Summary: I needed a sound bar with a wireless sub. This unit does a solid job. The sound took a little bit to get use to meaning that I had to find the right sound profile to match what I was viewing but I've grown to really enjoy this sound bar. This is huge step up from your tv's speakers. No doubt!
Summary: We have a 47 inch samsung hdtv and the soundbar is a big improvement over the tv speakers. The biggest reason we bought the HW-D550 was the wireless subwolfer.There are a couple of things we don't like.
Summary: I've had this for over a year now and it sounds good. I'm a producer and engineer with over two dozen album credits and a career in music that goes back to the 70s. I told my wife I wanted something that sounded good, wasn't obtrusive and was easy to work with (fewer remotes).
Summary: Is this soundbar better than the built in speakers in most TVs? Absolutely. The difference is obvious and a vast improvement over what the TV can produce. Does it produce the same sound quality as a full-blown 5.1 home theater system?
Summary: The Samsung sound bar sounds great and with the wireless sub it works great.But there is a problem if you are using a remote for the cable company to try to control it. I spent many hr. with the cable company trying to get it to work and could not.
Summary: I originally purchased the Samsung Electronics HT-D550 Home Theater System for my Samsung UN65D8000 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV. The HT-D550 front speakers were at best mediocre and the center and surround sound did not work.
Summary: Big improvement in sound (depth, power, etc.) over speakers built in to television. Have been startled a few times by soundtrack noises that it projects to the side and behind me while viewing. Not as accurate as separate 5.1 speakers but for a soundbar + subwoofer it's pretty darn good.
Better than I had planned, not quite as good as I hoped...
John S. Dean "John", Amazon
4 September 2011
Summary: My "TV" is controlled by a new mac mini running Windows 7 media center. I've been using home theater PC's since 1998 when I got my first HDTV, so for the last 10 years I've just been using the best PC speakers I could find.
Summary: I love the system once I figured out how to set it up. The instructions are not helpful, in fact, they describe the system operation opposite of reality. It's all about the wiring. The system comes with a Red/White RCA wire that merges to a 1/8" minijack.