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Philips HTS8140

Philips HTS8140
alaScore 87

49 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Philips HTS8140. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price and size.

design, usability

size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS8140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Philips HTS8140 review


More convenient than a six-speaker system ; very good upscaled DVD pictures ; decent ability with movie soundtracks

Sound doesn't surround as well as a 'proper' speaker package ; not agile enough for CDs ; units are fairly large

As long as you're not expecting 'proper' surround sound, this is an impressive do-it-all movie player

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (

Philips HTS8140 review


Don't want to get into a tangle with a full 5.1 surround setup? This stylish Philips one-bar system could be just the ticket…

Not a true replacement for a 5.1 system, but a fine performer that offers spectacular, hassle-free home cinema

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (

Stuff magazine


Don't want to get into a tangle with a full 5.1 surround setup? This stylish Philips one-bar system could be just the ticket…

Not a true replacement for a 5.1 system, but a fine performer that offers spectacular, hassle-free home cinema

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Philips HTS8140 review


Philips' space-saving solution is almost the real thing

Clear picture ; Very practical form factor ; Genuine surround FX

Slightly disjointed bass channel ; Sounds compressed in surround modes

Looks great, does a good job of bring basic home cinema to your living room, but pros best steer clear

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Siddharth Bhatia (

Philips Soundbar HTS8140


Its been a while since we reviewed a Philips product. Of course, that doesn't mean we've forgotten the company, considering its reputation as a brand. Indeed, I have here with me a cool-looking innovative home theater system. This single ‘Soundbar'...

At Rs 56,000 the Soundbar HTS8140 is not exactly meant for the budget-conscious, but then it's a high-end unit in terms of design. Movies and games are its specialty. It has a number of inputs for sound, and the overall frequency response is perfect...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Philips SoundBar HTS8140


If you're looking for a discrete budget system as equally at home with music as it is with movies then they don't come much better than the Philips SoundBar HTS8140.

Great with music ; Excellent DVD playback ; iPod dock ; 1080p upscaling ; Slick styling

No video switching ; No wireless ; Bass needs adjusting for music

The retail price has recently dropped from AU$1,199 to AU$999, and we've seen it in catalogues for AU$899 — at that price it's a bargain. No-one is ever going to confuse this with a 5.1 system, but if you need a quick and easy set-up that looks good...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Philips HTS8140


The main soundbar unit measures 40in wide, 7in high and 5in deep, and is adorned with a slick, touch-sensitive control panel that slides to one side to reveal the DVD player. The subwoofer unit isn't quite so elegant - at almost 18in high and 12in wide...

Good audio quality, along with upscaling DVD player and iPod connectivity

Virtual surround sound isn't very effective

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Philips SoundBar HTS8140


Great unit. Brought tv (42pfl9703D) and soundbar from Harvey Norman for $2600 all up including the stand. The soundbar cost me $600

Good unit and plenty of base

Synching could be improved

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips SoundBar HTS8140


love this system picked it up yesterday from GG for $870 and they threw in a stand for $50 which i am in the process of putting together.

awesome sound, good bass and not tinny at all. the sound bar is so very pretty with the philips tv ; hooked it up with the playstation for singstar and it sounds awesome ; love the ipod dock

Absolute crap screws in the base unable to remove to mount system to the stand. Stripped the thread in a few trys. Made me soooo angry and still havn't got it off. You would think they would make it with decent screws... not sure wat to do now

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Philips HTS8140


Very good all in one, not a proper 5.1 but good substitute if you don't have the space

the units are a bit chunky

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:2.1 / 5.1
Audio system:Ambisound, Dolby Digital, Dolby Prologic II, DTS, Stereo
Equalizer: Yes
MP3 bit rates:32 - 256
RMS rated power:500

Center speaker

Center speaker impedance:6

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):41.2 x 6.06 x 6.85
HDMI ports quantity:1
Package depth:23.5
Package height:15.3
Package width:44.1
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50Hz
Satellite speaker driver size:2.5
Set weight:19.6
Set width:41.2
Subwoofer depth:12.7
Subwoofer height:16.7
Subwoofer width:12.7
Weight:0.314 / 19.6

Other features

Satellite speaker driver diameter:2.5

Packaging Data

Package depth:23.5
Package dimensions (WxDxH):44.1 x 15.3 x 23.5 / 44.1 x 23.5 x 15.3
Package height:15.3
Package weight:66.1
Package width:44.1

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:1
FM antenna: Yes
SCART ports quantity:1
TV in port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


Power consumption (standby):0.3


Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker impedance:6


Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):1 / 6.5
Subwoofer driver size:1 / 6.5
Subwoofer frequency range:35 - 200
Subwoofer impedance:4
Subwoofer type:Active

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Image formats supported:JPEG


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Video compression format:MPEG1, MPEG2
Video formats supported:MPEG1,MPEG2

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):41.2 x 6.06 x 6.85
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):12.7 x 12.7 x 16.7 / 12.7 x 16.7 x 12.7 / 16.7 x 12.7 x 12.7
Subwoofer weight:0.448 / 28