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Philips DCM278

Philips DCM278
alaScore 79

45 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Philips DCM278. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

design, usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Philips DCM278 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips DCM278

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Philips DCM278 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design.

design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips-DCM278 - Micro system with iPod cradle - radio / CD / MP3 / USB audio playerPhilips-DCM278 - Micro system with iPod cradle - radio / CD / MP3 / USB audio player

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Disappointing

 

I bought and returned two of these in the past week. Both had the identical problem, not able to play CD's which is the main reason for my purchase. The first system did manage to play a CD for 2 tracks and then quit, the second system could not even...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Sleek design and function capability

 

The pro's of this component are the beautiful styling, ease of use, remote control and the wall mounting option. Those are huge! But, sound quality leaves much to be desired. I found lots of buzz and crackle from the speakers even at low volume. The...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Love it

 

Sounds amazing. My main reason for buying it was to play MP3 data discs and it does that perfectly.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Had to return

 

Great looking dock. Speakers had static/crackle at times. Had a hard time keeping iPod plugged in properly to charge/play music. Very finicky.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (bestbuy.ca)

Philips Micro Stereo Audio System

 

I purchased this item as well as another for my 85 year old father so he could choose which one he liked better. He's hard of hearing, however, he quickly chose this one for the sound quality. The sound is very good and I personally liked the compact,...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (shopping.com)

Good design with a great quality

 

i like this design and its compatable with my ipod and it has a super great quality. i recomend it

Easy to Use, Simple Setup, Great Design

None submitted

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

RMS rated power:10

Design

Cassette deck: No
Colour of product:Black
Disc loading type:Front / Front disc loader
Loader type:Motorised, Front
Motorized disc loader:Y
Optical disc player: Yes
Type:Micro set
Volume Control:Digital
Woofer Diameter:10.2
Woofer size:10.2

Display

Clock function: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Type:LCD
ID3 Tag display: Yes

Ergonomics

Bass adjustment: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Sleep timer: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wall mountable: Yes

Multimedia

Bass reflex: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):10.2
Subwoofer driver size:10.2

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Alarms: Yes
Auto digital tuning: Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Channels quantity:20
Clock function: Yes
Media types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3-CD, WMA-CD, USB flash drive
Power requirements:220 - 240V, 50Hz
Programmable tracks:20
Sound enhancement technology:Digital Sound Control 4 modes, Dynamic Bass Boost
USB direct modes:Fast Backward, Fast Forward, Play/Pause, Previous/Next, Program Play, Repeat, Shuffle, Stop / Fast Backward, Fast Forward, Play/Pause, Previous/Next, Repeat, Shuffle, Stop / Previous/Next, Program Play, Repeat, Stop

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm)
FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility: Yes
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Bass reflex: Yes
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 Playback: Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Playback disc types:CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Playback modes:Fast backward, Fast forward, Next, Previous, Program, Repeat, Shuffle
Sleep timer: Yes
USB direct playback: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple 30-pin docking connector: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod, iPod Classic 1, iPod Mini 1, iPod Nano 1, iPod Nano 2, iPod Nano 3, iPod Nano 4, iPod Touch 1, iPod Touch 2 / iPod
Apple Lightning docking connector: No
AUX In: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Docking connector type:Apple 30-pin
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB port: Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Built-in charger: Yes
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power Source:AC
Power source type:AC

Radio

FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:20
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported radio bands:FM
Tuner enhancements:Auto scan, Auto tuning / Auto Store
Tuner type:Digital

System requirements

Compatibility:Apple: iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano 1st gen, iPod nano 2nd gen, iPod nano 3rd gen, iPod nano 4th gen, iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd gen, iPod with color display, iPod 5th gen, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS / Apple: iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano 1st gen, iPod nano 2nd gen, iPod nano 3rd gen, iPod nano 4th gen, iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd gen, iPod with color display, iPod 5th gen, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS
Compatible products:Apple: iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano 1st gen, iPod nano 2nd gen, iPod nano 3rd gen, iPod nano 4th gen, iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd gen, iPod with color display, iPod 5th gen, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS / Apple: iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, iPod nano 1st gen, iPod nano 2nd gen, iPod nano 3rd gen, iPod nano 4th gen, iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd gen, iPod with color display, iPod 5th gen, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS

Technical Details

Headphone Out: Yes
Loader type:Motorised, Front
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Height :23.8
Main speaker depth:10.2
Main speaker height:23.8
Main speaker width:54.2
Package depth:15.9
Package height:31
Package weight:5.4
Package width:61.4
Width:54.2