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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value in a home theater system

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    I like many others went searching for reviews on this product but could not find many. At the time of this writing I believe it has only been on the market 3 weeks or less so it will take some time for the reviews to trickle in but here is mine. What I liked: Easy to setup, Clear & LOUD audio with nice bass (if you crank up the sub it will shake the house) One reviewer said he wished he had more control over the sub, there is an option to turn it up and down through the settings menu that will also allow you to give more power to individual speakers should you choose to do so. What I did not like: There is a slight sort of buzzing/humming noise that seems to be created from the fan that cools the system during use. While this is very quiet, I am still able to notice it during quiet scenes of a movie but most of the time you will not notice it due to the sounds of the movie or tv show but to my ear I can detect it from 8 feet away. Also, the time it takes to open the DVD player from when you press the button is too long. I have not timed it exactly but I would say it takes around 8 seconds from when you hit the button for it to open the dvd slot which seems like an eternity when you are sitting there waiting for it But despite these two downfalls I am still pleased with the system and would recommend it. OVERALL: Overall you get a good value for your dollar here. The sound quality is supurb and the 1080p upscaling dvd player works and looks great (make sure you get an hdmi cable, one is not included....get one online they are as cheap as 5 bucks shipped just search around) Also you will need to get some rca stereo cables if you want sound from your tv to run though this system as they are also not included (3 bucks shipped online...just look around)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang for the Buck

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    I went to Best Buy to buy a Pioneer system which was on sale and found this one for sale at $159.00. At that price I could not resist it and brought it home. Installation was a snap and the sound really impressed me. The upconverting DVD player produces very nice upgraded picture. It is at par with my other two upconverting players, a Pioneer and a RCA. Of course it is not comparable to a Blu-Ray player but it does an excellent job. The only thing that bothered me about this system was the lack of digital audio input ports at the back of the unit. It has just one optical input port. But the easy solution is to buy a converter switch which will increase the number of optical ports to 3 right away. One can even buy a coaxial to optical converter so the limitations of the ports could be solved if need be. If your current need is limited like mine then all you have to do is to hook the unit to the TV with the available HDMI port and use the optical port for Blu-ray or PS3/Xbox hook up. If you want to buy a good sound system at a very reasonable price then this is the system for you. Somebody else complained about the DVD player to move from 1080p to 420p everytime he switched DVDs. I was also having the same feeling in the beginning but then I realized that the player does not actually do that. Everytime one wants to check what type of upconverting the player is set to, it always goes to the next one and then displays it giving the impression that the display is set to 420p (if you already have it set to 1080p). The way to test is to set it to 1080i and then change DVD and check for the display and you will see that it is showing 1080p. Another reviewer complained that there is no control to change the subwoofer/bass or speaker sound. This is not true. You can control all these through the menu system. At $159 it is an awesome unit and satisfies all my needs for converting my small garage-top bonus room into a cozy home theater. I like this unit and the blue light display also is no bother for me (It can be turned down if need be). Hope this review will be helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A great buy!

    Posted .

    This was just about the only way I could go and I think I made the right decision. It had the 1000 watts which I wanted and the inputs I wanted as well as the DTS encorder. Its a simple machine to use and produces a sound quality that I enjoy. The sound could always be better, but then I should be paying $200.00 more for that better sound. The upconversion isn't as great as the Panasonic upconverting DVD player that I traded in straight up, but that is a different story and for an upconverting DVD player w/ 5.1 surround sound attached I know I made the best decision. The only cons I have found that shouldn't be happening in the unit are the switches between the different modes that end up freezing on you and don't do anything. Example: I switch from watching TV w/ the D-in mode to DVD and the DVD doesn't start playing (same thing when ejecting a disc-it freezes, switching to D-in - no sound, putting in a disc-doesn't start playing). This is an easy fix by just switching to another mode and switching back to the mode I want, this works every time, but it's a pain I don't think I should be dealing w/. This is a great buy for those without the dough to buy a system that's $400.00-$900.00 that want something that upconverts, has a DTS encoder, has optical sound and a bunch of power through 5.1 surround sound. I just convinced myself all over again why this is a great buy w/ this last paragraph!!! Haha!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best in Class Nominee

    Posted .

