Summary: I'm amazed at the good reviews this thing receives. Either people who bought it have no good ear or never listened to a good set of speakers. I owned a previous version of this "home theater in a box" and it's basically a boombox of a home theater. First of all, the sub is passive (i.e.
Summary: I like the set and we really enjoy using it. Although it is very good and we like it, we have some minor issues with it: 1) At nights, the volume is either too high or too low. Although we set it to "Night" mode, for some DVDs, we could not find a volume that is not too loud while we can still hear...
Summary: So you saw it in the store and it looked like a good idea. Maybe you were upgrading (finally!) to a 5.1 system from those terrible TV speakers or that old bookshelf stereo you rigged up because the TV speakers were so bad.
Summary: I didn't buy this through Amazon, but rather through my local membership-only retailer. That said, the price is roughly comparable and regardless, the system is REMARKABLE. The sound is clear, the volume LOUD, and the quality exceptional.
Summary: We purchased this home theater system right after Christmas. The first one arrived and we hooked it up and .... nothing. No sound whatsoever. Called Philips and they went through all the steps to make sure we had hooked it up right (which we had) and after about an hour they said they would send out...
Summary: I bought this unit at Costco yesterday for less than the Amazon price (Amazon removes the value but think about fifty dollars less) since my Samsung blew up. This unit is a major advancement on the Samsung in every way (apart from being half the price).
Summary: Great sound, even better sound with stereo mode for music. Have to play with the individual speaker volumes but i found an arrangement that is working well. Great buy and would definably recommend it.
Summary: I bought this unit to replace my aging Home Theater system and also take advantage of the capabilities of the HD TV I already own. First, the "Quick Start" guide tells you everything you need to know to set up the entire unit and get it operational.