Adequate for the price
Decent system for the price. Movie sound is quite acceptable for this price point, music not so much. I'm pushing music to the TV from my computer via an Apple TV unit, so it may not be the speakers' fault. There are a couple downsides to this gear, in my opinion - (1) plugging speakers into your DVD player can take some getting used to, especially when it comes time to find sound to go with your cable TV signal or gaming unit; and (2) Panasonic's online menus are hands down the least...
Poised, room-filling sound
Anyone seeking to upgrade from their TV speakers without committing to a full 5.1 system would do well to consider the Samsung HW-E450. It looks striking, with a slim, compact design that'll make a minimal impact on your living space. It lacks HD audio decoding, but there are some nice features like USB music playback and Bluetooth streaming to make up for it.
Stylish design, Bluetooth and wireless sub
Overall, the HW-E450 is a satisfying audio solution, offering powerful yet composed 2.1 sound quality, some funky features and a stylish, space-saving design. The lack of HD audio decoding, limited music format support and dearth of surround presence might deter some buyers, but otherwise this is a terrific way of escaping from lacklustre TV sound quality.
Stylish and beautifully crafted compact home-entertainment system
With the F80, Meridian does its Ferrari tie-in proud by producing a stylish and beautifully crafted compact home-entertainment system. Sound quality is unparalleled for such a small device and the extras like DVD playback are very welcome. The only sticking point is the astronomical price but then there's little else on the market that can offer everything the F80 does in such a small package.
Sounds much bigger than it is
The F80 is truly a marvelous example of the heights achievable through superior engineering and design. I think it's completely safe to say that this is the best sounding "clock radio" ever made, and I really can't imagine something coming along that would be significantly better. If that was all that mattered in this world, I can guarantee you I'd have one sitting on my bedstand right now.
Not worth it
I bought this on sale at costco like others thinking i better jump on this deal. $90 off wasn't near enough. I think I would price this system at $150.
Pros: Sound quality, Front speaker stands.
Cons: User interface is pathetic. Old, slow, confusing and needs to be written by someone who speaks English.
Brittle, small gauge speaker wires. Every wire and cord was too short for my application.
Tall speakers have weak base support, easily knocked over
The Panasonic SC-BT235 is a high-end all-in-one home theatre system with 5.1 channel surround sound. Its integrated universal iPod/iPhone dock allows for simple iPod/iPhone connectivity while its WiFi connectivity (available in conjunction with a USB WiFi dongle, not included) allows for even greater media connectivity.
We immediately fell in love with the HT-WS1G's unique design, in particular the touch-sensitive controls and wireless subwoofer, which makes for a neat, cable-free installation. It's supremely stylish as most Samsung products are, and while its sound quality is generally impressive, it's not quite powerful or expansive enough to challenge the more potent movie performance of soundbars from B&W, Denon and Marantz.
slim, compact HT-WS1G Home Theater
Amplify your listening pleasure with the slim, compact HT-WS1G Home Theater. Difficult room configurations are not a problem – the WS1 can be mounted on the wall, with the wireless subwoofer placed anywhere in the room to achieve maximum audio impact.
Poor piece of equipment
I didn't have it long before it would shutdown with prot in the message window. Samsung advised that I send it to a repair facility in New Jersey. I figured with shipping and repair cost I would be just as we'll off to replace it. I found many examples of this same behavior on the net. I decided to take a look at the power supply board before junking it. I found a burned circuit run on the board. I thought maybe a component had shorted out causing the burnout.
Lots of features
The 5.1-channel Samsung HT-C6500 is one of the better performers, and one of the better values, among all-in-one home-theater systems. It is built around a combination Blu-ray Disc player/amplifier that's widely praised. Experts say that picture quality puts it among the best mainstream Blu-ray Disc players.
Designed to be mounted on the backs of headrests
The Coby TFDVD7751 is an ultra-portable DVD/CD/MP3 player with a dual screen system and 2 headphone jacks for sharing in a premier private listening experience. Both the primary and second unit feature a 7" widescreen TFT color display, integrated speakers, and anti-skip circuitry.
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