Groovy Philips flat micro theater

This system could be a cheap alternative for B&O fans.

Philips

Small and flat--that's the way Philips likes it when it comes to its latest micro home theaters.

For those who have lusted after the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 9000, the Philips MCD299 may be your cheap ticket to owning something remotely similar for just $348. Consider that a bargain, too, with a four-disc changer for uninterrupted music and DVD movie playback, groovy motorized sliding door, and Moto Razr-like metallic buttons.

This kit also covers JPEG, MP3, and WMA via CD or USB. Under the hood is a respectable 140-watt digital amplifier driving a pair of flat-panel speakers reinforced by a bass-centric subwoofer. What's not so hot is its onboard DTS decoding omission and a legacy component-video interface for TV output. But for that price, you can't expect everything.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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    Philip Wong is an A/V, PC, photography and gaming enthusiast. Besides spending countless days and late nights fiddling with his home theater system and watercooled PC, he also hits the roads frequently on his iron horse to sweat it out. Now, who says geeks don't work out?

     

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