Samsung HT-E5400 Review


The Samsung HT-E5400 is another increasingly rare home theater in a box, and one that seems to have escaped the attention of experts. The system includes five speakers and a subwoofer as well as a 3D Blu-ray player. Samsung HT-E5400 reviews at Crutchfield indicate that consumers like the system, citing its excellent sound and good picture quality from the Blu-ray player as supporting evidence. The easy setup garners appreciative comments in Samsung HT-E5400 reviews at Amazon, as does the quality of the sound from the relatively small speakers; one minor gripe focuses on what one user terms a slightly slow Smart TV menu on the Blu-ray player. The two Samsung HT-E5400 reviews at Newegg are split: one buyer praises the audio and picture quality as well as the user-friendly setup while the other complains the subwoofer doesn't produce enough bass and the surround speakers seem weak.

The HT-E5400 (starting at $307, Amazon) is a complete home theater system that features four main speakers, a center speaker, a subwoofer, and a 3D Blu-ray player that supports Wi-Fi connections. It also supports many audio processing technologies, including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS, and DTS-HD. The system provides two HDMI inputs, an HDMI output, an iPod dock, a digital optical audio input, a composite output, and a USB port.

The Samsung HT-E5400 costs less than the similarly outfitted Panasonic SC-BTT195, making the E5400 worthy of consideration. It seems to handle video quite well and most users are satisfied with the audio; expert reviews, however, are so far not available. The HT-E5400 looks like a decent deal but the SC-BTT195 may be a surer, but pricier, bet.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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