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Philips HTL2193B/79

Philips HTL2193B/79

MPNs: HTL2193B and PHI-HTL2193B
3.4 from 5 reviews

Great sound quality

The sound quality is above expected for this soundbar as it was on the cheaper end of things. Very easy to set up and use. Does turn off after a certain amount of time with no sound which can be a little annoying when you've left your show on pause for a bit.

Purchased in December 2017 at Kogan.com for $216.20.

1 comment
Hi there, Sarah. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback here with us, others will find your experience very useful. Thanks again, it is much appreciated. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Great unit!

I purchased this unit for my son for Christmas, very easy to setup with HDMI cable (not supplied) and connects via Bluetooth also. Not knowing much my son had this connected in seconds and the sound is amazing. He connects his phone via Bluetooth and can play his music from his phone very loudly. The sound is clear and crisp with nice bass tones even when turned up to max. I would recommend paying a little more for the 3.1 its great.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
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Hi Peter, we're glad to hear that you and your son are so keen on the sound and ease of use of the Soundbar speaker. Thanks for sharing this with us and enjoy the rest of your week! Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Good unit for the price

Having looked for a while I found this unit on Kogan.com
It was one of the mid-priced units and had good specs. All in all it does the job with good quality sound - but the sub is quite weak, and there is no "self start" function - i.e. when you turn the TV on, even though it is connected via optical cable, you have to press another button to get it going

Date PurchasedJan 2017
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Hi, Alistair, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Soundbar with us. We appreciate the feedback and we'll make sure to share it with the relevant department. Once again, thanks! :-) Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team


although i am fairly satisfied with the performance of this unit , I have one concern. I feel the unit should self start or initiate the previous settings when a signal is received in the morning instead of having to use two remotes to turn the tv on an the other remote to turn the sound on, annoying

Date PurchasedMar 2017
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Hi Baz, thanks for sharing your review. Do we understand correctly that you want the device to work with your TV? The soundbar has the Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature, that is a feature for you to enjoy the sound of the TV from the Home Theatre system without having to connect a second cable in between. This allows you to adjust the audio volume using the remote control of the Home Theatre when you are watching TV. Via this link, you can read more about the setup: http://philips.to/2mk8EO3. If this is not helping, please feel free to reach out to us via 1300 850 633 (AU) or 0800 639 953 (NZ). Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Good entry level soundbar

I bought this soundbar as an upgrade to the built-in speakers on my TV (TCL UHD E5900). I wanted something with 3.1 channels, and I wasn't concerned about having a wireless subwoofer. The sound quality is good but not incredible, although it can go very loud without compromising this quality. You can connect through almost any method (Bluetooth, HDMI, 3.5mm jack, optical, coaxial, USB) although only an optical cable is supplied. It can also play FM radio. There are a number of pre-set options including Voice, Music, and Surround, as well as the ability to manually adjust the bass/treble levels.

The soundbar can take a full 8-12 seconds to turn on (optical connection), and several times I have found myself adjusting back and forth between different settings and volumes when watching TV shows/movies in order to find something I'm satisfied with. Overall a solid unit, but nothing spectacular or ground-breaking.

Date PurchasedOct 2016
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Hello Nathan, We appreciate that you took the time to write us this honest review. We can learn a lot from feedback like this. We are glad that you are satisfied with the unit. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

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Price (RRP) $299.00
FeaturesWall Mountable
Connectivity Options3.5mm Jack, Bluetooth, HDMI ARC, Optical Port and USB
Number of HDMI Ports0
Colour / Finish Black
Soundbar Dimensions51 x 650 x 69 mm
Subwoofer Dimensions240 x 165 x 295 mm
Power150 W
Weight1.62 kg
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Speaker Configuration
Subwoofer TypeWireless
Satellite Speakers0
Up-Firing Speakers0

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  • GTIN13: 4895185616063
  • MPN: HTL2193B and PHI-HTL2193B

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