This Samsung 5 Series HT-J5500/ZA Blu-ray home theater system includes 5 satellite speakers and a passive subwoofer. To build a complete 3D home theater system, you'll also need a 3D TV, 3D glasses designed for the TV and a high-speed HDMI cable.
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Good buy, few minor setbacks
Posted by: Daniel from: on
Purchased this a month ago, and the sound quality is very good. The "wireless" rear speakers are NOT wireless, The piece they connect too is. Still better than running wires across the room i suppose. Its behind my couch, and i have a speaker on each side. The interface is good. I listen to pandora alot, Youtube is kind of hard to use though. Tuner function seems to be alright depending on weather. Playing music, NO SOUND COMES FROM THE REAR SPEAKERS. I was disappointed when i found this out. Only the sub, center speaker, and front left and right speakers play music. I will say though while watching the movie Fury, the bullet ricochet had me ducking a few times. Overall pretty happy. The only two setbacks i have is 1) No sound from rear speakers during music and 2) Nowhere in the manual, or on the website does it state you need a audio cable if your TV isnt a samsung (I have a Vizio) HDMI cables WILL NOT WORK. Overall a good system.
38 out of 39 found this review helpful.
I like it so far
Posted by: Chwo55 from: on
I been using the bluetooth for most of the day to listen to my music on my phone. It reads my phone pretty good from one side of the house to the other withe walls in between. Is there a setting to use all 5 speakers with music or is that just for surround sound watching movies? The sound is crisp and clear. I used the Blu-Ray for a bit and liked the picture. I did notice during the movie, I had to turn up the volume on some parts to hear the talking but then turn it down when some music came on. I still have to play around with the system but overall I am happy with it so far.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Sound won't play through all the speakers
Posted by: Chel from: on
We hooked up our system only to find out the sound would not play through the right front and right rear speakers. When running the test, all the speakers pass but nothing is coming through the right ones while watching tv. I have tried contacting Samsung 5 different times with the last one promising a call back but I never received one. If someone doesn't give me an answer to correct this problem, I will be sending it back and if I get a different one it will most definitely not be a Samsung.
28 out of 35 found this review helpful.
Great surround sound system
Posted by: jwyellow77 from: on
It has a great sound, I really like the ability to connect to it via blue tooth with my smartphone. I am very pleased with the ease of install and the wireless rear speakers.
22 out of 27 found this review helpful.
It does the job
Posted by: SEPEGA from: on
I bought this Samsung open-box (saved $50) for my sisters apartment. I'm an audiophile and videophile so the sound quality was nowhere near what I would be satisfied with, but my sister was fine with it.
Setup was pretty simple, it's all dummy proof with the wiring. The wireless surround speaker setup was fully automatic, works well. Make sure you connect to Internet and download any firmware updates before you bother digging into the settings during setup. By default, all the speaker channels are set to 0db, so the surrounds volume levels are WAY too loud and the sub is WAY too low. An SPL meter will be necessary to balance all the channels with the built in speaker test (you can download an SPL meter app on your phone for free).
Two reasons it didn't get 5 stars:
1) It says it's HDMI output has an Audio Return Channel (ARC) but it doesn't work with my sister's 42" Vizio with ARC. Everything was plugged into the correct ports, cables were brand-new HDMI 2.2, ARC was enabled on both devices...it should've worked. So I had to back to the store and buy an optical cable to get sound for her FIOS tv. Annoyed...
2)Within a week, my sister is calling me telling me there is no dialogue when she plays BD/DVDs. After burning an hour of checking it over, I found that somehow the system was sending the subwoofer channel to the center channel and the Front L/R to the surrounds, and completely lost the front channels. This only happened when the internal disc player was in use...when using the optical input (for FIOStv) everything was fine. Turning it on and off did nothing, so I yanked the plug while it was on and left it unplugged for 2 minutes, which seemed to reset everything. Hopefully nothing else silly like that happens again. Annoyed again...
15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
awesome sound quality
Posted by: Gunny from: on
Daniel, who assisted me in my purchase,was absolutely amazing. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in my selecting the right product. The entire sound system from speakers to receiver to dvd player are far more than I expected. It was easy but a bit time consuming to set up but well worth the effort. Many thanks to Dan and his expert assistance and advice.
15 out of 18 found this review helpful.
We Love Samsung
Posted by: hootowl1978 from: Coeur d Alene, ID on
My husband and I had a criteria that had to be satisfied before we bought a new surround sound system.
1. It has to have decent to good reviews - Check
2. It has to have 3D - Check
3. It has to have HD - Check
4. It has to sound good in the store - Check
When we brought it home it was easy to set up and sounded great right away. We had a small problem with the settings but I think that is because of the way we set it up. We have had it for months and it has worked great. I would recommend this to anyone.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Nice HT system, one complaint, but Recommend.
Posted by: Calculator from: on
Bought this to replace our 10 yr. old 5 Disk DVD/VHS Recorder AM/FM Stereo Home Theater System after it started acting up and not opening the DVD trays (different brand). We have had this new Samsung for a little over a month. This new 2015 model works great, newest technology, 3D / Smart Blu-ray Home system with FM receiver. This up converts DVDs to give a great picture, almost don’t have to spend the extra money to rent a BD disk, if you have a 42” TV as we do. It was easy to set-up connection to our home Wi-Fi. Make sure you check for and update the Firmware on the system. We had one update on ours already. The small speakers produce a really great sound for a home system in this price range. The wireless rear speakers are not 100% wireless. You have to plug the rear surround speaker wires into a 110v powered wireless box. Accordingly, if you want those speakers mounted on a wall, as we do, you will see the wires, and be limited to the spacing and placement distance from the 110v powered box. The biggest Dislike I have about this system is that I think Samsung made a design mistake by using Proprietary speaker wire Plugs for connection of the speakers to the main and surround speakers rear unit. They should have used speaker wire spring terminal connectors as they used on all of the speakers – Why use half one type connection & half a different type connection? The spring terminal wire connections are very easy to use – you have to use them anyway on the speakers! This design totally eliminates the use of heavier gauge better wires (included wires are very thin), unless you cut & splice the included wires! This also restricts the distance you can place the speakers from the main unit (wire size / gauge too small) plus the proprietary plugs on one end. Our rear surround speakers were placed on two sides of an open arch / wall span, so the design eliminates the use of my hidden wires for the rear speakers! According, we can’t place the new ones there now. Overall I feel this is a good system, would recommend, not sorry I purchased, but just be aware of the above speaker wire complaints that I have.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: surroundsystem from: on
We have an average size living room and loved that they are cordless from the main system.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
VERY GOOD FOR THE PRICE
Posted by: ALEJANDRA0514 from: on
It works perfectly, very simple to set up, great sound.