Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4 out of 5 by jayboss just stop working
its a good product until it just stop working it just show the Philips sigh an does nothing else i did the unplug thing an i reset it nothing work
8 January 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by JayB This product was great when it was working!
It just stopped working.
when I pushed the power button.
the word "Philips" was the only thing that was on the display screen.
I tried to reset by pressing power button for 15-20 seconds, still same results.
I unplugged for more than 15 minutes, still same results.
When this product stops working it just stops. No warning or anything.
19 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by di1823 Great sound till it made no more
I think this product is as good as it lasts, which isn't very long. 14 months and one day doesn't turn on anymore. 2 months past its warranty and all phillips would do is try and sell me a refurb, didn't even want to disuss it or offer to help me find a repair service.
11 March 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by GMOL Wish I would of done more research on it before buying
If all you want out of it is a bad blu ray player with speakers this would be a unit for you, but if you want a unit that you can use the speakers while watching cable don't buy this. It only has a digital audio coaxial input and most it is hard to find a new tv with that and it doesn't work with a optical to coaxial converter. I bought it on black friday and since I'm going to school I just was home with my tv to test it out and found out that it was worthless. I waited to long to try it out so now im going to have to try sell it and get some of my money back
20 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by akilla8 Great
Its great. Minus the no satelite radio. or say Pandora with the netflicks.
16 March 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by rdes decent product, ok price
Disapointed with certain features. 'Vudu apps' is kind of a joke. Expected netflix to work more like it does on console systems. In order to use netflix you have to sign into your netflix account and add things to your 'instant queue' you can't simply browse and choose a movie directly on the device. (not sure if this is the case with all blu-ray/smart tv/other streaming devices). No Pandora :( or even any other internet radio support.
So far, blu-ray playback is excellent. Surround sound is great. People who claim it doesn't support surround sound through external devices are wrong. However, with this, or any other surround system, it can be somewhat tricky to get surround sound from other sources. The ideal way to get surround sound from your cable/gamesystems/etc to play through this device requires several things:
first: your tv must support digital audio output (preferably coax digital audio output, since the device does not have an optical cable input, and would require a converter to change the signal from optical to coax) (I am 90% sure that you can NOT get surround sound by using the analog audio output from your tv)
second your device's connection to the tv must support surround sound... which in most cases means HDMI cable, if your game system's sound is connected to the tv by the red and white audio cable you are using analog sound, not digital, and will only get Left and Right channels.
third: the 'source' must support surround sound, if you aren't watching something that claims it has surround sound, you are extremely unlikely to get it to work.
fourth: the surround sound mode on the device must be set to the correct 'mode', the kids are currently watching "Rio" in HD on demand from HBO through comcast and using the above method to connect the audio from the tv, the cable box is connected by HDMI cable to the tv, the tv is connected BACK to the philips home theatre system by simply using the unused (yellow connectors) video cable from the coax digital out on the tv, to the coax digital in on the HTS3106 AND the surround sound mode is set to Dolby Digital Movie mode (in 'direct' mode - the default - surround sound did not work). With all that, surround sound is working just fine. (using an actual digital audio cable might provide a better signal, but this is working ok since I don't have such a cable yet)
8 February 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by joesmoe great features if the core was better.
This product had the best feature list for the price range. It has an sd slot, web apps, netflix, is bluray and boast 1000W. That sounded great. Then I got it home. Easy to install; great. The sound wasn't superpowerful until I figrured out the eq. Then it sounded pretty good, but not 1000W good. The web apps were not great. No radio app. I thought it would have at least have all the VUDU apps but it doesn't. The SD slot plays mp3s but the interface is lacking. It has limited folder browsing and no shuffle/playlist options. Last is I have to turn it off and back on during the movies to fix audio lag. It is also awful during video games to have lag. Especially music game.
20 January 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by teawah So far So Good
I purchased this unit at Walmart after trying three other brands, none of which worked, I got this one and so far it has worked. I was replacing a Philips so I was happy to get another one. The last one lasted 6 yrs so if this one lasts that long I will be happy.
One thing I don't like is the fact that the speakers have the red/black wires and they are loud and bulky. Also, they are too short. You need to have a really small living room to make them work. I would suggest longer speaker wire and the old color that fades into the background.
Other than the above, the Philips is definitely my choice of brands.
19 January 2012