Now before any readers get the wrong idea....I must make it absolutely clear to avoid any unnecessary ambiguity. I would not choose this system as a top pick under any circumstance. After taking a look out there and seeing the mass demand for these "substandard" or "less than awesome" audio products I thought that maybe I should take a look at some seeing as people may not be as anal as I am looking for sound like in the movie theater.
Before I begin you may want to consider the reasons I make such a statement as above. Take a look in the menu under "What you need to know", you'll find information on false power ratings, specifications and substandard hardware throughout several posts. These are the reasons why I generally overlook cheap hardware. However, it's not impossible to find cheap "quality" hardware.
Lets start here.
Philips HTS3371D/F7 DVD Home Theater with 1080P HDmi Upconversion
The main reason I'm reviewing this product is due to its popularity. It appears the Philips HTS3371D/F7 has been a Bestseller amongst HTIB (Home theater in a boxes) on Amazon and as a result I had to take a look.
Philips Pitches the product as "The Philips HTS3371/F7, an affordable DVD home theater system from Philips that gives you a complete movie experience in your living room. The system comprises of a DVD player/receiver, iPod dock, subwoofer and 5 satellite speakers."
The HDMI output has 1080p upscaling for a true HD image. The included iPod dock makes enjoying your music library as simple as possible, and there is a high speed USB 2.0 port for even more connectivity. This unit also features EasyLink for easy contol of other supported devices through the HDMI port.
- 1080p HDMI upscales to high definition
- Dock for iPod compatibility; FM tuner bands
- Video- audio- still picture playback
- Digital Audio (Coaxial x1)
- Auxillary in
- Hi-speed USB Link for media from USB flash drives
- Microphone in
- Composite x1
- Component x1
- EasyLink for control of connected devices via HDMI CEC
I can only recommend this product if you're looking for a simple, cheap and easy surround sound solution. More than that. Understand. You cannot upgrade this system. If your intentions are to aquire a high quality audio/video system at any point? This is not it. At best its a temporary solution to hold you over.
At the price, (just over $100) I can understand its popularity and really.....you can't complain. Well, she might but you can't.