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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Excerpt: "...digital surround sound through the Philips system Philips system. The instruction manual repeatedly implies that the scart socket can be used to input a Dolby Digital surround signal, but this is totally incorrect and misleading, and frankly makes you wonder if anyone at Philips knows what they're talking about. This is a digrace, and many purchasers may be greatly confused by this nonsense. FM radio reception and playback is very weak and noisy, ...
Pros: Doesn't require separate rear speakers for surround sound .
Cons: No optical sound input . Booming base speaker that can't be toned down .
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. Its silver ...
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
Summary: Öncelikle görünümü çok şık ve belki 3 hoparlör az ses gelir dersiniz ancak bu üründe muhteşem bir ses kaltesi var. Ama evin dekoruna katacağı şıklı sizi en başta cezbediyor. Dts deteği her sinema sisteminde olmuyor ve Philips bu desteği çoğu ürününde sunuyor.