Summary: I really don't understand where other people are getting the poor reviews from. It might be an error in positioning, room set up, or balance. I LOVE ours to death! I live in a small-ish townhouse where the bottom story is really just one large room. It has excellent sound that fills the room but doesn't carry through walls (which is a plus when you share a wall with a neighbor). It's not a surround sound system, you're right, but it doesn't lack in highs and lows.
Summary: It was a purchase a few years ago (2008)... I wouldn't recommend it to friends or family members. This was a splurge because it looked really cool with my Samsung LCD Television. It was definitely an impulse purchase - have too many issues. 1) It doesn't read a lot of DVDs 2) Function is not so great 3) Sound quality is not that "WOW" this is awesome effect. Overall, a fail in my book!
Summary: EXECLLENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE ALSO. BEATIFUL SOUND EASY SET UP. MUST HAVE FOR A SIMPLE GREAT SOUNDING UNIT. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Summary: I DID NOT BUY this product from Amazon, but after only two years, I am looking for it's replacement on Amazon. The part of the DVD player that loads and ejects DVDs has bee problematic for a few months and has finally quit working. Got a DVD stuck in it right now. The concept of this device was what I was after: an easy to install device, that took up one shelf. Something that would play a DVD and augment my Toshiba TV's kind of tinny sound system. (I love my TV though.
Summary: Did a lot of research before deciding on the Samsung HT-X810T Home Theater System. I was going to get just a simple soundbar with a wireless subwoofer but decided to upgrade since this refurbished system had so much more and a warranty. It was also cheeper than the lesser systems at the local Big Box stores. Huge shipping box thank god UPS got to wrestle it to my house. Easy to setup/install and sound is amazing!
Summary: Like so many people, I'm trying to find a combo dvd, ipod dock, surround sound system that fits neatly on the wall under my TV. You would think that with all the flat screen TVs out there, this would be and easy task. You would be wrong. I purchased this item at Frye's. They don't have it new anymore so you have no choice but to buy their factory refurbished.
Summary: The optical cable is not the best technology. Every time a scene changes or a commercial ends or begins, the sound temporarily cuts out. After just six months of use, the door on the dvd/cd player does not close. The sub woofer is unreliable. Sometimes it doesn't pick up a signal. Then I have to turn it off and on or unplug it and try again. Too much bass that cannot be controlled. Sounds ok for music, but often dialogue is difficult to understand. Try another solution.
Summary: Purchased Samsung HT-X810 little over a year ago. We primarily used the unit for the surround sound and never watched any DVD's. When we tried to watch a DVD, the DVD picture would just freeze and when it resumed it would have skipped forward. I first thought it was the DVD's but then realized that it also would occur with brand new DVD's. Tried to watch a new DVD last night but it kept freezing ever 10-15 minutes. We gave up on watching it, much too frustrating.