This is the summary of consumer reviews for Samsung HT-E550/ZA 5.1 Channel 1000W Home Theatre System. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.20 stars, and the price range is $139.99-$189.99.
Samsung HT-E550/ZA is 5.1 Channel 1000 watts Home Theatre System which enables you to enjoy movies and music with superior sound and video quality. The DVD video up-conversion gets the most out of your DVD library at the highest possible resolution and picture quality. The Samsung DVD HTS features multi-format playback capability for discs, Dolby digital/pro logic/ DTS sound quality to stimulate the experience of a movie theatre. The Samsung 1000W system includes one HDMI output to connect your laptop or other devices to your television. Also, you can listen to your favorite radio stations with the FM player.
Other features include - Anynet+ with which you’ll enjoy one-touch control for all HDMI connected compatible devices like Samsung TV, Blu-ray Disc player, AV receiver and Home Theatre. This feature eliminates the clutter of having multiple remotes for all components. The Crystal Amplifier Plus filters sound sources twice to minimize distortion and produce clear audio that sounds exactly the way it was meant to be heard. The user EQ will allow you to adjust the sound quality so that it meets your individual needs. The HDMI connectivity helps you get superior picture and sound from your HD sources such as cable TV, satellite receiver or Blu-ray player. It also features CEC capability, so you can use a remote control handset.
However, some reviewers were not happy with the quality of the speakers. The speaker wires were very short and many complained that the DVD player did not function properly or was totally dead. Some faced issues hooking up the system with different applications as the direction were not simple.
Overall, the Samsung HT-E550/ZA HTS is compact (great for small rooms), easy to assemble, easy to use with less complicated features, great surround sound quality and great value for money product and is much recommended for those who want to take their baby steps in the world of HD surround sound HTS.