    Lets put this in perspective, you want 5.1 surround sound with 1080p upscaling on DVDs for around $300. This is not going to blow the walls off or be an end all be all solution for all your home entertainment. But it gets the job done, it sounds great, its easy to use, and it looks wonderful on my 42" HP Plasma. However, you are NOT going to be able to hook up your cable/satellite TV box, XBox360/Playstation, VCR, and another device all in this one solution. And most HDTVs have multiple inputs for video, but only ONE primary sound output for ONE device. If you want the end all be all solution for 4-6 devices, then you need to buy an actual receiver and these all-in-one DVD Player/Recievers wont do it. What I am getting at is this, I only have 2 stereo audio inputs on this (red/white) for a VCR, cable box, etc. And one digital/audio input (optical cable). So the one and only HDMI out will go to the main HDMI input on my TV for sound. I had to get an optical sound cable for the PS3 to send sound to the 5.1 system, and my digital cable box is taking up with a red/white cable one of the other sound inputs. Thats about all you can hook up with these. But if you just need a simple inexpensive yet highly effective 5.1 surround system with quality sound, this is a great solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product for the price!!!

    Posted .

    this unit was purchased for an apartment for a group of commuters to be used in a living room. the first thing you need to understand....i usually purchase high end home stereo/theater equipment, that said.........it was purchased on sale for under 200 dollars. it has great features dvd upscale to 1080p an ipod dock with on screen display...even hdmi out and a optical digital input (from a cable or sat tuner for 5.1 dolby digital surround sound). it is extremely easy to hook up with everything color coded on both the speakers and connectors/connections. when compared to the sound of the insignia model for 109 dollars....its way way better. i even liked the tone (sound) better than the LG for $229. again it doesnt have incredible bass but look at what your paying for it. this is not seperate equipment...its home theater in a box for a little over 200 dollars regular price. i think this system is fantastic for a bedroom or small apartment living room where you wont be playing it at high volume levels or a secondary system for occasional use in a guest room etc. sure i could complain all day about not enough bass, crystal clear treble etc etc etc. but again for the price.....i have absolutly no complaints at all. it does the job. if your looking for better sound/bass you need to spend way more than just 200 dollars. that said, i say buy one. hope this helped any of you considering this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    GOOD FOR THE PRICE

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    THIS IS A GOOD SOLUTION FOR PEOPLE ON A BUDGET OR LIMITED SPACE. SETTING IS SIMPLE. JUST USE THE COLOR CODE SPEAKER CABLE MATCHING THEM WITH THE SPEAKERS ( EACH SPEAKER IS PRE-ASSIGNED FOR THE 5 CHANNELS ). SOUND IS VERY GOOD WITH DVD'S AND DIGITAL OPTICAL FROM A HD TV. HOWEVER THE FM AND I-POD SOUND QUALITY IS QUESTIONABLE. MY I-POD TOUCH WORKS PERFECTLY CONNECTED TO THE I-POD CRADDLE USING THE SYSTEM REMOTE CONTROL. ALSO CHARGES THE DEVICE AT THE SAME TIME. HDMI UPSCALING IS ACCEPTABLE. HOWEVER DEPENDING ON YOUR TV 1080P MIGHT LOOK SOMEWHAT DISTORTED. SWITCH TO 1080I IF YOU NOTICE THIS. UPSCALING IS NOT LIKE BLUE RAY; HOWEVER ME ( AND MOST CONSUMERS) DON'T SEE THE NEED OF A BLUE-RAY PLAYER AND A WHOLE BRAND NEW BLUE- RAY DVD COLLECTION.WASTE OF MONEY. THIS IS THE SAME REASON WHY S-VHS NEVER WON OVER REGULAR VHS TAPES ( UNTIL DVD'S BECAME AVAILABLE).. DURABILITY ?. HARD TO TELL. GET THE WARRANTY JUST IN CASE...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best 5.1 system for price

