Key Features: 120W power; Built-in Bluetooth; Two HDMI inputs & two digital audio inputs; Virtual Surround Sound and Double Bass; Wall or tabletop mounting with orientation sensor

Manufacturer: Philips

Quick Glance
3D Ready Yes
HDMI Input 2
HDMI Output 1
Microphone No
Composite Video In No
Component Video In No
Component Video Out No
S/PDIF Optical In 1
S/PDIF Coax In 1
Subwoofer Out No
Stereo Line In Yes
Stereo Line Out No
iPod Dock No
Power 120
Physical Specifications
Height 154
Width 1010
Depth 81
Weight 3900
3D Ready Yes
Number of Speakers 2
Supported Channels 2
DVD Player No
Blu-ray player No
Audio Processing Virtual Surround Sound
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II No
Dolby TrueHD No
DTS Master Audio HD No


May 15, 2013, 3:18 pm

On board decoding for Dolby Digital and DTS allows you to feed a bitstream directly into the unit via HDMI or digital input. There’s no HD audio decoding but it’s not essential

Could you please clarify why it is not needed ? is there any work aorund?



May 15, 2013, 3:41 pm

Most Blu-ray players will decode it for you, so the soundbar doesn't need to do the heavy lifting.

Håvard Fledsberg

June 17, 2013, 12:46 pm

How would you proceed if you wanted to pair this with a couple of satellite speakers for surround? Can you turn on or off virtual surround?


August 28, 2013, 2:32 pm

How does the virtual surround sound do? Not a trace of surrounded-ness?


September 11, 2013, 5:10 pm

During your review did you have any problems with bass or treble? Your review says the indicators update up or down as you increase or decrease bass or treble but I've just revived mine and have no such indication on mine, just a single light come on acknowledging the remote has been pressed. Any ideas? Philips support forum is down but just wanted to see if you'd experienced this?


November 23, 2013, 5:21 am

How about the clarity of voices? And how full-bodied is the sound? What size room will it fill? Thanks!

Vir Killer

December 3, 2013, 7:57 am

I'm bummed I cannot find this sound bar anywhere for sale...

Geoff Richards

December 3, 2013, 2:12 pm

It's on Amazon UK - the link is right above your comment...

Vir Killer

December 5, 2013, 10:33 pm

Oh, I'm in the USA... :(

Geoff Richards

December 6, 2013, 11:49 am

Ah. There might well be a sister model with a slightly different model number, sold by Philips USA. Here's their range:

Vir Killer

December 6, 2013, 6:46 pm

Thanks, same model # here, just unavailable. Amazon had it and says it is now out of stock temporarily but no ETA.

Functionally I'm curious, does this sound bar turn on and off with the TV using ARC and is it supposed to do this with any TV using ARC, even non Philips branded? Thanks!

Geoff Richards

December 9, 2013, 12:08 pm

Not sure. I haven't tested this soundbar myself.


February 1, 2014, 10:06 am

Can Bluetooth be turned on/off, or is it on all the time?


November 16, 2014, 12:10 am

need a replacement remote, no one sells them. ;(

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