Summary: after only a few weeks. All DVDs would skip or just get stuck. CDs still played well and the sound is good to my ear. The speakers are heavy and look well made, but I'm not an expert on this stuff. I won't buy a Phillips again.
Summary: I live in a one bedroom apt on the top floor. So I really wasnt interested in hammering the tennants below me with a sub woofer so I elected to go with this system. Long story short, I was happy for 1.5 years but when the DVD player stopped working properly (cds played fine..although I usually hooked up my ipod) I had to call Philips customer service. I offered to pay to have the component serviced (my warrantee expired).
Summary: I got this for myself and use it in my bedroom. Its sound is OUTSTANDING. The is nothing like 50Watts per channel into a 5 1/4" speaker with a RIBBON tweeter. The HDMI jack on the back, with the wake on CD is a great convenience. I love the Rosewood, and the unit looks really sharp in the office or anywhere. The price is awsome for what you are getting!
Summary: Pure junk. Remote is wonky and not everything works. I'm talking about forward reverse and such. We've had to use our old 642 remote to navigate menus. It buzzes sometimes. The biggest WTF is how it simply turns off after 15 minutes on pause, no resume no nothing. We have to reload the moving suffer though the previews and such and then we have to fast forward using the older philips remote. Total POSH not sure about what happened to Philips formerly good design.
Summary: I have owned this system for 3 months. The specifications cited in a negative review below are what are listed in the owner's manual. But I can confirm that it CAN supply clean bass below 100Hz. I can hear it. I added a powered subwoofer to the included subwoofer output and now the sound is completely full-range from the DVD player and any other source. The flat design of the remote makes it hard to use but I got used to it.
Summary: First the specification of this item is worst than many or most of the same price. Visit the official philips site for the owner manual for details. I agree that we shouldn't choose a piece of equipment based on specification. But at least meeting a reasonable limit is a must. Even without considering the price of this Hi-Fi, it doesn't meet the reasonable limit at all in my humble opinion. 1.
Summary: Just bought this and set it up with my Sharp 32 LCD Screen. So far, none of the issues described by the other reviewer. I have found the sound to be outstanding and yeah, it looks terrific too. If any problems arise, I will come back here and edit this. But for now, I am VERY pleased with this system. One Month Later . . . Some clarifications . . . I just bought my second one, for another TV in the house.
Summary: A little disappointed with the tube quality sound. Also after a CD is played the unit powers off. There is some unatural sounds when the CD is loaded. You have to reject the disc and reinsert. I think this unit has a great market of potential buyers, but I believe the unit is premature in its release.