Summary: Liked it when I first got it. Now that's it been used, it's wearing down as the center channel just cuts out randomly and Linkstick no longer work (see Cons section). Samsung says the MOBO needs to be replaced and of course, I have to ship it to them and pay for repair costs.
Pros: -Main Unit and Center Channel look very sleek -IPod dock
Cons: -Not very powerful -Center channel randomly stops working; started happening just after warranty expired (hmm, coincidence?) Only re-seating the plug brings it back and that's a PIA when the system is inside a HT cabinet. It's not the speaker as I've used another Samsung center channel on this un...
Summary: I've had this system for a little over a year now. Prior to this my Sony DVD Dream system was still going strong after 10+ yrs. This one has not even gotten that much use yet, but suddenly now it turns psycho during Blu-Ray movies, Netflix, Pandora, everything.
Summary: I have had this system for quite a while, but I started having problems within just a couple months of owning it.
Pros: The price of the system was great, much cheaper than the same thing at another store. Picture looks great, sound is very good (when it works right). Shipment was much faster than expected.
Cons: The sound constantly cuts out, making it very difficult to watch movies or listen to CDs. Sometimes likes to freeze, then it has to be shut off for a few seconds to get everything working again. Occaisionally when playing CDs the beginning of the song will start out at the volume it should be, th...
Summary: I would not recommend this system if you want to avoid a possible hassle. If you do buy it, be sure to keep the box in case you have the same issue.
Pros: Decent sound quality for the price. Easy installation. The iPod dock is a plus.
Cons: After only 2 weeks of having the system I received a blu-ray disc from Netflix that would not play. I tried the same disc in my son-in-law's blu-ray player and it worked. I was not allowed to return the system because I did not keep the box (shame on me for trusting the Samsung name). Spoke to Sa...
Summary: I know there are already reviews written about this product which are negative. I have to add my own though. This is the product I wanted so badly to love. The netflix, pandora, and all-in-one surround are fine. I would rate those features high were it not for the DVD player.
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.
If you want a good home theater dont buy this one.
18 January 2010
Summary: When I first got it it it was easy to set up. But upon first trying to play blu rays it would get very digitized. even with the firmware update it would not play any kind of media very well. Had to send it back in. Now after a year of using my replacement I am still very unhappy.
Summary: Update: I've had it for over a year now and don't recommend it. Firmware update problems still exist, Netflix app is very basic and doesn't work very well, does strange stuff while playing bluray discs such as locking up and not letting you get to the menu.
Summary: A great home theater when it works but it has some serious problems. I'm giving the exchanged unit a try because the two reasons I purchased this; the low form factor and the wireless rear speakers, outweigh the other problems.
Pros: The wireless rear speakers are great, zero buzz and no clicks. The Netflix streaming works really good with the -n wi-fi. The blu-ray is flawless. The overall sound is very good and the FM tuner is excellent. The low form factor lets you place the unit where other units would be too tall to fit.
Cons: The unit would sometimes switch inputs from HDMI to Aux for no reason leaving you with a blank screen. This problem got worse after a few days and resulted in my exchanging the unit. When making any input change from the DVR (pause, channel change, fast forward...) the audio goes silent for 2-3 s...
Summary: I'm annoyed at having to pay another $80 for the wireless dongle, and also at the lack of HDMI input, but the deal-breaker is the boomy sound of the speakers no matter which sound mode I choose. Even female newscaster's voices are overly boomy.