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Old 02-02-09, 07:46 PM
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Samsung Make Good Surround Sound Systems?

I'm looking into buying a 5.1 surround sound system soon. My HDTV is a Samsung so I was hoping I could get a good system that matches my brand of TV. Does Samsung have a good track record with 5.1 systems or should I avoid them?

I heard Samsung's Blu-Ray players are not so hot so I was wanting to make sure they're 5.1 systems are good quality before I go out and buy one. Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-02-09, 10:03 PM
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Re: Samsung Make Good Surround Sound Systems?

No they do not.

Yes you should avoid them.
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Old 02-02-09, 11:30 PM
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Re: Samsung Make Good Surround Sound Systems?

Originally Posted by FaintDeftone View Post
My HDTV is a Samsung so I was hoping I could get a good system that matches my brand of TV.
That is the wrong reason to buy a particular brand.

Does Samsung have a good track record with 5.1 systems or should I avoid them?
Avoid them, they're crap.
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Old 02-02-09, 11:42 PM
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Re: Samsung Make Good Surround Sound Systems?

Didn't even know they made one.
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Old 02-03-09, 12:09 AM
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Re: Samsung Make Good Surround Sound Systems?

DO NOT GET A SAMMY AUDIO SYSTEM!!! OR SONY they are great at video but not sound. This of course excludes some of Sony's ES recievers.

Try not to go for the all in one systems either.
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Old 02-03-09, 08:03 AM
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Re: Samsung Make Good Surround Sound Systems?

I wouldn't worry at all about matching your audio brand with that of your video.

Give some specifics on what you're looking for, and people can throw out some suggestions. Most importantly, what is your budget? What will you be hooking up to give an idea of what would be ideal for inputs, etc?
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Old 02-05-09, 07:13 PM
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Re: Samsung Make Good Surround Sound Systems?

Get a real receiver, not a HTiB thingie.

Here's what I post everytime I see something like this --

Here's a bunch of options, mix and match as you see fit. I stuck with 5.1 here.

Speakers Options ($130-$400)
Yamaha 5.1 set w/sub, $129 shipped.
Dayton Speakers from Parts Express 5.1 speakers with powered sub ~$186 shipped.
Fluance 5.1 set, $275 + 10" Sub, $135 for $400 shipped


Receiver options $210-450 --

Non-decoding Receivers (work great with PS3)
These provide lossless from the LPCM streams from a PS3
Sony STR-DG720 - $210 shipped
Yamaha 6140 or 463 - $260 shipped

Decoding Receivers (work great with any Blu-ray player)
These will take the LPCM from PS3 or bitstreamed TrueHD/DTA-MA from any BR Player
Sony STR-DG820 - $290 shipped
Yamaha 6160 or 663 - $360 shipped
Onkyo TR-SR606 - $360 shipped
Pioneer 1018 - $450 shipped

Then get some speaker wire, 100' 16 guage (AWG) for under $20 from Monoprice.

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