Summary: This unit broke multiple times ahd was sent back twice they sent me someone elses unit back last time and it was all scratched up. It broke again. The only way to get the tray to open to put in a disk is to use the remote as the buttons on the unit it self don't work. Lousy unit and difficult to get the surround sound to work with the tv. My Phillips unit is far superior.
doesn't play blurays, Samsung Support could care less
angee wagner, Amazon
8 August 2012
Summary: I purchased this item about 3 years ago. i always liked my unit, but about a year ago i began to make the switch from dvd to bluray. some bluray discs would play, others would not. after talking to support i discovered that even though it told me my firmware was up to date, there had been many new updates since. I now have to manually install all of the updates by downloading them from the Samsung site.
Not for the audiophile, but a great home theater in a box for the money
14 February 2012
Summary: For a basic, entry level home theater in a box I couldn't be happier! I have it set up on my 32" 1080P LG in our bedroom. While the sound doesn't exactly WOW the audio nerd in me it's certainly impressive for the cost of this unit! I especially like the all in one aspect of this receiver. The only down side for me was reading the nightmare blogs about updating the firmware (definitely do your homework before attempting).
Summary: After getting used to the set up of the system and menu options, I would have to say that this system is freakin awesome. Although the system is quite basic in the fact that an equilizer is not built in and speakers have to be set manually, it is still a great system. At first I was kind of turned off because the quality of the sound was a bit off but after some experimenting I found that the system sounds best when the delay time for speakers is set to "0" as well as...
Summary: I bought this product over a year ago now, and have been VERY disappointed with the Blu-ray player. The speakers are okay, nothing to write home about, but no distortion or anything like that (the sub is rather 'rattly' instead of 'boomy', but for the money you can't really complain. My issue is this Blu-ray player. As some of the other reviews have mentioned, it shuts down, literately, whenever it wants to. In the middle of a movie? sure. While listening to music?
Summary: I bought this refurb to go with my Samsung TV. If you have a Samsung, match it with another Samsung. They communicate with each other. You turn off the sound system, it will sensibly turn the TV off as well. Good bass. So so center speaker, meaning that it doesn't seem to match the sound quality of the left and right speakers. It's a little midrangey. The blu-ray player is reasonably responsive, streams Netflix well.
Summary: This is a great product. My husband and I absolutely love it and use it daily. We love the sound quality. My husband likes to listen to action packed movies that make the whole house rumble. This system sure does that in our little house. We have a Samsung TV too. We also bought the wireless speaker receiver. While it is not truly wireless it is better than having all four wires strung around the room.
Summary: I bought this refurb from Amazon Warehouse. The Hardware arrived missing one of the speaker cables. Amazon was willing to take it back, but couldn't replace the cable. I decided to keep it anyway. I found a generic cable on ebay for $14. The only other issue is that the Pandora application was already assigned to another user. The Samsung interface for Pandora is very weak. It has no ability to sign out and sign back in.
Summary: Bought this unit 7 months ago from Amazon. Had all the right features and Netflix and Pandora are sweet. After having it 2 months the sound keep cutting out. I contacted Samsung as was told to do a firm ware update I told them I had because I had it hook up to the Internet. I was told they dont often update the system so I would have to download it to a memory stick and plug it in. I asked why have a system update button built into the device if it does nothing.
Summary: I have never given a review like this before, but this product inspired me. I had to send the first one back for a high frequency noise coming from the unit. Then, it had issues around Pandora and giving access to my Pandora account to other Samsung users. But wait....there's more! Three weeks shy of its one year purchase (still under warranty, thank goodness,) it grew a mind of it's own and began beeping and FFW / rewinding at will.