Summary: The reason I'm giving this a one star is within less than 6 months of use the front center speaker, the speaker that controls all the dialog went out at low volumes. I've readjusted the wires on different occasions, which temporarily fixes the problem. But ultimately it comes back.
Summary: After about 2 years very easy usage it has come up with the dreaded fault message and shuts down. I have only watched about 6 CD's. At first it seemed to be due to a DVD getting stuck but it still reoccurs after it was removed. I am fearful of getting anything more complex than a DVD player now.
Summary: I didn't have it long before it would shutdown with prot in the message window. Samsung advised that I send it to a repair facility in New Jersey. I figured with shipping and repair cost I would be just as we'll off to replace it. I found many examples of this same behavior on the net. I decided to take a look at the power supply board before junking it. I found a burned circuit run on the board. I thought maybe a component had shorted out causing the burnout.
Summary: Price was right! Easy to do business Amazon! Samsung HT-C650W Home Theater System is a solid dependable system, however initial set-up was a little confusing. Samsung Tech-Support was an easy phone call away and was extremely helpful. Aside from the initial set-up problems, I am very happy with the purchase.
Summary: This system was a replacement for a 2.1 system in my living room. My TV like most HDTV's have a pathetic built in sound. Out of the box the system is pretty simple to set up, if you know what your looking at. The receiver has 1 HDMI port, and 1 Digital optical port. I have a HDMI video card, HDMI xbox, HDTV, and the HDMI out from the receiver going into my TV and a Digital Optical (Tos link) cable going from my TV to the receiver.
Summary: For the price, this system does a great job. Was able to connect it to my basic cable, my xbox, and my ipod. Switching between the three just takes the press of a button. The best feature in my opinion is that it comes with the wireless rear speakers. They have to be wired to a separate receiver, but they can be set up very inconspicuously wherever you'd like in the back of the room.
Summary: Sounds great. I love it. Everything works how it should and the price is excellent! Rear speakers have to connect to a receiver but it is not a problem, i could easily hide all the speakers or mount them on the wall. Receiver/ DVD player is glossy block. For the price it is a steal.
Summary: The surround sound is awesome and it sounds great. The only downfall that i could say is that i did not get the correct ipod dock with it so now i cant hook my ipo up to the system. Other then that everything is awesome with it!