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Samsung HT P38

Samsung HT P38
alaScore 72

35 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Samsung HT P38. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. There are some mixed views about the usability, and there are some critical comments about the reliability.

price, design, size


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 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HT P38


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung HT P38 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size. The price is also appreciated, but views are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

design, price, size


32% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 800-Watt DVD Home Theater System with USB Plug-and-Play800-Watt DVD Home Theater System with USB Plug-and-Play

Apr, 2018


Expert review by : Steve (

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...

Expert review by (

HT-P38 Integrated DVD-Receiver Hom...

Jul, 2005

Consumer review (

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

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Okay, but beware


Compact, sound quality good

Poorly constructed DVD player

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

"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.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

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.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

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


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


Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

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


Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

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

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

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.

Dec, 2005

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.


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


Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Changer Capacity:5
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung HT

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Type: None