Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: HT-E6730W
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- Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 3 reviews
- Get the most out of your 3D entertainment with a home theater system that truly stacks up: the Samsung HT-E6730W. Start with incredible vacuum-tube audio, which blends the best of digital and analog sound in perfect harmony. Samsung's disc to digital streaming service can take DVD disc entertainment and unlock it in the cloud. The power of Smart Blu-ray ... Read more
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Great sounding system although misleading about 7.1
by Elliott_J on June 24, 2012
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Summary: Let me start off by saying I have a very keen ear. I rate many audio setups and speaker systems. All true audiophiles know that a HTIB just simply cannot ...
Summary: Let me start off by saying I have a very keen ear. I rate many audio setups and speaker systems. All true audiophiles know that a HTIB just simply cannot replicate the sound quality of a component system made up of true, high-quality manufactured speakers. That being said, you will not find a closer alternative than this new Samsung system with vacuum tubes. I have owned 4 HTIBs from different manufacturers and I have found Samsung and LG to be at the top, with Sony coming in close behind LG.
Audio - The main reason one would spend this amount of money on a system is for the audio. You want your blu-rays, video games, audio cds and mp3's to come to life and spring out of every speaker. Does this system do that? Absolutely. There is no denying the work that Samsung has put into approaching the high-end audio side of things. These speakers clearly sound better than previous Samsung systems and I feel for people who purchased last year's D model of this system. Of course, knowing Samsung, by next year a new version of this will be out and I will be feeling sorry for myself for this purchase. But that's the market. Always something coming out that's better and that is another downfall of HTIB's. Every year they improve upon the previous year's model and the old model is left in the dust. Component systems have longevity and are able to be upgraded as the owner sees fit. But as I stated earlier, you will not find a better alternative to a component system, at least not right now. Also note that the dual-unit subwoofer is bigger, louder, and way clearer than previous year samsung models. The "boom box effect" that many people complained of is not present with this sub. It produces the highs and lows accurately.
Video - Personally, I feel that blu-ray is clear on any player and that the quality of your video will depend on your television set. I have tested over 20 blu ray players from many brands and while some elements may have been different such as the ability to darken or lighten the screen, or a complicated menu style, the raw blu ray presentation stayed relatively the same. So I cannot advocate purchasing this system based on improved video quality over any other blu-ray player or last year's model for example. Same goes for dvd upconversion. It seems exactly the same as last year's model, although, there are some blu-ray players that do upconvert dvd's better than others. Samsung is pretty good with that on the 4 players I tried out and they were consistent with each other.
Features - There are many apps, including a full web browser but I found it to be choppy and slow. I'll stick to my laptop for surfing the web, although it is a nice idea. The other apps are just like previous years models and have nothing new that I care to comment on. I could not recommend buying this system strictly for the web apps either since many blu ray players, tvs, and HTIBS include different variations of each one.
Worth the price? No. This is where I must warn potential buyers. First off, this is NOT a 7.1 system. Sure there are 7 speakers and a sub, but the 2 front speakers on the top of the towers are simply mirrors of the speakers under it. If you do not have the system in 3D sound mode, nothing will come out of these top 2 speakers, even if you are viewing a blu-ray with a 7.1 audio track selected. This is clearly a marketing scheme by Samsung to trick people into believing they are getting a 7.1 system. The speakers sound great though and the subwoofer does seem to get louder with the 3D sound enabled. Also, there is an equalizer so one may adjust certain settings if they are familiar with what each khz setting does. I am, and I found it to be useful and it made a difference with the material I was listening to.
Overall, I would say to purchase this system when the price goes down to at least 5 or 6 hundred dollars, but by then, next year's model will probably be out and will improve on this year's somehow. Still, for those curious about the vacuum tube amp addition that Samsung made a huge deal out of, I would say that it does significantly improve audio so it is not just a big hype. But this is not a true discrete 7.1 system and that is a disappointment.
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Hope this helps, good luck!
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Video Dropouts, Hate It!
by Diver4242 on March 15, 2013
Pros: Sounds great, when working properly. Love the tubes!
Cons: For a long time, I couldn't figure out why the screen kept going blank for a few seconds intermittently when watching TV/DVD. I thought it was the cable box. Process of elimination points to this receiver. Still unresolved with Samsung support.
Summary: It really upsets me to not be able to use this system. I tried using thee hdmi1 and hdmi2 ports, changing various settings recommended by support, many options. Everyone in ...
