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: 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: I purchased one of these at Costco. Unfortunately I had the same problem as other posters (wish I had read reviews before buying) with the DVD halting and skipping. I tried several DVDs to ensure it was the unit and not my disks. I returned the unit to Costo and will not replace this unit. It is too bad because it set up nicely with a matching Samsung LCD TV and sounded reasonably good (though I agree that the subwoofer is a bit strong).
Summary: My Samsung plasma TV was purchased because of its reputation of superior picture and sound quality, that I found out was unfortunately undeserved. To improve the sound quality I purchased the Samsung HT-X810 2.1 sound bar home theater system because it had a compatable remote control for my Samsung TV. Again there was great disappointment.
Summary: This item has a design flaw, a very delicate plastic sliding cover over the DVD port that breaks very easily. Item broke after only a few months and when I tried to contact Samsung to have the unit repaired under warranty they refused, saying the break was the result of my negligence. They do not have home repair or local service, and insisted I ship the item for service. I took the item back where I bought it and the plastic cover on their floor model was also broken.
Summary: I was so impressed with the look and sound of this unit. Right before Thanksgiving, I bought it from Amazon to go with my brand spankin' new 40-inch Samsung LCD television. Boy, we sure felt like posh big-city dwellers with everything up on our wall. It really made watching movies so much more like being in a theater! Until today. The DVD player quit working.
Summary: Very disappointed about this product: after reading so many positive reviews of the Samsung HT-X810... My remote doesn't work and most of the basic functions, such as adjusting the bass, and editing the speaker directions are non-functioning... High price for stereo theater+ sound I can almost obtain from my internal Samsung 650 speakers... without the $500.00+ price of new Samsung sound bar.