This home theatre system i purchased nearly a year ago and i hhave watched countless films on it and this greatly enhances the experience. So simply to install, although i had been worried, all wires are colour coded and a map was provided giving optimum speaker position which we followed and would recommend also doing so if possible. Only thing that didnt suit me was the two tall speakers on stands are positioned to the front of the room and i thought were quite big and obvious, but they are easily detachable and can be wall mounted and then you hardly notice them. (whatever floats your boat!) The sound quality is superb. I have yet to take the volume to the maximum but even at low your neighbour might no like this system or maybe you just need a bigger front room than mine, but you certainly know its on. Crystal clear, no hissing and even though we have a hifi sitting above it we play all our music through this as it is uncompariable. In a year it has never gone wrong and given that my three year old frequently uses it herself and something is played on it almost every day i would say it was amazing value for money and well worth buying.
I got this home cinema system when i got a new tv and ps3. I wanted a DVD player with a good surround sound system and good quality playback.
I found this for a very good price of around £120 when alot of similar players cost a lot more. When i got the system home and took it all out of the box i found the simple step by step setup guide which told you exactly where to start and what to do. Each speaker is colour coded so you don't connect the wrong one and they are simple to connect. They are quite hard to unplug some of them though.
The rear two speakers come with stands but they don't have to be on them, they can also be places on a surface or wall mounted. The front three speakers do not have stands apart from table stands. All the speakers are easy to mount on the wall. The wires are clear and thin so if you have them running round your room they are not noticeable.
The dvd player itself is nice looking with a modern design. On the back it has one scart connector, one HDMI connecter and all the speaker ports. When you turn the player on it says PHILIPS on the digital screen on the front then allows you to open the dvd drive. You cannot open the disk drive as soon as you turn it on. It takes about 3 seconds, but this is nothing bad. Also on the front are simple play, stop and skip left and right buttons, and a very nice to use volume control. There is also a USB port which is a nifty thing to have if your like me and you like to watch shows you have on your computer on a big tv screen in surround sound. All you have to do is upload your files to a USB flash drive, plug it into the dvd player and on the remote select dvd/usb to select the usb. It will then show a screen on the tv with the files on the drive, as long as the files are supported. Not all files are.
The dvd player also has a radio tuner but i had some trouble with this and gave up. I didn't understand how to plug the ariels in, there were two different ones but i'm sure most people will know how they work. As i didn't need the radio i just left this.
The dvd player can also play DivX films downloaded from a computer which is a nifty thing for some people to have.
The speakers product very clear sound and the subwoofer supplied all your bass needs. On the remote you can select different types of sound such as surround, stereo etc. The remote is nice looking and easy to use with soft touch buttons, it lacks a open/close dvd tray button but it does have a stand by button. This is another thing, the dvd player can only be turned onto standby by the controller and the machine itself. To turn it off fully you have to turn it off at the plug. But it doesn't use much power anyway so don't worry too much.
The screen on the front is very clear and bright and shows any relevant information needed.
I don't think i can say much more really. Its a nice home cinema system which has a HDMI port for better quality of picture and it upscales some dvds to near HD.
I have been very pleased with this system.
If your looking for a good home cinema system for a good price then this is definatly worth considering.
The Philips HTS3115 looks good, delivers a great sound and on top of that is a great buy with prices running at around £150 - £180. Your rear speakers also come with floor standing speakers which means you dont have to have them sat on the floor or go out and buy ugly looking stands that dont match.
This unit offers 500W RMS output, giving you a great sound quality. And also has Dolby Pro-Logic II which is great for enhancing the sound from a normal TV signal, so you can watch all the movies etc that are on normal TV or sky with the sound being transmitted through all 5 speakers.
On top of this, other features include built in FM and AM radio, DivX and Jpeg compatability, allowing you to display all your photographs from a digital camera onto your TV from a DVD or CD. And it also offers you the option of a USB port, which allows you to connect your MP3 player to the system making this a great all round home entertainment unit.
This DVD player will also upgrade your normal DVD discs to a near High Definition Equivalent (this of course also depends on the TV you are connecting too) as the unit has HDMI output capability.
In terms of installation, as with all modern home cinema units, all the speaker cables are colour coded therefore making installation very quick and easy.