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Philips MCD908

Philips MCD908
alaScore 80

110 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Philips MCD908. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips MCD908 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips MCD908


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Philips MCD908 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People really like the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but the design and price get negative opinions.

usability, reliability

price, design

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips MCD908 - Valve Amp Micro Hifi System - With DVD Player With HDMI & 1080i UpscalingPhilips MCD908 - Valve Amp Micro Hifi System - With DVD Player With HDMI & 1080i Upscaling

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Philips MCD908


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Philips MCD908 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips MCD908 DivX DVD Micro Theatre System

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: staff (

Philips MCD908 review


Great looks, and a performance to match

p>Stylish design High-quality audio</p

p>Upscaled video not the best Lacking in stereo dynamics</p

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (

Philips MCD908 review


The Philips MCD908 is an attractively priced and nicely designed system. But where it excels in style, it loses in performance, which is distinctly average. That advantage is that it's priced within reach of almost any home cinema newbie and as such...

Design and build ; Decent speaker specification ; Loads of connectivity ; HDMI output ; Price

Average audio and video performance ; Annoyingly lengthy start-up time

However, this is still a system that costs little more than a couple of hundred quid, and it'll upscale, pipe movies over HDMI, blow your ear drums with volume and it looks good, too. You probably won't be disappointed as long as you don't hand over...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Philips MCD908


The Philips MCD908 offers top-level features and build quality for a reasonable price -- unfortunately it doesn't quite have the performance to back it up.

Good price ; Indestructible build ; Audiophile-type components ; Packed with features

May be too gaudy for some ; Performance out of line with build

Conclusion The Philips MCD908 is a very likeable beast, and sure looks impressive sitting on your entertainment rack. There are a lot of features crammed into these little boxes for a very small price -- and it's a very well built system. It's just a...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Philips MCD908


The Philips MCD908 DVD stereo system uniquely combines analogue hi-fi technology with the latest digital advances. The twin shoebox-sized components are well constructed with brushed metal fronts

Stylish design, High-quality audio

Upscaled video not the best, Lacking in stereo dynamics

A luxury DVD micro system that blends old and new tech to deliver a strong DVD and an enticing musical performance

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Flawed But Still A Gem


Warm, fatigue-free, sound was obtained when a powered subwoofer was connected and crossed at 80Hz. Highly recommended. The analog output of an Apple Airport Express sounds excellent when played through the AUX input.

Hybrid (tube preamp/Class D amp) amplifier; AUX input; subwoofer output; Build quality; Ribbon tweeter; HDMI output

No digital inputs; No phono input; Only 1 analog input; Bass-shy; Bass and Treble controls are too limited and coarse

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Audacious PreImp (

Awesome Sound, Great Deal


I have had no problem with audible hiss as the other reviewer complained of. I love this unit. I popped in compact disc of Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri (comic opera) and am in blissful audio Nirvana.

Tube preamp, minimalist design, study construction has the look and feel of a quality product. This is an awesome value for the price. Tube preamp gives a warm realistic sound. If I am not mistaken Phillips NV are the Dutch boys that invented the...

None really for the price (free shipping included) The preamp unit glows red---the disc player glows white. I would have preferred them both to agree in glow color --- either both red or both white.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: JosephK (

Like Nothing Else, but Flawed


All-in-one solution to adding DVD & better audio to my small TV on built-in bookshelves. I have it teamed with a Sharp Aquos 20" LCD-TV and an Aperion Audio S8APR sub woofer. This isn't a fake surround sound system, it's a stereo with a sub woofer...

This is a good-looking HTIB. Three-way speakers with high-gloss rosewood sides and black glass tops, same rosewood on the sides of the amp and player, an amber window backlit with a red LED highlighting the "glowing" tubes, and blue LED accents that...

Big problem: Audible hiss with null input that is noticeable during playback of quiet passages. This is in the amplifier and not a ground loop. Too much effort into flash, not enough into designing a good power supply. The DVD playback hangs when doing...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: kabasuo (

DVD Player and Radio System


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION : The Philips MCD908 Home Theater in a Box is a compact and contemporary system. This system consists of two rosewood speakers, a progressive scan 3-disc DVD changer, a home theater receiver and a built in alarm clock. This system...

Easy to Use and Enjoy with This Product


Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: dukaskybbs (

Philips MCD908 micro audio


Philips MCD908 micro hi-fi, the product's built-in high-definition digital HDMI port, is a kind of all-digital audio, video, high-definition multimedia interface, can be transmitted non-compressed audio signal and high-resolution video signals....

Built-in vacuum-type tube, life-like natural sound

Dynamic, high-low-frequency of less

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: manman (

Philips MCD908


i love this system from philips look very good and sound good too happy to spent money to this system

goodsounding great look speaker is gross finish and sound very good for music

dvd just 1080i via HDMI but sound good for concert

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

The chic, compact Philips DVD Micro Theater MCD908 with Hi-Fi tubes makes the best Flat TV companion. Turn your home into a theater with audiophile-quality sound and enjoy high-resolution movies and JPEG pictures.


Output Power / Total:150Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KA):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
Optical Digital Output: Yes


Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips MC

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Type: None