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Philips HTS8100
4.7 out of 10

Philips HTS8100

The Phillips HTS8100 is a home theater system for the Read more

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Died too quickly

Richard Huffaker, Amazon
18 April 2011
  • Summary: Very disappointed that it only lasted a year and a half. And when I contacted Phillips, they say sorry, but would you like to buy a refurbished unit? Ha! Yeah right. Why does your junk last only a year and a half?
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Another Philips piece O.....

Jason P., Newegg
9 March 2010
  • Summary: What the?? I've had it one day!!! Happened the very 1st time I used it. CHEAP!
  • Pros: Sound is ok for what it is. Looks good, easy hookup, and it doesn't FEEL cheap when you hold it.
  • Cons: The dvd player doesn't even work!! It plays but, it has giant green lines running up and down the screen. It's a total deal breaker. I should have known better. My last Philips surround system did all kinds of funky stuff like that too, thought it might just be that particular....never buying Phi...
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wow horrible

Jeremy L., Newegg
2 March 2010
  • Pros: Great sound, looks great...and works for multiple purposes
  • Cons: It doesn't work after a couple weeks of having it. We have tried all the trouble shooting for this product too, and when we called to find out about the warranty well guess what there isn't one! They told us we would have to pay out of pocket to have it repaired.
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No more Philips

Arkady K., Newegg
27 February 2010
  • Summary: it is not that a problem can't happen; it is how it is addressed. Philips is a Toyota of consumer electronics (in more than one sense). Refused tech support 'coz "unit was manufactured too long ago".
  • Pros: At first, worked as advertised. Depending on your needs, this may be outdated (no HD, limited USB devices support)
  • Cons: Froze in standby mode in 2 weeks of working. Thus far, no way to revive it. Google "philips hts8100 locks up". Support: online chat doesn't have tech info on the model; phone support is unavailable unless you lie to a robot to get to a live person. Then support would be manually denied (see Other...
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Check your connections beforehand

Scott H., Newegg
27 July 2009
  • Pros: Haven't found one yet
  • Cons: Doesn't support optical connection - won't work on newer LG TVS
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User Review

Miles S., Newegg
4 March 2008
  • Summary: Don't fool yourself for the cheap price of a dual tasked component. Don't put all your eggs in one basket - spend the extra money and get a good Blu-Ray player along with a Bose surround sound system. It'll be worth it in the long run. I'll think twice before doing business with Newegg again.
  • Pros: It is does produce an acceptable picture at 1080i, and it does have a slim design. This is the only reasonable item I've found on the market that incorporates a wall mounted all-in-one. Design (space saver) is the only feature this has that the others don’t.
  • Cons: The sound produced is cheap sound when compared to Bose system; the DVD doesn’t support HD or Blu-Ray. Furthermore, my system won’t upscale to 1080p. When I called Philips the told me it was my Sony TV. When I called Sony they told me it was the Philips Soundbar. Finally Philips said they'd creat...
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PHILIPS HTS8100 AMBISOUND

ROY M., Newegg
6 October 2007
  • Summary: I would love to give this unit a passing grade but I feel I would be doing you a disservice in doing so.
  • Pros: The Philips Ambisound Bar is sleek and compact and definitely packs a punch. For those who are spatially challenged this, at first glance, would appear to be the product for you, with the HDMI imput, this product is idiot -proof. The sound is rich and full and comparable to that of Bose, (my soun...
  • Cons: I cannot comment on the DVD feature as I was not able to get it to work; however, the I-Pod dock, a peripheral, was functional and the sound was impressive, still the unit is a glorified single speaker and sub-woofer. I cannot recommend this product and urge you to wait for the next generation, t...
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Dålig

hovnarr1, Prisjakt
24 November 2007
  • Summary: Vilket djävla skit detta är. Har varit så grymt missnöjd i flera år.Önskar bara jag lyssnat lite bättre innan jag köpte denna. TIll musik funkar det fint, men till FILMER, helt värdelös. Dialoger går inte att höra! Hur kan man göra ett hemmabio system som inte funkar att titta på film?
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