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Philips HTS8100

Philips HTS8100
alaScore 89

299 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of Philips HTS8100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips HTS8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Philips HTS8100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, usability, size, price

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips HTS8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Philips HTS8100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Philips HTS8100 review: Philips HTS8100

 

Philips HTS8100

Stylish, minimalist design; built-in DVD player concealed behind motorized door; very good video quality on DVDs; four total audio inputs; iPod dock included.

No video inputs; sounds better with movies than with music.

The exceedingly stylish Philips HTS8100 SoundBar packs the home theater experience--including a DVD player--into one slim package plus a sub.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Philips HTS8100 Sound Bar Reviewed

 

Packing Euro-good looks, this $800 soundbar from Philips has a handsome design and can easily be integrated with an Apple iPod dock for even more connectivity options for the home theater enthusiasts on the go....

The built-in DVD player is an added bonus; many other sound bars, costing as much as 50 percent more, do not offer this ; An included subwoofer provides bass energy, filling out the sound very nicely. It's not a Sunfire or a Velodyne subwoofer, but...

The HTS8100 has no video inputs, meaning you will need to connect your video sources to your TV set ; While it provides decent surround sound, audio could be more powerful. Try using this one in a smaller room for best results ; The unit doesn't...

All said, this is a nice little speaker package - a DVD player, a subwoofer, an all-in-one virtual surround speaker, and an iPod dock - that is a pretty darn good deal, considering what all these various components would cost separately. The video...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The Philips HTS8100 is a great option for those without the space for a full 5.1 surround sound setup, but its relatively average performance in other areas prevents it from being an outstanding product.

Innovative ambisound technology simulates 5.1 surround sound without the need for rear speakers, DVD upscaling to 1080p, Great design

Some distortion, Relatively weak bass, DVD playback was marred by image noise, Limited input options

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Ben Russell (goodgearguide.com.au)

Philips HTS8100 SoundBar

 

Innovative ambisound technology simulates 5.1 surround sound without the need for rear speakers, DVD upscaling to 1080p, Great design

Some distortion, Relatively weak bass, DVD playback was marred by image noise, Limited input options

The Philips HTS8100 is a great option for those without the space for a full 5.1 surround sound setup, but its relatively average performance in other areas prevents it from being an outstanding product.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Philips HTS8100 Soundbar DVD System

 

If you want more panache than the virtual surround modes found in your TV or 2.1-channel system, this could be the answer.

Feb, 2011

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

Philips HTS8100 review

 

Oddly, Philips innovative SoundBar wizardry actually works

Hgihly practical form factor ; Genuine surround sound effect

Poor stereo imaging ; No HDMI input

Delivers pseudo surround-sound in one of the most innovative and convenient packages available

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Philips HTS8100 review

 

Although the picture is good, is the Philips' sound too weak to mount a decent challenge to its rivals?

Smart looks ; convenience ; easy to use

Poor bass integration ; weak soundstage

The Philips certainly looks the part, but class rivals sound better

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Paul Lester (pocket-lint.com)

Philips HTS8100 speakers

 

In an attempt to combine the appeal of a home cinema surround system and upscaling DVD player with sound projection technology Philips has produced the stylish HTS8100. Overall we were very impressed by the stylish design, build quality and performance...

Upscaling 1080p DVD player, stylish and wellbuilt, impressive front room performance

Very expensive, limited rear speaker impact, only really suitable for mid-sized screens

Overall we were very impressed by the stylish design, build quality and performance of the HTS8100.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Philips has packed a DVD player, multi-channel amp and speakers into a wall-mountable bar – but does convenience mean compromise?

It never quite sounds like a true surround system, but the HTS8100 still hits a near-perfect balance between style, convenience and performance

Nov, 2007

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

Philips SoundBar HTS8100

 

The Philips SoundBar HTS8100 is good value for money, and able to deliver powerful movie soundtracks and excellent video quality via the HDMI output.

Excellent HDMI video ; Upscaling DVD playback ; Good looks ; Intelligible dialogue reproduction

Audio inputs inconveniently located ; Ambisound mode makes soundtracks and music thin ; Cables akimbo

Despite some of its flaws, though, the Philips SoundBar HTS8100 is good value for money, and is able to deliver powerful movie soundtracks and excellent video quality via the HDMI output. One of the better and most convenient HTIB units available at...

Sep, 2007

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