I've recently upgraded to a 46" Samsung LED TV (UE46D6530
) and very quickly found that my old Sony DVD Home Cinema system, while still sounding great, just couldn't deliver the picture quality the TV deserved.
Since I'd gone with Samsung for the TV, I wanted a Blu-ray player that would provide the best possible integration. After some research on Samsung's website and reading a number of reviews this system came out on top. It's worth noting that Samsung do higher spec'd alternatives, but for the price this system packs in the features.
Connection was very simple, however be aware that you don't get a HDMI cable included so you'll need to buy one. Considering that these can be obtained for under £5.00 it's a little disappointing that Samsung don't supply one but, as this seems to be standard for all manufacturers these days, I can't really fault them here.
My only criticism would that the supplied cables for the rear speakers are too short. The room we're using the system in is not large by any means, but as I was wall mounting the speakers I needed to extend both cables (one by 3m, the other by 5m)
Picture & Sound Quality:
Being my first Blu-ray player I purchased a couple of Blu-ray movies that I hoped would show off the potential of the system and I wasn't disappointed! Transformers: Dark of the Moon looks and sounds amazing. The bass is deep and pounding, but not distracting and the rear speakers (mounted high on the wall) ensure that the room is filled to bursting with sound. The picture quality is razor sharp with every detail clearly defined and virtually no distortion.
Excellent system, simple to setup, looks and sounds great, brilliant value for money.