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    Bought this system to match a Samsung LCD and had both system setup, out of the box in about 20 - 30 mins. Speakers are color coded for those that need a little help. But I did have to go back and read the manual later to figure out how to make some system setting changes. Yes, setting changes are possible, and you can boost some speaker settings a little to help the overall sound balance and quality. Up-covert DVD is great, watched a few older movies already and was amazed at what I had missed on the old system. Added a fiber digital audio cable to enjoy TV sound back through the system which is very nice. You can also achieve this using the regular red and white phono plugs and aux input selection on the player (but go digital if you can afford the extra $20 for the cable and your TV has the optical out). On the down side - speaker wires are weak, but you can always change them if you have the time and know how. Subwoofer is decent for a passive box (no dedicated amp), but don't expect the picture frames on the wall to move with this one. Overall if you are looking to get a decent surround sound experience combined with a "virtually free" up-convert DVD and only want to spend around $200, then this is a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted .

    I purchased this unit to combine my surround sound receiver and 5 disc dvd player to conserve space and add a HD upconversion player to work with my new Samsung LCD TV. The features, value, and sound quality are great. One of the main reasons I purchased this unit over the others is because it had more inputs than other units in this price range. Using this unit to get surround sound from my cable system using the optical input is important to me. Unfortunately, I was able to receive sound from my cable box using the optical input initially, but now I can't get any sound from it. Not for sure if its the cable box or the home theater system that causing this problem. The main complaint is using my IPOD with this unit. You can not control the IPOD menus through the unit and it is difficult to get it setup. Overall though, the HD picture quality and sound are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Satisfied!

    Posted .

    Let's face it folks, it's a not expensive so don't expect Bang & Olufsen. I bought this 3 days ago and have been running it through the ringer with various DVD's, DVD-Audio, and my iPod. Pro's: The sound is excellent for the money. Setup was painless and took less than half an hour using existing wire. The speakers are probably not the highest quality as I can detect a little distortion at high volume but at moderate sound levels they are quite good. You could always replace them if they aren't up to snuff or they expire. The DVD player with the up-convert is nice too. The picture is noticeably better with higher resolution but I only really noticed it on my 42" Bravia and not so much on the 30" Samsung in my bedroom. The DVD-Audio is amazing. It was my first experience playing one of these and I heard things that I have never heard on CD's. Incredible sound. I thought the iPod hookup was easy and the sound was good, not great, but good. The remote is easy to use and well labeled. It worked flawlessly with both TV's. Con's: Some of the menu's are not easily navigable. It may take a little tuning of the speakers to find the right sound. That was easy, actually. That's about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, Good Price

    Posted .

    After a fair amount of research choose this system for best price/performance. Using it as a stereo audio system playing music CD's and MP3 discs. Sound was good enough that I replaced 2 Bose 301 speakers that cost as much as the whole system. One of these days will connect it to a TV set but for the time being I am happy using it as a very satisfactory stereo system. Some of my mp3 discs have scores of songs and would like to play them randomly but could not find a way to do it. Learned however to jump directly to a particular song by stopping the play, entering the song number on the remote and restarting the play at that song (this feature is not in the manual). Called Samsung Customer Service with an installation question. Got a person in minutes who answered the query satisfactorily.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    5.1 Surround Sound for under $200

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    I was asked what I wanted for my birthday and I knew I wasn't going to get an HDtv, so I said how bout surround sound. I started to look around online and found this samsung system. For the price it cannot be beat by another other system with all of its capabilities. It was very easy to setup, about 45 min. Ipod dock is great too. The design of it is very sleek as well. I can't really say anything on the hdmi upconversion since I don't have an HDtv yet, but I know it will be good whenever I get one. On the down side the sound could be better. I think if the subwoofer had a min/max knob for the level of bass and maybe a bassboost setting on the receiver then the system would be very good. Overall I don't have any complaints. It is a great samsung home theater system for under $200.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good hometheater system but does not play VCDs

    Posted .

