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Philips HTS8100

Philips HTS8100
alaScore 82

325 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and value for money also get good opinions.

design, value for money, usability, size, reliability

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips HTS8100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Theatre Systems on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design

value for money

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Philips HTS8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 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.

design, value for money, usability, 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 PlayerPhilips HTS8100 SoundBar

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Philips HTS8100

 

Many people don't bother contemplating installing a home theater in their bedroom because they don't have the room for an amplifier, let alone all the speakers and wiring required. But Philips' $799 USD HTS8100 might just prove the solution that...

All-in-one unit featuring speaker and DVD player; supports various audio/video formats

Lacks direct bass control; DVD insertion is delicate

The HTS8100 is a solid performer and the surround technology does its job in a straightforward fashion...

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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...

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Philips HTS8100 speakers review

 

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 stylish HTS8100. From the rather dramatically shot press images of this product you'd be forgiven...

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

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

The HTS8100 is an appealing enough solution but you'll struggle to justify the expense against more dedicated setups that offer similar features

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Philips HTS8100 review

 

Oddly, Philips innovative SoundBar wizardry actually works

p>Hgihly practical form factor Genuine surround sound effect</p

p>Poor stereo imaging No HDMI input</p

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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.

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Philips HTS8100

 

Philips' new HTS8100 home theatre is a somewhat new take on the way we currently experience surround sound with home theatre systems. Comprised of a s...

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.

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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.

But the biggest wow factor comes from the disc loading mechanism, a glass door which slides across at the touch of a button and allows you to click the disc into place. The subwoofer is similarly styled in gloss black but compared to the svelte main...

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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

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Philips SoundBar HTS8100 review

 

The Philips SoundBar HTS8100 is an excellent solution for style-conscious buyers with limited time and space to set up a true surround system, but you'll have to accept a few sonic compromises

Stylish, space-saving design ; Fuss-free set up ; 1080p video upscaling ; Versatile connectivity ; Impressive image quality

Expensively priced ; Subwoofer means it isn't totally discreet ; Compromised sound quality

Conclusion Philips' SoundBar HTS8100, at around £700, is a decent alternative to a full surround sound system for anyone who places space-saving style and convenience above uncompromised sound performance

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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...

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
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