"Fantastic audio visual quality, let down by usability"
27 April 2010
Pros: Clear sound and punchy subwoofer Clear and smooth picture Convenience of 1 box system Auto-volume is great for turning the system down during commercial breaks, if only you could turn it off for other use!!!
Cons: A pain to use, iPod interface is rubbish compared to Panasonic, no shuffle, re-arranges songs in playlists, pain to change speaker volumes Auto-Volume is really irritating and can't turn it off, if play music loudly the volume is all over the place
"+1 video, but digital audio delay may be deal killer"
17 November 2009
Pros: 1) DVD video quality to 1080i Samsung LCD via HDMI is markedly better than with Sony 1080i upconverting DVD player 2) Solid bass, especially considering passive sub 3) Sleek and unobtrusive design
Cons: 1) 5 second audio delay when changing channels on Samsung SMT-H3270 HDDVR (fiber optic connection from HDDVR to HTBD1250.) This issue was not present when using 10 year old Sony 5.1 receiver. 2) Sluggish menu system 3) TInny sound from main speakers