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Samsung - 5 Series 1000W 5.1-Ch. 3D / Smart Blu-ray Home Theater System - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

    Posted
    SEPEGA
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    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...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice HT system, one complaint, but Recommend.

    Posted
    Calculator
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost a nice Home Theater System

    Posted
    samsungLUVer
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    As you can see by my Nick name, I like most things Samsung, and when my old Home theater system died after 8 years (Samsung too), I decided to replace it with another Samsung. I am not fully satisfied with this "new" unit. First of all, what was the Samsung software engineering team thinking? You can't adjust the user defined equalizer preset while actually listening to music??? This is very elemental and it should have been a no brainier. In reality, you have to switch away from BT, Aux, FM radio, etc. to go into settings and adjust the user equalizer preset and then go back to a music input to see if it sounds different??? My old Home Theater System had a dedicated button to adjust per channel db and much more. I am talking about the user defined eq preset (you can use the remote to cycle all of the eq presets, including the user defined eq but not adjust anything with music, it has to be done in total silence?). I want to be able to hear something while making eq adjustments to the user defined eq preset! Another annoying thing is that if you want to listen to the FM radio while connected to HDMI to a Samsung TV (Anynet + ON), the TV switches input to TV and then the radio starts playing. So, I had to turn off Anynet and now the TV stays on the HTS input and the HTS goes to the FM listening screen. Finally, why not keep comparability with old HTS remotes? The new remote is a joke, couple with the fact that the front plate doe not have a preset button. So, if you loose your remote, you will not be able to switch stations. My older Samsung HTS Unit that had a button in the front plat to switch between all of the FM station saved presets. This things should not be designed as disposable units. If Samsung design and quality does not go back to how it used to be, for Home Theater Systems, this recently purchase unit will be my last Samsung HTS (3 months old at the time of this writing),

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy, few minor setbacks

    Posted
    Daniel
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, budget Home Theater system

    Posted
    Steve
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    I had a 6 year old Samsung HT E6730 go out on me. The Blu-Ray function stopped working. Rather than fork out a ton of money for a surround sound setup in the Kid’s Playroom I opted for something budget friendly. For $299 this is tough to complain about. Setup is easy, just be sure to have an optical cable handy to run from the receiver to your DirecTV box. This is because the receiver only has an HDMI out. Run this to your TV HDMI in. Take your HDMI from your DirecTV to your HDMI ARC on the TV. Then optical cable from receiver to DirecTV box (as mentioned previously) and you’re set. Be sure to spend some time dialing in the speakers with distances and levels. I put my C and sub +2 dB, rear surrround +4, and front speakers at 0. This is in a room where the speaker distances are 10 feet max. Everyone’s will be different but I wanted more sound out of my rear speakers and C on purpose. I also turned the equalizer off and set the DSP to Power Bass via the remote. Lastly, be sure to upgrade the firmware immediately out of the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not quite what I was looking for

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    Foolio4Sho
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    This system isn't bad, but I was looking to replace one that I had previously and it just didn't have all the same features. I liked that the rear speakers were wireless, so you can avoid the messy wires and cords and don't have to be creative running them where they can't be seen, but unfortunately, the surround sound is only when watching DVDs that are capable and not when watching regular TV or listening to music. Bummer. It was nice to have the apps like Netflix and Pandora accessible but, again, I was really needing that surround sound to surround me at all times. Set up is fairly straight forward and easy and I actually ended up connecting speakers I already owned because they were a higher quality. So, it's good for a normal home viewing experience, especially if you watch DVDs mainly, but it isn't going to get you any cinematic type experiences from all your different media sources if that is what you were hoping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good TV sound system for the $

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    I was looking to update my system since software updates stopped and blue-ray technology has advanced to the point that I couldn't play some of the new ones. I am not an audiophile, I just want more than what the TV provides, plus I don't have a smart TV so I wanted some of those functions like Amazon. This is a good system for the money (less than $400). Set up was pretty easy, except the speaker cables got left out, so I drove back to Best Buy thinking it would be easy to just have them give me a set. Believe it or not, the employee asked that I re-pack my equipment and bring it back then he'd give me a new complete box! Quickly thinking, I said, "well why don't you open that box you are going to give me and let's make sure there are cables in it." So he does -- he's carefully unpacking everything when a supervisor comes up, asks him what he's doing and when he finds out, instructs him to give me the &#@$ cables. Unbelievable! But I'm living happily ever after.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good system for the price

    Posted
    okokok
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    Purchased this for my mom and stepdad. I installed it for them, so I can say from firsthand experience that it was very easy to install. Just follow the directions. Speakers and wires all color coded. Good quality product. Sound is great. Remote and navigation fairly straightforward. Streaming capabilities good, although app options somewhat limited. My Sony at home and our Roku have way more apps. They wanted Acorn, for example, and it wasn't available. All of the major ones are in there, though. This has the "wireless" rear speakers, which is great. The two rear speakers connect to a receiver that you can position in the back of the room. The remote rear receiver must be plugged in to AC power, and the two rear speakers must be plugged into the rear receiver. The wires for the rear speakers could be longer. May be fine, depending on how your room is configured. Had to buy longer wires separately for my parents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to our family room.

    Posted
    Halfacreshopping
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    We had been looking at replacing our old bluray/surround sound system for some time now. Saw this 1 on sale in the store, checked out some reviews and decided to go for. I love that the rear speakers have their own wireless receiver. With the old 1 we had wire strung all over the place. All of the wireless functions work great however occasionally after leaving streaming from the phone to the player it gets stuck in that mode. It's easily fixed by hitting the home button on the remote. I have not figured out how to get some apps to transfer over to the screen from my galaxy phone. YouTube and other video streaming site like vevo seem to work fine but I thought I could transfer anything on my phone screen to the player. If I figure that out this will definitely be moved to 5 stars. A coworker also like it so much he went out and got 1 for his man cave game room right after seeing mine. Solid product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not 5.1 Surround Sound ,, but good sound.