    Pros: 1. Terrific Sound. I can clearly see a difference when it is switched on and off. Through these speakers, I can hear sounds that I usually don't when I use my TV speakers. 2. Upconverting feature is nice, though I am not sure how much it is helping. 3. Anynet+ and works seamlessly with my Samsung LCD 4. Optical Audio-in is one of the biggest advantages of this system. This helps me connect my TV sound to this and it is nice. Cons: 1. Does not play VCD . I got some old VCDs I had from India, and this system does not play those. 2. I have a Zune, and the ipod connectivity is pretty much useless. I wish they had an optional dock for Zune too. 3. Some times it is annoying, when want to play a audio CD, it automatically switches on my TV. Bad design in Anynet+

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted .

    I am very pleased with this product, currently I have it connected to my Xbox 360 Elite, I am using the (Toslink) optical audio connection that this home theater system has, and the sound is excellent! For the hookup to my cable reciever I just used regular audio patch cables until I noticed that my Comcast HDTV Cable box has 2 Toslink connectors, so now I have optical cables from my Reciever to my cablebox then 2 my Xbox 360. My only con is at high volume the subwoofer starts to get distorted, but that is usual for average home theater systems. Also a plus is the speakers come with wall/standing brackets that can twist to the either standing or hanging position, that is a bonus. You must purchase this, you will be glad you did, and didnt spend $500 dollars on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for the money

    Posted .

    For the money, I think this is the best you can buy. I can't speak for upscaling but the dvd playback is great. I can even play windows media files from the usb input! The ipod dock is not the best but great in this price category. I bought this to replace my 6th Insignia failure. Insignia is junk! The sound quality is not amazing but really good in this price level. I wish the speaker cabinets were wood and that it accepted regular speaker inputs but what do you want for this price? If you don't have an extremely large room or budget it's fine. It doesn't run rings around my pioneer/yamaha setup but that cost four times more. I can only really complain about the lack of inputs. The 15 month parts and labor warranty after registration is a plus too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    go no further

    Posted .

    For all of you who read every single review to find that one review that will break the sale, you are in good company. I have read every single review to find that one thing to stop me from buying this system. The only thing I found was that the wires are really long. Boo hoo, all the better to make the setup of a new system that much easier. And the people who are going to find problems with this system are those who want a top of the line system and expect only the best from everything even if it is an entry-level home theatre system. I have been using this system for the better part of a month and I have thoroughly tested it from the base with some techno music to the surround sound capabilities with movies and games on my Xbox 360. The sub can handle the deepest and loudest sounds possible without stopping and the surround sound had me looking over my shoulder in halo, GTA, and crackdown to see if there is someone behind me or if I am missing a wall. This system is for everyone who has a budget and wants the best possible and for those who have great systems and want an up-convert DVD player. The DVD player can take even the most pixilated home video and make it look decent. That being said there are some cons that are a simple fix with the help of one cable. The surround sound capabilities are amazing on DVDs and games but the catch is that the optical cable that makes this system so amazing with any peripheral is not, sadly enough, included but a cheap cable is not far away and makes this already great system even more amazing of a buy. I have yet to regret buying this system and am proud to have sitting next to my Samsung LCDHDTV. I recommend this system for every body that needs a new system for their home theatre and it cant is beat for the price you pay.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fine Sound and Picture. iPod Dock needs work

    Posted .

    Overall, this is a fine system for the price. The speakers are powerful and clear, and set-up was a breeze - it even had color coded wires for the speakers so as to not cross wires (and I don't mean the red and black). A minor problem is that one end of the wires are not standard. It's fine if you have enough wire for your room, but if not, you'd have to employ a warranty voided cut and splice. Also, when you use the iPod dock with your iPod, all of the songs appear in alphabetical order, not in the order they appear on the album - even playlists are that way. One of the main reasons I bought this system was for the iPod dock, so I'm thinking about packing it back up and bringing it to the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound System

    Posted .

