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Philips HTS3520

Philips HTS3520
alaScore 86

227 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews of Philips HTS3520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the size.

price, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips HTS3520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Philips HTS3520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

price, usability, design


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HTS3520/05 5.1 ch Home Cinema System (HDMI,1080p,Upscaling and Dolby Digital,600W)Philips HTS3520/05 5.1 ch Home Cinema System (HDMI,1080p,Upscaling and Dolby Digital,600W)

Sep, 2018

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For the cost,this is an awesome home cinema system with a powerful amplifier. Set up is very easy although I have been in touch with technical support for advice. Personally I think Philips should include the Superfast HDMI cable as a standard cable...

top quality home cinema

no hdmi cable included

Jun, 2017

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Home theatre cinema


Likes this product went on the reviews & brought it easy to set up & was all done in 20min like the sound quite loud the only thing that annoys me is that just automatically comes on when I switch my tv on & don't like to use it all the time like that...

Apr, 2017

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Really good


With this item you are gonna be happy because every single thing ia really nice with this home cinema system in this price Thank you

Apr, 2017

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Sounds great and easy to set up and use


My TV doesn't have an ARC HDMI so it's connected by a standard HDMI and an Optical cable. The sound quality is excellent and the system is powerful enough to generate a great atmosphere when watching TV or movies. The system is very easy to use. It was...

Mar, 2017

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dvd and blu ray theatre system


i havent set up yet but previously had phillips dvd theatre system

Jan, 2017

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Was using it over 6 months occasionally, when system broke down. Waiting for repairs now. Worked good when it worked, however lack of control to subwoofer meant it was continuously switched off.

easy ; stylish ; cheap

lack of control

Jan, 2017

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Home cinema


Very poorly

Jan, 2017

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Really like it but...


Bought this system after looking at others in the price range. Sound is fab and works very well with projector. For some reason it had a European plug on it so had to use an adapter.

Jan, 2017

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Outstanding for the price.


Quite a fab system for the price, having tested every aspect of the system my only flaw would be the smart tv function. All this does is allows you to access youtube and an internet browser. However this is quite slow and takes time to type in what...

Jan, 2017

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Philips HTS3520 1000W 5.1CH 3D Blu-ray & DVD Home Cinema.


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Dec, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Pro Logic II
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:5.1
Equalizer: Yes
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
RMS rated power:600
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):65
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):30

Center speaker

Center speaker frequency range:150 - 20000
Center speaker impedance:8
Center speaker woofer diameter:7.62
Center speaker woofer diameter (imperial):7.62
Center speaker woofer size:7.62

Compatible formats

Playable Disc Formats:CD (Audio), CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, SVCD, DVD (Video), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL
Playable File Formats:MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX Ultra, MPEG, WMV, Xvid, HD JPEG, AVI


Component Video Outputs:1
Composite Video Outputs:1
HDMI Outputs:1
Scart Connections:1
USB Ports:1


Progressive Scan: Yes
Radio: Yes
Radio Type:FM
THX Certified: No

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Management features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Optical disc player type:DVD Player
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, SVCD, VCD

Other features

Center speaker depth:9.23
Center speaker height:9.53
Center speaker width:16.1
Centre speaker dimensions (WxHxD):160.9 x 95 x 92
Centre speaker driver diameter:2.54
Centre speaker driver size:2.54
Channels quantity:40
Front speaker depth:9.61
Front speaker height:16.2
Front speaker weight:0.56 / 560
Front speaker width:9.5
HDMI ports quantity:1
Height :5.45
Package depth:38 / 46.8
Package height:30.2 / 38.5
Package width:37 / 56.4
Power requirements:220-240 V, 50 Hz
Rear speaker depth:9.61
Rear speaker height:16.2
Rear speaker width:9.5
Set width:36
Subwoofer depth:37
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):120 x 307 x 369
Subwoofer height:30.9
Subwoofer width:12.3

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:380 / 468
Package dimensions (WxDxH):370 x 385 x 468 / 370 x 468 x 385
Package height:302 / 385
Package weight:12.7
Package width:370 / 564

Ports & interfaces

AUX In: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
FM antenna: Yes
HDMI Out:1
HDMI Version:1.3
Microphone in: Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.9
Power consumption (typical):100

Product properties

Audio Decoders:Dolby Prologic II, Dolby Digital
Built-In Hard Drive: No
DVD Player: Yes
DVD-Recorder: No
Total Output:600


FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:40
Supported radio bands:FM

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:4
Satellite speaker frequency range:150 - 20000
Satellite speaker impedance:4
Satellite speaker woofer diameter:7.62
Satellite speaker woofer diameter (imperial):7.62
Satellite speaker woofer size:7.62


Subwoofer driver diameter:2.54
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):16.5 / 2.54
Subwoofer driver size:16.5 / 2.54
Subwoofer frequency range:20 - 150 / 40 - 150
Subwoofer impedance:8
Subwoofer Type:Passive

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
Colour of product:Black
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Karaoke: Yes
Slide show: Yes

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Progressive Scan: Yes
Video formats supported:DivX, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, Xvid

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):160.9 x 92 x 95 / 95.3 x 92.3 x 160.9
Center speaker weight:770
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):161.6 x 96.1 x 95 / 95 x 87 x 160.9
Front speaker weight:560
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):360 x 320 x 56
Main unit weight:2.84
Rear speaker weight:560
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):120 x 369 x 307 / 309.5 x 370 x 122.6
Subwoofer weight:3.84