Summary: I've had our HT-WS1 since Xmas 2009, and it has been a frustrating product. When working well, the sound was superior to the Sony flatscreen TV, but not by much. I didn't expect much given the price. Cutting in and out has been a problem from time to time, but the killer event occurred this weekend when the system went berserk and maxed out on the volume all by itself. All volume and on/off controls failed, and now the system won't even go on from a cold start.
Summary: I have a lot of experience with samsung are 90 percent defective after its one year warranty. My LED tv has a horizontal line accross the screen after a year of using it. my speakers are frozen after a year as well. They don't cover the service after the warranty ofcourse its a year warranty but a lot of electronics last longer than a year.
Summary: I boought mine at Walmart yesterday at Walmart ($278 + tax). I bought it becasue of the comments of how easy it was to connect. "Easy" being a relative term. Any way I removed the 5 wired speakers which came with my Samsung DVD player. I plugged in the included optical cable from the sound bar to the Samsung 46" TV, plugged in an HDMI cable from the DVD to the TV - and voila (waa-la)! Everything worked as advertised.
Summary: Pros: It looks nice. It integrates pretty well with your Samsung TV. Speaker bar alone *is* an improvement over TV speakers. Cons: Subwoofer simply does not work. It does link up okay (following the procedure in the manual), and turns on from standby with the TV power sync feature. But there is actually no sound produced above a low buzz, even with volume maxxed on the soundbar. Other: Overstock RMA was fast and easy. Handled it very well.
Summary: I received this soundbar FREE from Amazon.com when purchasing the Samsung LED TV. Despite other reviews I had no problem with the wireless subwoofer which adds the bass to the sound. This is not the high end quality surround sound like other systems but does improve the sound as the TV sound is only average. The fact I can wall mount it under the TV adds a touch of class to the room, as does the touch of red.
Not bad but perhaps there's something better out there
Jacque Strapp, Amazon
22 January 2010
Summary: I purchased a new Samsung LED TV recently and figured this was the obvious choice for speakers - same (sleek) design from the same manufacturer. Also, I don't require a 5.1 stereo surround sound set-up like some of you home theater and gaming whackos out there. All I wanted was a better boost in sound quality without the hassle of calling technical support to get it to work. Here are a few thoughts after hooking it up.
Summary: It looks fantasic and matches my 46" Samsung LCD's sleak look. However, the sound bar is not powerful enough to fill a decent size room. I tried configuring it many different ways as suggested by others, but nothing would fix the issues with the subwoofer cutting in and out, especially when watching regular TV. I took the unit back to Best Buy and got a refund. I ended up ordering the Samsung HT-BD8200 sound bar/blu-ray player combo.
Summary: Below is a review from someone else, but is sums up what is going on with ours too. The subwoofer only works when sitting right next to the tv, so it defeats the purpose of having a wireless subwoofer for us. If it is moved only a foot away it starts cutting out all the time. Now it has started the revving noise everytime I turn the channel. I hate it so much, but I bought it from Sears and they won't take it back.
Summary: I bought this as a potential remedy for the awful sound from the speakers on the 46" Samsung LED TV -- you really can't make out what people are saying no matter the setting or volume. The sound bar is pretty much the same. Audiophiles will be extremely disappointed by the sound quality and volume. If you consider yourself a discerning listener, DO NOT purchase this item. A cheap system for a desktop computer would be superior.
Summary: I got this because I ordered the Samsung UN46B7000LED TV and the BD1600 Blue Ray Player and I wanted everything Samsung. I also have kids so I didn't want a loud or expensive system. I waited until the price was <$200, this is a fair price when comparing it to other systems. First, the setup was simple and easy, I used the included optical cable. I had no problem pairing the sub. Second, the sound was impressive. The speakers gave a good sound range.