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Samsung aren't renowned for their precision building, and in many cases, have failed. This product unfortunately is no different. The one I used gave me static shocks at the back of the central unit, and I managed to jam the disk tray by using it normally, without force. Samsung don't offer a guarantee with this as standard, so you'd be mad to buy one of these without getting covered for it.
The sound: At normal sound levels, this is pretty good. Perfect clarity surround sound, and even on the higher frequencies. Its Tallboy speakers have a definitive pitch and excellent peak pitch output without physically screaming at you till your ears bleed, always a good sign.
The bass: I was surprised to hear the subwoofer belting out a ton of low frequencies at such power with no back ground noise.
At higher sound levels, things get a bit... well rubbish is one word for it.
You have 500Watts RMS to play with here, so that's 100watts RMS per speaker. And at full volume this sounds dreadful - it cannot cope with the sound. It looses that perfect pitch and clarity.
By all means, turn it up that high, the speakers will last quite a long time at high or full power, but don't expect much clarity or definition. Even the bass becomes a bit fluttery rather than a consistent thudding noise.
The DVD player - well that's a different matter, as a stand-alone unit, this thing is rubbish. Like I said earlier, the one I had jammed, and electrocuted me. Not only that but had a very confusing first time set-up, and I actually had to read the manual.
So not easy to use, so you better keep that receipt. I did and took it back.