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Philips MCD 709

Philips MCD 709
alaScore 75

18 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Philips MCD 709. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the price. The usability also gets good feedback.

design, usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips MCD 709 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (

Faulty DVD player


Unit was easy to install and looked great

DVD player would not read any CD/DVD. Still waiting on my replacement and I will update review at that time

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

DVD did not work..


The speakers are much larger than the image portrays. But Newegg was great in resolving this issue. No problems with Newegg just the product. The box was 70lb and when it arrived it was pretty much beat up (UPS delivered).

The sound was great.. for the first 15 seconds.

This is model 709:

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Nice system


Great if you want a stylish stereo/DVD player with rich rosewood veneer speakers.

Another reviewer mentioned bad reviews of the similar MCD708. I've owned a 708 for two years and I just bought the MCD709 too. They both have similar but not identical player units. The 708 only has two bookshelf speakers, no subwoofer, and 180 *less*...

Preset equalizer modes only. No 5.1 surround sound.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

Be careful...


Not sure

This system appears to contain the same MCD708 unit that has poor reviews and apparently many problems:

May, 2008

Consumer review (

the future sound


A DVD micro theater from Philips that features a stylish design and cutting-edge audio and video technologies. The system consists of an integrated main unit, a dedicated subwoofer and two floor-standing tower speakers. The MCD709 boasts of a total...

Right in your living room


Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

I like the Philips MCD709 Micro DVD micro theater system!


Know the first Philips DVD micro theater MCD709 micro system, are at last Christmas, a study at that time my friend LI just come back soon, we opened a large group of friends party, to celebrate LI back, but also crazy for Christmas Day , fun with...

Very nice design


Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Immerse in a total movie and music experience with DVD Micro Theatre MCD709. Its superb design reflects its state of the art sound and picture technology. You're in for dynamic and impressive entertainment - right in your living room!


Output Power / Total:380Watt


Audio output channels:2.1
Audio system:Dolby Digital
RMS rated power:380

Audio System

Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio/DVD player / Radio
Sound Effects:Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB)
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black, Silver, Wood
Disc loading type:Tray
Motorized disc loader:Y
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set


Built-in display:Y
Display Type:VFD


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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic


Alarm function: Yes
DVD region code:3 / 6
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (SIMPL), English / CHI (TR), English
Programmable tracks:20
Sleep Timer: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVD Micro Theatre

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR, SWE, TUR
Sleep Timer: Yes

MD System

Type: None


Audio amplifier: Yes
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Frequency range:100 - 20000
RMS rated power:380
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):60
Subwoofer included:Y
Subwoofer type:Active


Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD
Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Alarms:CD Alarm, Sleep timer
Auto digital tuning: Yes
Channels quantity:40
Clock function: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):9.45 x 9.06 x 6.3
DVD region code:1 / 2
Main speaker:Ribbon tweeter, Real rosewood enclosure, Gold-plate speaker connectors, Speaker grilles detachable
Media types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-CD, WMA-CD
Package depth:20.6
Package height:17.3
Package width:46.9
Remote Control Type:49-key with 2xAAA batteries
Set width:9.45
Speaker height:37.3
Speaker width:9.45
Subwoofer depth:10
Subwoofer height:13.2
Subwoofer width:16.8

Packaging Content

Cables included:Composite
FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:20.6
Package dimensions (WxDxH):46.9 x 20.6 x 17.3
Package height:17.3
Package weight:77.2
Package width:46.9


Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Channels quantity:40
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+RW / CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, DVD-Video, Picture CD, SVCD
Playback mode:Program, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle / Program, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle, Zoom
Playback Modes:Program, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle / Program, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle, Zoom
Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Ports & interfaces

Apple Docking:N
Audio (L,R) in:1
AUX in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
FM antenna: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes
MW antenna: Yes
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB port:N


AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:220
Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC


FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
MW band range:531 - 1602
Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM / FM, MW
Supported radio bands:FM / FM,MW
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Subwoofer type:Active

Technical Details

Playback mode:Zoom
Playback Modes:Zoom


Type: None


Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Weight & Dimensions

Main speaker depth:8.78
Main speaker height:37.3
Main speaker width:9.45
Package depth:20.6
Package dimensions (WxDxH):46.9 x 20.6 x 17.3
Package height:17.3
Package weight:77.2
Package width:46.9
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):16.8 x 10 x 13.2