Summary: Unit failed from the box...The BEST PART Philips sent me an upgraded unit which is excellent !! I was happy to see that the MFR took responsibility, the seller did not, it took a minute but it was worth it in the end. The sound quality is great.
Summary: Bought this system over a year ago and the sound is still awesome, especially considering I got it refurbed, under 170 bucks and the sound it generates is awesome. Yep, its only 2.1 surround sound but you won't get anything that touches this quality for the price it sells for.
Summary: Bought this when reviews were still strong, before all units began not recognizing DVD's, as you will see with about 90% of these reviews. Called Philips, out of warranty, nothing they could do, period. I pointed out this is a major recurring problem, nothing they could do. DO NOT BUY.
Summary: Purchased this unit not long after it came out, about 3 years ago.Initially, it was OK for the money-not interested in running wires , etc for a 5.1 or 7.1 system. It was always a little quirky,only reading certain discs sporadically, and occasionally would not play sound from the TV.
Summary: After only 6 months the DVD player stopped working and would only read "No Disk" on the display. I contacted Phillips and they basically told me to bad, so sad. So, I continued to utilize it as a surround sound receiver and that worked fine until yesterday when that also stopped functioning.
Summary: I've own a Sony Bravia HDX287 5.1 and a Pillips hts6500 2.1 and I must say the later is by far my favorite. I was planning to replace the unit after some 3 years of use (bought it in a Best Buy close to home) and I am hesitating to do it after hearing both hand to hand.
Summary: We purchased this from Walmart in 2008 and it has barely worked since then. The digital sound kept going in and out like something said previous, it doesn't play most legally purchased DVDs, and the remote just stops working to where it will only turn the system on and off.
Summary: I had this unit for less than 2 months when it started acting up. Unit will not recgonize disc or eject. I thought about sending it back but then I was able to upgrad the firmware and it seemed to fix the issue somewhat. After the warranty expired and played less than 20 movies it completely died.