Summary: I bought this in the Summer of 2007 and its been running strong (minus 1 issue - see below) ever since. The DVD player stopped working years ago however I strictly used the HT-X40 for TV/Music surround sound. I have a bluetooth receiver hooked up to it and it makes everything great.
Summary: I purchased my system in Jan 2008. The system is nice but had certain limitations that many of the other reviewers cited. Pros: Good sound quality, soft or loud and great dynamic range, feature rich, relatively easy to connect (if you don't have too many other components to deal with).
Summary: The Samsung HT-X40 home theater I purchased did not work. I took it to a electronic repair shop in town and after paying $29.00 I learned the power board was out and it would cost $180.00 to fix. The seller said it was in excellent shape and for $75.00 seemed like a good deal.
Summary: I bought this at Fry's for $99 on Black Friday sale. It comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty and during the first year it died 3 times with "protection" error and had to send to their repair center.
Summary: Hi there, I have had this system since fall 2007 and though it may work okay if you just want to watch TV it performs poorly for movies. I bought a SWA-3000 Wireless Receiver Module so that I wouldn't need cords to wrap my living room for the rear speakers.
Summary: I bought this system at Circuit City back on Black Friday 2007. It was a major upgrade from the 75 watt system I was using previously. The bass is very loud... so loud that my upstairs neighbor had to ask me to turn it down once while I was watching a movie because their walls were vibrating.
Summary: This unit does have good sound, but that's where it ends. The controls are very user unfriendly and no other remotes will operate it. It went completely dead in two months. Samsung has the worst, most unfriendly customer service I have ever seen.
Summary: I bought this unit about 18 months ago, the set up was easy, the sound quality was ok, the dvd player controls were sometimes confusing, the unit is out of warranty and died. I wouldn't recommend this unit. For $200 it should have lasted longer than 18 months.
Summary: This system seemed like a bargain and worked just fine for about 6 months but then the player had trouble syncing audio with video, would get stuck loading discs and have to be reset and now, after only about 18 months of occasional use, the front display (the little LCD screen) has gone out.