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We recently purchased this home theater system to replace our 5-year-old Samsung blu-ray home theater. This system has amazing sound quality that totally fills our large living room. The main selling point of...Read complete review
We recently purchased this home theater system to replace our 5-year-old Samsung blu-ray home theater. This system has amazing sound quality that totally fills our large living room. The main selling point of this system to us was the fact that it has wireless rear speakers. That is very important to us as we have a fairly large living room and the last thing we wanted to have to do was run a bunch of speaker wire across the room. We had to do that with our previous unit and it was nearly impossible to hide the speaker wires and they were constantly coming unplugged from the rear speakers, so this unit is much better in that regard. Another bonus is that this unit is a 3D blu-ray player. We haven't tried that feature yet, but it's definitely nice to have and I'm sure we'll try out the 3D soon. We have this theater hooked up to our 55" Samsung LED Smart TV and they definitely compliment each other very nicely. We have always been a huge fan of Samsung products and will continue to buy them. I would highly recommend this system to anyone looking for a home theater great sound quality.
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Wireless surround doesn't work
This is the 2nd Samsung Home Entertainment system we have had. It is also the 2nd one we have had problems with. The first unit we bought in 2011 and it failed shortly after...Read complete review
This is the 2nd Samsung Home Entertainment system we have had. It is also the 2nd one we have had problems with. The first unit we bought in 2011 and it failed shortly after the warranty ran out. This time, straight out of the box the surround speakers don't work. Ran the tests and there is no sound. Played a movie no sound. The wireless device appears to not even be on. The wireless device is less than 20 feet from the main unit. The sound from the main speakers and woofer is good. I recognize that sound should only come from the surround speakers when certain Blu-ray/DVD disks are played, but the test mode during speaker setup plays no sound through those speakers
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The good and the bad
Comments about Samsung 5.1 Channel Blu Ray Home Theater System:
THE GOOD: works great with Netflix THE BAD: had a HTE5500W THAT MALFUNCTIONED( LOST SOUND FREQUENTLY AND PICTURE ESPECIALLY ON NETFLIX) AFTER TWO YRS AND THAT WAS A WARRANTY REPLACEMENT FOR A HTC 6500 PURCHASED IN 2010. bOTH OF THESE UNITS i COULD PLAY MY iPHONE MUSIC BUT NOT ON THIS NEW ONE. ALSO THE BUTTONS DO NOT LIGHT UP ON THE FRONT OF THE HT-H5500W/ZA AS THEY DID ON THE OTHER UNITS. WHY?
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Piece of garbage
From day one I have had nothing but problems with this piece of garbage. First the surround sound doesnt always work, you have to hit the volume buttons a certain amount of times then it works and hit it on extra time then only the front speakers work. It shuts off by itself for no reason and yes it is well ventilated. You have to reprogram it like every month cause it forgets it settings and now lately only certain speakers work and you have to power it off a few times to get it all working again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I'm just getting into nuts and bolts
from Spokane, WA, USA
I've wanted the Home Theater System since they started evolving and I started with this "surround sound system" with the new 3-D Blu-Ray DVD player. I just bought my first 3-D movie and it is awesome. I'm still in the process of setting it up, tweeking it here and there but it's pretty cool.
from New York, NY, USA
i love this unit but, it should have been easiey to operate the features, like adjust the volume of each indivual speaker and make your own settings, display is too small otherwise its a good unit.
Another great product from Samsung
I have been wanting a system with wireless rear speakers. I didn't want to go through the trouble of getting under house and running wire. This system sounds great.
Best wireless home theater
I bought this Samsung home theater a month back, I have been so fond of this home theater that started renting a blu-Ray everyday to watch movie on this home theater system. The sound quality is so crisp, and the best part is the wireless rear speakers. The rear speakers work the same way as the front-center wired speakers. Home theater with blu Ray player on this price more than worth buying.
One great system!
from Round Rock, Texas
I am very impressed with my new Samsung 5500 Blu-ray system. Overall, it is packed with features, it sounds great and the picture quality is awesome. I researched for 3 months before I finally pick this one and I am a firm believer that I picked the right one! I only have one issue. I also bought it because it can go online and stream Netflix. But it has this Opera Tv app feature that has absolutely the worse selection of apps. The only one I use from the selections is the Accuweather app. And that's it! If it was up to me, the system would be able to use any app thats available online, free or otherwise. It would have a easy way to search the Internet for them and would save them within the system. Otherwise, it is one great system!
Blue Tooth Capability
from South Bay California
Great that my audio for my music playlists could be heard through those and all speakers...
from Pharr, TX, USA
Affordable product for the price, great design, wireless rear speakers avoid any additional installation, powerful sound, not reached 100% yet but it is really louder
Great Value - Works well with my 8 Series
from Maumelle, AR
Snap to install; set up & use with a minimum of technical expertise
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