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21 reviews | 3.9 out of 5
I bought this system for my mother to complement her new Samsung 55 inch HDTV which has 3d but no smart features.
The 2nd phrase in the store description placard for this theater system said "wireless rear speakers", which is a must for her installation. However, upon opening the box, I discovered that the rear speakers must be connected with wires to the Blu-ray unit and are NOT wireless.
So, I must return it.
That's a shame, because it is supposed to have great sound and nice features according to almost all of the 40 or so reviews I read.
By the way, here are answers to some questions others asked:
1. The included Blu-ray player also plays CD's and DVD's.
2. It has an FM radio tuner built in.
3. It does not include HDMI, optical audio, or RCA audio cables. You must furnish your own.
4. Besides the HDMI and optical audio inputs, it also has RCA auxiliary audio inputs #1 red and 1 white.
This is my third attempt in finding an effective home theatre and I am happy to say that my search is over. With the quick installation guide I took no more than 20 minutes to install. The color coded speakers and wires simplifies the set up. Of the three options given to the consumer, I found that the third option (using only HDMI wires) was the simplest method of installing the system. All the features of the home theatre system pay for itself. The only downfall was the poor customer service; the call support is useless, they don't seem very well trained and because of that they have a poor understanding of their product. However I can't complain, Samsung has impressed me with its innovativeness and affordability. I will update my review the following month.
My husband and I had been trying to improve the sound forever and had purchased and returned two other systems that wouldn't give us full volume while watching cable. This system is budget friendly and has amazing sound. We are both technically challenged but this was super easy to install and it did a LOT more than we ever expected. Highly recommend. It has 1 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out which was what we ended up using rather than the optical.
For those who are wondering, as I was, this system has 1000 Watts total power output, and apparently includes the Samsung BD-F5900 3D Blu-Ray DVD player. So, with Wireless Rear speakers included, I'd have to say it's a pretty cool bundle, altogether!
I'm a tech buff, was very excited getting it, rather easy setup, connected easily to our wireless router, started watching Netflix... after 5-10 minutes into watching, the network connection to the wireless router is broken... the system lost the network information to connect to the router, sometimes it just loses connectivity, network password is still stored, but you have to manually reconnect it to the router.
Looking up Samsung for the product manual, that page is not found and it's marked as 'Support Product Only'. Googling it a bit more, I find that Newegg sells it as refurbished product. I suspect because of this 'bug', but no info to be found.
Other than that, it's a fine system. So, if you don't plan on using any internet connectivity features of that system, just use it as TV/DVD/Tuner/etc. it's fine.
great price 278$, awesome sound for gaming(xbox), movies and radio. its so loud that i cant turn the volume up more than 20 out of 50!! it rattles the whole building. i will definately recommend!!
Good unit!! Works good, ample sound, no [problems. I recommend this unit to anyone wanting good home theater.
I purchased this about a month ago, and I love it! Great HD video and sound!
I purchased this system for my 65" Samsung LED TV. The system has been in use for just a few days. It was fairly easy to set up. It serves as a replacement for a SONY system (4 yrs old), which is being connected back to 55" SONY LCD TV, it came with. I consider it a very good value for the money. The quality of sound and product itself, seems a notch lower than the SONY system, it has replaced.
i bought this system for my bedroom and all i can say is wow... easy to setup. sound is very good for the little speakers. had a little issue with the apps saying not available but cleared it up. playback is very good as well. if youre looking for a small system and not too much on the wallet i say get this.
I took the first unit back thinking it was defective but it wasn't. I needed two HDMI cable to connect the unit to my television. The one HDMI goes from the receiver to the television and the other is output from the television to my receiver. Once I I figured this out this system works flawlessly. I recommend this home theater system. It has a FM tuner, open web browser, bluetooth connectivity, wireless wifi connectivity and an included blue ray player. Great combo deal. The internet browser takes some getting used to but it is pretty smooth.
I LOVE THE OPTION OF STREAMING MOVIES FROM REDBOX OR NETFLIX AND THE SAMSUNG SMART TV HUB
Awesome sound quality; Since I have TiVo & Roku as well, was & is a problem in working/linking my electronic systems together... takes a bit of concentration, however, the Samsung Ht Fm53 5 1 Channel Home is the Best system (we are lower income) we now have!
Good system for average living area. Wanted wireless rear speakers but didn't want to spend the extra money.
Everything works as it should and is easy to set up. If you have a router, this unit makes it easy to download from the internet any upgrades. Same brand as my TV so they share common remote features. Speaker wires attach at back of unit and are color coded to make it easier (like the majority of this type and aren't real tight as the old style RCA type plugs). But they work fine, just treat-em gentle. Unit does a good job for surround sound and even playing music for our small living room. I gave it a three because I believe it too be over priced (as most things are these days). But on the other side of that coin, you would have to spend a lot more money to get better. So I would buy it all over again.
I really like this home theater, my TV is a Samsung as well, I do not know if that plays a roll on this device being so good. Great sound, wireless wifi works great. The only downside is that the holes on the back speaker are very small and the speaker mounts do not fit on it even with the adapter. After a little adjusting on my husband part, he made the speaker mounts work for it.
This is my First Home theater and Soud is amazing and what I Want......
Not satisfy with ONLY one APP in the Smart player and i.e Web browser... It is too slow...
And if you have KEYBORD for enter any thing then its easy otherwise its time taking for find letter with remote keys!!!!!!
Poor quality speakers. Going for the Samsung Bar
Bought this system and it would not play a picture on one of my TVs! For some odd reason it wasn't compatible with the flat screen in the living room no matter what I tried or used yet had no problems with a TV in another room! Very disappointed and Samsung customer service was as useless as can be! Ended up bringing it back to Walmart and exchanged it for the Sony BDVE2100 which had no problems and works like a dream... after all I saved $30 seeing it was cheaper than the Samsung brand
Tried to set it up on Christmas Day. Ran into a snag trying to get online. After Samsung tech support hung up on me TWICE, ONLY after (of course) being on hold around 10 minuets each time, I decided to contact my internet provider. After close to an hour of being on being hold, as well as being hung up on twice by them as well, I called Samsung one last time! FINALLY they hook me up with someone who could help! Only to find out after around 25 mins. of troubleshooting, the unit was BROKEN!!!! Should've known better... Seeing as I have a Samsung Stratasphere phone which ALSO STINKS!!!!