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Probable bad solder joints on the power amplifier board.

Philips... | Answered on Jun 19, 2017

You can find the manual here if you need a copy.

This system was sold with speakers and connecting cables. One cable connects from the main unit to the subwoofer. The rest of the speakers supplied with the system plug into the subwoofer with their special connecting cables. If you don't have the subwoofer and satellite speakers along with the cables, you can't get sound out of this system. There is no built-in amplifier and no way to connect speakers otherwise.

The video connection to your monitor or TV is from the rear panel on the main unit. You can use an s-video cable, composite video (a single cable with RCA plugs) or component video (3 RCA cables), depending on the inputs supplied on the TV. Component video gives best performance if the TV supports it.

Philips... | Answered on Jun 21, 2011

Page 30 - MP3 and WMA, JPG

Philips... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011

Just means you can play divx burned movies.

Philips... | Answered on Mar 21, 2011

You don't...


The speakers will still need their electronics to operate from the audio source.

Proprietary connectors are a clue that the base and the speakers are a set not to be mixed or matched with standardized audio components.

Philips... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

Well, let's see.

A) A whole used HTS3440 is available on eBay for $102 delivered.

B) A compatible HTS3450 base unit goes for $79 delivered...

C) Connect a new or existing outboard DVD/BluRay player to it.

Proprietary connectors usually imply proprietary function. Home Theater in a Box runs that way and are typically Not Economically Repairable.

Though it may be possible to construct cabling that adapts 'normal' standardized audio to your HTIB speakers, is it really worth it?

I'd got with option C as it would be a better investment in equipment with longevity and forward compatibility.

Philips... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

u need a 15 pin vga cable male/male just got one today

Philips... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

It may have overheated. It also may be just poorly designed/assembled and something blew out. If you're comfortable with opening it, you could take a peek inside and see if there's any scorch marks/soot on any of the boards inside. You should also check the power supply as when they go, the whole thing will normally shut down.

Philips... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

the problem is from the disc player, it could be the disc plate that was inserted, that is it may be dirty or scratch.
clean disc plate with methylated spirit before inserted.
And it could also be from the lens itself, that is it may be weak in which it need replacement.
Hope this help....

Philips... | Answered on May 26, 2010

Is this only with CD, only with THAT CD, or with nothing in particular selected or playing?

Check all connections for tightness as bad cable shield connections will let emitted noise into the system. Ditto for signal or speaker cables routed near power cables, TV's, other electrical sources.

Sometimews reversing the AC power cord polarity can resolve buzz/hum.

Philips... | Answered on Feb 20, 2010

you can use a harmony remote by logitech. once you set it up the remote will have every function as if it were the original remote. try looking at the 550 harmony not that pricy and they work great.

Philips... | Answered on Oct 24, 2009

Check the file system format on the flash drive (possibly FAT32) and have the hard disk drive formatted with the same file system.

Note that Windows can not format with FAT32 any hard drives that are bigger than 32 gb, you will need to do it in MAC OS or in other operating systems that support formatting large hard disk drives with FAT32.


Philips... | Answered on Sep 18, 2009

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