Summary: I got the Samsung AV-R720 model 2 years or so ago. It literally looks exactly the same as this one, it even came with the exact same speakers. When my receiver started acting up recently I wanted to warn people on Amazon, but couldn't find it. Then I noticed this and realized they must've changed its name or rebranded it, possibly to avoid the bad feedback they were getting from the AV-R720. This was a great setup. I loved it.
Summary: The main reason I purchased this unit was for the implied compatibility with my other Samsung products (TV and Bluray). The remote lacks numerical inputs and the Anynet devise does not adequately communicate with the other Samsung components. It is also labor intensive to select different HDMI inputs on the receiver interface.
Summary: I'm yet another owner of this receiver who has experienced defective sound from the right front channel. The problem is usually caused by a defective Pulsus Technologies PS9829B audio processing chip. Too expensive (labor) to repair.
Summary: I'm yet another owner of this receiver who has experienced defective sound, first from the right front channel and more recently the left. Too expensive to repair. Poor quality to last only a few years.
Summary: I use this to play sound from my computer/Xbox and to route video to the projector great quality the speakers are awesome only down fall is that it doesn't come with the extra speakers to use 7.1 surround.
Summary: I have a samsung home theatre system less than a year and a half old and the receiver failed. They would stand behind it by repairing or replacing at no charge. Searching the web, this is a widespread issue with this receiver. There is no way this equipment should fail after such a short time and samsung should take accountability for their quality issues. I had to pay $85 and ship it to their repair center to fix.
Summary: This sound system has great sound especially for out of the box. My friend has a Klipsch system he paid over $1000 for and I would say this is just as good as his minus the bass is a little softer but not enough to care as the bass is big and still hits very hard. The speakers are great sounding with very sharp High's and great Mid's. I have all Samsung components and it works perfectlly with them. They all start up together and shutdown together.
Summary: I've owned the HT-AS720ST for over a year now and to be honest, I couldn't really be happier with it. I've read some of the other reviews and I've experienced similar problems and in the long run I realized that the problems were caused by my lack of experience with it, not malfunctions in the equipment. I wouldn't say anything about using this device is counter-intuitive, but it's an intricate piece of machinery with a lot of variables.
PS3 issues from the start Samsungs TERRIBLE Response
Todd Mover, Amazon
29 August 2009
Summary: Since day 1 I have had issues with this unit. Samsung claims you can use this unit as a "pass through 1080p" So I should be able to connect my PS3 to the Receiver then to my TV. My Setup is as follows: I would connect my Cable Box and PS3 to the Receiver via HDMI In then connect the receiver to the TV via HDMI out. When switching inputs on the receiver from TV to PS3 the receiver would have a brain fart & the screen went blank.
Summary: I bought this HT after purchasing the Samsung 650 Series 50" Plasma and the Samsung 1500 BluRay player. I was hoping for a single remote to control everything- the AnyNet feature sounded good. On my own, I found out that the TV remote works both the TV and BluRay, but not the HT receiver. Same for the remote that came with the BluRay. The HT remote works the HT and TV, but has no control over the BluRay functions like start/stop/ pause.