Following up on our previous review of the Samsung Series 6 LED Smart TV we now complete this write-up with our 3-D experiences and the installation and testing of the most popular home theatre option, the Series 5 Home Entertainment System.
In the words of George Lucas, the renowned filmmaker, a good sound makes up 50% of the whole viewing experience. How true this is we all know from visiting a movie cinema where surround sound dramatises the special effects of the film. It is somewhat surprising then that we could be satisfied with a few tiny speakers on a large but very flat LED screen, speakers that are also downfiring, meaning the sound is not aimed directly at you. A good sound system, compared to that on a TV, already can be had for a few hundred dollars. We are going slightly higher with a system that retails for $899. Again, as I mentioned in the previous review, I'll be surprised if you actually have to pay this much in your local shop.
The HT D5550 model from Samsung that we are reviewing today is a popular home theatre option with four so-called tallboys plus the centre speakers and a subwoofer.