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Samsung HT P38

Samsung HT P38
alaScore 73

35 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and value for money. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and usability.

value for money, design

usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HT P38 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 35 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Samsung HT-P38 Home Theatre System

 

Something that has almost become a "must have" in the audio scene these days is surround sound. It's definitely not a bad thing though, it's ability to put you right in the center of action has added a whole new level to watching movies. However, there...

Great Sound ; Dolby Digital ; 5 DVD Changer (line up a whole night of movies!) ; Powerful ; 5.1 Surround ; Radio ; USB Host Input

Speakers should use same unique jack as the back of the receiver

Overall I was very impressed with the Samsung HT-P38. It makes a great addition to any homes TV/Video system, and will be sure to impress you with it's great sound quality and crisp, clear Dolby Digital surround. The extra features such as a 5 disk...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HT P38

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung HT P38 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

design, value for money

31% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: 800-Watt DVD Home Theater System with USB Plug-and-Play

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Great sound, needs better design

 

I bought this system in February of 2006 just before the Super Bowl to go along with the big Sony TV I just bought. I bought it because the store had a display out and I was extremely impressed with the sound quality ESPECIALLY for the price! The ...

Low CostGREAT sound qualityMany adjustable sound features and presets

Poor Ventilation and body design

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Okay, but beware

 

Compact, sound quality good

Poorly constructed DVD player

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"No disc" error message makes it impossible to view DVDs

 

Price, features

Refuses to recognize most DVDs.Remote cannot be programmed for our HD digital cable box.

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If you're looking for great sound, this in not the one

 

It matched my television and was reasonably priced

Doesn't match up to my home stereo. Difficult to get it to progressive scan.

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Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box For The Money!

 

I spent a really long time looking at home theater systems, and reading reviews before I actually purchased one, so I had high expectations for whichever system I chose. When it came time to purchase, my budget was $250-$300, but I really wanted to ...

Feature Set, Style, Small Subwoofer, AUX Inputs, Flexibility

None

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Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box For The Money!

 

Feature Set, Style, Small Subwoofer, AUX Inputs, Flexibility.

None!

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Good Home theater for the price, a few downsides

 

Overall, I am happy with this system. For the price, the system is definitely a good value. As an earlier review stated, many of these all-in-one systems are glorified shelf-systems with a DVD player. However, the ability to play DIVX, MP3, CD-R/CD-RW ...

Adequate to good sound. Plays a good range of disc formats. Good value

No Shuffle feature. No customizable equalizer. Inadequate Fast playback

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Samsung HT-P38 Theater System

 

Adequate to good sound. Plays a good range of disc formats. Good value.

No Shuffle feature. No customizable equalizer. Inadequate Fast playback.

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Product Specifications

Samsung has raised the convergence bar again with a host of new five-disc DVD-receiver systems, some of which are the world's first to feature a USB Plug and Play port so users can listen to music from their MP3/WMA devices. Samsung's 5-disc HTiB all incorporate an integrated DVD player/receiver, a full set of high-quality surround sound speakers and a superb sub-woofer to transform any living room into a fully functioning digital entertainment center. Audiophiles will appreciate the wide center channel speaker that enhances dialog prominence during movies so words don't compete against background sound effects and music.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:800Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / DVD player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Connectors

Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

Changer Capacity:5
Type:DVD player

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:P38
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung HT

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Turntable

Type: None
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