Philips HTL3140B/05 2 – Lovely unit and works quite well.

My tv’s speakers are not great, the problem with all modern smart tv’s. My tv’s speakers are not great, the problem with all modern smart tv’s, so i bought this product. I love them as they improve the sound from my tv immeasurably. The wireless subwoofer adds a real punch to the sound of films. There is also a night mode so you do not disturb your neighbours too much.

Attached this to my 2010 tv and also to my new projector and the sound is amazing.

The sound bar is brilliant it is perfect for the size of our room. The sound bar is brilliant it is perfect for the size of our room and i can also connect my phones/ipods etc by bluetooth to listen to songs so i love it.Here are the specifications for the Philips HTL3140B/05 2:

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  • One-touch with NFC-enabled smartphones for Bluetooth paring
  • Enjoy MP3/WMA music directly from your portable USB devices
  • Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth from your smartphone
  • Flexible placement on the wall, tabletop or stand
  • Dolby Digital for ultimate movie experience

Improved the tv sound by 100% looks neat and well made, a very good buy.

Bought this for christmas in 2014, and it’s been perfect since. Great addition to your tv, improves the sound by a long shot. The bass is more than adequate for tv and music, bold and deep, with a loud rich sound from the speakers, you do need to buy your own optical cable though which is fine. Only gripe i have hence the loss of a star, is that every time i turn it off and back on again i need to change the input to opt in (optical), other than that it’s well worth the money.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • My tv’s speakers are not great, the problem with all modern smart tv’s
  • Bought on a budget after reading good reviews of it’s big brother
  • extremely good value for the money!

Bought on a budget after reading good reviews of it’s big brother. Bought on a budget after reading good reviews of it’s big brother, the htl5140. Wireless subwoofer synced itself with ease. It is bassy but that is easy to remedy as you can adjust bass and treble in each sound mode. I have mine set to clear with bass set to -2 and treble set to +2. I also have night mode set to on which gives superb all round performance for vocal clarity whilst still having loads of bottom end on feature films. For the price i am delighted at the performance. Mine is connected to an older panasonic viera plasma via rca audio cables and will be upgrading tv to samsung led with hdmi arc so can’t wait to hear what it sounds like then. Make sure you have a tv that allows you to disable its internal speakers, otherwise you may have problems with vocal sync.

Okay sound, great connections, bad audio synchronisation. I read many reviews for this soundbar and it sounded ideal; a wireless subwoofer, a sleek design and many connection types including coaxial, aux, usb, optical, hdmi, bluetooth and nfcfirstly, i gave this three stars because i had two of these and had to send both back because they were completely unusable. I tried for days to fix it, but every different connection setting encountered persistent audio sync issues with the video on the tv. The soundbar does have an audio sync option for delaying sound through the bar in 10ms increments, but my problem was that the audio was already behind the video making this feature useless. I first thought it was a problem with my setup, but testing on a different model of soundbar produced no such issues. It seems to be an inherent problem with this soundbar. If you’re lucky enough to get one without any audio sync issues then it the sound quality is decent, but not amazing. The bass can sometimes feel underwhelming and the sound from the main soundbar is very directional, meanining it sounds a bit unnatural if you’re not sitting directly in front of bar. It can be turned up quite loud.I never had it at full volume and was pleased if that’s any indication.

The sound bar is brilliant it is perfect for the size of our room. The sound bar is brilliant it is perfect for the size of our room and i can also connect my phones/ipods etc by bluetooth to listen to songs so i love it.

My tv’s speakers are not great, the problem with all modern smart tv’s. My tv’s speakers are not great, the problem with all modern smart tv’s, so i bought this product. I love them as they improve the sound from my tv immeasurably. The wireless subwoofer adds a real punch to the sound of films. There is also a night mode so you do not disturb your neighbours too much.

This product was great, what a great sound, service was good, clad i got it, 😄.

Extremely good value for the money. I dont normally write reviews but as i took a gamble with this i just wanted to be the first to help others make their choicefor the money you really can not beat this sound bar. It gives you a great upgrade over the tini speakers on all flat screen tvsi went for this after reading a review on the more expensive model htl5140. What hi-fi rated it highly and seeing as this is just a lower scale copy i. 2 mids rather than 4 and a 5. 25′ sub rather than 8′ i assumed it would be good enough for the £100 you save. I must admit this was not bought as a main system, its actually going to sit in my garage gym under the tv as both an upgrade to the audio on the tv and for streaming music from my phone over bluetooth; which i must say is pretty impressiveits loud enough. My wife was having a go whilst testing it in a 5m by 5m room. So for day to day its loud enough. For films its still very enjoyable. I thought the product was well packaged i. Unlikely to get damaged in transit. It was easy to put together (slide the parts of sound bar toether and secure with the 4 screws provided).

