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Philips HTS3520

Philips HTS3520
alaScore 86

227 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews of Philips HTS3520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the size.

price, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS3520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips HTS3520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

price, usability, design


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HTS3520/05 5.1 ch Home Cinema System (HDMI,1080p,Upscaling and Dolby Digital,600W)Philips HTS3520/05 5.1 ch Home Cinema System (HDMI,1080p,Upscaling and Dolby Digital,600W)

Sep, 2018

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Excellent Product


Very impressed with the quality and value of this system. Easy to set up will form the heart of our home cinema and at £100 for a 600watt system would be difficult to beat.

Dec, 2011

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best value for price


this is, in my opinion the best value for money HTS out there at the moment even plays movies thru usb stick

Nov, 2011

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an excellent buy


this is excellent especially for the price easy step by step instructions sound quality is superb and very powerfull

Oct, 2011

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philips immersive Hts3520 home theatre


This is an absolutely excellent buy, Price exceptional value , functionality exquisite and easy to connect and use with great output. Will recommend it to family and friends

Oct, 2011

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great looking item


stunning looking and great sound matches my new tv

Feb, 2011

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Good budget end buy


Im not an expert with these things and looked about before purchase and couldnt find many reviews. I Bought a Samsung home system as really like Samsung quality but have to say the speakers hissed terribly when supposed to be silent and Bass was poor.

Feb, 2011

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excellent purchase


really pleased with this purchase. shopped around in the sales looking for a dvd player/sound system and really liked the look of this philips system, then found it much cheaper at asda direct than any of the other high street stores. bought online and...

Jan, 2011

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Brilliant item


Brought this item in addition to the new telly! easy to install, installed with in 30 mins, great sound quality. good stylish design blends in well. good price to match product.

Jan, 2011

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really pleased


sound system was delivered very quickly, it was easy to connect up because wires are colour brings tevision to life.

Jan, 2011

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For the cost,this is an awesome home cinema system with a powerful amplifier. Set up is very easy although I have been in touch with technical support for advice. Personally I think Philips should include the Superfast HDMI cable as a standard cable...

top quality home cinema

no hdmi cable included

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Pro Logic II
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Pro Logic II
Equalizer: Yes
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
RMS rated power:600
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):65
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):30

Center speaker

Center speaker frequency range:150 - 20000
Center speaker impedance:8
Center speaker woofer diameter (imperial):3
Center speaker woofer size:3

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-240
Power consumption (standby):0.9
Power consumption (typical):100

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Optical disc player type:DVD Player
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, SVCD, VCD

Other Features

Center speaker depth:3.63
Center speaker dimensions (WxHxD):6.33 x 3.74 x 3.62
Center speaker driver diameter:1
Center speaker height:3.75
Center speaker width:6.34
Centre speaker dimensions (WxHxD):6.33 x 3.74 x 3.62
Centre speaker driver size:1
Channels quantity:40
Front speaker depth:3.78
Front speaker height:6.38
Front speaker weight:1.23 / 1234.6
Front speaker width:3.74
HDMI ports quantity:1
Package depth:15 / 18.4
Package height:11.9 / 15.2
Package width:14.6 / 22.2
Power Requirements:220-240 V, 50 Hz
Rear speaker depth:3.78
Rear speaker height:6.38
Rear speaker width:3.74
Set width:14.2
Subwoofer depth:14.6
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):4.72 x 12.1 x 14.5
Subwoofer height:12.2
Subwoofer width:4.84

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:15 / 18.4
Package dimensions (WxDxH):14.6 x 15.2 x 18.4 / 14.6 x 18.4 x 15.2
Package height:11.9 / 15.2
Package weight:28
Package width:14.6 / 22.2

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
FM antenna: Yes
HDMI out:1
HDMI version:1.3
Microphone in: Yes
Number of HDMI outputs:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-240
Power consumption (standby):0.9
Power consumption (typical):100


FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:40
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speaker frequency range:150 - 20000
Satellite speaker impedance:4
Satellite speaker woofer diameter (imperial):3
Satellite speaker woofer size:3


Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):1 / 6.5
Subwoofer driver size:1 / 6.5
Subwoofer frequency range:20 - 150 / 40 - 150
Subwoofer impedance:8
Subwoofer type:Passive

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Black
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Karaoke: Yes
Slide show: Yes

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Progressive Scan: Yes
Video compression format:DivX, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, Xvid
Video formats supported:DIVX,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,XVID

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.75 x 3.64 x 6.33 / 6.33 x 3.62 x 3.74
Center speaker weight:27.2
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):3.74 x 3.43 x 6.33 / 6.36 x 3.78 x 3.74
Front speaker weight:19.8
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 12.6 x 2.2
Main unit weight:6.26
Rear speaker weight:19.8
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):12.2 x 14.6 x 4.83 / 4.72 x 14.5 x 12.1
Subwoofer weight:8.47