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77 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on 13 March 2013
My hubby and I were a bit apprehensive about buying a soundbar, but went for this model. We are delighted with it as we sometimes cant pick up conversations in films and on TV but now we can hear everthing clearly and the music is great!
Only grumble is we had to buy the connection after trying to work out which one we needed before we could use it. Couldnt the connections be included with the machine when purchased, even if they adjust the price accordingly.
We dont know anyone who has one but we are pleased with the quality.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 2 August 2013
At last we can understand the words from American films & shows without turning the volume up too loud so our neighbours will now not know what we are watching..
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2013
I was impressed with the design, it sits in front of the t.v.and looks as if it is part of the t.v. stand. The sound is very good and setting it up was easy
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2013
I did not know what I was missing. The sound is very good and the bass is great even without Subwoofer. Just Forget the surround because the dialogs seems on na empty house. Does not work good. But I was not expecting it to work so I was not disappointed. The sound is relly great and the price is really good.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2013
We have a Philips wall mounted TV at home but found the sound was very tinny and muffled. I read that wall-mounted TVs have poor sound quality because their speakers are to the rear of the TV and the sound therefore is directed towards the wall behind. A lot of solutions suggested auxiliary speakers, home cinema systems or sound bars so I decided to invest in the latter. I chose the Philips sound bar because there would be less technical issues if I chose the same brand as the TV, the reviews were good and the price was reasonable.

Setup was quite straight forward (except it didn't come with a connection lead) but the sound quality was much better than the sound from the TV speakers. However, my main issue lies with volume control. When I want to either switch over to the sound bar or adjust the volume, it was slow to react to the remote control even though the TVs red receiver light flickers which indicates that it is getting the signal. Most times we give up and switch back to TV sound because (i) we can't activate the sound bar or (ii) it does activate but we get frustrated trying to adjust the volume. Amazon has a 30 day limit for returns so I thought it best to contact Philips directly as the product is within the 12 month warranty. I contacted Philips "live chat" through their website this morning and after going through all the normal steps, e.g. restoring factory default settings etc. I was eventually told that the delayed reaction is normal and I should avoid adjusting the volume if possible! When I said that I wasn't happy with this conclusion they said I should contact Amazon directly and supplied me with a reference number.

I have had reason in the past to return an item to Amazon and found them amazingly good to deal with so hopefully I should have the same good experience this time. I read all the reviews before buying the sound bar and there was no mention to delayed volume adjustment so maybe we were just unlucky with ours. However, I don't think if I would recommend to anybody if asked.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 2013
After the 1st soundbar was faulty the replacement was perfect. It works well!,. The sound is crisp and clear just what I wanted
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 1 April 2014
I have read all the reviews before buying this Soundbar, including the negative ones and have to say I am quite impressed with it. I like the look of it, the fabric speaker front and the unit sits perfectly under the TV on the glass cabinet. It is very easy to set up although there is NO digital optical cable supplied, which adds to the cost and delayed the digital set up. That said, the cost for the cable is not a huge expense and having read an article that you should never spend more than 10% of the cost of the unit on a cable, I went for a Fusal Pro Install Digital Optical Cable. I am fully aware of the arguments around cheaper cables v the more expensive range but having read extensive reviews on Soundbars, somebody had a poor experience with the very cheap cables and recommend Fusal. I have to say I am impressed with the cable, although I having nothing else to compare it to, the sound has improved immensely It is very clear, sharp and quite crisp, I was also pleased with music playback and clarity of sound.

The Soundbar is recommended for TV's up to 37" and the sound is a considerable improvement from my Samsung 37" TV speakers. The Soundbar projects its sound and is forward facing. I find the quality of sound from the Soundbar to be really good and it fills the room, that said I do not have the biggest front room, so if you had a huge or double room then I would imagine some of the sound quality would be lost. I found the remote to work perfectly in my room, although I concur with previous reviews there is a short delay before the command is acted upon. Unfortunately, it is a little difficult to determine what volume level or bass/treble settings are on the soundbar as there is no physical guide on the unit or TV screen. The only area of debate is the surround sound, which on first listening does sound rather tinny with an echo, however after persevering you get used to it. But even if you chose not to use the Surround Sound facility the general sound is still very good, especially as it has an inbuilt sub-woofer with noticeable base definition.

In summary it is a good value for money Soundbar, which suits my Samsung 37" TV. I have no doubt compered to some larger screen TVs with much better internal speakers then it may not improve or even compare to the internal speaker sound but I can only speak as I find. I am really pleased with it and at £54.99 it was a bargain from Amazon Market Place. It is also a much cheaper option that a full surround sound system and a great starter Soundbar. You get what you pay for and I am sure there a better Soundbars out there, albeit at a greater cost but I really pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to others.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2013
tl,dr; Good, but not great. Try one with a proper external sub, and inbuilt tweeters.

Our Samsung 40 inch TV is a great TV.. but sound isnt very rich.. loud enough, but the high notes and low notes arent very good.

Bought this to improve that.. and it has... but not by much.. The low tones are a bit deeper, and the high notes are slightly better... But the mid tones sound a little muddy... Not sure I like it much... Not enough range or clarity...

Basically, you need one with a proper subwoofer, and with tweeters I think... This is a good product if your TV sound is terrible... but if the TV sound is OK, then to improve your sound, you will need a better speaker than this.

Also, the remote doesnt work from our sofa to the speaker.. I have to stand up and walk half across the room for it to register.. erm.. not good..

On a good note, the size and shape and style is nice, and fits perfectly under the TV... and the connectivity is pretty good..
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2013
I bought this to improve on the sound quality from our Sony flat screen TV, and it works fine. It sounds OK if I connect it to the TV using phono plugs but it is really impressive if I connect it to our blu ray DVD player/HDD recorder via the optical connection. It's not a home cinema system and the surround sound button makes it sound almost tinny, but it is a good improvement on the internal TV speakers with a decent volume and bass - don't forget to switch off the TV speakers otherwise there is a slight echo effect.

There is also a coax connection and a 3.5mm socket available but I've not tried them yet.
The only downside is that the sound bar is wider than I anticipated - 84cm/33" wide - but overall it is quite slim, and I'm very pleased with it.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2013
Very easy to put together, even for a non-geek such as myself. It does require two cables, however; an optical sound cable and a gold plated HDMI cable (for best transmission of signal). The unit is easy to use with the remote and the quality of sound is first rate. Why pay more?
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