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Philips MCD908

Philips MCD908
alaScore 82

106 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Philips MCD908. 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 are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability. Views are divided on the price.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips MCD908

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Philips MCD908 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. Many are negative about the size and design.

usability, reliability

price, design, size

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips MCD908

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Philips MCD908 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Philips MCD908 review

 

Great looks, and a performance to match

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

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

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: (whathomecinemamag.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (ciao.com)

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

none

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: dukaskybbs (ciao.com)

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 (cnet.com.au)

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

Consumer review by: Quinn (cnet.com.au)

Philips MCD908

 

This system is even better than a Bose system. It provides excellent, clear power along with the audio range satisfying for classical or jazz music.

Small enough system for an executive office. Very clear sounding on low volume. It is a standalone on music alone. Alothough not used as DVD/Home Theater system, I am sure it will perform better than a standard DVD player

Speaker screw-jacks are plastic on the main unit. Probably can be replaced with gold ones

May, 2008
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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.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:150Watt

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:2.0
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
RMS rated power:150
Sound enhancement technology:Vacuum Tube Preamplifier\nClass "D" Digital Amplifier\nLoudness\nTreble and Bass Control

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

Connectors

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

Design

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

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive:N / No

Display

Display:VFD
Display Type:VFD

DVD

Type:DVD player

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:110-240 / 220-240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC

Ergonomics

Alarm function: Yes
DVD region code:2
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, SWE, TUR
Programmable tracks:20
Sleep Timer: Yes

Front speakers

Front speaker type:3-Way
Front speaker woofer diameter (imperial):5
Front speaker woofer size:5
Front speakers RMS power:150

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:D908
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips MC

Management Features

Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (TR), ENG
Sleep Timer: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Multimedia

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:150
Speaker type:3-Way
Subwoofer type:Active
Video D/A Converter (DAC):108MHz/12-bits
Woofer Diameter:5

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Disc loading type:Tray
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / CD, DVD
Motorized disc loader:Y
Optical disc player type:DVD Player
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, SVCD, VCD

Other Features

Alarms: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Auto digital tuning:Y / Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Channels quantity:40
Clock function: Yes
Depth:11
Dimensions (WxDxH):9.84 x 11 x 7.09
DVD Audio playback: Yes
DVD region code:2 / 3 / 6
Guarantee booklet: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Height:7.09
I/O ports:CVBS\nS-Video\nSCART\n1x(L/R)/ RCA
Output Power:2x150W
Package depth:13
Package height:16.4
Package width:29.7
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50Hz
Set width:9.84
Speaker depth:9.45
Speaker height:13
Speaker width:8.07
Width:9.84

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Composite
FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:13
Package dimensions (WxDxH):29.7 x 13 x 16.4
Package height:16.4
Package weight:50.7
Package width:29.7

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Channels quantity:40
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+RW
Image formats supported:JPG
MP3 playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, DVD-Video, Picture CD, SVCD
Playback mode:Program, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback Modes:Program, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle, Slideshow, 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
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Line-out: Yes
MW antenna: Yes
Number of HDMI outputs:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB port:N

Power

AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:110-240 / 220-240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power Source:AC

Radio

FM radio:Y / Yes
Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RDS features:CT, PI, RT
Supported bands:FM, MW
Supported radio bands:FM,MW
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:2
Satellite speaker type:3-Way
Satellite speakers RMS power:300
Wireless satellite speakers:N

Subwoofer

Wireless subwoofer: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:N / No
CD-RW playback:Y
Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver, Wood
Karaoke: No
Loader type:Motorised, Tray
Main speaker depth:9.45
Main speaker height:13
Main speaker width:8.07
MP3 playback:Y
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback mode:Repeat, Shuffle, Slow, Zoom
Playback Modes:Repeat, Shuffle, Slow, Zoom
Programmable tracks:20

Turntable

Type: None

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated:N / No

Video

3D:N
3D compatibility:N / No
Full HD: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Video compression format:DivX
Video D/A Converter (DAC):108MHz/12-bits / 12-bit / 108MHz
Video enhancement technology:Progressive Scan
Video formats supported:DivX
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):8.07 x 9.45 x 13
Height:7.09
Main speaker depth:9.45
Main speaker height:13
Main speaker width:8.07
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):9.84 x 11 x 7.09
Package depth:13
Package height:16.4
Package weight:52.9
Package width:29.7
Width:9.84