Summary: This system is an "aficionados" dream. It taylors to every music and movie lover's demands. All you need in just in one box. It certainly exceeds a perfectionist challenge like me. Samsung has never been a brand that I would ever consider until I heard the sound of this system at a friends house. If you want a reliable, bookshelf style and certainly affordable home theater system; the Samsung HT-X50 Theater System is the way to go.
Summary: Bought this home theatre system a little over a year ago, but used it for about 10 months (because i was finishing the room I used it in). After about 9 months of use the front display went out. Upon contacting Samsung, they told me it would be $160 to fix that. About 2 weeks later the entire unit stopped working. Unfortunately even though I had only used it for 10 months, since I bought it over a year ago Samsung said there was nothing they could do to replace it.
Summary: This system has pretty nice sound quality, but unfortunately the major flaw that I mentioned is that it devours DVDs and CDs. The 5-Disc table is nice, but the disc holders are unable to keep the disc steady. I constantly have the problem of my discs getting stuck between the opening slide and the top of the system; in the worst case scenario yet, I had to take the thing apart to get one out of the bottom of it.
Summary: I just bought this system and after setting it up, immediately discovered that with the sound at maximum volume, I could barely hear anything through the speakers. After talking to Samsung tech reps, I learned that the sound card was defective and the unit need to be returned. I also found out that a fellow employee at work experienced the same thing on his new HTX50 a week prior. He returned his and got another which is working for NOW!
Summary: Dont be cheap like i was, spend the extra 100-200 bucks and get a better system. This worked good for 3 months and then the sound just got worse and worse..... im going for the oknoyo system.. wish me luck!
Summary: I have used this for a number of months and it has worked fine. I will start with what I like. For one, it has a five disc DVD changer, which is very nice. The upconvert works well and the HDMI out looks good on my 32" LCD HDTV. There are three things that I find problematic. One, there are only four inputs: headphone jack, USB port, RCA Left/Right, and TOSLINK optical.
Summary: I bought this surround sound system because we had just purchased a new TV and to make the whole system complete and the best we could it was the perfect time to get an updated system. We are VERY pleased with all.