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Philips MCD908

Philips MCD908
alaScore 82

109 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Philips MCD908. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Philips MCD908 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips MCD908

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Philips MCD908 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The usability also gets good opinions, whereas many are negative about the size and design.

usability, reliability

price, design, size

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips MCD908 - Valve Amp Micro Hifi System - With DVD Player With HDMI & 1080i UpscalingPhilips MCD908 - Valve Amp Micro Hifi System - With DVD Player With HDMI & 1080i Upscaling

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Philips MCD908

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Philips MCD908 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips MCD908 DivX DVD Micro Theatre SystemPhilips MCD908 DivX DVD Micro Theatre System

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Philips MCD908 review

 

Great looks, and a performance to match

Stylish design ; High-quality audio

Upscaled video not the best ; Lacking in stereo dynamics

A luxury DVD micro system that blends old and new tech to deliver a strong DVD and an enticing musical performance

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (whathomecinemamag.com)

Philips MCD908

 

The Philips MCD908 DVD stereo system uniquely combines analogue hi-fi technology with the latest digital advances. The twin shoebox-sized components are well constructed with brushed metal fronts

Stylish design, High-quality audio

Upscaled video not the best, Lacking in stereo dynamics

A luxury DVD micro system that blends old and new tech to deliver a strong DVD and an enticing musical performance

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Philips MCD908

 

The Philips MCD908 offers top-level features and build quality for a reasonable price -- unfortunately it doesn't quite have the performance to back it up.

Good price ; Indestructible build ; Audiophile-type components ; Packed with features

May be too gaudy for some ; Performance out of line with build

Conclusion The Philips MCD908 is a very likeable beast, and sure looks impressive sitting on your entertainment rack. There are a lot of features crammed into these little boxes for a very small price -- and it's a very well built system. It's just a...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

philips MCD908

 

Great looking unit. Very classy and stylish with the glowing valves.

Pre-heat but no big deal really

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

philips MCD908

 

nice , slik design,looks good on the shelf, easy to operate

very poor quality of sound...and I really mean that. I had cheap stereo for 10 years and the sound was superb compering with this Philips. Takes about 15-20 sec to "preheat" by the time is ready do anything.

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Philips MCD908

 

nice , slik design,looks good on the shelf, easy to operate

very poor quality of sound...and I really mean that. I had cheap stereo for 10 years and the sound was superb compering with this Philips. Takes about 15-20 sec to "preheat" by the time is ready do anything

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: manman (cnet.com.au)

Philips MCD908

 

i love this system from philips look very good and sound good too happy to spent money to this system

goodsounding great look speaker is gross finish and sound very good for music

dvd just 1080i via HDMI but sound good for concert

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Quinn (cnet.com.au)

Philips MCD908

 

This system is even better than a Bose system. It provides excellent, clear power along with the audio range satisfying for classical or jazz music.

Small enough system for an executive office. Very clear sounding on low volume. It is a standalone on music alone. Alothough not used as DVD/Home Theater system, I am sure it will perform better than a standard DVD player

Speaker screw-jacks are plastic on the main unit. Probably can be replaced with gold ones

May, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Flawed But Still A Gem

 

Warm, fatigue-free, sound was obtained when a powered subwoofer was connected and crossed at 80Hz. Highly recommended. The analog output of an Apple Airport Express sounds excellent when played through the AUX input.

Hybrid (tube preamp/Class D amp) amplifier; AUX input; subwoofer output; Build quality; Ribbon tweeter; HDMI output

No digital inputs; No phono input; Only 1 analog input; Bass-shy; Bass and Treble controls are too limited and coarse

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Audacious PreImp (newegg.com)

Awesome Sound, Great Deal

 

I have had no problem with audible hiss as the other reviewer complained of. I love this unit. I popped in compact disc of Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri (comic opera) and am in blissful audio Nirvana.

Tube preamp, minimalist design, study construction has the look and feel of a quality product. This is an awesome value for the price. Tube preamp gives a warm realistic sound. If I am not mistaken Phillips NV are the Dutch boys that invented the...

None really for the price (free shipping included) The preamp unit glows red---the disc player glows white. I would have preferred them both to agree in glow color --- either both red or both white.

