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Philips 2.1 500Watt 1080I DVD Home Theatre System HTS6500/37 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 1080i video upscaling for great HD pictures. Progressive Scan.
- High definition JPEG playback for images in true resolution - USB direct plays photos and music from USB drives
- Super woofer with 8" driver
- DVD, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/W, (S)VCD, DivX, D, MP3-3CD, CD-R/RW & Windows Media
- Dolby Pro-Logic
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- SonoWave for full, no-fuss multichannel surround sound
The SonoWave surround sound system, powered by a full multi-channel amplifier, uses an advanced digital sound processing technology that provides multi-channel surround sound from fewer speakers. By positioning independent drivers at precise angles, a powerful multi-channel surround sound is produced and experienced in any room shape and size.
- HDMI digital output for easy connection with only one cable
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It is a direct digital connection that can carry digital HD video as well as digital multichannel audio. By eliminating the conversion to analog signals it delivers perfect picture and sound quality, completely free from noise. HDMI is fully backward-compatible with (Digital Video Interface) DVI.
- Video Upscaling for improved resolution of up to 1080i
With Video Upscaling you can increase the resolution of SD (Standard Definition) video signals that DVD uses to HD (High Definition) so youll be able to see more details thanks to a sharper, more true-to-life picture.The resulting HD video output signal can be fed to an HD display through HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface).
- High definition JPEG playback for images in true resolution
With High Resolution JPEG playback, you can show up to 2 Megapixel resolution on your Flat TV (FTV). Now you can view your digital pictures in their true resolution, without loss of quality or details.
- Superwoofer with 8" driver delivers a powerful performance
Superwoofer with 8" driver meets the demands of the most discerning listener through providing more power and volume, thereby maximizing the bass experience.
- USB Direct plays photos and music from USB flash drives
Simply plug your device into the USB port on your Philips DVD system. Your digital music and photos will be played directly from the device. Now you can share your favorite moments with family and friends.
- MP3 Direct for music playback from Portable Media Players
MP3 Direct uses plug n play technology that allows direct playback of MP3 content via your Home Theatre System by simply plugging in your portable MP3 player to the built-in headphonejack. Now you can enjoy the superb sound quality of your Philips Home Theatre System while playing your favorite music from your portable MP3 player.
- Movies: DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, (S)VCD, DivX
Multi-format playability allows you to play most disc formats for maximum disc compatibility and viewing pleasure.
- Music: CD, MP3-CD, CD-R/RW & Windows Media Audio
Multi-format playability allows you to play most disc formats for maximum disc compatibility and listening pleasure.
- DivX Ultra for enhanced playback of DivX media files
Top Customer Reviews
I'm guessing that the first review for this product had the set-up wrong. If you use a cable box, make sure to connect the audio from the dvd player directly to the cable box.
Hopefully the tray doesn't malfunction as the 1st reviewer mentioned...so far so good.
***update*** I've had my system for less than 4 months and the player will no longer recognize DVDs. It will read and play CDs without any problems. I am in the process of contacting Philips for service, I'll update with the quality of their response...
***update*** I sent my DVD player back to Philips. They sent me a new one within 2 weeks. Works great, very happy w/ the service at Philips.
***update #2*** I've now sent this system back twice. The Philips rep denied any mass problems with these systems eventually unable to recognize DVDs. I've read several reviews with the same complaint as mine. Even funnier, the FedEx man told me when we dropped off my newest unit that he had the same system and after returning it twice for not recognizing DVDs has moved on to another brand/ system. I no longer believe that this is a 5 star product.
Bose 321 GSX. Cost $1299-$1599 Demo sounds great, picture looks good but does not have HDMI output. The reviews I read from other customers said the DVD player was terrible. I could not find one Demo that would let me play my own DVD. This made me think Bose was hiding something.
Denon S301. I was pumped about this product. Cost 1300-1600 Does have HDMI Output. I could not find one negative user review on this product. I didn't want to purchase one until I could hear the sound.
