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Samsung HT Z520T

Samsung HT Z520T
alaScore 77

47 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good comments.

value for money, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Samsung HT Z520T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HT Z520T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung HT Z520T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HT-Z520 Home Theater SystemSamsung HT-Z520 Home Theater System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Samsung HT-Z520 Home Theater System

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Cheap hardware, noisy wireless

 

My girlfriend bought a Samsung HT-Z520T home theater system to replace a Panasonic surround system that was damaged by a lightning strike recently. Installation of the Samsung was simple, plug and play with color coded speaker wiring. Unfortuantely,...

Looks good - high gloss black, rounded edges ; Easy installation - speakers/wires color coded ; DVD player works fine

Noisy rear speakers - wireless interference ; Doesn't work well with CATV box ; Manual lacks information ; Long wait when changing functions

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Transformational Experience!

 

Okay, let me come clean and disclose that this is my first HTS ever, so I'm probably an easy sell. After researching Samsung's website and various electronics suppliers, I purchased online at Newegg.com (showed up in 3 days in perfect condition at the...

Easy to set up; looks sleek; sounds great; integrates all needs; plays HDTV, FM, iPod, upconverts DVDs; wireless rear speakers

No clock; uses 2.4GHz frequency for wireless rear speakers which interferes with wireless network...need to have dual band capabilities on network with 5.0GHz

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Transformational Experience!

 

Okay, let me come clean and disclose that this is my first HTS ever, so I'm probably an easy sell. After researching Samsung's website and various electronics suppliers, I purchased online at Newegg.com (showed up in 3 days in perfect condition at the...

Easy to set up; looks sleek; sounds great; integrates all needs; plays HDTV, FM, iPod, upconverts DVDs; wireless rear speakers

No clock; uses 2.4GHz frequency for wireless rear speakers which interferes with wireless network...need to have dual band capabilities on network with 5.0GHz

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Cheap hardware, noisy wireless

 

My girlfriend bought a Samsung HT-Z520T home theater system to replace a Panasonic surround system that was damaged by a lightning strike recently. Installation of the Samsung was simple, plug and play with color coded speaker wiring. Unfortuantely,...

Looks good - high gloss black, rounded edges ; Easy installation - speakers/wires color coded ; DVD player works fine

Noisy rear speakers - wireless interference ; Doesn't work well with CATV box ; Manual lacks information ; Long wait when changing functions

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nice looking but not well made

 

Alot of nice features, but did not get to try them all as the CD/DVD tray was defective so the unit will be returned

Cheaply made plastic dvd tray that would neither open or close correctly

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Fine sound system

 

Have no prob with the bass (wood floors help-ask my neighbors above me). I have 2.4g wireless and I get 54g to 160n speeds w/o issue so I'm not sure about the interference part. Wireless n tops out @160 anywhere I've tried it - even next to the router...

Great sound system, particularly if you own one of the newer Samsung TVs with the AnyNet+. I have a Blu-Ray Samsung player as well as one of their plasma 50" TVs. Wireless rear speakers are great. Be sure to use the HDMI only for picture and digital...

Somewhat difficult to program Logitech Harmony One because of the odd collection of grouped inputs, but then what isn't difficult to program with Harmony? Would have been nice to have a lit remote, too. AnyNet+ occasionally reminds me of that HAL...

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Not too bad

 

Wire Speakers in the rear are a nice touch. Great sound. Auto detection for speakers sets the sound levels for you. Pop in a movie and sounds come from all over at a great level

Remote is not a smart remote. It will not learn to operate other TV's. Will only work a Samsung. Sound is slow to start, takes about 10seconds before you hear anything when changing sources

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router interference

 

I love newegg, just am really annoyed with this product and wish this was more clearly disclaimed.

A good system for the money with one critical exception

It took me weeks of troubleshooting, but I finally realized that the wireless rear speakers create a major interference to most wireless routers. The speakers broadcast on 2.4 ghz, as do almost all b/g routers. It is a known issue, so if you have a...

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Wise link unlocks features

 

Ok so I don't own this product but Wanted to let anybody who is looking at buying this or anyother samsung home audio device or dvd player of any kind. USE A SAMSUNG TV WITH SAMSUNG AUDIO OR DVD PLAYERS. It has a feature called Wise link. On the box...

None. I love samsung

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Pleasant Surprise

 

Samsung has come a long way!! Remember when it was K-Mart only merchandise?!?!

So I got this for a friend/client to put in his den with his new LCD TV and am amazed at the build quality and features of this package!!! Very nice piece of equipment for the money! The rear wireless speakers were a snap to install, the ipod adapter...

Powered sub would have been the crowning achievment but still sounds O.K , especially for the 40 & older crowd!!! Hip hop fans need not apply as the sub will get muddy with the likes of Lil Wayne or T.I. One could always ADD a powerd sub and then I...

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Product Specifications

Improve the look and sound of virtually any DVD with the HT-Z520T. An HDMI connection up - converts DVDs to near 1080p, so they'll look great on your HDTV. Auto Sound Calibration (ASC) balances speaker output for optimal sound reproduction and front/center speaker cones with "green" bio kelp fibers deliver clearer sound with less distortion. And enjoy stored music and media using the iPod Dock with video, audio and iPhone support.

Amplifier

Output Power / Total:1200Watt

Audio System

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

Connectors

Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

DVD

Changer Capacity:5
DVD Repeat Modes:A-B repeat / Chapter / Title
Type:DVD changer/DVD player

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:Z520T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung HT

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control
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