Samsung HT-D6750W review

The Samsung HT-D6750W offers a pseudo 7.1-effect from just five speakers Tested at £650

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Our Verdict

Despite good online services, it’s disappointing by the high standards of its class

For

  • Good picture
  • strong spec
  • elegant design

Against

  • Harsh, unforgiving sound is at odds with the relatively high price

Samsung has led the way in home cinema systems in recent times, its products combining desirability with quality in equal – and formidable – measure.

The HT-D6750W follows in some illustrious footsteps, its design and extensive specification winning it friends before a button has been pushed.

Unlike most rival systems, the D6750W’s front and rear speakers are distinct (the fronts have more drivers).

That’s because the top section of each tower includes a unique swivelling driver, designed to bounce sound off walls as part of Samsung’s ‘3D Sound Plus’ system.

This uses the combination of sonic reflections and sophisticated processing to deliver – claims Samsung – the sonic effect of a true 7.1 system using what looks like a conventional 5.1 speaker set-up.

Virtual 7.1 doesn’t quite pay off
It’s only partially successful. True, the soundfield certainly gets higher and wider, but at the expense of precision and realism.

Like all systems reliant on reflected sound, you’ll find the results vary with the size and configuration of your living room, too: in free space, positioned well away from nearby surfaces, it works rather less well.

Despite that, the bigger issue is the Samsung’s tonal balance, which is harsh at higher volumes. The so-called ‘super tweeters’ are designed to extend high-frequency performance, but on this evidence they’re over-enthusiastic, and no amount of running-in could calm them down.

The sub extends usefully, thanks in no small measure to its inclusion of a 25cm passive radiator to complement its powered 16.5cm main drive unit, but the result is a balance where the frequency extremes are over-emphasised, to the detriment of cohesiveness.

Picture makes up for sound
It’s a shame as, predictably, there’s plenty to admire here in other regards. 3D and 2D picture performance are fine, with edge definition and colour vitality being up to par with class standards.

The fastest passages of action in X-Men: First Class can occasionally disturb the Samsung’s motion stability, but not to an extent that jars: it’s simply that the LG and Panasonic are both rather better.

Elsewhere, streaming and network-sharing services are first-class, with a fine array of TV and movie options, plus plentiful social media applications.

Connectivity is good, with built-in wi-fi plus DLNA compatibility, and to ease your installation, the rear speakers link into a wireless receiver module to avoid at least some cabling fuss.

All’s well, then – save for that sound.


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Specifications

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Interfaces-Ports

HDMIYes
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Number of Analog Audio Inputs1
Component VideoYes
Number of HDMI Inputs2
Number of Digital Optical Inputs1
iPod SupportedYes
USBYes

Physical Characteristics

Center Speaker Depth6.9 cm
Front Speaker Width9 cm
Front Speaker Depth11.9 cm
Rear Speaker Height130 cm
Weight Approximate3.90 kg - Main Unit, 5.70 kg - Subwoofer, 4.96 kg - Front Speaker, 590 g - Centre Speaker, 3.80 kg - Rear Speaker
Center Speaker Height7.5 cm
Rear Speaker Depth11.9 cm
Center Speaker Width36 cm
Front Speaker Height132 cm
Width43 cm
Rear Speaker Width9 cm
Depth33.2 cm
Height6 cm
Dimensions6 cm (H): 43 cm (W): 33.2 cm (D)

Network and Communication

EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes

Audio

RMS Output Power165 W
Sound SystemDolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24, DTS HD
Speaker Configuration7.1

General Information

Product NameSamsung HT-D6750W
Product ModelHT-D6750W
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Brand NameSamsung
Product TypeHome Theater System
ManufacturerSamsung
Manufacturer Part NumberHT-D6750W/XU

Video

Scanning ModesProgressive Scan
Video FormatsBD Video, DVD Video, DivX, DivX HD, XviD, AVCHD, MKV, WMV

Technical Information

3D Type3D
Player-Recorder TypeBlu-ray Disc Player
Media FormatsBD-RE, CD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RW

Miscellaneous

Environmentally FriendlyYes
Package Contents
  • HT-D6750W Home Theater System
  • Video Cable
  • FM Antenna
  • Soft Cloth
  • User's Manual
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries (AAA size)
  • ASC Microphone
  • iPod Dock
  • Toroidal Ferrite Core
Environmental CertificationWEEE

Warranty

Limited Warranty1 Year