Summary: For the money, this is a good product. Have only had it in use for a couple weeks so far, but it performs well. Haven't used Bluray or 3D yet, but the picture quality with DVD is good and the sound is better than I expected. It is in use in a small/medium living room. Haven't felt the need to dial up the volume for adequate sound level. There are certainly better units out there, but not at this price level. I'm quite satisfied so far.
Summary: I have mixed feelings about this hardware. The people claiming that cables are hard-wired on have outdated information or they're confused in some other way. Every speaker wire terminates with a plug. The people claiming that it's not loud enough are spending too much time with their low-rider's sub-woofers. I agree that the speaker wires here are too short. Come on, guys; how much can five more feet of thin wire really cost?
Summary: This is the worst product I have purchased recently, It was working good and after few months, started getting a crackling noise. As 2 more months passed, the blu-ray player and the speakers stopped working. So i have to reach the distributor in this case it is Philips to file a warranty. The annoying part of the story is dealing with Philips Customer care, they made me explain the problem for more than a hour (have to reach multiple Customer care rep).
Summary: So, I don't have a very big living room as It is, so at this price and with all its tempting features to go with my smart tv I was thinking what an awesome deal!!....well that didn't last long when I got home, thing is I did not even get to hear it, as I was extending the wire out for one of the speakers it just split apart at ease. the player is big, the cables are cheap as noted above, im returning this tomorrow and getting something else..
Summary: The price is great for the quality of this prodect (WHEN IT'S WORKING.) I was enjoying this product until about two weeks ago, It stopped playing blu-ray's, and occasionally when powering on it will get stuck in the "starting" phase. I've come to the conclusion that it needs a software update, which I learned from getting an error message when attempting to watch the Fight Club Blu-Ray. "A software update is required in order to play this.
Summary: You haven't enjoyed your HDTV until you have had your Phillips surround sound system installed. I totally recomment this unit. It was really easy to install, and configure to work with my HDTV. The price was great too. As a Hi-Fi officionado, you'll be surprised at the distortion free sound coming from your CDs and DVDs. It's totally well worth it.