This system looks amazing in the very shiny angular black finish Samsung the ever stylish (bargain) electronics manufacturer have bestowed upon it. The Blu-Ray player itself exudes style with it's touch controls which are only noticable when the power is on as they are backlit with bright white light.
The picture can be a little sharp(TV = 46" Samsung 8 series LED) but to be honest I have not seen any Blu-Ray player that can match the Sony PS3 for picture quality (high-end players included. The sound once set-up is very nice at this price. Watching Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince with it's Dolby TruHD sound track was enthralling. The surround sound in the underground scene and the battle at the Burrow scene can at times make you feel part of the movie.
The system itself is packed full of great future proof features. There is Wi-Fi (b,g & N), Divx/AVI support, DLNA (which is really taking off now) and internet@TV (not sure about this yet but looks promising). You can even connect your IPOD to it ( a little obsolete with DLNA).
It is not all good however as the Spoken word always seems to be tens of decibels lower than the action sounds. A little shocking when watching a movie late at night with two young children asleep in bed. The cables that come with the front and centre speakers are a little long for my liking as well, you can always cut them to size if you know what you are doing.
All in all I have had the system for a week now and I would give it 4 out of 5 especially when using it with a Samsung TV as they get the best out of each other as would be expected.
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