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Philips HTS6500

Philips HTS6500
alaScore 76

148 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of Philips HTS6500. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips HTS6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Philips HTS6500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 500Watt 1080I DVD Home Theatre System HTS6500/37

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (cnet.com)

Philips HTS6500 review: Philips HTS6500

 

Philips HTS6500

The Philips HTS6500 is a high-style virtual-surround home-theater system that offers upscaling DVD playback via its HDMI output. In addition to DVDs and CDs, it plays a wide variety of file formats including DivX; MPEG-1, -2, and -4; MP3; WMA; and JPEG...

The HTS6500's passive subwoofer lacks precision and punch, and you can't independently control the subwoofer's volume. Sound customization options are very limited. The virtual-surround effect doesn't match the surround-sound capabilities of a true...

The unremarkable sound quality of the Philips HTS6500 is outweighed by its winning combination of slick aesthetics, impressive features, and affordable pricing.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (cnet.co.uk)

Philips HTS6500 review

 

By combining a DVD player, a receiver, and speakers into a single product, home-theater-in-a-box systems (HTIBs) simplify the process of purchasing and installing a home theater. Although a full-blown home-theater system is often the best solution for...

The Philips HTS6500 is a high-style virtual-surround home-theater system that offers upscaling DVD playback via its HDMI output. In addition to DVDs and CDs, it plays a wide variety of file formats including DivX; MPEG-1, -2, and -4; MP3; WMA; and JPEG...

The HTS6500's passive subwoofer lacks precision and punch, and you can't independently control the subwoofer's volume. Sound customization options are very limited. The virtual-surround effect doesn't match the surround-sound capabilities of a true...

The unremarkable sound quality of the Philips HTS6500 is outweighed by its winning combination of slick aesthetics, impressive features, and affordable pricing.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Remote or unit defective

 

Did not buy from NewEgg, was much cheaper after adding the freight to buy it locally.

Easy to setup, loud enough for my room ; Easy to update firmware; read and follow instructions and it's done

It is a 2.1 HTIB not 5.1 and does not even come close to sounding like a 5.1 HTIB. Remote or main unit is flakey, cannot intermittentely control any functions with the remote ; Sometimes need to get up to 6" of it for remote to "maybe" work and yes the...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Died + Only 30 Day Warranty

 

Warranty is only good for 30 days. Bought for a friend, now I have to buy something new.

Good price for all in one device

Swallows DVDs which have to be removed with a tweezer. Remote works sporadically, even with fresh batteries

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Sound/Bad Picture

 

Bottom line... I'm buying the bose system and a blu-ray player and throwing this thing on craigslist... This is my first HD set and I want perfection. I am not a tech guy and it took my a while to get this all set up so all my componants played through...

Set up was a snap and it sounds great. Very loud and clear sound. Price was too attractive to pass up compared to the Bose or other systems. It really does sound like some of the 5.1 systems I have had in the past

DVD's look terrible. I can't even watch them it is so bad. I had a $40 Zenith dvd player from the spare room on here and it looked 10 times better. I tried the componant and HDMI connection and it still looks terrible on my 50" Samsung Plasma. I...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Execellent HTS in a Box System

 

I did not buy it from newegg (they did not offer it back then). Make sure you: update the firmware to the latest one from philips website; use hdmi for upscaling support; have atleast a 2 gig usb stick (much easer than using a dvd each time).

Complete package for a basic home theater in a small room or apartment/condo ; Does everything you need it to do including playing xvid/divx movies and mp3s in one small package ; Has a great price ; Sound is decent, but nothing compare to a 7.1 THX...

Does not play mpg4 movies ; Navigating long mp3 lists is not easy ; Only displays the first 8 character s in a file name

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good for a 2.1

 

Newegg has this listed when you do a search for 5.1 surround systems. This comes with 2.1 speakers. Not bad for the price but I feel like an idot for buying it

Good Sound, Good Price, supports lots of file types

No problem with the gear but just make sure you understand that this is a 2.1 NOT a 5.1 system

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice system

 

I did not buy mine from newegg. but i love it. my sandisk cruzer would not work but my external hdd did! plays divx off it nice. the only problem is how much data you have on your hdd. i had 80gb of mp3s and it would not load them. for the price this...

Sound, dvd upconvert, hdmi, usb mp3 input ect

none

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (shopzilla.com)

State of The Art Features, Good Sound for Less Than $300

 

Easy set-up, HDMI DVD upscaler. Sound is very good! Compact

Lacks power in sub woofer, TV input volume is just ok

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (ciao.com)

DivX Ultra

 

Philips is one of the World's leading electronic appliances company but it has not so satisfied the customers su much as much by the other products by it .. But dis time It has come wid a good one dats Philips DivX Ultra HTS 6500 Home Theatre System .....

Many

none

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

MP3 bit rates:32 - 256
RMS rated power:2 / 500
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):65

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1

Other Features

Channels quantity:40
Depth:13
HDMI ports quantity:1
Height:2.76
Package depth:20.6
Package height:16.5
Package width:22
Satellite speaker driver size:3
Set weight:0.123 / 7.72
Set width:13.4
Subwoofer depth:18.5
Subwoofer height:14.6
Subwoofer width:8.66
Surround speaker depth:3.78
Surround speaker height:4.8
Surround speaker weight:4.41
Surround speaker width:12
Weight:0.123 / 7.72
Width:13.4

Other features

Satellite speaker driver diameter:3

Packaging Data

Package weight:0.612 / 38.1

Power

Power consumption (standby):1

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker frequency range:120 - 20000
Satellite speaker impedance:8

Subwoofer

Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):8
Subwoofer driver size:8
Subwoofer frequency range:30 - 120
Subwoofer impedance:4

Technical Details

Frequency range:30 - 20 / 30 - 20.000

Weight & Dimensions

Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):4.8 x 3.78 x 12
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):14.6 x 18.5 x 8.66
Subwoofer weight:15.4