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Philips HTS6510

Philips HTS6510
alaScore 79

179 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Philips HTS6510. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. The reliability and price get less positive comments.

usability, design

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS6510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Philips HTS6510 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People really like the design. The usability also gets good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the price and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the size.

usability, design

reliability, price

47% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PHILIPS HTS6510 - 2.1 Multi-region capable DVD Home Cinema System - With HDMI & Dolby Pro Logic IIPHILIPS HTS6510 - 2.1 Multi-region capable DVD Home Cinema System - With HDMI & Dolby Pro Logic II

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips HTS-6510 review


Impressive picture performance and Ambisound technology spreads the sound and delivers a fair amount of detail

Detailed picture ; spacious spread of sound, intuitive remote and menus

Subwoofer doesn’t integrate well ; 1080i upscaling

The HTS-6510 sells at a very good price, but still makes a fine case for itself

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : staff (

Philips HTS6510 review


There's more to Sonowave than just a gimmick

Attractive ; Sonowave is excellent ; Excellent pictures


Looks the part and delivers great performance too

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

Review: Philips HTS6510 SonoWave DVD system


Philips' one-box virtual surround system gets a grilling...

Looks good, effective tilt at cut-price surround sound

Sound suffers compared to 5.1 system, weak and unfocused bass

The HTS6510 is designed with small rooms in mind and for people who put aesthetics and space limitations above overall sound quality. It will certainly add a certain grace to any room, but it flounders in larger spaces and won't take the place of a...

Feb, 2007

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Philips HTS6510


remote dose not turn the system on it only turns it off so you have to press the button on the system to turn it on

Nov, 2008

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Reviewer left no comment

remote dose not turn the system on it only turns it off so you have to press the button on the system to turn it on

Oct, 2008

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good sound quality and product design

Sep, 2008

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Philips HTS6510


It has great simple outline, and the sound quality is very good.

No output access for using other additional speakers. Quite complicated to sort out, and once I did, I had yet another remote controller, to add to TV and Sky. Why is it set to standby and not an off button, hasn;t the industry learned yet that we need...

Aug, 2008

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Big sound with no major wiring


Jul, 2008

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Easy to set up, no need for lengthy cabling to remote speakers. HD images excellent and plenty of output power.

Sub Woofer box a little large (compared to other products) makes it difficult to locate. Sound settings limited, just preset options - Rock, Classical etc. and no equaliser. Control Unit LCD display is recessed within unit which can be hard to see if...

Jun, 2008

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Philips HTS6510


It’s Compact with effective up scaling for ordinary DVD’s. Whilst the surround sound might not satisfy the purists out there it is a fine compromise from a two main speaker solution. FM/AM radio was a nice bonus.

More control over the Bass and Treble settings(It relies on presets) would have been handy as the Bass can get a little busy at times.

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Combining style and performance, this elegant and hassle-free system indulges you with endless hours of viewing and listening pleasure. So sit back and immerse yourself in movies and music in the comfort of your home.


Output Power / Total:500Watt


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit / 192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Pro Logic II,DTS / Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:2.1
Audio system:Ambisound\nDolby Digital\nDolby Prologic II\nDTS\nStereo
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS / Dolby Digital, DTS
MP3 bit rates:32 - 256
RMS rated power:500
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):65

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Enhancement (DBE)
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:SonoWave Surround Sound
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No


Type:DVD player

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):100

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):13.4 x 13 x 2.76
HDMI ports quantity:1
Media types supported:DVD+R/+RW\nCD-R/RW\nUSB flash drive\nAudio CD\nCD-R/RW\nUSB flash drive\nDVD-Video\nDVD+R/+RW\nDVD-R/-RW\nVideo CD/SVCD\nCD-R/CD-RW
Package depth:20.6
Package height:16.5
Package width:22
Picture enhancement:Slideshow with music playback\nRotate\nZoom\nHigh Def (720p, 1080i)\nVideo upscaling\nProgressive Scan
Power Requirements:220-240V\n50Hz
Set weight:7.72
Set width:13.4
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):12.6 x 3.98 x 4.88
Surround speaker weight:4.41

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, SCART
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:20.6
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22 x 20.6 x 16.5
Package height:16.5
Package weight:38.1
Package width:22

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
FM antenna: Yes
Front / Side connections:MP3 Direct input\nUSB
HDMI out:1
I/O ports:HDMI output\nS-Video out\nComposite video (CVBS) output\nSCART1 (CVBS, S-video/RGB out)\nAM/MW Antenna\nEasy-Fit speaker connectors\nDigital coaxial in\nAUX in\nComponent Video output\nFM Antenna
MW antenna: Yes
Number of HDMI outputs:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):100


FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:40
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM
Tuner Bands:FM/MW
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:Magnetically shielded front
Satellite speaker frequency range:120 - 20000
Satellite speaker impedance:8
Satellite speaker type:3-Way
Satellite speaker woofer diameter (imperial):2.5
Satellite speaker woofer size:2.5
Satellite speakers RMS power:2


Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):8
Subwoofer driver size:8
Subwoofer frequency range:30 - 120
Subwoofer impedance:4
Subwoofer RMS power:100
Subwoofer type:Passive
Wireless subwoofer: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Color of product:Aluminium, Black
Frequency range:30 - 20000
Image formats supported:JPEG XR
Karaoke: No
Playback mode:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback Modes:Rotation, Slideshow, Zoom

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


3D compatibility: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Progressive Scan: Yes
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG1, MPEG2
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit / 108MHz
Video formats supported:DIVX,MPEG1,MPEG2
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Satellite speaker dimensions (WxDxH):12.6 x 3.98 x 4.88 / 4.88 x 3.98 x 12.6
Satellite speaker weight:4.41
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):14.6 x 18.5 x 8.66 / 8.66 x 18.5 x 14.6
Subwoofer weight:15.4