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Philips HTS 9800

Philips HTS 9800
alaScore 83

141 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Philips HTS 9800. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the size. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

design, usability, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS 9800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Philips HTS 9800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Views about the reliability and price are on the whole positive. The size and design also get good views.

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65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HTS9800 6.1ch Cineos Multi-region DVD Home Cinema System - With SACD Playback - BlackPhilips HTS9800 6.1ch Cineos Multi-region DVD Home Cinema System - With SACD Playback - Black

Dec, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Philips HTS 9800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People are impressed by the price. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, design, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HTS9800 DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Philips HTS9800 DVD Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: staff (

Philips HTS9800W review


A stylish system with the performance to match

Great performance ; Stunning design

Cumbersome connections box

Rich in features, this sets a new benchmark that all-in-one systems should aspire to

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: James Dickinson (

Philips HTS9800W


There are an awful lot of nice things to say about Philips' HTS9800W home theatre system. This 6.1 wireless home theatre system has an air of Bang & O...

Uber-stylish design, great sound, wireless back speakers, good data CD functions, HDMI

Clunky wiring system at front, limited connections, not the best remote

An incredibly stylish offering from Philips that also sounds great

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (

Philips HTS9800 review


Home-cinema in a box from Philips! Real cinemas, they found, are too big to fit…

It looks great and works just as well – a step-up from entry-level systems, and sure to win friends.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Philips HTS9800W review


Cheaper rivals are setting high standards at lower prices, but the Philips HTS9800 is still a good buy

Build and styling are second to none ; good sonic integration ; fine pictures

A little pricey among the current crop of rival systems

Still among the best, even given the emergence of cheaper rivals

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Asher Moses (

Philips HTS9800W


The Philips HTS9800W is a stylish wireless 6.1 surround sound system that handles a wide range of disc and file formats as well as most of the latest surround sound formats.

Powerful, high performance system ; Up-scales 576p DVDs to 1080i ; Extensive format support ; HDMI connectivity ; Wireless rear speakers

Rear speakers drowned out by front channel ; Plugging cables into the main DVD unit is fiddly ; Does not support XviD ; No USB host function

Overall sound quality is very impressive, and blistering volume levels can be reached as long as you don't mind some distortion with certain tones.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Rasesh Tanna (

Philips Cineos HTS9800W


Home theatre systems are now reaching everybody's homes, if you have a duplex or a huge home a room would be surely dedicated to your Entertainment. The Philips Ceneos HTS9800W is an Ultra-Slim Home theatre sytem which will surely catch your eye....

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Philips HTS9800W


The large system is overcrowded by components including a separate connector box and a wireless receiver but the sleek, futuristic styling and flexible positioning means it appears surprisingly inconspicuous. The compact main unit can be stood upright...

Superb styling and flexible positioning; 6.1 speakers with wireless rear channels; advanced surround processing; SACD playback; outstanding picture and sound performance

Separate connector and wireless boxes; lengthy set up; music performance

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: danny56 (

Philips HTS9800W


good if i can get it working again please help me

nice sound looks great

suddenly no sound woofer keeps turning on and off but no sound any ideas

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: insight (

Philips HTS9800W


Quality of design and construction is a big problem (system sent back for service twice during warranty period with lists of problems). When returning the system a third time for service (Philips had still failed to fix their annoying "feature" of the...

Visually, attractive. Significant effort was made "making it look good.â

Loud popping sounds on rear speakers (fixed after first service). Remote control failure (fixed after 2nd service). A gentle hum could be heard when powered on. The system is extremely slow and unresponsive when switching between modes or putting in...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Michelle (

Philips HTS9800W


Does anyone know why my IPOD videos won't play on the system? It keeps telling me to put in the video accessory, even when I have put that cable in? Any help would be great!

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Philips HTS9800W Home Theater System offers higher performance to the discerning consumer. The HTS9800W incorporates HDMI digital high-definition audio and video connection, Video Upscaling to 1080i for sharper images, multi-channel SACD and Dolby Digital EX audio. Philips HTS9800W plays all DVD and music disc formats as well as Picture CDs. This easy to use Home Theater System is an all-in-one solution.


Output Power / Total:800Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:SACD / DVD player / Speaker system
Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio / SACD player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:6.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:6 + Subwoofer (6.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:6 + Subwoofer (6.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes


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

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips


Wireless Speakers: Yes

MD System

Type: None


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital EX + DTS


Type: None