"Great sound. Killer bottom end. Won't play Paramount."
30 September 2011
Pros: The sound quality is excellent for the price point. I especially like the fact that the bottom end is thunder in a bottle. If you don't have an iPod, you can buy a little USB thumb drive for peanuts and it will play your MP3s and even some movie formats r
Cons: The rear speaker wires are too short to allow decent positioning. If you want to place them more than, say, ten or twelve feet from the unit, you will need to splice in additional wiring. For me, the deal-breaker was that it won't play Paramount DVDs. At.
Pros: This is an Excellent HTS with the most user friendly features. Fast, Sharp and Clear with Flawless Design and Precision.
Cons: The system sound gets clumsy only sometimes while playing and switching the sound modes or for that matter anything switched. This happens only sometimes and does not matter to me as I just have to turn it off and back on. Prob solved.
Conclusion: The price, style and overall usefulness of the Philips HTS 3565 is unmatched. View full 1080p or 1080i formats using upconversion DVD player. Good sound and picture quality. Five speakers with a total of 1000-watts of power. An iPod docking station, great sound and a remote is included. Surround sound with 5.1-channel and AM/FM tuner. Looks good and priced right.
Pros: Unreal value for 1000-watt system with five speakers, HDMI, USB and DVD upconversion, CD player and AM/FM tuner. Remote included and iPod docking station. Great sound and costs less than $250.
Cons: For the price, absolutely no grievances. Set up is a little tricky--read the manual.
Conclusion: Outstanding low-cost 5.1-channel home theater system. Lots of connectivity including HDMI, S-video, component/composite and USB port. Also, ready for your iPod, (check on model compatibility).
Pros: A total gas. It took about an hour to hook up the speakers, program the remote while reading the manual. After it was set up and up and running, it has been a dyno-mite system. Really versatile with DVD upconversion, CD player, iPod dock, Am/FM tuner and really good sound. Outstanding buy at $250.
Cons: A couple of quirks in the set-up, but not major. Remote isn't as easy as it could be.