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Philips MCD 708

Philips MCD 708
alaScore 74

75 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, design, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips MCD 708 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Philips MCD 708

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Philips MCD 708 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

value for money, design, usability, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips MCD708 DVD Micro Home Theater SystemPhilips MCD708-37 Micro Home Theater System with DVD and iPod Connectivity

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Spectacular value

 

As always, Newegg's customer service makes this process as quick and painless as possible.

This setup looks and sounds like something costing far more than it does; you'd be hard-pressed to buy just a DVD player for the

Apparently Philips' QA slipped on these units. Had to RMA the first one, wouldn't read any discs

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PHILIPS MCD708 Micro DVD Home Theater System

 

never ever thing of buying this system

this not good audio system at all ; its defective right out of the box, DVD player not open and close

never buy this system

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Defective On Arrival

 

I called Philips and the CSR said my DVD was probably defected. I love being insulted. I'll never buy another Philips product again.

Looks beautiful. The tuner and audio from the CableTV sounded great

The disc drive wouldn't load anything. CDs, DVDs, DivX discs, nothing. I let it sit for 2 hours with the unit turned on, as the manual instructed. The troubleshooting part of it said there may be condensation in the unit and to let it sit. After the...

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Defective product

 

Not happy about paying freight on the RMA. I hope the replacement unit fares better than the original. My poor rating is based on the fact the unit is defective.

Nice compact system with attractive looks. Good value for the price. Great sound from small speakers. Seemed to get good FM reception which is a challenge in my area

When I first inserted CD it would not read the disc. After letting it sit for awhile it seemed to resolve itself. Had to return the unit for replacement because it was cutting off treble response unless I cranked up the volume for a second. Also when...

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Nice sounding, great looks in a small package!

 

Great Looks, sound, and features

Clocked stopped keeping time in 4 months

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Nice sounding, great looks in a small package!

 

This is a great looking, great sounding mini home stereo unit. But there appear to be issues with it.

Great Looks, sound, and features

Clocked stopped keeping time in 4 months

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philips mcd708/37 micro music system review

 

I needed a small music system for my small apartment and the philips mcd708/37 looked to be exactly what I wanted. I purchased the item from costco for about $200. Physically, it is a beautiful product with rosewood colored speakers and mirrored faces ...

Very good style for the money and plays everything I needed it to

The initial broken speaker, sound, and a cheap feeling volume knob

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philips mcd708/37 micro music system review

 

I needed a small music system for my small apartment and the philips mcd708/37 looked to be exactly what I wanted. I purchased the item from costco for about $200. Physically, it is a beautiful product with rosewood colored speakers and mirrored faces...

Very good style for the money and plays everything I needed it to

The initial broken speaker, sound, and a cheap feeling volume knob

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Philips MCD708 Theater System

 

Very good style for the money and plays everything I needed it to.

The initial broken speaker, sound, and a cheap feeling volume knob.

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Product Specifications

A high quality component system flaunts a stylish and stunning design. The real rosewood speaker and ribbon tweeter produce powerful bass and crystal clear high tones. With DVD playability, you can now feast your senses on perfect sound. 12 bit Video DAC is a superior Digital to Analog Converter that preserves every detail of the authentic picture quality. It shows subtle shades and smoother graduation of colors, resulting in a more vibrant and natural picture. The limitation of the usual 10bit DAC becomes apparent particularly while using large screens and projectors. Progressive Scan doubles the vertical resolution of the image resulting in a noticeably sharper picture. Instead of sending field with the odd lines to the screen first, followed by the field with the even lines, both fields are written at one time. A full image is created instantaneously, using the maximum resolution. At such a speed, the human eye perceives a sharper picture with no line structure. Class 'D' digital amplifier takes an analog signal, converts it into a digital signal and then amplifies the signal digitally. The signal then enters a demodulation filter to give the final output. The amplified digital output delivers all the advantages of digital audio, including improved sound quality. In addition, Class 'D' digital amplifier has greater than 90% efficiency compared to traditional AB amplifiers. This high efficiency translates into a powerful amplifier with a small footprint. The Neodymium Ribbon Tweeter is a monopole tweeter that produces dynamic and crisp sound from the front. It is a feature commonly used in high-end audio systems to reproduce sound with excellent fidelity. Conventional cones and dome tweeters are based on a directional moving coil principle whereas the monopole Neodymium Ribbon Tweeter radiates high frequencies in a full 180-degree radiation pattern. This dramatically increases the width of the sound spectrum in the higher tones and expands the sweet spot zone to deliver wide, crystal-clear, and natural sound even from compact audio systems. The speaker enclosure is made of real, natural rosewood. Its stiffness and density are both excellent acoustic damping properties for perfect quality sound reproduction. Part of the manufacturing process involves making it by hand to ensure a super quality finish. The Gold-plated speaker connector ensures better audio signal transmission compared to traditional clickfit connections. It also minimizes the electrical signal loss from the amplifier to the speaker box, resulting in sound reproduction that's as close to reality as possible.

Amplifier

Output Channel Qty:2
Output Power / Total:100Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / Receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):Amplifier / DVD player / Radio/DVD player / Radio
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)/Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB) / Loudness
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke/AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Incredible Surround
Type:Micro system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

DVD

CD Playback Modes:A-B repeat / One track repeat / Program play / Repeat all / Repeat folder / Repeat shuffle / Resume play
DVD Repeat Modes:Chapter / Title
Type:DVD player

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Philips
Model:MCD708
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips/Philips DVD Micro Theatre

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Turntable

Type: None
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