Summary: I purchased this system a couple of years ago, and rarely use it to play DVD's, in about 15 month's from the time i bought it, the system froze with the DVD movie inside it, i read on the web all sorts of tricks to get it out but nothing worked, i left it alone and a month later decided to click the eject sensor and voila, disc is out, sonce then i only use the audio function and often radio, Samsung doesn't post any firmware updates to it and tech support asked for it...
Summary: The Samsung HT-X710 works perfectly with my 50" Samsung plasma. I think that what ever brad of TV one has you should get the same brand in a sound system or sounnd bar. Matching brands will give you the most function between the TV and sound system. Buy a optic audio cable and a HDMI cable to hook up the sound. Buy additional HDMI cables for each device (DVD, VHS or TIVO ) .
Summary: This is a good simple all-in-one stereo system, as mentioned by others. The sound is fine and I think the nontraditional look is cool. The unit does not switch from one input mode to the next very quickly, but that is a minor issue to me. The main problem I have is that the box and advertising would seem to indicate that the central unit can be placed 'upright', as shown in this image, or laying flat like a more normal system. Lies!
Summary: I have had this system for about 5 months. I agree with other reviewers, it was easy to set up, it looks GREAT, I love the quality of the DVD pictures (or could that be my Samsung Touch of Color 42" TV which I love?) however there are some problems with the design and functioning. First of all, because the DVD inserts vertically on the top of the unit, I could not center it on a shelf so it looked nice as it hit the next shelf above.
Summary: Excellent product. Very easy to setup right out of the box. If you have a Samsung TV and are looking for total compatibility, you cannot go wrong with this product. I compared this 2.1 product and a leading competitor's 2.1 system and quite frankly, the sound was as good if not better and at a significantly lower price.
Summary: I've had my share of home theater systems from large scale to small. This "mid size" model is not only modernly attractive, but has very respectable sound and function. Hook-up is easy, function is easy, and it is very compatible with the new Samsung HD TV I purchased making it a talked about item when company is over. Happy that I made the buy, and would tell you it is worth the look if you are in the market.
Summary: Although the alternative aesthetic might throw off some customers, the fact of the matter is that this home cinema system is a great package. Video-wise, the upscaling is clean and sharp for HDTVs. Everything I've watched, I've seen significant improvement on the quality. I'm not very audio savvy, but the system produces great sound quality from what I can tell - no surround sound but the output is still crisp.
Great value: good sound and a modern look at a decent price
R. Santoshi "Beyondo88", Amazon
13 January 2009
Summary: Others have reviewed the technical specs well so I will focus on the things they did not spend much time on. The unit is in my living room. I needed something that would be part of the furniture and not look like an obvious audio system. I needed it to sound good, but not be very loud. I also wanted very few wires and a small footprint unit that I could hide away. The Samsung meets all of these objectives.
Summary: The touch of color looks really nice with my ln40a650. The iPod cradle was definitely a selling point for me. The Sound quality is great but some might find the 5.1 underwhelming compared to a "tru surround sound" experience. I love these speakers and DVD player. Their functionality is impecable. It really completes my Entertainment unit and looks very tasteful in my living room. What I especially like is that the unit ran me about FREE-NINETY-NINE!!