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Philips MCD988 - 400W 2.1 Dolby Virtual Home Cinema System, 2 Disc Changer, HDMI 1080i Upscaling & DivX - £99.99 @ Amazon !
Philips MCD988 - 400W 2.1 Dolby Virtual Home Cinema System, 2 Disc Changer, HDMI 1080i Upscaling & DivX  - £99.99 @ Amazon !

Philips MCD988 - 400W 2.1 Dolby Virtual Home Cinema System, 2 Disc Changer, HDMI 1080i Upscaling & DivX - £99.99 @ Amazon !

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Philips MCD988 - 2.1 DVD Home Cinema System - With 2 Disc Changer, HDMI 1080i Upscaling & DivX

Technical Details
Play DVD, DivX�, (S)VCD, MP3-CD, WMA-CD, CD(RW) & Picture CD
Dual-DVD changer for continuous movie enjoyment
1080i HDMI with high definition video upconversion
Progressive Scan component video for optimized image quality
Philips Moving Surround Sound for a superb sound experience
Dolby Virtual Speaker for theatre audio experience
Digital Sound Control for optimized music style settings
Dolby Digital for ultimate movie experience

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would the speakers work with ps3 so i can have the sound come out of them when playing...

this has been here too many times, it is selling for this price for ages. And acording to reviews ain't that good either.

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bobusm;1888209

this has been here too many times, it is selling for this price for … this has been here too many times, it is selling for this price for ages....



First posted for £180 3 months ago and dropped in price since. Now is the deal of the week @ Amazon and for the first time below £100.

Banned

Plus its only 2.1 not 5.1

You can get a 5.1 thats better than this for that much

completely OT, but dose anyone know whats happened to the Phillips Bluray player that they announced last Nov ?
I heard a roomer that they were removing HD DVD from the firmware ??

edi;1888227

First posted for £180 3 months ago and dropped in price since. Now is the … First posted for £180 3 months ago and dropped in price since. Now is the deal of the week @ Amazon and for the first time below £100.



Voted hot and a multi-region hack available too, only downside is connections, not easy to connect to ps3 or xbox 360 ,shame.

can you put a usb in this and watch movies?

ODB_69;1888239

Plus its only 2.1 not 5.1You can get a 5.1 thats better than this for … Plus its only 2.1 not 5.1You can get a 5.1 thats better than this for that much



Could you please elaborate on which branded system offers a 5.1speakers system with 400W rms for under £100?

Original Poster

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Cs7QyacyL._SS400_.jpg

Manufacturer's Description

Play DVD, DivX®, (S)VCD, MP3-CD, WMA-CD, CD(RW) & Picture CD
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Dual-DVD changer for continuous movie enjoyment
1080i HDMI with high definition video upconversion
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 analogue signals it delivers perfect picture and sound quality, completely free from noise. HDMI is fully backward-compatible with DVI (Digital Video Interface).
Progressive Scan component video for optimized image quality
Progressive Scan doubles the vertical resolution of the image resulting in a noticeably sharper picture. Instead of sending a field comprising the odd lines to the screen first, followed by the field with the even lines, both fields are written at one time. A full image is created instantaneously, using the maximum resolution. At such a speed, your eye perceives a sharper picture with no line structure.
Philips Moving Surround Sound for a superb sound experience
Powered by Dolby Virtual Speaker technology, Moving Surround Sound expands and enriches the audio and video experience by adding a 'visual' dimension. Listeners can now appreciate an immersive surround sound experience that they can also 'see' with the moving. Essentially, both the top speaker and the metal bullet speaker heads are motorised so they actually 'move' together to recreate a surround sound experience. The combination of the moving speakers create the 'sound beaming' effect towards the listener effectively widens the sound stage and the sides of the room.
Dolby Virtual Speaker for theatre audio experience
Dolby Virtual Speaker is a sophisticated audio virtualisation technology that produces rich and immersive surround sound from a two-speaker system. Highly advanced spatial algorithms faithfully replicate the sonic characteristics that occur in an ideal 5.1-channel environment. DVD playback is enhanced by expanding the 2-channel environment. When combined with Dolby Pro Logic II processing, any high quality stereo source is transformed into true-to-life, multi-channel surround sound. No need to purchase extra speakers, wires or speaker stands to appreciate room-filling sound.
Digital Sound Control for optimized music style settings
Digital Sound Control offers you a choice of pre-set Jazz, Rock, Pop and Classic controls you can use to optimise the frequency ranges for different musical styles. Each mode uses graphic equalizing technology to automatically adjust the sound balance and enhance the most important sound frequencies in your chosen music style. Ultimately, Digital Sound Control makes it easy for you get the most out of your music by precisely adjusting the sound balance to match the type of music you are playing.
Dolby Digital for ultimate movie experience
Because Dolby Digital, the world's leading digital multi-channel audio standards, make use of the way the human ear naturally processes sound, you experience superb quality surround sound audio with realistic spatial cues.
Total power 400W RMS with an active subwoofer
View photos and listen to music directly from USB devices
Simply plug in your USB device on the system and share your stored digital music and photos with your family and friends.
Remote control to adjust the speakers to an optimal position
Stylish slim design with table-stand and wall-mount options

Looks really nice if you dont care about it not being 5.1

davedixson;1888916

Looks really nice if you dont care about it not being 5.1



Not everyone is able to easily lay the cables for the rear speakers...
So 2.1 is better than nothing. And as a mate of mine keeps saying "The last thing I want when I'm watching a horror movie is the sound of foot steps BEHIND me !!!!"... but he is a little paranoid

voted hot dont suppose any one knows if this will work with a samsung rear projection tv i dont have a clue when it comes to stuff like this lol

Guys...finally bit the bullet on this one 3 weeks ago when priced £109,despite the reviews.

