A big improvement over the sound from thin LED/LCD TVs but can be frustrating to use
Neil Maxwell, Amazon
2 June 2014
Summary: Having been for several years listening to the pretty good sound of my JVC 32" tube TV that had L/R/Centre speakers and a built in sub-woofer, the sound from my Panasonic 42" plasma pales in comparison.
Failed after a month - customer care from Amazon and Philips worse than poor!
Seller1862 "J D", Amazon
22 February 2014
Summary: I was wary about buying a Philips product because the ones I have had previously (vacuum, TV) had both broken within warranty period and had to go for repair so I didn't have much faith in the brand.
Summary: after listening to many recommended soundbars by whats hifi .I felt that thay didn't sound all that great as recommended.i came across the Philips HTL5120/12 which was reviewed by AVFORUMS i wanted to listen to this but I couldn't find this instore to test for myself.
Summary: I had been wanting a soundbar to improve my Tv sound for a while, but hadn't really looked into what was available before this appeared on Amazon's Boxing Day lightning deals and so I bought it with a £60 saving.
Summary: For the price, you really can't complain. I got this in the Amazon lightning sales and at £180, it is arguably a steal. I have been looking at soundbars for a few months and originally had my heart set out for a Roth Sub Zero - which I would have purchased had I not seen this.
Summary: Really balanced sound, the subwoofer never overpowers the other frequencies. Good range of inputs. Brings TV, movies and games to life. Not bad with music either. Previous complaints have focused on there being no UK power cable.
Summary: I had Sky HD, a PS3, a digital radio/CC player (optical) and an iPad (bluetooth) playing through it within minutes. It doesn't compare to a good 5.1 surround system, but it produces well rounded sound with good bass and the volume is more than adequate for the living room.
Summary: As a replacement for a TV's built in speakers, (as was my intention), the soundbar excels. Lots of inputs, Bluetooth for music and good quality sound make it a winner for me. Good looks and no surround speakers and their associated cables, make it a winner for my wife.
Summary: It arrived very quickly but I have no idea what it sounds like as it has no UK power cord. The manual, both CD and paper Quick Start guide clearly state a 3 pin plug is supplied with the UK product. I see an earlier review mentions an adapter can be purchased. Why should I have to do that?