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The Philips HTS3251B/F7 is a home theater system that plays online media and Blu-ray discs.

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fast load times for both DVD and Blu-ray disks

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subwoofer outputs bass in the direction it is pointed, can be turned up without bothering the neighbors

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very simple setup, everything is clearly labelled and difficult to plug in wrong

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surround sound effect from Blu-ray movies is very 3D, will have the audience looking around

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can only handle surround sound directly from a Blu-ray player, can't accept input from a cable/dish box

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clarity isn't quite up to audiophile standards, some distortion in the bass and tin in the highs

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speakers are odd shaped, end up having a larger footprint than necessary as a result

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The Philips HTS3251B/F7 is a home theater system that plays online media and Blu-ray discs. This is similar to the Philips HTS3051B/F7, but uses a re-designed center speaker that lays flat under the display and has broader support for more digital formats. Netflix streaming has also been added, allowing users to watch TV shows or movies streamed on demand as well as expanded BD-Live content. A number of DivX formats have been added to file formats supported, and still pictures can be viewed on a disc containing JPEGs or a Kodak Picture CD. The satellite speakers use 3 inch full range woofers, and the subwoofer runs passively allowing the amplification to be handled at the source. 

  • Full HD 1080p at 24 fps
  • Playback Media: Blu-ray, DVD-Video, DVD-R/-RW, Video CD/SVCD, CD-R/CD-RW
  • Still Picture Playback: JPEG, Kodak Picture CD
  • File formats: MPEG1, MPEG2, DivX 3.11, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, DivX 6.0, WMV, DivX HD, MP3, WMA
  • BD-Live, Netflix Streaming
  • EasyLink compatible
  • Total Audio Power (RMS): 1000 W
  • 5.1 surround sound speaker setup
  • 3 in full range woofer satellites
  • Passive subwoofer
  • Sound System: Dolby Digital, Dolby Prologic II, Stereo, Dolby True HD, DTS HD
  • Line-in, FM Antenna, Digital coaxial in, Aux in x2
  • HDMI, Component, Composite output
  • Easy-Fit speaker connectors
  • Ethernet (RJ 45)
  • Energy Star
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