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Philips HTS6600

Philips HTS6600
alaScore 80

367 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS6600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Philips HTS6600 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theatre Systems on

usability, design, value for money

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HTS6600 - 2.1 ch - DVD Home Cinema System - BlackPhilips HTS6600 - 2.1 ch - DVD Home Cinema System - BlackPhilips DVD home theater system

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Philips HTS6600 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips 2.1 500Watt 1080I DVD Home Theatre System HTS6500/37Philips 2.1 DVD Home Theater System HTS6600/37 (Four Piece Set)Philips 2.1 DVD Home Theater System HTS6600/37 (Four Piece Set) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Philips HTS6600 - 2.1 DVD System


It's no substitute for a proper 5.1-channel system, but it is eye-catching and should better your TV's speakers.

1080p upscaling is very much in fashion right now but the HTS6600 stops at 1080i, a decision that might make those with Full HD TVs look elsewhere. Other key features include playback of DivX Ultra from DVDs or CDs, plus MP3, WMA and JPEG files can be...


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Philips HTS6600 review


Philips' HTS6600 is ideal for anyone who wants a stylish, inconspicuous all-in-one system. You shouldn't expect it to deliver proper surround sound from its limited speakers, though

Stunning design ; Ease of use ; Decent image quality

Sound performance doesn't compare to true surround systems ; Only 1080i video upscaling

Conclusion As a convenient integrated system that improves the picture and sound quality of your film watching beyond your TV's capabilities, the HTS6600 is a stylish success. If you want real surround sound, you'll have to introduce more speakers,...

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Philips HTS6600


The eye-catching design carries plenty of futuristic appeal featuring a vertically mounted main unit constructed from glass and aluminium with a sliding disc draw at the side for total minimalism. And the accompanying powered subwoofer and two upright...

Compact design, ease of use, impressive image quality

Restricted surround performance, only 1080i upscaling

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Started out okay, now we've scrapped it


Sound was always pretty good, not great. Never played nice with Harmony Remote. As another reviewer said, DVD player started showing "no disc" every time, so we scrapped the whole system and bought a blu-ray, and look to buy a new, better, set of...

Style. Sound. Input for mp3 player

DVD player broke/malfunctioned. Didn't work with Harmony Remote well

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Philips HTS6500


While the sound is great this home theater system has more cons than pros. Takes forever to get the system to load a DVD and once it is in the system 9 out of 10 times it will tell me there is "no disc". Doesn't matter if its a brand new DVD or one...

Great sound quality

Trying to watch a DVD is nearly impossible. Switching the system back to TV is even worse

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If you don't have warranty you are out of luck.


I buy this product but with at least 5 years of reliable warranty. Don't count on Philip's customer service and don't waste your time talking to them it is not worth of your time.

Very good price and excellent sournd quality

Sound quality is very good but DVD player is something to worry about. After using for year and half, the DVD player stop recognizing disk in the drive. It takes good amount of time to read disk. I heard this is very common problem in this model

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Very temperamental. Would not buy again


I read many review about this but still settled on the best price unit on the market. I now have another DVD player that we use and only use this unit for the sound sytem portion. Frustrating and this should not be the case. Bottom Line - I would not...

Good sound, DVD and Sound system in one unit

DVD does not always play the first time. Many times you have to insert/eject numerous times and wait between cycles. Little ones have short attention span to wait for thier movie, which can take sometimes 10 minutes to get the movie playing

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Been great for two years now.


Sound Quality

Nothing. You get whatyou pay for

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Amazing HTIB 2.1 System!


Bottom Line is this system is wonderful, very powerful and the Clarity for a 2.1 system is unbelievable a family member has the Bose 3-2-1 system and for the price and crisp all around sound Its a wonderful system...This is a VIRTUAL surround sound so...

Sound is amazing Very Crisp and Clear ; Picture the Upconverting Dvd player works flawlessly makes your regular dvds look beautiful ; Quality Very durable.. not cheap and thin plastic very sturdy

NOTHING FOR ME! But for the people that are looking at this system follow the Manual and go to the website and install firmware first VERY SIMPLE ; Takes care of the problems people post on here.... they didn't listen to instructions

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Good intro 2.1 HTIB but with drawbacks


Bought this little system for our new Samsung 42' plasma. Out of the box, it was very easy to set up as we simply ran an HDMI cable to our tv, pluged it in and away we went. Were pleased with the picture as our regular DVD's were upscaled to 720 and...

HDMI connectivity, good sound from a low-end product, good upscaling DVD player

Refuses to spit out DVD's or allow "source" change

Product Specifications

Featuring Ambisound, the HTS6600 delivers an embracing multi-channel surround experience from just two speakers, in any sort of room. Providing excellent sound and picture quality, the easy-setup wall-mountable system fits into any home.


Output Power / Total:500Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system/DVD player / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player/DVD player / Radio
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Enhancement (DBE)
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes


CD Playback Modes:One track repeat / Program play / Random play / shuffle / Repeat folder
DVD Repeat Modes:Chapter / Random / Title
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips/Philips DivX Ultra

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Type: None