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Philips HTS6510

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Overall 1
1.0

Philips HTS6510

Ol1v1er, CNET
31 December 2007
  • Summary: A disaster of epic proportions. Remote control and programming issues make the unit virtually unusable! Philips knows about it for MONTHS and keep selling it. This is definitely the WORST experience I've ever had with a home cinema product.
  • Pros: Great sound (worked 2 days only!)
  • Cons: Remote control is a MAJOR failure
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Rob49, Cnet.co.uk
23 November 2009
  • Summary: There's something wrong with the sound output on certain DVD's. For example; just played James Bond 'Live & Let Die' (remastered) and part of the soundtrack is lost! Most noticable in the opening sequence where you cannot hear Paul McCartney's voice, just the music & the backing vocals.
  • Pros: Easy setup, stylish, good picture quality
  • Cons: shortfall on sound quality
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Overall 10
10

User Review

h201980, Cnet.co.uk
31 January 2009
  • Summary: Can a just say i am 28 years old and look for bass and sound, This machine has it all, the sound quality is great but would be better if they would give the user control of the sound and not preset. but this machine is some real big boys toys... i had a guy say he heard the bass 6 doors away in his front room. the SUB is rerly used in films, but when it rattles its cage it goes for it.
  • Pros: The SUB it has so much bass my mum banned it from the house
  • Cons: No bass or treble control
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Rob49, Cnet.co.uk
17 August 2008
  • Summary: Overall this is just the type of system I was looking for as I didn't want to fit speaker wires all around the room. It's a nice looking cd player, plenty of functions for various external inputs. The only problem I've had is this that when playing some DVD's, I have had to switch to Stereo mode instead of multi-channel because some sounds just don't get through! For example on all of my James Bond movies you can barely hear the vocals in the intro themes.
  • Pros: Easy to install, no trailing leads, good bass sound, nice looking speakers & player.
  • Cons: Lack of options to vary the sound.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

jason clarke, Cnet.co.uk
11 January 2008
  • Summary: i love this dvd system, some little drawbacks are not enough to put a downer on this system, the sub is not too clever, but i soon replaced the sub with a more expensive 4ohm alternative, YES THE SUB IS REPLACEABLE!! THE ACTUAL CONNECTOR CLIPS OPEN SO YOU CAN EXCHANGE THE SUBWOOFER GUYS! once you have a nice new quality ( not RMS hogging ) subwoofer in place were talking a 250watts max beauty, then the bass can come across clean,clear and refined.
  • Pros: front speaker quality and clarity,overall build, replaceable sub
  • Cons: stock sub is lower quality and lighter that front speakers
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User Review

polly123, Cnet.co.uk
31 December 2007
  • Summary: See other reviews of this product as this is a familiar problem. Machine says NO DISC and refuses to play any DVD's - plays CD's wonderfully - but maybe I have a stereo for that!! Even after taking Philips advice and downloading the Firmware Upgrade to fix this problem it only works once and yet again NO DISC! Philips are incredibly unhelpful about this as there is no more they can do!! After checking other review forums am not convinced a replacement will solve this.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Won't play DVD's
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User Review

Ol1v1er, Cnet.co.uk
21 November 2007
  • Summary: A disaster of epic proportions. Remote control and programming issues make the unit virtually unusable! Philips knows about it for MONTHS and keep selling it. This is definitely the WORST experience I've ever had with a home cinema product.
  • Pros: Great sound (worked 2 days only!)
  • Cons: Remote control is a MAJOR failure
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound 6
6.0
Playability 10
10

A flawed offering!

databust, Ciao
11 September 2007
  • Excerpt: I'm afraid that this is a rather flawed design. The designgives some feeling of surround sound, but cannot match a conventional system with rear speakers for Dolby digital playback. The sound from the small front speakers is admittedly highly detailed, but the constant booming of the huge super-woofer speaker, which cannot be toned down by the user, becomes extremely trying for everyday TV listening entertainment.
  • Pros: Doesn't require separate rear speakers for surround sound .
  • Cons: No optical sound input .  Booming base speaker that can't be  toned down .
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

wicked!!

mel, Pricerunner
9 August 2007
  • Summary: i love it!
  • Pros: based on reviews and retailer word of mouth i bought this cinema system and its the best one I've ever owned. extremely powerful speakers for the size of them, sleek sexy design, no rear speakers which means no wires!! easy to use and to set up. if set up properly the cinema experience is very realistic. i recommend this to everyone who is thiking of buying. the price is very good value
  • Cons: obviously with no rear speakers the cinema sound isn't as good as those systems with rear speakers but it does work. ermmmm cant think of any more
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Playability 10
10

Virtual 3d Sound Virtually Perfect

fightgear, Ciao
12 July 2007
  • Excerpt: We made the decision to splash out on a full home entertainment package. This included a 46" Sony Bravia LCD, Sky HD, an X-Box 360 and obviously (I persuaded my wife) we needed a good home cinema set up. As our main room is pretty big and open, we didn't want wires stretching round to the rear speakers but the cost of wireless and the feedback we heard about it closed this as an option. I saw this unit and fell in love with its looks.
  • Pros: No wires to rear speakers, superb sound quality, lots of connections, looks stunning
  • Cons: attracts and shows dust on black surface, slow warm up
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