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Philips HTS3357 - 5.1 Multi-Region Capable DVD Home Cinema System - With 1080i Upscaling £109.99 inc super saver delivery
Philips HTS3357 - 5.1 Multi-Region Capable DVD Home Cinema System - With 1080i Upscaling £109.99 inc super saver delivery

Philips HTS3357 - 5.1 Multi-Region Capable DVD Home Cinema System - With 1080i Upscaling £109.99 inc super saver delivery

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Product Features
Type - Home Cinema System with DVD player
Sound decoders - Stereo, DTS, Dolby ProLogic II, Dolby Digital
Other read media - SVCD, Video CD, WMA, DivX 3 11, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, DivX 6.0, DivX Ultra
Number of speakers - 2 column speakers 2 satellite speakers 1 frontal speaker 1 passive subwoofer
A/V features - Equaliser: Film play: concert, fiction, action, science fiction Audio play: rock, digital, classical, jazz Stereo FM tuner with 40 presets
HDMI 1080i with high definition video upscaling
USB Direct plays photos and music from USB flash drives
MP3 Line-in for music playback from Portable Media Players
DivX Ultra Certified for enhanced playback of DivX videos
Plays CD, (S)VCD, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL
Plays DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG digital camera photos
Floor standing speakers for freedom of placement
DTS, Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II surround sound

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it might b worth a try to see if u can get a price match from pc world as they have this system in stock

voted hot!!

pcworld.co.uk/mar…717

any good for xbox 360

jus ordered one from pc world price match 102.99, not bad free delivery to, voted hot

hope this helps

http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/9/9/00031299/l_00031299.jpg

OnTheBallCity;2481353

any good for xbox 360

It has a coaxial digital input, so you'd need an optical to coaxial converter like this one:
amazon.co.uk/Ex-…e_2

Manual for the HTS3357 if anyone's interested:
p4c.philips.com/fil…pdf

Kev The Kopite;2482889

Id rather go for this 1 tbh even though it is £20 extra, excellent system … Id rather go for this 1 tbh even though it is £20 extra, excellent system http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-DAV-DZ260-5-1ch-Cinema-System/dp/B0015S394U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1215531169&sr=8-1 £130http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/5321852/-/Product.html?searchstring=DAV-DZ260+&searchsource=0 £170 on play.com :|still voted hot tho for price



does the sony one have optical in

Original Poster

Having found the deal originally on Amazon, I have now bought from pc world for £102.99 so thanks to those who pointed out the PCWorld price promise :thumbsup:

I too was interested in the sony dav dz260 but what swung it for me in favour of the phillips was the dixX playback in the lattter as there are ways of getting round the lack of optical connection but you cant introduce divX into the Sony.

At this price, just over £100 for a well regarded product seems a bargain. Surprised it wasnt made more Hot because its still the cheapest deal on the net!

yaboy;2486692

does the sony one have optical in



yeah it has optical

mamboboy;2486704

Yes according to the technical … Yes according to the technical specs:http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProduct.action?product=DAV-DZ260&site=odw_en_GB&imageType=Main&category=HCS+Surround+Kit+%26+DVD+Player#pageType=TechnicalSpecsBut then there's one review saying it won't connect to the xbox...maybe he's just a dumbass?


ye it has optical, also does connect to the 360

kevw;2486789

Having found the deal originally on Amazon, I have now bought from pc … Having found the deal originally on Amazon, I have now bought from pc world for £102.99 so thanks to those who pointed out the PCWorld price promise :thumbsup:I too was interested in the sony dav dz260 but what swung it for me in favour of the phillips was the dixX playback in the lattter as there are ways of getting round the lack of optical connection but you cant introduce divX into the Sony. At this price, just over £100 for a well regarded product seems a bargain. Surprised it wasnt made more Hot because its still the cheapest deal on the net!



According to some sites specs it has DivX but just read my instruction manual and it says DivX init but says except UK models (Sony)

Rubisco;2481544

It has a coaxial digital input, so you'd need an optical to coaxial … It has a coaxial digital input, so you'd need an optical to coaxial converter like this one:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Optical-Input-converter-Coax-Output/dp/B000R46JAY/ref=pd_sbs_ce_2Manual for the HTS3357 if anyone's interested:http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/h/hts3357_05/hts3357_05_dfu_eng.pdf



but will this produce 5.1 surround sound?
or just the normal 5 speaker sound?

Anyone know how long the cables are for these? I'd be using it for projector, which is at the back of the room obviously, as opposed to having the dvd player under the tv set.

