Conclusion: The X810 isn’t cheap at around $700, but given its extensive features and excellent sound quality, we have no qualms about recommending it wholeheartedly for owners of 40-inch or larger HDTVs from any manufacturer. That said, we’d like to see future iterations have a more polished TV-screen menu, a larger on-board display, and faster switching for inputs and audio settings.
Pros: Excellent audio and video quality; good connectivity options; easy setup
Cons: Slow input switching; confusing audio settings; remote is not universal
Conclusion: The Samsung HT-X810 certainly looks good with the slick touch controls and the smart slot-loading DVD player delivering impressive results. The sound is also good once you have tamed the bass, which you never really can do to a great extent. The connection options are a real bonus, providing an offering for other media, outside of just your TV or DVD.
Pros: Slick design: looks great, good quality DVD playback, versatility: plenty of connection options
Cons: Can be overly bassy, slow to switch inputs and load discs, standby hum