Summary: I bought this system and loved it. It had decent sound and would play all dvds from all regions! But, like many others here, after just thirteen months it quit recognizing DVDs at all. It just says LOADING.....NO DISC. I went to Panasonic's website and it says the laser must be bad.
Summary: Had a reasonably good sound for the price (I found it on clearance at Target) so I decided to buy it, despite having read the numerous negative reviews on Amazon. As described in other reviews, the unit would crash randomly after a few months of owning it and eventually stopped powering on.
Summary: Worked fine at first. Initially was only using it as a CD player, and was happy with the sound. Later on, we bought a HDTV, and I was happy with the Philips' DVD playing ability. But 6-9 months later, when playing DVDs, this thing would sometimes freeze up/crash.
Summary: The main reason I liked this system because it reads the most video formats that any of DVD players that I owned. At this price range this system has a good sound quality and when proper cables used, video quality is good too.
Summary: Philips HTS3544 Home Theater System with iPod Connectivity (Silver) Everything works as advertised. And, the price is competitive. But, it crashes! Like a poorly configured computer sometimes it becomes unresponsive. Not even the power button will work.
Summary: We bought this as our first home theater system, because it was reasonably-priced, and because we had always had positive experiences with Philips products in the past. It wasn't terribly hard to set up, but I was surprised at the flimsy nature of the speaker wires when I first saw them.
Summary: The system arrived in excellent condition. It was easy to set up, (good instructions) and it has features I was surprised to find on a system at this price, such as adjustable volume for each speaker. My wife likes the convenience of the ipod dock and the uninterrupted music play that allows.