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Samsung revamps Blu-ray home theater setup

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 May 2008 18:28 User comments (8)

Samsung revamps Blu-ray home theater setup Samsung has introduced a new Blu-ray home theater system, the HT-BD2S which resembles its predecessor but has smaller satellite speakers and is available for over 30 percent less than its older cousin the BD2T's retail price of $1500 USD.
According to the source article, the head unit (the combination receiver/Blu-ray player/amplifier) is identical to its more expensive cousin's, and therefore will see the same flaws that the BD2T suffered from. The included Blu-ray player is slow loading and is limited to the old Profile 1.0 specification. The system also has subpar connectivity options.

Still, for $1000 USD the system and the upcoming, equally priced Panasonic SC-BT100 are decent and cheap all-in-one Blu-ray home theater solutions and hopefully the competition will lead to better prices for consumers in the future.

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8 user comments

12.5.2008 18:43

Still a compromised home theatre in a box with limited dynamics and soundfield !

23.5.2008 0:32

Originally posted by iluvendo:
Still a compromised home theatre in a box with limited dynamics and soundfield !
A "BoomBox" solution, albeit it with 7.1 surround, is still a boombox-solution, -- big on convenience perhaps, but lacking just about everywhere else.

33.5.2008 10:50

Quote:
big on convenience perhaps, but lacking just about everywhere else.
Well said...and very true.

46.5.2008 2:54

Originally posted by A_Klingon:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Still a compromised home theatre in a box with limited dynamics and soundfield !
Quote:
A "BoomBox" solution, albeit it with 7.1 surround, is still a boombox-solution, -- big on convenience perhaps, but lacking just about everywhere else
.

MY friend and ally, the Right and Honorable Klingon says it all !

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


56.5.2008 14:55

Quote:
MY friend and ally, the Right and Honorable Klingon says it all !
And I'm very handsome too! (As far as Klingons go, you know). :-P

SO, illuvendo, what are your personal thoughts on these .17c rinky-dink, mass-market plastic squawk-box speaker "systems" designed to "transport you into the next dimension", designed for folks who live in their parent's basement instead of a sound-proof 240 sq. ft. home theater room, where you can feel the earth open up when the 16" subwoofer kicks in??

(It's ok, you can tell me; ain't no one looking). :)

66.5.2008 20:40

Originally posted by A_Klingon:
Quote:
MY friend and ally, the Right and Honorable Klingon says it all !
And I'm very handsome too! (As far as Klingons go, you know). :-P

SO, illuvendo, what are your personal thoughts on these .17c rinky-dink, mass-market plastic squawk-box speaker "systems" designed to "
Quote:
transport you into the next dimension
",


Yeah, from 3D to 2D


designed for folks who live in their parent's basement instead of a sound-proof 240 sq. ft. home theater room, where you can feel the earth open up when the 16" subwoofer kicks in??

(It's ok, you can tell me; ain't no one looking). :)


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


77.5.2008 7:44

Just bought a new pair of joint-steeereo tweeters for my home setup, iluvendo. (Available from the grocery section of my corner 7-11 convenience store).

Waddaya think?



Specs:

* 15,000 Hz to 15,013 Hz, +/- 11 Hz.
* Chrome 'TinAloominiuminimminimumim Alloy' (tm) construction. (galvanized)
* Air-cooled design.
*Eeezy-Placemint configuration (optional), with 8-ft beeswax connection twine.
* MSRP - $0.08c + $29.99 shipping.
:-D

87.5.2008 16:59

@ A_Klingon, my good friend and ally (Handsome too)

Me thinks your solution is far better than the Samsung HTIB (priced better too).

BTW your price is good, but shp is kinda high.


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


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