Repacked with no user manual which easily downloaded. . Practically brand new, repacked with no user manual which easily downloaded.

The sound bar does improve tv sound but:1. The bass is a bit too strong. It powers down if there is no input signal, this should be optional. 3 the wireless link to the woofer interferes with other wireless devices in the area – an optional wired connection would be an improvement (after all it does need a wired connection to the power supply). The digital display is not bright enough when viewed near a bright screen. Overall this sound bar is not up to the quality i expect from philips and constantly irritates. Some minor tweaks would make it a good piece of kit.

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  1. This review is from : Philips HTL3140B/05 2.1 Channel Soundbar Speaker with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Lovely unit and works quite well. . Lovely unit and works quite well. There are occasions where the sub looses its connection and thas quite annoying when watching movies. All in al it’s good value for the money i purchased it for.
    1. Lovely unit and works quite well. . Lovely unit and works quite well. There are occasions where the sub looses its connection and thas quite annoying when watching movies. All in al it’s good value for the money i purchased it for.
      1. Next day delivery great, early set-up problems but up and running now. Next day delivery great,early set-up problems but up and running now,thank you.
  2. This review is from : Philips HTL3140B/05 2.1 Channel Soundbar Speaker with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Next day delivery great, early set-up problems but up and running now. Next day delivery great,early set-up problems but up and running now,thank you.
    1. Great sound for both tv and streaming music. I ordered this product directly from philips’ webshop, but wanted to go to amazon and share my thoughts on it. I only started using it this week, so this is initial feedback. The reason why we bought this model is because it’s affordable price wise and offers what i consider to be good quality for money. It’s crystal clear and nicely fills up the entire room. It works well with the tv and i use it also to play the music on my phone (works with any device that has bluetooth). This way, when we have a party, we don’t need to use another device, this one will perfectly cover the entertainment.It can also play music from youtube or other apps.
      1. Great sound for both tv and streaming music. I ordered this product directly from philips’ webshop, but wanted to go to amazon and share my thoughts on it. I only started using it this week, so this is initial feedback. The reason why we bought this model is because it’s affordable price wise and offers what i consider to be good quality for money. It’s crystal clear and nicely fills up the entire room. It works well with the tv and i use it also to play the music on my phone (works with any device that has bluetooth). This way, when we have a party, we don’t need to use another device, this one will perfectly cover the entertainment.It can also play music from youtube or other apps.
  3. Extremely good value for the money. I dont normally write reviews but as i took a gamble with this i just wanted to be the first to help others make their choicefor the money you really can not beat this sound bar. It gives you a great upgrade over the tini speakers on all flat screen tvsi went for this after reading a review on the more expensive model htl5140. What hi-fi rated it highly and seeing as this is just a lower scale copy i. 2 mids rather than 4 and a 5. 25″ sub rather than 8″ i assumed it would be good enough for the £100 you save. I must admit this was not bought as a main system, its actually going to sit in my garage gym under the tv as both an upgrade to the audio on the tv and for streaming music from my phone over bluetooth; which i must say is pretty impressiveits loud enough. My wife was having a go whilst testing it in a 5m by 5m room. So for day to day its loud enough. For films its still very enjoyable. I thought the product was well packaged i. Unlikely to get damaged in transit. It was easy to put together (slide the parts of sound bar toether and secure with the 4 screws provided).
    1. Extremely good value for the money. I dont normally write reviews but as i took a gamble with this i just wanted to be the first to help others make their choicefor the money you really can not beat this sound bar. It gives you a great upgrade over the tini speakers on all flat screen tvsi went for this after reading a review on the more expensive model htl5140. What hi-fi rated it highly and seeing as this is just a lower scale copy i. 2 mids rather than 4 and a 5. 25″ sub rather than 8″ i assumed it would be good enough for the £100 you save. I must admit this was not bought as a main system, its actually going to sit in my garage gym under the tv as both an upgrade to the audio on the tv and for streaming music from my phone over bluetooth; which i must say is pretty impressiveits loud enough. My wife was having a go whilst testing it in a 5m by 5m room. So for day to day its loud enough. For films its still very enjoyable. I thought the product was well packaged i. Unlikely to get damaged in transit. It was easy to put together (slide the parts of sound bar toether and secure with the 4 screws provided).