner receives more stations in my area than any other system I've had over the past decade, which isn't easy in an area with a lot of old fashioned aluminum siding and other sources of interference.
Summary: The CD player quit after about a week. Using an external CD player through the auxiliary input now. Phillips would probably rather forget they ever put their name on this thing. But what a price...