Summary: The much heralded CES 2007 product of the year is a dud. I'm sure that Philips did not engineer in a breakdown of my speaker port within 15 months of manufacture. However, such a simple failure resulted in the necessity to replace the main unit at almost the same cost as originally paid for the entire system. So, i) no courtesy warranty fix, ii) no ability to repair the existing unit and iii) exorbitant replacement of defective unit. Bad, bad, bad.
Summary: First of all I should have stuck with sony, Phillips though the sound is good. The DVD doesn't unconvert, or if it does it won'ton my TV. My $79 toshiba does as does my Directv receiver...... Also selecting the source is a pain, it loads incredibly slow and you can't see anything on the display.
Summary: Good: Design and appearance, overall setup is top notch. Plays everything (avi, mpeg, xvid, divx except wmv and rm) Bad: As someone pointed out before the rear speakers are not completely wireless. They have wires coming out from all 3 speakers to a remote console box where it transfer frequencies to the front player.
Summary: I'm a person who usually researches my electronics before making a purchase. Took a chance with the Philips HTS9800 because of its unique design and was generally very please for the first week or so. However, after several days of real usage, I notice two huge flaws. First, the system interferes with wireless routers, effective knocking out your internet connection throughout the house. Troubleshooted with philips' TERRIBLE customer service for over an hour to no avail.
Summary: After taking this product out of the packaging I was very impressed with the looks of the system. Thankfully, setting it up was also VERY easy to do. Sound quality on DVDs is great, however there is one problem I'm having that I have yet to find an answer on. My wifi connection to my laptop shuts off completely when the system is turned on. This is clearly a problem if I am thinking about using the internet while watching a movie (which I'm prone to do).
Summary: It gives great sound. I havent used it with a projector or other video yet, but the multi channel sacd's sound great on it. It did jam on me once, and I had to switch it off and on again. This scared me and I hope it doesnt happen again. I find it difficult to insert the disc into the disc-feeder Easy to set up and operate!
Summary: DONT BUY THIS SYSTEM UNLESS YOU PLAN NEVER TO HAVE A PROBLEM OR CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! Before buying this system, I called Philips to find out some information about it (which I thought was very responsible on my part). Their call center is in the Philipines, and they not only knew nothing about the system, and (understandably) had difficulty with technical terms in English, but they had this really obnoxious script, so even though it was clear right away that my...
Summary: Purchased one of these last week and am very happy with it. Setup is truly a snap and it looks like a million bucks in my living room. One minor nit to pick seems to be the unit's sensitivity to voltage flucuations in that it temporarily goes into standby when I turn on my television (even manually).
Summary: The front speakers sound decent. The sound is quite good for speakers that are only 1" thick. The wireless feature helps keep cables neat, but the sound quality is terrible. There is a constant computerized buzzing noise in the back channels, even when the wireless unit is placed right beside the base unit, and despite changing the wireless channel as directed in the installation guide. The upright design of the base unit is innovative, but not necessarily functional.
Rear Channels Are Not Exactly Wireless + Wifi Interference
Jaclyn Womack, Amazon
3 October 2006
Summary: Slight differences might exist between the U.S. version and the European version. I was forced to buy the European because this system can not handle dual voltage and I'm currently in Europe. That said, the rear channels are not wireless, as the description would have you believe. While there is no need to run a wire that connects the back channels to the subwoofer (Where the front channels feed into) there are wires to a wireless reciever box, which means you have at...