Philips' final product, the HTS9810, is a tad puzzling. Ostensibly it's simply a 5.1 home theatre and it presumably has a similar feature set to the HTS8140 soundbar, including 1080p DVD upscaling - though beyond this Philips wasn't very forthcoming with details.
Indeed, all it added is that the system recreates the sensation of 9.1 channel surround using just 5.1 channels. Overkill, surely? Maybe, but as long as it does no harm it can only be a good thing, right?
Pricing and release details, yet alone a full spec sheet, are yet to be revealed so you'll have to wait to find out more about this curious beast.
PS: We've just been told there is a full spec sheet but we don't have it, so keep an eye out for an update soon.