Summary: It really upsets me to not be able to use this system. I tried using thee hdmi1 and hdmi2 ports, changing various settings recommended by support, many options. Everyone in the house is frustrated that at just the worst time in a movie on dvd, tv, etc the screen will blank out for a few seconds, then keep doing it again and again. Very upset at spending so much on this system and having to deal with that. Bad decision to buy it.
One fatal flaw IMHO: No headphone jack!
by DiverDaveT on December 13, 2012
Pros: Good sound for the money
Cons: No headphone jack
Summary: Hard to believe, but there is no headphone jack on this otherwise fine system. This was confirmed to me by Samsung customer service as well as Brands Mart. At the ...
Summary: Hard to believe, but there is no headphone jack on this otherwise fine system. This was confirmed to me by Samsung customer service as well as Brands Mart. At the latter location in South Florida the employee told me all new Samsung products of this type had this flaw, and he deals with weekly complaints as a result. Due to soudn considerations where I leave, I now have to disassemble this whole system and try to sell it used before getting another system that has this important (to me at least( function. Why on earth would Samsung do such an idiotic thing?
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: HT-E6730W
- Description: Get the most out of your 3D entertainment with a home theater system that truly stacks up: the Samsung HT-E6730W. Start with incredible vacuum-tube audio, which blends the best of digital and analog sound in perfect harmony. Samsung's disc to digital streaming service can take DVD disc entertainment and unlock it in the cloud. The power of Smart Blu-ray brings you much more than just movies and shows. And it all comes through 7.1 channels - the ideal sonic pairing for the biggest cinematic 3D thrills.
- Product Type Home theater system with iPhone / iPod cradle
- Dimensions (WxDxH) & Weight Main unit : 16.9 in x 13.9 in x 2.6 in / 8.6 lbs,
Speaker system : 3.7 in x 2.8 in x 47.6 in / 8.2 lbs,
Speaker system : 3.5 in x 2.7 in x 5.6 in / 1.3 lbs,
Speaker system : Center channel speaker : 14.7 in x 2.7 in x 2.9 in / 2 lbs,
Speaker system : Subwoofer : 7.9 in x 13.8 in x 15.4 in / 12.6 lbs
- Color Midnight black
- Components Blu-ray player / receiver,
- Surround System Class 7.1 channel
- Amplifier Output Details 165 Watt - 3 Ohm - 4 channel(s) ( Front ),
170 Watt - 3 Ohm - 1 channel(s) ( Center ),
165 Watt - 3 Ohm - 2 channel(s) ( Surround ),
170 Watt - 3 Ohm - 1 channel(s) ( Subwoofer )
- Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
- Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital,
Dolby Digital Plus,
Dolby Pro Logic II,
- Surround Sound Effects Vertical Surround Sound,
3D Sound Plus
- Input Sensitivity 500 mV
- Response Bandwidth 20 - 40000 Hz
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio 70 dB
- Output Power (Total) 1330 Watt
- Additional Features Audio Return Channel (ARC),
3D Sound Plus,
Crystal Amp Plus,
Vacuum tube technology
Networking & Digital Media
- Connectivity Built-in Wi-Fi
- Internet Streaming Services Smart Hub,
- DLNA Yes
- Speaker(s) Center channel speaker,
2 x Wireless rear speakers - External - 140 - 20000 Hz - Wired,
2 x Front speakers - External - 140 - 20000 Hz,
1 x Passive subwoofer - External - 140 - 20000 Hz - Wired,
1 - External - 40 - 160 Hz - Wired,
2 - External - 140 - 20000 Hz - Wireless
DVD / Blu-ray
- DVD/Blu-ray type Blu-ray player
- 3D Yes
- BD Profiles Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
- Media Format DVD,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards AC-3,
- Supported Digital Video Standards XviD,
- Output Resolution 1080p
- Additional Features 2D & 3D playback,
JPEG photo playback
- Equalizer Yes
Inputs & Outputs
- Connections 2xHDMI input-Rear,
1xComposite video output-Rear,
- Optical Digital Input Yes
- DVD/Bul-ray upscaling Yes
- Type of remote control Universal remote control - Infrared
- Included accessories [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Miscellaneous] Universal remote control
- Power Device Power supply - Internal
- Power Consumption Operational 127.7 Watt
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
- Width 36.3 in
- Depth 17.6 in
- Height 15.5 in
- Weight 60.6 lbs