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Samsung HT-BD2

Samsung HT-BD2
alaScore 82

134 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The design is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability and value for money.

design, usability

value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HT-BD2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 134 reviews)

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Samsung HT BD2E


The Samsung HT BD2E includes all of the features you want, and none of the ones you don't. The built in Blu-Ray player gives you the ultimate home theater experience.

Users who purchased the Samsung HT BD2E were happy with the picture quality provided by the Blu-ray player. Most reviewers felt the sound quality matched that of the picture

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Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad...


Purchased from Best Buy, and it didn't work well from the beginning. Some discs would play some of the time, but overall watching a movie was a crapshoot. Eventually, it sputtered out completely, and it now no longer plays anything. Firmware updates...

It might make a very pretty paperweight can't actually watch movies on this blu-ray player

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Problems with banners during playback


My system is only about 2 years old. On some Blu Ray discs, a banner appears every few minutes which blocks the screen for about 5 seconds. It seems to do it with every new chapter. After researching the problem, I have been told that the DVD companies...

When it works, which is only sometimes, it is fine

You never know if a Blu Ray disc will play properly or not


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Loss of 2 audio inputs left the unit useless


I would not recommend a SAMSUNG sound system again. This was the worst experience, most frustrating situation I have experienced, Now, I'm left with a $5,000 system that doesn't work. It will take another $700 to make it whole again. My original...

Very good sound quality with blue ray surround sound

More than the loss of the system is the poor customer service in trying to determine the problem and getting help with the repair. Insulted by the rep, promise to e-mail return process, and after 2 months, I 'm at a loss to restore system. No help

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problems playing blu-ray discs


If even you are lucky to get a blu-ray dsic that loads, it often freezes. Tec support could not help and suggested that I put in a service request on it. It's just 16 months old and the warranty has run out. I would NEVER, NEVER buy another Samsung...

When it works the picture and sound are incredible. Of course, it's attached to a huge HD flat screen with a home theater system. So how much credit should I give the player

Great difficulty playing blu-ray discs. Upgrading firmware doesn't help the problem. It taks a very long time to load. Also, the remote is CRAZY small, with the buttons so close together that I am always pressing the wrong one by mistake

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broke after 16 months


broke after 16 months

none this is a piece of garbage

dont buy this product

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We have had the product since January of 2009. Started having problems in March with it not playing some BR dvd's. Samsung sent us the FW upgrade and that fixed things for a little while.

When it works the sound and picture are amazing! And one more amazing has invented the worlds first blu-ray player that doesn't play blu-rays

No regular firmware updates, lots of glitches and choppy play and freeze up even on dvds. Extremly long load times with blu-rays. The worst customer service I have ever seen....Do not buy samsung products as they don't care about their customers

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Nothing but trouble from day one!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have had the system for 10 months--in it's short life at our home it has had the 1 and only firmware upgrade....twice since the Samsung rep didnt look at the file history and sent it again when it stopped working, it was sent to CVE (Samsung's chop...

Amazing picture and sound when it works--unfortunately in the 10 months that I have owned it it has been in the possession of Samsung getting repaired twice--I am currently waiting for it to come back

Pretty much everything--slow loading, wont play certain BR movies others it will skip through and lock up, the case in extremely delicate if you dont want the piano black case to look like crud

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Good player made useless by obsolete firmware


This was a decent home theater system when I purchased it nearly a year ago. However, Samsung hasn't released a firmware update since March 2009, nine months ago at the time I'm writing this. Between movie purchases and rentals, I've now had five discs...

Good picture, decent sound

VERY long load times, no equalizer settings or sound configuration options. Firmware nine months out of date as of December 2009, causing the player to fail to load/play many titles released since March 2009

Consumer review by:

Unreliable System


I don't recommend buying any Samsung product until they get these kinks worked out.

Good Sound. Good Audio

With just normal usage: within a couple days the speaker broke, and within a few months the Receiver/Blu-ray player broke 3 times

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:>= 7 + Subwoofer (7.1 and higher) / 5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming:Audio / No
Progressive Scan:No / Yes
RDS/EON:No / Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1) / 7 + Subwoofer
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling:No / Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback:No / Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS / Dolby Digital EX + DTS