Summary: I got this product for free so it's not like I can complaint about how much it cost. I find the system look pretty nice, the amplifier is all glossy and everything eventhough the speakers look rather cheap but I actually like the way it looks. but the thing annoys me the most is its lack of features.
"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
Summary: There was no tracking info, only a delivery "window" that expired the 18th. On the 19th and again on the 20th, I emailed and asked for a delivery date. There was no response. I then called the company, talked with a rep who told me the item I ordered as "in stock" was not but offered a similar product. I accepted and received the system five days later. The player and speakers look terrific.
"+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
Summary: easy to setup, fairly easy to use but mine started screamin (high pitched sound) after I used it - and turned it off - yes powered down. After playing a DVD, and then turning the unit off, I would wake up in the middle of the night - thinking my ears were ringing - nope - had to unplug the unit to get it to stop. They replaced the main system board and something else, hope that works, haven't tried it out yet.
Summary: bought 2 samsung adapters and wireless does not work. worked initially and then stopped, other features are ok, but I bought it, in part, for wireless streaming movies from Netfix. Sound is ok, nothing special. From other websites I see that others have had problems with the internet connection. Might be a problem on this model.