    Posted
    smart

    I bought this system believing it was a true 5.1 surround sound ,, but my son pointed out it was not ,,, ONLY in Blue ray mood ,, so the rear speakers are useless unless playing a blue ray cd ,,, HOWEVER the overall sound of the THREE speakers that do work is great. I was surprised because they were so small and light ,, 1000 watts ? I don't know ,, have not had the courage to crank it all the way up ,, the base speaker is great ,, it makes me want to watch action movies to get that big boom ,,, I PAID $255 for the system ,, not bad for that price. OH and finally the real speaker amp ,, has to be plugged in AND it has wires ,,, UNFORTUNEATELY ,, Samsung did not give me enough wire to put the amp box on one side of the room ,,, and run the wire under the carpet for the other speaker ,,, it was stupid to make the wires so short ,, now I have to buy more wire ,,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Significant improvement over built-in TV audio

    Posted
    tylerga
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    I had been going back and forth on whether or not to buy a home theater system. When I moved to my new apartment I noticed the vaulted ceilings created a huge echo rendering my Samsung tv with an overly flat and tinny sound. I purchased the sound system and it quickly filled my living room with lush sound and nice bass. I am not an audiophile, but I am very satisfied with the products sound. Set up was relatively quick and painless. The box can be misleading in regards to the wireless speakers, the receiver is wireless, but the speakers are all wired, but the color coding makes it very easy. The built Blu-Ray is nice but I haven't used it. The media center program built in is fairly clunky and wasn't going to switch us away from our Apple TV. The FM tuner is great, but I was delighted that the aux worked with my turntable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than my previous Samsung Home Theater!

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    LoveChristMusic
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    I had bought the Samsung HT F4500 a little over a year ago, and was pleased with it, but always yearned for a little more umph. When my center channel started going out, it gave me an excuse to look for a replacement system. Based on a majority of positive reviews, and of course the price, I bought the HT-J5500. Setup was a breeze. The rear speakers pair with the main unit automatically, so it really is plug and play. It fills my living room with more sound than my previous Samsung home theater did. I am also excited about the ability to stream music from my phone. The addition of Amazon Prime was also a plus for me. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is I know there are better systems out there, that push more sound, especially if you have one with a powered subwoofer. That being said, I think this home theater system is well worth the money. You will not regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like it so far

    Posted
    Chwo55

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plays well with Samsung T.V.

    Posted
    EricM
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    We purchased this home theater system after upgrading to a larger Samsung tv. Our good old don't sound bar did Not connect with the ARC connection(annoying). THIS unit connect well with it's anynet connection. It did has issues turning off with TV a few times but only a few. One thing that does happen is that the sound timing becomes off, The picture doesnt match the sound. This could be my HDMI cable,my fios or the unit. I will have to isolate this issue one day. The unit is a good low power theater system. It's base speaker is not powered, so don't expect the Big rumble sounds. Voice is clear and back wireless speakers add nice experience. (Wireless signal! You still have wires for the power. It's own power supply)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good budget system, even better w/ speaker upgrade

    Posted
    ChromeOrangeMR2Turbo
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    This system has a lot of great features for this price range, most notably the built in wireless rear speakers. Really the only issue that I have as with all of these systems is the original speakers. It is silly to have a 1000 watt unit and then have speakers that come nowhere near needing that kind of power. Well that really wasn't a problem for me as I already had an amazing set of Paradigm speakers to use (check them out, they blow Bose and many other commonly known brands away) instead of the speakers that came with this system. The head unit has had no trouble at all powering my set up, and for a total of well under $1,000 I have a system that blows away a $2k plus Bose system, and I am not a Bose hater, I actually appreciate them for what they are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice but have some questions

    Posted
    JimmieP

    This is a good system but I'm hearing the rear speakers are wireless. The system has a wireless module that allows for connecting to the rear speakers in a large room but you must connect the rear speakers to the module with wires. Correct? Also, one review stated the rear speakers ony work with DVDs but mine work just watching TV. Lastly, the sound from the rear/surround speakers are not as loud as the front speakers. Is this due to them being surround speakers? Any answers would be much appreciated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Home Theatre System

    Posted
    Denny
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    I purchased this system to replace a 10-year old Samsung system in our RV when that receiver was impacted by an electrical surge and it would no longer power on. I like the new system with one exception. Rather than having so-called wireless rear speakers, I would have liked it still use or at least provide for using the old wired rear speaker hookups, as our RV speakers are embedded in the walls. The rear speakers really aren’t wireless as they wire into a remote rear power unit that is wireless to the receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We Love Samsung

    Posted
    hootowl1978
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound system for the price.

    Posted
    bsadulski
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    When searching to upgrade the sound quality of modern TV's, the consideration is often between a soundbar and a setup like this. Having compared countless sound bars and many surround sound systems, this one is the best bang for the buck, considering the power output and included hardware. The only thing I dislike about this system is that the additional "surround sound speakers", are extremely quiet and hardly noticeable even after you go into the settings and attempt to adjust them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good system, small and easy to use

    Posted
    Starfire116
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    This seems to be a very good system. It was easy to set up and the size fits easy in the space I have. The sound isn't the most exceptional but it sound well enough to be good. It doesn't have every decoder in it but it has the major Dolby Digital and True HD sound. It is great for my bedroom but it might be lacking in features and power for a full blown home theater system. I like the fact when it's paired to my Samsung TV it has Audio Return Channel and plays the sound from my TV which is a great plus to the speakers in the TV. All in all it isn't bad but there is also better.

    I would recommend this to a friend