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. Very happy with the price, the sound quality, and the aesthetics and ease of use.
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. I bought this receiver because of Samsung’s reputation and them advertising that they work together – they don’t!
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. But that doesn't really have anything to do with the product, just a lesson learned that buying electronics on Cyber Monday is straight up dumb. The unit is nice looking and sounds ok.
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. The receiver has 4 primary sets of inputs, each of which is selectable between digital and analog (4 HDMI ports at the back, composite video in - 3 at the rear and 1 in the front).
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.........I will improve my rating.
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. However, I also had to initiate another chat when the email with the return info that was supposed to arrive "within an hour" failed to ever show up.
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 audio(but the receiver say DTS master). asked samsung for that, and they dont say anything. the spekers are weak too, no tweeters and passive sub.
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). The unit itself is pretty easy to set up and calibrate; it can auto-calibrate sound level/distance using the included mic or you can adjust manually. Not an expert but it has the common audio processing formats (Dobly, DTS, etc..
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! I paid $244.00 for this system and the day after I purchased it the price went up to $399! It was all that I could ask for in a surround sound system for that price!