Can anyone also confirm if the sound quality from my 360 will be any good with one of these maplin.co.uk/Mod…9m7 ?

Top bit of kit for the money. I was lucky enough to buy from great universal for 80.00. Add divx to mem stick pop it in away you go. HOT price. Go through pc world price match

thisismark;2494199

Top bit of kit for the money. I was lucky enough to buy from great … Top bit of kit for the money. I was lucky enough to buy from great universal for 80.00. Add divx to mem stick pop it in away you go. HOT price. Go through pc world price match



Only says "Music and Photo's" from usb playback!!:?

Trust me the movies will play

Original Poster

thisismark;2494220

Trust me the movies will play





Check below, very good reviews and several people use usb to play divx/avi. Maybe someone on this site who has bought can confirm but cant see why you cant lay moves from usb stick.

reevoo.com/rev…357

For just over £100 you get a hifi, radio, dvd player, HD upscaling, cinema surround, picture player, free-standing speakers- its a great deal for the price!

Yep, I got this set-up off fleabay for under £100 delivered about 2 months ago & have been really happy, plays divx off a memory stick fine & have been quite impressed by the surround sound. The cables are long but also clear so don't look too awful trailing about!

lumsar31;2481422

jus ordered one from pc world price match 102.99, not bad free delivery … jus ordered one from pc world price match 102.99, not bad free delivery to, voted hothope this helps



Do you ring them when placing order? How did price match work?

Do they give any particular date/time for delivery?

Why are people always obsessed whether it plays DivX? Is this so people can download movies off the net in Divx format and then play them on this player?

I prefer the Sony for its optical connection and the fact the speakers are smaller, wouldn't want the ugly looking towers in my living room!

Looks like a good deal to me and what is the best size mem stick for divx playback, for movies and tv shows??

Original Poster

For just over £100, you get a dvd player, HD upscaling, cinema surround, free standing speakers, music player and divX playback.

Looks like Amazon have put the price up now so if like me you have bagged a hot deal well done!

Just ordered one at a price match at PC World. Didnt get the original price but still got it at £125 so still a good deal!

Thanks

is it wireless?

Banned

this is a great dvd player - i have this but I paid £230 when it first came out.

bought mine from littlewoods catalogue store 2 weeks ago paid £80:-D

it sounds very good and the divx plays straight from the memory stick

[SIZE="5"]£129.99 now![/SIZE]

mamboboy;2497287

Well I kinda regret not ordering with Amazon for the few quid extra. My … Well I kinda regret not ordering with Amazon for the few quid extra. My order has been packaged since yesterday, but is now just 'waiting in the warehouse'. I asked "any idea when it will be sent out? will it be here tomorrow", "no, sir, it's missed the deadline for that, it'll probably get sent out Monday now, so you'll get it Tuesday".I ordered it Tuesday ffs, what they hell have they been doing? BUILDING IT?! They were quick enough to take the money, however...


Amazon can sometimes take just as long to dispatch Items. Most sites now are very quick to take the money and no rush to send out the goods !

This was rated a Best Buy in the April edition of Which? when it was £180. It scored 70%, only 2% less than the top rated system. However, the Philips HTS 3154 only scored 1% less and is only £100. Which? rated it as Exceptional Value. Supposed to be widely available, I'd go for one of those if I was looking for one.

damn wished i had not thought too much about this
i really wanted one for £110
guess have to wait until it falls in price

Original Poster

Mine too will hopefully be delivered Monday, cant wait to hook it up to my new Panasonic TH42PX80B!

Quick question if I may, I have a standard sky box and dvd recorder which are linked in serial to my HDTV via scart. When I hook my new phillipis home cinema via HDMI will surround sound come out of tv for the sky box and dvd recorder or do I have to conenct them to the home cinema system separately? If so whats the best way- use the aidio in/out connections?

Just arrived :-D setting it up now will comment in a bit...

Original Poster

Received mine Monday, set it up as per the instructions but put the tall boy speakers on either corner of the room at the front instead of behind. Connected the system into my panny by hdmi and then run audio out cables from the tv to the phillips system to get all audio inputs from the tv working through it. The only dissapointment Ive had is that it doesnt play the discs from my dv hdd recorder which I think are DVD-RAM format but then again it doesnt specify these are playable on the phillips website so cant complain.

Im really happy with the system for the money and wonder how Phillips and PCworld make money out of it at that price.
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