    I thought this was a breeze to set up.. I was going to buy a 2.1 system instead of a 5.1because i was a little bit short on space but this samsung sound system is very compact and it really packs a puch... I am glad i did buy a 5.1 sound system.. My xbox 360 sounds great via the digital optical wire.. the thing that i wished this system had was more digital optical inputs but i mean even the 500 dollar home theater systems only have one. But its kinda of a hassel to hook my Blue ray, Xbox and my Tv to the same digital audio input.. I was not too impressd with the 1080p conversion via the HDMI i mean its look ok but its denenetly no Blue ray and its really no big deal since i decided to but this system for the sound and not the DVD player and i already have a Blue ray Disc player. I also think that the black is a very nice color but its shows off lots of dust and i have to dust it almost every day so does my flat screen tv and its not that much of a problem anyways but since i have this in my dorm i have limited space and i guess the system was made for bigget rooms and the speaker wires are really long and they are a pain in the rear end to keep orgenized... Overall this is a really good sound system from a good Company at a very good price i recomend this to anyone who doesnt want to pay a lot of money for a system with no blue ray because the 1080p upconversion on any system does not come close, anywhere close to the picture quality of a blue ray disc player... I dedenetly recomend this Samsung home Theater system... 5/5!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy customer

    Posted .

    I bought this the week of 1/18. I have heard other people's sound systems before and always wanted one. I am not an audiophile (as they say) but I was tired of the poor sound quality I was getting with just the TV. I thought the price point was fair and it looked good for the price. Setup was tough for a beginner and not just because I'm a girl. (I hear some of you commenting out there.) I started on page one of the manual and it took me 1 1/2 hours from beginning to clean up. The manual's identification of some of the speakers did not match what was on the actual speaker...that was a little frustrating. After I figured out the general concept of how it goes together...setup was fairly easy....even for a girl. It sounds great. I am in an apartment with a sizable living room and I'm really enjoying it. I would certainly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!

    Posted .

    I am no audiophile but I know good audio when I hear it. I took a chance with this system as Samsung just released it and I couldn't find a review anywhere, but it had all the specifications I was looking for and for a great price. Crisp highs, nice mids, and deep solid lows with no distortion. This system has POWER but can also be used casually at low levels. I was disappointed to find out that burned DivX movies only support 2.1 surround and not 5.1- so no audio comes from the rear speakers. But this is a weakness of the video format and has nothing to do with this system. When watching real DVDs, the sound is completely immersing. I'm sure higher end models would show this system up but at no point have I found the sound quality disappointing. The DVD player is bulky- but this is because it doubles as a receiver for the surround system. Certainly beats Sony's $150 surround system (which I had considered) in looks, compactness, and sound quality. One issue I need to check out is when I connect my iPod to it, or listening to music using the FM receiver, the default setting only uses the front 3 speakers and not the rear two. There may be a setting to change this to use all speakers but I haven't found it yet. It's only been a day, but at this point I haven't found any features of this system disappointing. GOOD VALUE! Also found a 10% off coupon for it online... google it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted .

    WOW, What a story I got for you. I've been looking for 5.1 surround sound systems for a couple months, and because I'm a electronic's nut, I just thought alot of systems sounded like junk. The 1000w Phillips system - junk, the Sony's just not good enough for me, the Yamaha's sounded really good, but I need it alot louder than that. I wanted something under $300, I new I could find something that met my standards. So anyway, I seen this new 1000w LG system online and went to BB to check it out. They had three there, but none on display. I told the employee that I kinda needed to hear it before I bought it, it is a sound system, not a set of dishes. After waiting for him to set it up, the sub didn't work. Called the LG number and ladie said to send it back, nice. Felt a little leary buying the next box and finding out something didn't work in there. So as I was walking around in disgust, I came across this Samsung model, four isles away from where it's suppose to be, all by itself. So since I have a 46" Samsung TV that I'm very happy with, I bought it without listening to it. Well, I couldn't, NONE ON DISPLAY, go figure. Thanks to the LG ladie that sold me a Samsung. This thing sounds awesome, WOW. Wish the menu would be a little easier, but once you have it set the way you want, nothing else to do but enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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