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Philips HTS8100

Philips HTS8100
alaScore 84

298 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews of Philips HTS8100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Views about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips HTS8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Philips HTS8100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The usability and design also get good views.

design, usability, price, size

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HTS8100 - Soundbar - DVD Home Cinema System - With HDMI Upscaling & Ambisound - BlackPhilips HTS8100 - Soundbar - DVD Home Cinema System - With HDMI Upscaling & Ambisound - Black

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips HTS8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Philips HTS8100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips AmbiSound Home Theater Sound Bar with Integrated 1080p-Upscaling DVD/MP3 Player, HTS8100/37Philips AmbiSound Home Theater Sound Bar with Integrated 1080p-Upscaling DVD/MP3 Player, HTS8100/37

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Philips HTS8100 Sound Bar Reviewed

 

Packing Euro-good looks, this $800 soundbar from Philips has a handsome design and can easily be integrated with an Apple iPod dock for even more connectivity options for the home theater enthusiasts on the go....

The built-in DVD player is an added bonus; many other sound bars, costing as much as 50 percent more, do not offer this ; An included subwoofer provides bass energy, filling out the sound very nicely. It's not a Sunfire or a Velodyne subwoofer, but...

The HTS8100 has no video inputs, meaning you will need to connect your video sources to your TV set ; While it provides decent surround sound, audio could be more powerful. Try using this one in a smaller room for best results ; The unit doesn't...

All said, this is a nice little speaker package - a DVD player, a subwoofer, an all-in-one virtual surround speaker, and an iPod dock - that is a pretty darn good deal, considering what all these various components would cost separately. The video...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The Philips HTS8100 is a great option for those without the space for a full 5.1 surround sound setup, but its relatively average performance in other areas prevents it from being an outstanding product.

Innovative ambisound technology simulates 5.1 surround sound without the need for rear speakers, DVD upscaling to 1080p, Great design

Some distortion, Relatively weak bass, DVD playback was marred by image noise, Limited input options

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Paul Lester (pocket-lint.com)

Philips HTS8100 speakers - Pocket-lint

 

In an attempt to combine the appeal of a home cinema surround system and upscaling DVD player with sound projection technology Philips has produced the

Upscaling 1080p DVD player, stylish and wellbuilt, impressive front room performance

Very expensive, limited rear speaker impact, only really suitable for mid-sized screens

Overall we were very impressed by the stylish design, build quality and performance of the HTS8100.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Philips HTS8100 review

 

Oddly, Philips innovative SoundBar wizardry actually works

Hgihly practical form factor ; Genuine surround sound effect

Poor stereo imaging ; No HDMI input

Delivers pseudo surround-sound in one of the most innovative and convenient packages available

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Ben Russell (goodgearguide.com.au)

Philips HTS8100 SoundBar

 

Innovative ambisound technology simulates 5.1 surround sound without the need for rear speakers, DVD upscaling to 1080p, Great design

Some distortion, Relatively weak bass, DVD playback was marred by image noise, Limited input options

The Philips HTS8100 is a great option for those without the space for a full 5.1 surround sound setup, but its relatively average performance in other areas prevents it from being an outstanding product.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Philips HTS8100 Soundbar DVD System

 

If you want more panache than the virtual surround modes found in your TV or 2.1-channel system, this could be the answer.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Philips has packed a DVD player, multi-channel amp and speakers into a wall-mountable bar – but does convenience mean compromise?

It never quite sounds like a true surround system, but the HTS8100 still hits a near-perfect balance between style, convenience and performance

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Philips SoundBar HTS8100

 

The Philips SoundBar HTS8100 is good value for money, and able to deliver powerful movie soundtracks and excellent video quality via the HDMI output.

Excellent HDMI video ; Upscaling DVD playback ; Good looks ; Intelligible dialogue reproduction

Audio inputs inconveniently located ; Ambisound mode makes soundtracks and music thin ; Cables akimbo

Despite some of its flaws, though, the Philips SoundBar HTS8100 is good value for money, and is able to deliver powerful movie soundtracks and excellent video quality via the HDMI output. One of the better and most convenient HTIB units available at...

Sep, 2007

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Philips HTS8100

 

With the Philips Ambisound HTS8100, you dont need five separate speakers to enjoy surround sound in your living room. Miraculously its speakers, amplifier and DVD/CD player are all contained within a 13 cm-thin box. This design concept - the sound bar...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (avreview.co.uk)

Philips HTS8100

 

The system can be placed beneath your display and uses Ambisound technology to deliver a virtual surround sound experience by positioning eight individual drivers at varying angles while a separate subwoofer takes care of the low frequencies. Since...

Space-saving convenience, easy to use, versatile connectivity, outstanding picture performance

Confused sound performance, weak dialogue

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

HTS8100 is the new Ambisound home theater system. Featuring Philips' proprietary Ambisound technology, the HTS8100 SoundBar creates a full 5.1 surround sound experience through a one-piece fully integrated home theater system. Ambisound represents the future in audio innovation integrating the latest technology, in a sleek, sophisticated design. Only five-inches thick, the Ambisound SoundBar provides a stylish system with amplifier and a DVD player all in a single sophisticated design. Whether listening to a CD, watching a favorite DVD or enjoying a TV program, Ambisound will ensure consumers are enjoying an immersive entertainment experience. The Ambisound SoundBar features five amplifiers, similar to a 5.1 system, integrated into a single horizontal sound bar. The HTS8100 uses a host of technologies including array processing, precise driver positioning and psycho-acoustic innovation to achieve the full surround sound performance. For maximum audio quality and clarity, the Ambisound system features a 3-band equalizer and DoubleBASS deep bass performance, creating a smooth cross over between sounds. The speakers feature soft dome tweeters for increased clarity and clear voice performance and are designed for maximum efficiency for full midrange performance. Additionally, users will enjoy the Smart Surround feature, which automatically ensures correct surround sound settings whether a movie or music is playing. In addition to the latest audio technology, the Ambisound system is only five inches thick and can be easily mounted onto a wall underneath an existing FlatTV . The simple, yet elegant design enhances the d

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:240Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Functions (KA):Digital player / DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:3.1 channel
Type:DVD surround system/Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

DVD

Type:DVD player

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:HTS8100 SoundBar DVD Home Theater/Soundbar HTS8100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips/Philips Cineos

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Turntable

Type: None