Summary: I bought this unit a few months back (the white version), I was quite surprised by the quality of sound from just 2 speakers. The video also did not fail to impress, I have a Samsung LCD as well so the DVD remote was almost an identical replacement which did not hurt as well. One problem though...and it is a BIG one. I don't know if it's only with my unit because nobody else has commented on it. But from time to time..
Summary: Nice unit high quality sound at max output, worth it. Dislikes: back cover difficult to remove/install, fan noise (noticable when close up and no music playing), tacky blue LED display - default (can be turned off).
Summary: I bought a Samsung theater planning to use my MP3 player via the USB port. Beware- they do not tell you that the USB feature is compatible with only 30 or so players, 20 of them Samsung plus a couple of other models you've never heard of. It won't even accept iPods! Otherwise it works great and is Gorgeous.
Summary: I am not sure if everyone knows this but after you remove the back cover you can unscrew the back off the stand and there is a neat channel for all the wires this makes the unit very neat and tidy even if you have a HDMI, phono, toslink, power and speaker cables all plugged in.
Summary: To start, I bought this system because it is supposed to rival the Bose 321 and Sony 2.1 "virtual" surround systems at a fraction of the price. The sound was average at best and the top loading dvd tray didn't make any sense. You had to pull out the head unit to put a movie in every time. Quality - After a month and week after purchase the system had a symbol on like the slash indicating no smoking. Couldn't even eject the DVD that was in the unit.
Summary: After setting up the system and listening to music and playing movies in my home, I am very happy with the purchase, I got this system for only $250 aswell. It has a very nice and shiny black finish, it fits right in with my black stand and black TV. I kind of wish the sub was more of a box, but it look good either way. And the 1/2 tall satellites look great, they come with a stand to put on the floor or can hand on a wall.
Summary: Bose, Sony, Denon, and Phillips also make similar products. I tested them all extensively (as best you can in a store). The performance for all of them was very good except for the Phillips, which was clearly a step below (but also very inexpensive). So in the end I purchased the Samsung on equal performance and best value/price. Be careful about the Bose and Denon - they do not always have the HDMI output.
Summary: This is a very basic, difficult to use sound system. It is wired so difficult to bury the sub woofer. Using the DVD system is not the easiest of tasks. I am committed to replacing this with a sound bar, bluetooth, wireless Bass system in the near future