Summary: We owned this unit for four years, and were generally happy with sound qality much better than our tv set. However, it often needed to be unplugged and replugged in order to get it to turn on. Finally, it just stopped turning on altogether.
Summary: Well the receiver has finally died on me after maybe 7 months. I never used the DVD player in it so dont know how good it worked. Basically had direct tv/360 plugged into it. Sound was better than the TV speakers, but still I believe there are better deals out there than any Phillips.
Okay system, but get a better one if you can afford it
Avid Reader "Certified Independent", Amazon
9 January 2009
Summary: I bought this system before I upgraded our home theater as a way to get some extra mileage out of our old 27" CRT Sony. Sound output is nice, and the iPod dock is a bonus. It will also play some digital files right off a thumb drive from the USB port on the front of the unit.
Summary: Update 1/21/2012: I finally threw this thing straight into the trash can, the unit, the remote, and the passive subwoofer. It had failed to the point that one couldn't get through an entire DVD, or even use it just for sound, for more than a few minutes.
Summary: I ordered a new TV and this surround sound system. The surround sound part i wasn't so worried about so I put it away. What a mistake! Our dvd player went out so i pulled out the surround system and took a few mins to plug it all in and kazam. it was awesome! Great sound, great bass.
Summary: On the positive side, this system is pretty good for the price and it comes with a one-year warranty. The DVD unit is slow to respond to selections made with the remote and even pressing the DVD open/close button results in an extended wait.
Summary: I bought this for $130 manufacturer re-certified off ebay. My review is based on that price. This is a fantastic unit. It is extremely easy to set-up. I had it pumping after about 45 minutes of set-up, including wall mounting the two satellites.