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Philips HTS8140

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8.0

Philips Soundbar HTS8140

Tech2
11 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Its been a while since we reviewed a Philips product. Of course, that doesn’t mean we've forgotten the company, considering its reputation as a brand. Indeed, I have here with me a cool-looking innovative home theater system. This single ‘Soundbar’ (model HTS8140) is a horizontal speaker system with an integrated DVD player, and that pretty much makes up the full HTS. Oh, there's a huge subwoofer too.
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Overall 9
9.0

Philips HTS8140 Ambisound Home Cinema System

Trusted Reviews
7 February 2011
  • Summary: If you don't have the room or the need for a full 5.1-channel surround sound system, Philips has just the thing...
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Overall 8
8.0

Philips HTS8140

What Hi-Fi?
1 July 2009
  • Excerpt: This new Ambisound system uses "psychoacoustic phenomena, array processing and precisely angled driver positioning" to produce a surround-sound field from a single array of speakers. But it's not terribly convincing. We're used to soundbars having a fairly wide stereo field, but little ability at projecting sounds around the back of the listener. This has a narrower projection, reducing the extent that sound envelops you.
  • Pros: More convenient than a six-speaker system, very good upscaled DVD pictures, decent ability with movie soundtracks
  • Cons: Sound doesn', t surround as well as a ', proper', speaker package, not agile enough for CDs, units are fairly large
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
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Sound 8
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Looks 8
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Audio & image quality 10
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Philips HTS8140

PriceRunner
19 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Despite some size and cable issues, the HTS8140 is an impressively squashed down home cinema that produces the goods when it comes to both picture quality and surround sound. Its built-in upscaler means DVD pictures are pushed to near-HD standards, while Ambisound sprays audio effects to every corner of your room – a bit like your incontinent cat, only more pleasant.
  • Pros: The Philips HTS8140 looks fantastic and futuristic in equal measure. Tap a finger on the sparkling glass front panel and it slides across to reveal the disc tray. On the audio front, Philips’ Ambisound technology succeeds in “wrapping” the audio around you effectively, while the dedicated subwoofer serves up plenty of rumble and growl to give movies a low-end boost.
  • Cons: The system is a bit larger than most soundbars and, with the separate subwoofer, you’ll also need to keep some floor-space free. The sub also needs to be connected to the bar, and the lead provided is long and thick – so you could end up having to hide some cables after all.
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Philips HTS8140

TechRadar UK
13 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The Philips HTS8140 SoundBar is a seductive choice for anyone with a small apartment and an eye for style.
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Overall 5
4.5

Expert Review

Le Monde Numérique
25 August 2009
  • Summary: Le système Home Cinéma Philips HTS8140 apporte son lot d’améliorations esthétiques par rapport au modèle HTS8100. Elles sont notables et si vous venez de vous équiper d’un nouveau téléviseur Philips, nul doute que vous craquerez. L’ensemble est très performant niveau image et apporte une petite spatialisation et une grande chaleur au son. Il conviendra à tous ceux qui veulent débuter dans le Home Cinéma sans trop se ruiner.
  • Pros: L’image DVD, Le Design, Les touches sensitives, La lecture multimédia USB, Dock iPod, Chaleur du son, Câble HDMI fourni
  • Cons: Ne lis pas de fichiers Haute Définition, Prix légèrement élevé
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Overall 9
9.0

Philips Cineos AmbiSound HTS8140

lemondenumerique.com
24 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Le système Home Cinéma Philips HTS8140 apporte son lot d’améliorations esthétiques par rapport au modèle HTS8100. Elles sont notables et si vous venez de vous équiper d’un nouveau téléviseur Philips, nul doute que vous craquerez. L’ensemble est très performant niveau image et apporte une petite spatialisation et une grande chaleur au son. Il conviendra à tous ceux qui veulent débuter dans le Home Cinéma sans trop se ruiner.
  • Pros: L’image DVD, Le Design, Les touches sensitives, La lecture multimédia USB, Dock iPod, Chaleur du son, Câble HDMI fourni
  • Cons: Ne lis pas de fichiers Haute Définition, Prix légèrement élevé
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Philips HTS8140

hifi.nl
1 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Met de HTS8140 heeft Philips een nieuwe soundbar - dat is een horizontaal georiënteerde alles-in-één luidspreker, in dit geval compleet met ingebouwde elektronica - gelanceerd. Deze beschikt over Ambisound technologie, waarmee het theoretisch mogelijk is om meerkanaals geluidsweergave te produceren met slechts één luidspreker. Eens kijken of dat gaat lukken...
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