Summary: I'm not an electronics aficionado, but I wanted something decent. I found a great deal for this unit on Amazon.com. My brother-in-law (very into the latest stereo and electronics 'stuff') installed it for me. He was amazed by the sound.
Pros: Well I really enjoyed the system. It was small enough to bring back and forth between college and home, and the sound was pretty good for what I payed. It was loud, and pretty clear with some eq tuning on my computer.
Cons: BOX IS DEAD!!!! The receiver randomly turns itself off, and completely loses power, as if it weren't even hooked up to any power source at all. I then have to wait several minutes for it to regain power. At first I thought it was because it was getting to hot, but the fan is working and the unit ...
Summary: I connected my PC to these speakers using a 50ft fiber optic audio cord. I have the speakers in an adjacent room, and they play sound from my PC and from other sources nicely.
Pros: Its fairly cheap, and has good sound and strong volume and bass. I like being able to hook up an iPhone (or iPod) to it to listen to music. But if your looking for a basic system that plays good sound and do not need special trappings, then this is a solid system.
Cons: There are no frills, and its pretty basic. If the price was around $80, then I would say this is a GREAT deal, but its pretty good as is. It just seems as though all home theater in a box systems are somewhat over priced.
Don't expect garbage to last for more than 2 years!
disgruntled reviewer, Amazon
10 August 2011
Summary: What a piece of s****!!! It worked fine for the first 2 years. Here I am at 2 years and 3 months and the thing craps out on me. I push the power button and the phillips logo comes on, then stays on. Sometimes the device comes on a full 6 minutes later, but most times not...
Everything that connects to it has excellent sound quality
Steven W., Amazon
11 May 2011
Summary: I've had this unit for 5yrs and gotta say the sound quality is superb. Everything that connects to it has excellent sound quality. The Sub is awesome as well but sadly mine got blown out by accident lol. But my bro was nice enough to hand me a new sub and it works just like the original one did.
After two years this machine will burn out and stink your house up with nasty smoke.
11 May 2011
Summary: I bought two of these in 2011 for my living room and a spare room. In 2013 while watching a movie, the one in the living room started emitting a thick black foul smelling smoke. I immediately unplugged it and threw it away. It took several days for the smell to leave my house.