Apr, 2008
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Product Specifications

The chic, compact Philips DVD Micro Theater MCD908 with Hi-Fi tubes makes the best Flat TV companion. Turn your home into a theater with audiophile-quality sound and enjoy high-resolution movies and JPEG pictures.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:300Watt

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Audio output channels:2.0
Audio system:Dolby Digital
RMS rated power:150
Sound enhancement technology:Vacuum Tube Preamplifier\nClass "D" Digital Amplifier\nLoudness\nTreble and Bass Control

Audio System

Components:DVD player / Receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):DVD player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KA):Audio systems, radios, karaoke
Type:Micro system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Output:Built-in / Yes
Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Output:Built-in / Yes

Design

Cassette deck:N
Colour of product:Black, Silver, Wood
Disc loading type:Tray
Motorized disc loader:Y
Optical disc player:Y / Yes
Type:Micro set

Display

Display:VFD
Display Type:VFD

DVD

CD Playback Modes:All tracks repeat / One track repeat / Programme play / Random play / shuffle
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat
Type:DVD player

Ergonomics

Alarm function:Y
DVD region code:2
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, SWE, TUR
Programmable tracks:20
Sleep timer:Y

Front speakers

Front speaker type:3-way
Front speaker woofer diameter:12.7
Front speaker woofer diameter (imperial):12.7
Front speaker woofer size:12.7
Front speakers RMS power:150

Hard drive

Built-In Hard Drive: No

Header

Manufacturer:Philips
Model:MCD908
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Philips DVD Micro Theatre

Management features

Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CHI (TR), ENG
Sleep timer: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Multimedia

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:150
Speaker Type:3-way
Subwoofer Type:Active
Video D/A Converter (DAC):108MHz/12-bits
Woofer Diameter:12.7

Networking

Wi-Fi:N / No

Optical Drive

Disc loading type:Tray
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / CD, DVD
Motorized disc loader:Y
Optical disc player type:DVD Player
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, SVCD, VCD

Other features

Alarms:Y
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Auto digital tuning:Y / Yes
CD-R playback: Yes
CD-RW playback: Yes
Channels quantity:40
Clock function:Y
Depth:28
Dimensions (WxDxH):250 x 280 x 180
DVD Audio Playback: Yes
DVD region code:1 / 2 / 3 / 6
Eco power standby:1 W
Guarantee booklet:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
Height :18
I/O ports:CVBS\nS-Video\nSCART\n1x(L/R)/ RCA
Main speaker:3-way, Ribbon tweeter, Dome midrange, 5" woofer, Gold-plated speaker connectors, Speaker grilles detachable
Output Power:2x150W
Package depth:33
Package height:41.7
Package width:75.5
Picture enhancement:High Def (720p, 1080i), Video upsampling, Video upscaling
Power requirements:220-240V, 50Hz
Set width:25
Sound enhancement technology:Vacuum Tube Preamplifier, Class "D" Digital Amplifier, Loudness, Treble and Bass Control
Speaker depth:24
Speaker height:32.9
Speaker width:20.5
Video output - analog:Composite CVBS (yellow cinch), S-Video (on Hosiden), SCART
Width:25

Packaging Content

Accessories included:Included accessories: Composite video cable (Y), Control cable, FM/MW Antenna, Guarantee booklet, Remote control: 49-key with 2 x AAA batteries, User Manual: English, Quick start guide: English
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:Composite
FM antenna:Y
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:330
Package dimensions (WxDxH):755 x 330 x 417
Package height:417
Package weight:23
Package width:755

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated:N
Channels quantity:40
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+RW
Image formats supported:JPG
MP3 Playback:Y / Yes
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, DVD-Video, Picture CD, SVCD
Playback modes:Program, Repeat, Repeat all, Repeat one, Shuffle, Slideshow, Zoom
Video formats supported:DIVX

Ports & interfaces

Apple Docking:N
Audio (L,R) in:1
AUX In: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Line-out:Y
MW antenna: Yes
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB port:N

Power

AC input frequency:50 / 50/60
AC input voltage:110-240 / 220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power Source:AC

Radio

FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RDS features:CT, PI, RT
Supported radio bands:FM, MW
Tuner type:Digital

Radio System

Tuner Type:Digital radio tuner / FM/MW

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Satellite speakers

Number of satellite speakers:2
Satellite speaker type:3-way
Satellite speakers RMS power:300
Wireless satellite speakers: No

Subwoofer

Wireless Subwoofer: No

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility: No
CD-RW playback: Yes
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver, Wood
Karaoke: No
Loader type:Motorised, Tray
Main speaker depth:24
Main speaker height:32.9
Main speaker width:20.5
MP3 Playback: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback modes:Repeat, Shuffle, Slow, Zoom
Programmable tracks:20

Turntable

Type: None

TV tuner

TV tuner integrated: No

Video

3D: No
Full HD: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):108MHz/12-bits / 12-bit / 108MHz
Video enhancement technology:Progressive Scan
Video formats supported:DIVX
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:280
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):205 x 240 x 329
Height :180
Main speaker depth:24
Main speaker height:32.9
Main speaker width:20.5
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):250 x 280 x 180
Package depth:33
Package height:41.7
Package weight:24
Package width:75.5
Width:250