Sony, $799.00 This is the worst 2.1 on the market. The sound is terrible and does not have HDMI output.
Philips, DIVX ULTRA I stumbled onto this product by accident while surfing the web. It was just released on June 06. I could not find any user reviews at the time of purchase. However CNET had written a description of the unit while they were at CES 2005. (CES is a huge home entertainment technology show in Vegas every year) This product does have HDMI output and cost far less than any other 2.1 on the market. $399.00. Amazon has it for $308.00. I figured for that price I have to try it. I hooked it up last night. Easy to install. I reccomend reading the operators manual. In the manual it talks about how to set up the system in the Menu options to your needs. You can choose options such as Video and Audio Output type, How far your speakers are spaced apart, the room type (cement walls or wood) How far you sit from the speakers. This helps.Read more ›
About a week ago, our DVD Player went on to the scrap heep...and I thought I might as well look at various Home Theater In A Box (HTIB) systems with a built in DVD Player. My daughter and I visited several stores, but we both knew that my wife wanted no wires hanging around the living room. So we either had to get something with wireless surround speakers or a 2.1 system that simulated 5.1. After not seeing anything we liked, I did some research and found this system at Amazon...and boy, am I glad we bought it!
The sound that comes from this system is just *phenominal*, and is an outstanding substitute for a full blown 5.1 system. The speakers are small and compact, yet deliver quite a punch; the sub-woofer delivers great lows as well. We tried it out with the opening scene from "Revenge of The Sith" and were absolutely blown away...it really did sound like a true 5.1 system with sounds all around you.
Next I tried out various formats (music DVDs, CDs, my iPod via the MP3 Direct connector, and various modes of Dolby Digital and DTS surround modes). They all worked *flawlessly* and produced superior sound and vision. I cannot tell you how impressed and happy my whole family is with this system, especially my wife who has no wires hanging around the TV or the living room.
While I don't have an HDMI interface on the TV for this system, here's what I used to get the most out of it.Read more ›
Sound: Listened to parts of Star Wars and Superman Returns. Sounds fantastic. The 2.1 system really does replicate a surround sound system. Great if you don't want to fuss with rear speaker wires. Now of course it does not sound as good as my $1500 system in the living room, but for my bedroom and for $300 I don't think you could do any better.
DVD player upconverts to a beautiful 1080i. It looks better than anything in the movie theater. Having an HDTV that uses HDMI is a must.
Cons: this does not have a lot of inputs so don't consider it as a replacement for a full feature receiver, but it is perfect for my bedroom.
I highly recommend this product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unit failed from the box...The BEST PART Philips sent me an upgraded unit which is excellent !!
I was happy to see that the MFR took responsibility, the seller did not, it... Read more
I bought this item for a small cabin in the mountains where we spend a few weeks each year.
The DVD player works fine played through an LCD projector but I never turn up the... Read more
Bought this system over a year ago and the sound is still awesome, especially considering I got it refurbed, under 170 bucks and the sound it generates is awesome. Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Chris Buse
Bought this when reviews were still strong, before all units began not recognizing DVD's, as you will see with about 90% of these reviews. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by Doug Shaw
Purchased this unit not long after it came out, about 3 years ago.Initially, it was OK for the money-not interested in running wires , etc for a 5.1 or 7.1 system. Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by Thomas
I loved the sleek look and the simplicity of this unit. I was terribly disappointed when the DVD player stopped working. I'm in search of a better system.Published on June 27, 2010 by G Barnhart
After only 6 months the DVD player stopped working and would only read "No Disk" on the display. I contacted Phillips and they basically told me to bad, so sad. Read morePublished on February 22, 2010 by Patrick
I've own a Sony Bravia HDX287 5.1 and a Pillips hts6500 2.1 and I must say the later is by far my favorite. Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by Daniel Sosa Rey
We purchased this from Walmart in 2008 and it has barely worked since then. The digital sound kept going in and out like something said previous, it doesn't play most legally... Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by J. Shipp