Summary: I do not normally take time to write reviews,however I want to save someone the aggrevation that I experienced. When I opened the box I was pleased with the looks of the sound bar. It was easy enough to hook up. When I did hook up the bass box did not work and after spending hours with several custmor service reps it never did work. I did have hooked up for about a week without the bass and was very disappointed in the way the unit worked.
Summary: What is the deal with the fan noise? I have to turn the unit off and on at least four times before the fan stops making noise. It actually sounds like a disk is grinding in the unit. Samsung says it could be a problem with the "cooling" system. Maybe the unit thinks it is hot when it is not? I combined this with a 55" SAMSUNG LED TV (both wall mounted) and they look great. Bummer to have to return the 8200 for repair, but my options appear limited.
Summary: I own a new samsung lcd tv, so naturally I assumed a Samsung soundbar would share the same software and hardware interfaces, so I wouldn't have to worry about incompatibilities between unlike platforms, e.g. a Sony vs Samsung. In the two months since I received it, I have struggled to get the soundbar and the tv to recognize each other without having to turn the equipment on and off repeatedly. J. Sundquist's review is spot-on.
Summary: I bought this unit In November as an early Christmas present for my sister and mother - who neither like, or want, to mess with speakers and cables in a HT setup. I at first had problems receiving it when the first one got lost in shipment. That was solved and I got another unit. I updated the firmware on it before bringing it to my sister's house and setting it up with the plasma TV I had also bought them.
Summary: When my 10 year old projection TV finally died recently, it was finally a good enough reason to buy a flat panel TV. I ended up buying the Samsung UN55B6000 55" LED. Of course once I got it home it confirmed to me what I knew would be the case, the sound on flat panels isn't great. It's just hard to make speakers small enough for a flat panel that are big enough to be good. So after all of my hunting, I found the HT-BD8200. I thought it would be perfect.
Summary: SAMSUNG HT-BD8200 - I like it, but I hate it. Requires that you use HDMI cable AND Optical cable. When connected to the new Samsnug LED TV's, it disables ALL special sound features, and many picture features on my SAMSUNG UN55B8000 and 8500. The most anoying is the Automatic sound level that gets disabled. One channel volume is blaring, while another is low.. Whats up with that? when you disconnect this unit, everything is fine.
Pros: Boasts a lot of features: BluRay, Streaming Netflix, Pandora, iPod dock and a sleek design
Cons: Speaker quality is poor, and you don't have a lot of options to adjust the sound. The streaming movies and music is slow and sloppy. The BluRay player was faulty brand new out of the box. Costly...$800!!!
Summary: "I purchased this product a couple weeks ago. I did my research and waited for the ideal product for what I was looking for. This product boasts a lot, but fails to follow through. - BluRay player was faulty right out of the box - streaming movies and music glithces and freezes and the navigational features malfunction - Sound is awful, subwoofer is too loud and the high levels are quiet.