AMAZING VALUE,ignore the reviews.connected to ps3,360 computer and tv via hdmi and av connections perfectly.

plays everything ive thrown at it(divx avi's xivd dvdr- dvdr+ ect)

the sound quality is second to none.only got good things to say about the setup)

...and i would consider myself a rather cynical individual,thus not easily impressed.this time,im impressed!:thumbsup:

and yes it does play ur avi's and divx movies straight from the usb stick!

thats a nice looking bit of kit, was looking to buy one of those logic3 all in one speaker type thingys but keep reading mixed reviews, think i'm going to go for this.

nice find.

Thanks OP.

Does anyone know if this comes with a hdmi cable in the box?

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mystik;1888889

Could you please elaborate on which branded system offers a 5.1speakers … Could you please elaborate on which branded system offers a 5.1speakers system with 400W rms for under £100?




Didn't spot the 400w but there's a load that will do the same job with 300w thats just looking at a previous thread, sure there will be some more if you look


besides you can get a good upscaler stick it with your own speakers and jobs done

try [COLOR=#800080]xxxx[/COLOR]

rizla01;1889172

I STILL think this is better value for £125. … I STILL think this is better value for £125. http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~LGE-HR352SC~dept~hometheatre~subdept~HOMETHEATREPACKAGE~brand~lg.htmWith HDD as well.


That dies look good esp with HDD + recordable DVD

Original Poster

weehawken;1889316

Thanks OP.Does anyone know if this comes with a hdmi cable in the box?



No...

Box Contents

Screws for wall mounting x2
Audio/Video cable
FM antenna
Guarantee booklet
Quick Use Guide
Remote control: 47-key with 2xAAA batteries
IFU / User Manual: English

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phil001;1889371

That dies look good esp with HDD + recordable DVD



mates got one of these and it seems a good unit

Full specs from manufacturers website ]HERE

Does anyone know if there is an option like this but with wirelss speakers? home cinema system I mean

Got one of these a few weeks ago very pleased with system,
Its good quality, has two dvd players which you can switch between,
also has usb input so you can play films / mp3 etc direct from you
usb stick, overall agood system which looks great.
Speakers & dvd player are wall mountable.
Only bad points, stickers on front of unit are very very hard to get
off & small speakers which pop out of main speakers sometimes
make a strange noise, very good at this price

bought this for £120 from amazon 2 months ago

ODB_69;1888239

Plus its only 2.1 not 5.1You can get a 5.1 thats better than this for … Plus its only 2.1 not 5.1You can get a 5.1 thats better than this for that much



Not everyone wants or needs 5:1. So your comment misses the point a little. If you don't want it don't buy it! Simple

My inlaws are looking for a good 2:1 system as they have quite a small lounge an don't want to fill it with speakers.

Voted hot :thumbsup:

when i get round to it I will bag one of these, thx, voted hot

question:
I was l;ooking for 2.1 and this thread was on 2.1 so happy days but why do people insist on comparisons with 5.1, pointless and very frustrating.
Answer:
VOTE HOT IF YOU THINK THIS IS GOOD 2.1 VALUE - 5.1 people shut up!

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magepaster;1889847

Not everyone wants or needs 5:1. So your comment misses the point a … Not everyone wants or needs 5:1. So your comment misses the point a little. If you don't want it don't buy it! SimpleMy inlaws are looking for a good 2:1 system as they have quite a small lounge an don't want to fill it with speakers.Voted hot :thumbsup:



Not saying everyone does want 5.1, just saying you can get 5.1 at this price easily.

How difficult is it to setup for PS3.
Does it have optical in/out?

Yes it a 2.1 setup but it blows my panasonic SCPT150 5.1
sytem out of the water which I paid similar money for.

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mudddy;1890021

How difficult is it to setup for PS3. Does it have optical in/out?



can't find anything about optical which is the easiest way to connect...

don't know much about PS3 connections I have 360 sorry!

Original Poster

ODB_69;1889345

Didn't spot the 400w but there's a load that will do the same job with … Didn't spot the 400w but there's a load that will do the same job with 300w thats just looking at a previous thread, sure there will be some more if you lookbesides you can get a good upscaler stick it with your own speakers and jobs donetry [COLOR=#800080]xxxx[/COLOR]



Pls dont include pointers to sites with affiliate links & re-edit Mod edited posts.

mumzyleah;1889168

voted hot dont suppose any one knows if this will work with a samsung … voted hot dont suppose any one knows if this will work with a samsung rear projection tv i dont have a clue when it comes to stuff like this lol



i have a samsung rear projection and im not sure it will work as my set has no hdmi socket although it may be possible to connect this via component,very tempting to buy but mite pay a bit more for an easier connection to xbox 360.

Yep comes with componet connections if you have no hdmi,
had mine set up with componets for a while.

phil001;1889371

That dies look good esp with HDD + recordable DVD



I might be wrong, but that system looks like a joke to me...I bet that subwoofer box is a featherweight plastic box. I also don't like the Total 300W output claim...how can it output 300W if the power consumption is 35W? That 300W must be some peak value.

The philips one the op posted claims 400W RMS.

Gutted.. was wanting to buy this when i got paid.. £360.72 now
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