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Samsung HT-BD2

Samsung HT-BD2
alaScore 85

131 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Samsung HT-BD2. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the price.

design, usability, size, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HT-BD2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung HT-BD2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size.

size, usability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HT-BD2R 7.1 ch Tallboy 1100W Blu-ray Home Cinema System - BlackSamsung HT-BD2R 7.1 ch Tallboy 1100W Blu-ray Home Cinema System - Black

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HT-BD2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Samsung HT-BD2 from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on People really like the reliability and price. The design and usability also get good opinions.

usability, design, price, reliability

40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HT-BD2ET Blu-ray Home Theater SystemSamsung HT-BD2ET Blu-ray Home Theater System

Apr, 2018

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Samsung HT-BD2 review


Blu-ray enters a brave new world

Good Blu-ray and upscaled DVD video performance ; Loud, bombastic audio

Slooooow load-up times ; Not compatible with all BD-J or BD Live ; No video inputs

A big, booming home cinema system, which you'll either love or hate

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung HT-BD2 Blu-ray Home Cinema System


Cut out the fuss and get yourself a decent 7.1-channel Blu-ray system for an equally decent price.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (

Samsung HT-BD2 review


The first Blu-ray home cinema-in-a-box packs serious tech for a laughably small pot of cash. Is it time to upgrade?

The first Blu-ray cinema-in-a-box sets a good standard for others to follow

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung HT-BD2 review


This good value system is the first cinema-in-a-box with Blu-ray

Excellent spec for the money, including fine Blu-ray pictures and sounds, plus 7.1 speakers ; very stylish looks

Treble is a bit harsh, whilst bass isn't quite deep enough ; could do with a little more sonic solidity

The first Blu-ray cinema in a box sets a good standard for others to follow

Jun, 2008

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

Samsung HT-BD2


Samsung's HT-BD2 is the very first fully-integrated home cinema system to incorporate a Blu-ray Disc drive. The 7.1 channel AV receiver feeds four very robust 'tallboy' loudspeakers, two surround speakers, a centre channel speaker plus a hefty...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Insider Staff (

Samsung HT-BD2


Samsung's audio-visual range has steadily been improving year on year, to the extent that the company's tellies are now some of the most desirable and affordable on the market. But what about its

Samsung hasn't scrimped on the audio side of this all-in-one home cinema system, and the 7.1 surround setup here means you can experience every audio channel on any Blu-ray movie through its own dedicated speaker, with the active subwoofer providing a...

Conforming only to Blu-ray Profile 1.0 (tsk!), the HT-BD2 is neither able to connect to the web for BD-Live content nor display picture-in-picture LiveView features (pah!). The build quality feels a little flimsy and lightweight in comparison to rival...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Samsung HT-BD2E home theatre system


The Samsung HT-BD2E is an 800 Watt home theatre system with a built-in Blu-ray disc player, good sound quality and plenty of power.

Rich and balanced sound, involving surround effects, powerful

No wireless rear speakers, no BD-Live, no USB connectivity

This basic home theatre package packs a 5.1 channel amplifier into a Blu-ray player. Simply plug in a flat screen television and you’re ready to go.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Samsung HT-BD2


The Samsung HT-BD2 delivers the sort of top-notch video quality you'd expect from the world's first HTIB with built-in Blu-ray — but its high price, average audio quality, and lack of extras make it tough to recommend.

7.1-channel Blu-ray home cinema ; Built-in Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding ; Elegant styling, with four tallboy speakers ; Full-size subwoofer ; Upscales DVDs to 1080p

Expensive ; Only Blu-ray Profile 1.0 compliant ; Few jacks for connecting external sources ; Slow disc loading ; No auto speaker calibration

Music was a step down from movie sound; we felt the HT-BD2 blurred Radiohead's atmospheric sound mixes on its In Rainbows CD. 'Walk of Life' from Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms CD felt dynamically flat. Like most HTIB systems, the HT-BD2 was more...

Apr, 2008

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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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Samsung HT-BD2R


Easy to operate and a really good sound and effect when watching your movies. Picture quality is great. Very loud should you want to turn the volume up.

You only receive a short cable for the sub, so although you can place this anywhere in your room unless you want it at the side of your tv you will have to purchase a longer cable. All other cables for speakers are more than adequate. That is the only...

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Revel in the true cinematic experience of Blu-ray Disc with High Definition surround sound and picture quality with Sony BRAVIA Theatre HTP-BD2RSF. Sony invented 'home cinema in a box', giving you everything you need for a superb home entertainment experience in one simple package. Now, Sony is taking the concept to a new level with first-ever Blu-ray Disc system, the BRAVIA Theatre HTP-BD2RSF, complete with Blu-ray Disc player, multi-channel digital receiver and top-quality speaker package.


Output Power / Total:1000Watt


Audio formats supported:MP3
Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital+, Dolby True HD
RMS rated power:1000 / 1100 / 800
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder
Components:AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Blu-Ray disc player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Digital Cinema Sound EX
Surround System Class:5.1 channel
Type:Home theatre system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Center speaker

Center speaker RMS power:143


Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes


Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Bravia Theater

Management features

Sleep timer: Yes

MD System

Type: None


WLAN-ready: No

Optical Drive

Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other features

Channels quantity:5.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):440 x 396 x 87 / 440 x 86 x 396
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
Package depth:60.5
Package height:46.7
Package width:140.7
Rear speaker depth:8.9
Rear speaker height:131.1
Rear speaker width:12.5
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):75 x 430 x 439
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):300 x 1229 x 300
Surround speaker weight:2.6

Packaging Data

Package weight:60

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1 / 3
Digital audio optical in:1 / 2
FM antenna: Yes
Microphone in: No


Preset stations quantity:60
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker impedance:6
Satellite speakers RMS power:715


Subwoofer frequency range:150
Subwoofer impedance:3
Subwoofer RMS power:285

Technical Details

Blu-Ray Disc playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
iPod connectivity: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
SACD playback: No
USB powered: No


Type: None


Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Center speaker dimensions (WxDxH):260 x 80 x 91 / 300 x 90 x 94 / 90 x 91 x 300
Center speaker weight:600
Dimensions rear speaker (W x D x H):100 x 97 x 270
Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):100 x 97 x 270 / 1311 x 89 x 125 / 300 x 1229 x 300
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):196 x 320 x 400 / 310 x 443 x 380 / 430 x 75 x 439
Subwoofer weight:5.6