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.
Where to buy
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.