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Philips Fidelio HTL9100

Philips Fidelio HTL9100
alaScore 92

251 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 251 reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, but there are some negative reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, design

price, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12 210W Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Detachable Wireless Surround SpeakersPhilips Fidelio HTL9100/12 210W Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Detachable Wireless Surround Speakers

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips Fidelio HTL9100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Philips Fidelio HTL9100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design.

design, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips Fidelio HTL9100 - Sound bar system - For home theatre - 5.1-channel - wireless - 210 Watt (Total)Philips Fidelio HTL9100 - Sound bar system - For home theatre - 5.1-channel - wireless - 210 Watt (Total)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review

 

Modern day flatpanel TVs are getting so thin that their sound output tends to be equally thin on the ears. If you're spending four figures on a quality telly then you really ought to invest in sound for the ultimate home cinema experience. That's where...

Sounds great, amps up TV sound, surround sound, plenty of volume, great as a Bluetooth speaker system, plenty of input types, easy satellite speaker recharge, easy setup, no on-screen menu faff

Very long and uses up space, satellite speakers need switching on and individual recharging, sounds thin without the sub, mid levels aren't as full as we'd like, no on-screen menu depth

It's hard to say a truly bad word about the Philips Fidelio Soundbar. It looks good, it sounds good, is super simple to set up and the modular satellite speaker experience is fun.

Sep, 2013

Techradar Editor's Choice 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 review

 

Wireless 'surround on demand' soundbar

Effective surround sound ; Wireless subwoofer ; Automatic switch virtual to surround ; Easy to set up ; Uncompressed audio

Expensive ; Satellites need recharging ; Requires wide AV furniture

Philips' stab at an all-in-one wireless wonder is a well-timed, even long overdue, innovation. Good-looking and easy to live with, the detachable Surround On Demand mode works enough wonders to make this soundbar worth shelling out for. Hands up who...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips Fidelio HTL9100/12

 

A superbly versatile sound bar that sounds superb in 2.1 or as a surround sound system

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Philips HTL9100

 

A clever soundbar solution with detachable wireless speakers

Crisp, detailed and immersive sound ; Clever, stylish design ; Good feature list

No HD audio decoding ; Cables stick upwards when wall mounted ; Hard to read front panel

As if that wasn’t enough, the system even comes with a wireless subwoofer, providing deep bass without a cable in sight – again making it easy to accommodate. It's unusually tall and slender enclosure is coated in a classy matt black finish, allowing...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Philips HTL9100

 

Product of the Year, Awards 2013. If you want a shape-shifting soundbar with surround sound, make sure to seek this one out

Detailed sound ; Good integration ; Impressive power and scale ; Innovative design that works

Nothing at this price

We really like this soundbar. It sounds great, it’s versatile, and we think the surround-on-demand option is a really neat idea. If you want good sound without the hassle of trailing cables and fiddly set-ups, this is the way to go.

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (cnet.com.au)

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar

 

The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 is a soundbar/subwoofer combo with detachable surround speakers, Bluetooth support and HDMI switching for full home theatre control.

Real, effective surround sound ; Strong clean bass ; Effective system control and switching

Insufficient adjustment range to balance subwoofer ; Limited volume levels

The Philips Fidelio is a rare soundbar able to produce excellent surround sound and also act as a control centre for your home-entertainment system.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: eisa.eu (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN HT INNOVATION

 
Aug, 2013

EUROPEAN HT INNOVATION 2013-2014

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN HT INNOVATION 2013-2014

 

The Philips HTL9100 is no ordinary soundbar. If needed, the detachable, battery-powered side speakers can be put anywhere in the room where they will receive rear-channel sound wirelessly, providing true ‘Surround On Demand' via the onboard Dolby and...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar Review

 

It doesn't just look good.

Excellent controlled bass ; Proper surround sound with speakers detached ; A synch to set up ; Great connectivity ; Lovely styling

No OSD set up ; Some might consider expensive

Consumer review by: Poider (productreview.com.au)

Great sound. Nice design. Bad quality electronics

 

Same issue as some other users. After a year or 2 the main unit doesn't give anymore sound. Only the tweeters of the wireless speakers. I also have to pay at least the halve of the price for repair. I'm from the Netherlands. But i saw that some others...

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1,DTS Digital Surround
Audio output channels:4.1 / 5.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Digital Surround
RMS rated power:210

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:110-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Depth:15.7
Height:2.58
Package depth:8.54
Package dimensions (WxDxH):3.01 x 1.02 x 1.46 / 30.1 x 10.2 x 14.6
Package height:14.4
Package weight:36.6
Package width:35.4
Packaging net weight:28.9
Packaging tare weight:7.72
Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):40.7 x 6.14 x 2.76
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):7.87 x 7.87 x 20.1
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):7.87 x 20.1 x 7.87
Wall mountable: Yes
Weight:5.07
Width:12.1

Outer Carton

Gross weight of outer carton:36.6
Gross weight outer carton:36.6
Height (cm) outer carton:14.4
Length (cm) outer carton:35.4
Net weight of outer carton:28.9
Net weight outer carton:28.9
Quantity outer carton:1
Tare weight outer carton:7.72
Width (cm) outer carton:8.54

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:8.54
Package dimensions (WxDxH):30.1 x 10.2 x 14.6
Package height:14.4
Package weight:36.6
Package width:35.4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
AUX in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI in:2
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2 / 3
Line-in: Yes
Number of HDMI outputs:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:110-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5

Radio

FM radio: No

Receiver

Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Impedance:8
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):2.5
Mid-range driver size:2.5
Number of woofer drivers:1
Soundbar speaker RMS power:120
Woofer diameter (imperial):6.5
Woofer Size:6.5

Subwoofer

Bass adjustment: Yes
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):1
Subwoofer driver size:1
Subwoofer frequency range:20 - 150
Subwoofer impedance:4
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:90
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod / No
Audio system:DTS Digital Surround
Center speaker impedance:8
Color of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.07 x 0.612 x 0.282
Docking connector type:Not supported
Gross weight of outer carton:29.9
Gross weight outer carton:29.9
Handheld remote control: Yes
Impedance:8
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):40.7 x 2.76 x 6.14
Net weight of outer carton:20.7
Net weight outer carton:20.7
Night mode: Yes
Number of products included:1
Outer carton gross weight:36.6
Package tare weight:7.72
Package type:765
Package weight:29.9
Packaging net weight:20.7
Packaging tare weight:9.13
Packaging type:765
Quantity:1
Quantity outer carton:1
Recommended usage:Home theatre / Universal
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):7.87 x 20.1 x 7.87
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):1 / 6.5
Subwoofer driver size:1 / 6.5
Tare weight outer carton:9.13
Virtual surround: Yes
Wall mountable: Yes
Weight:8.47

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.14
Height:2.76
Main unit weight:9.22
Package depth:14.6
Package height:10.2
Package weight:35.3
Soundbar weight:9.22
Subwoofer depth:7.87
Subwoofer height:20.1
Subwoofer weight:11
Subwoofer width:7.87
Width:40.7