Summary: I bought this system for its tiny size, wooden finishing of the speakers, and glass finishing of the main unit. It surely looks beautiful on my shelf and perfectly integrated into my beadroom furniture (I use a larger system in the living room). It's very elegant and superior looking. I own it for almost 2 years and haven't experienced the noise other reviewers had.
Summary: Unlike the prior reviewer, I've not had any equipment failure here. The unit was purchased at discount from Target for $100, and I have far more than $100 of value out of it. The speakers sound fine. Not fantastic like my Bose speakers from the hifi, but they also weren't $300 each -- so one's expectations needs to match the production cost. The surround feature works well.
Excerpt: The Ambisound HTS9810 system comes with four speaker towers, a dedicated centre speaker, a super-slim main DVD/amplifier unit that can be wall or stand mounted and a subwoofer that comes with a 150 watt Class �D� digital amplifier. The system features the Philips 9.1 Cinema Sound technology, that can create a 9 speakers experience with the five speakers available.