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  • stuff.tv

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

    • Innovative, stylish and ultra practical design. Impressive picture quality with HD upscaling. Lots of features, wide and clear soundstage with movies. iPod dock included
    • No optical/coaxial digital audio inputs. Doesn't really deliver much surround sound information. Uses a wire (the horror!) to connect the subwoofer to the main bar
  • whathomecinemamag.com

    Philips' HTS8100 Ambisound surround sound home cinema fits unobtrusively beneath a 37in or 42in TV screen. The neatly designed 'sound bar' can be wall mounted using the supplied fixing plate

    • Easy installation, Feature rich, Image quality
    • Treble and bass levels are overly brash, Abrasive sonics

    Conclusion : The first 'sound bar' with a DVD player delivers effective surround action, but longer listening can be hard going...

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  • trustedreviews.com

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

    Conclusion : As soundbar cinema systems go, the HTS8100 is a fine example. The sound quality on offer is surprisingly sophisticated, and those angled speaker drivers do generate a genuine sense of width that sets this system apart from the virtual surround modes ......

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  • whathifi.com

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

    • Smart looks ; convenience ; easy to use
    • Poor bass integration ; weak soundstage
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  • pocket-lint.com

    Is this the answer for your speakers

    • Upscaling 1080p DVD player, stylish and wellbuilt, impressive front room performance
    • Very expensive, limited rear speaker impact, only really suitable for mid-sized screens

    Conclusion : The HTS8100 is an appealing enough solution but you'll struggle to justify the expense against more dedicated setups that offer similar features...

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  • eisa-awards.org

    With the Philips Ambisound HTS8100, you dont need five separate speakers to enjoy surround sound in your living room. Miraculously its speakers, amplifier and DVD/CD player are all contained within a 13 cm-thin box. This design concept - the sound bar ...

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Awards

CES Innovation Award 2007

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