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Philips  Soundbar speaker  HTL2101A/F7

Upgrade your TV sound to new heights

Soundbar speaker HTL2101A/F7

Easy 1-cable connection

Get amazing virtual surround sound from your TV via just one cable! In addition to movies, you can also enjoy top quality Music iLink MP3 playback from your mobile devices.
Philips Soundbar speaker HTL2101A 1.8 5 6 6
Really Disappointing Bought it with the hopes of plugging it into my smart TV with little trouble. Come to find out it doesn't come with any cables. Why wasn't this stated on the box? The users manual is useless. Bought a cable and it didn't work. Followed the instructions to the letter (of which there were few). The website offered little help. Tried to get support via on-line chat and it was unavailable. Tried to Google the product for troubleshooting to no avail. I've owned quality Philips products in the past and have always been pleased. This is truly a disappointment and an inconvenience to return. Will be more scrutinizing when I attempt a different manufacturer's product. At least I'm armed with questions this time. 30 January 2014
Good for a step up from TV speakers We wanted something economical that would simply give us better audio than our TV. With 3 kids running around playing, our TV speakers were no match for the constant background noise in our house. Overall, we are happy with this soundbar, because it does give us better volume. The only complaint we have with it is that the remote sensor is on top of the unit, so when the soundbar is sitting in front of the TV (ours is on a stand at eye level), you have to reach your arm way up to get the remote signal to the sensor, or you have to angle the soundbar down some so you can see the sensor. It seems like it would have been better designed to have the sensor on the front of the unit... Unless these things are intended to sit on the floor? (Not practical when you've got a toddler in the house). Also, at first, the soundbar was blocking the sensor on the front of our TV, so we had to elevate the TV a few inches to overcome that. But all-in-all, we're happy with it for the price. 11 January 2014
Great product Easy to hook up, and sounds great. The surround sound could use some work. It sounds like an echo, but you don't have to use it if you don't want to. Overall I think it's a great product. It also looks nice, and can be mounted on the wall. 8 January 2014
Bad design When the sound bar sitting in front of your t.v. or facing you the "on" light is on the top so you can't tell if it is turned on and the sound bar doesn't seem to work at times since it is so slow to activate when it is turned on. This one is going back and I would not recommend it. The surround sound function sounds like a cheap echo. 1 January 2014
Does not work in front of TV This product is shown as being mounted under the TV. Unfortunately, when placed under the TV the remote for the sound bar does not work. After checking that the battery was good, I eventually figured out that moving the sound bar to the side of the TV or 12 inches below the TV that the remote would work. Apparently the sound bar is not shielded enough to allow it to work directly under the TV. I therefore ended up having to place it to the side of the TV for the remote to work. 28 December 2013
Setup No audio cables included, not recommended. Very disappointed. returned and bought a better product. 17 December 2013
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User Reviews (6)

Highlights

Connect and enjoy all your entertainment

  • Enjoy MP3/WMA music directly from your portable USB devices
  • Works with TVs, BD/DVD players, gaming consoles, MP3 players
  • Audio in to enjoy music from iPod/iPhone/MP3 player

Designed for simplicity

  • Low-rise profile for the perfect fit in front of your TV

Richer sound for watching TV and movies

  • Virtual Surround Sound for a realistic movie experience
  • Dolby Digital for ultimate movie experience

Features

Virtual Surround Sound for a realistic movie experience

Philips Virtual Surround Sound produces rich and immersive surround sound from less than five-speaker system. Highly advanced spatial algorithms faithfully replicate the sonic characteristics that occur in an ideal 5.1-channel environment. Any high quality stereo source is transformed into true-to-life, multi-channel surround sound. No need to purchase extra speakers, wires or speaker stands to appreciate room-filling sound.

Virtual Surround Sound
Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital for ultimate movie experience

Because Dolby Digital, the world's leading digital multi-channel audio standards, make use of the way the human ear naturally processes sound, you experience superb quality surround sound audio with realistic spatial cues.

Audio in to enjoy music from iPod/iPhone/MP3 player

Audio in allows you to easily play your music directly from your iPod/iPhone/iPad, MP3 player, or laptop via a simple connection to your Philips home cinema system. Simply connect your audio device to the Audio in jack to enjoy your music with the superior sound quality of the Philips home cinema system.

Audio in

Enjoy MP3/WMA music directly from your portable USB devices

Low-rise profile for the perfect fit in front of your TV

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