Speaking for a moment here as the owner of a Philips television, I can speak, at least somewhat, to their overall quality, ease of use, and affordability. Thankfully, the Philips HTS 3371D will not let me down in these areas, though it won’t be terribly remarkable in at least one of them.
The Philips HTS 3371D is a thousand watt 5.1 channel home theater system that offers a variety of surround sound decoders, including Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II, a DVD player with a variety of playback options, five speakers and a subwoofer, an FM tuner, EasyLink capability (this lets you run multiple EasyLink devices with just one remote) a variety of equalizer settings, picture display options, an iPod dock, a component video output, and an HDMI output.
You can see right off that this isn’t a bells and whistles-intensive sort of system. There’s not a whole lot to this, thus ease of use is at a maximum. And the sound quality is at least passable–I’d rank it somewhere between “not half bad” and “not the greatest”. I should also make a quick note of the size of the speakers–they are TINY things, and should work out nicely if your home theater space is not that large.
But considering that the folks out at Best Buy want a hundred and thirty five bucks for the complete system, well, that overlooks a multitude of problems, even if there were a multitude of them here, which there is not, at least that I can tell.
Anyway, if you’re looking for something small and simple, then the Philips HTS3371D should be right up your alley.