Written on: 27/09/2009 by retrodjcarlos (1 review written)
The Philips Lx 3000 d.
The system has been in my living room for 4 years now. From the first 3 months, I have experienced problems. The main being ,1, reading discs, 2, play back, it skips. This was all in the warranty period, but Philip's we're rude to say the least. I took the main unit back to the main Philips H.Q in Mallorca 3 times. Each time the unit was returned, either, un-touched or still faulty!
It remains in my house as an amp, and I now have the money to upgrade.
Bear in mind I... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2008
Very very fussy when it comes to reading DVDs. Very sensitive to dust which leads to really bad pixellation of the picture.
Gets very hot. Seemed to be a good purchase but after 4 years its fallen to pieces (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2005 by davemb (5 reviews written)
Although I was initially pleased with the Philips LX3000D system, it developed an annoying habit of skipping many DVDs after about an hour's play. Sadly this was just outside the warranty, and the manufacturer just did not want to know.
The unit's cooling fan is obtrusive in quiet parts of a movie, and the sound generally is quite weak, especially compared to my replacement system (not a Philips).
May be worth a look if you can get it very, very cheap, otherwise I would steer clear. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2003 by blade.
Bought this one after its predecessor (different brand) started to throw a wobbler. Attracted by the price and good looks. Was initially impressed by the sound quality - built for DVD's - naturally. As a CD player I prefer something purpose built - especially regarding the hi-fi (well, fi) quality. Bass is very loose, uncontrolled and boomy - despite various placement of the sub. There are no individual tone controls on the pre-amp function as I have been used to on other h-t setups. This... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2003 by Neil.
This is my first DVD theatre system and I am well impressed. Did'nt cost the earth either (£233) I have only had it a few days and decided to read some reviews on it because I was worried about the noisy fan. It sounds like my computer. Other than that I am one happy bunny. Having used some of my families machines I thought the remote a bit messy and not thought out that well but to be honest the play/pause button works fine and I don't see the need for all the other gimmicks. Unless of... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2003 by Hayden.
I did a lot of shopping around for a DVD home cinema and still think that this unit offers great value for money for a first step into the home cinema market. Bit annoying about the source button not working - I must be doing something wrong because I can't believe two units in a row are not working. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2003 by Jim.
Only had the player 3 days and its already getting on my... The system looks and sounds great, but playing of the 51st State DVD shows thier is a real problem with picture and sound sync. Also on every film thier is large blocks of blue squares (even on brand new DVDs). Player is going back tomorrow. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2002 by ryanos.
Overall well pleased with this set up, it only cost me £229 from a web trader (uk electrical discount I think?) brand new delivered so I am loathe to be too critical .......in short if you like the sound of your music this will not substitute a home system, but if you like me and your purchase is based on boosting your tv I think you will be impressed the bass from the sub is great and watching films is now a cool experience much better than when I had my tv etc wired to my home music system... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2002 by terry.
Generally its not bad, although I have to turn it off because of the noisy fan when I want to have the TV on low volume. The remote control could have been more functional, such as having fast forward and reverse rather than having to wade though the on screen menu. Also navigating through DVD features can be a hit or miss affair because of the remote control. Overall the sound makes it a good buy. It has a rich Bass sound and plays mp3s ok. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2002 by Joe.
This is a neat package. I was looking for something for a smallish lounge room (wooden house in Australia!) and the 5 speaker cubes can be attached to walls or on stands etc. The subwoofer is a solid affair, and certainly livens up the whole system. While I am VERY impressed with most software I have watched or listened to, you do have to keep in mind the price that you're paying - if the level on a particular CD or DVD is recorded low, this system will not have the volume output you may be... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2002 by John Stewart.
This Philips LX3000D DVD Home Cinema System is a slick, stylish looking machine. The sound quality coming through the speakers is greater than the speaker size would at first lead you to believe.
The remote control also seems to automatically recognise my TV so I can put the unit on standby, increase TV volume and or the DVD's volume from one controller.
It does lack something in functionality. You can't open and close the Disc drawer without being on disc mode. So the next morning when... (read more)
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