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).
Pros: Pros: Blu-ray player, streaming Netflix and Pandora, iPod/iPhone dock (tho I haven't used this yet, as I have neither an iPod or iPhone). Exterior has a nice finish to it, very clean looking. Speakers have great sound and good subwoofer bass, in a reasona
Cons: Cons: Either I haven't figured out how to, or there is no way to control the subwoofer volume. It hasn't been a big issue for me, so I didn't really look too far into it. As with any black/dark colored electronics, it's a dust magnet. The speakers are goo
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: 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: This system has been very nice. The sound quality is great, but I have noticed that sometimes the primary speaker rattles a little bit. I am having one slight problem. When watching tv (Not blu-rays or dvds) on my cable box the sound is coming out in 3.1 (I believe). I cannot figure out how to get the sound on all of my speakers. Could anyone help, it would be greatly appreciated!
Summary: I paired this with Samsung PN58B560 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV after deciding that my family really needed the convenience of one less remote (see my review). I have been happy with how the Samsung products talk to each other.. it's not perfect but once you understand the system you really only need one remote. It's not fair for me to compare this to what I really wanted to get which was an Onokyo theater system which is about the same price and no Blu-ray. BUT..
Summary: This system sounds amazing. It sounds better than systems costing far more. It's just beautiful. This is reflected in the professional reviews, but more importantly, it's reflected in reality. I've used many home theater systems, and this one sounds much better than any that are anywhere near its price range. The woofer is really good without any obnoxious overkill unless you go out of your way to make your wife mad (which I am happy to report is also possible!).
Summary: Very pleased with quality and appearance of this sound system. However, the instructions that accompany same are extremely hard to understand and lacking in a sensible approach regarding installation and operation of the system.
Pros: 1) Pandora is fantastic and this product lets you take full advantage of it. 2) Same goes for Netflix streaming. 3) Very simple setup for both the network and the wireless rear speakers. it was just plug and play. 4) Great blue ray 5) ipod dock
Cons: 1) Netflix. Most ISP's throttle your download. 2) Slow start. 3) Requires a TV screen to use anything other than the radio (i.e. pandora)
Summary: I purchased this 2 weeks ago at BB. I tried to use my USB N wireless(doen't work), then was going to hardwire but finally spent the [...] bucks to get the Samsung USB wireless adaptor. Works very well you will need to enable WPS on your router. I am using a Netgear N WGR614 which is about 40 feet and two rooms away.The system is in a large living room open to the second floor and I am using my built in rear wall speakers which are driven fine by the system.