Summary: This is a great little unit for the price, puts out very good sound even with the included speakers. The passive subwoofer even surprises with very decent bass. When paired with a Samsung TV and BD player it just gets better.
Misleading Performance Capabilities Samsung Receiver Model # HW-D650
Natoma "Ron", Amazon
27 January 2013
Summary: I’m very disappointed and frustrated! I’ve exhausted considerable time and effort trying to get this receiver to turn on when my Samsung Smart TV turns on. I’ve had several telephone and internet “chats” with Samsung technical support staff who offer no solution.
Summary: I got this for the lofty price of $319 through a Cyber Monday deal. Not a smart time to order stuff. Since then I've read several reviews where people got it for $244. Just before Christmas the price dropped to $279, and now it is sitting at $299.
Summary: This was our first 5.1HT system to replace an old Sony 2.1ch. Bought it new (clearance) from Sears for ~$180. We've had it for ~4months now and reasonably happy with it so far. Comes with 5 speakers (a bit small in size) and a passive subwoofer.
Summary: My only problem with this unit is the limited use I get with my iPod. I can only play my songs in alphabetical order, starting from song number 1. Samsung spared no expense with all other features EXCEPT when it comes to the iPod dock. When and if Samsung ever corrects the issue........
Summary: I dinged the review 2 stars because of a few problems. First, it was defective out of the box. I had no sound whatsoever from the speakers, even using the built-in tone test. I was able to chat with a Samsung customer service rep rather quickly and the process was easy.
Summary: its a big receiver, ATX pc size, the DAC cant process 192khz sources, thats a shame. also, you cant say it decodes real DTS master audio sound. since its up to 96khz, and the fact there is no DTS mstr on the receiver screen(it appears DTS-HD), makes me think it only decodes DTS high resolution...
Summary: I've had this product for almost a month and very happy with the purchase. My set-up: 46" Samsung LCD, cable box and PS3 system. Speakers are ceiling-mounted and am using thick gauge speaker wire (not the stock wires).
Summary: I bought this system about three weeks ago and I have to say I am very pleased with my purchase. For the price I paid, I could not go wrong. I did a lot of research and I was looking for a nice surround sound with speaker and sub for a decent price. I hit the mark with this system!