After owning this for the past year, I thought I would comment on this unit again.
As a first-time Home theatre purchase, I am overall satisfied with it. But about 6months into owning it, I started wishing it had some more power. The passive sub does decently, and most people should be happy with it, but the speakers and the sub will not chase anyone out of the room. For big events with a room full of people(like PPV fights), I end up having to crank all volume settings to the max to just barely hit the desired volume/bass levels. The unit could use more bass.
The remote is a real pain. It often takes a minimum of two seperate button presses to get to a certain feature(like to change from TV control to Receiver control) or to hold down buttons for a certain amount of time before getting the desired effect(hold down FF for a few seconds to get DVDs to start fast forwarding instead of chapter skipping). The remote would be somewhat forgivable if I could get a Universal remote to work with this unit, but saddly I cannot find any code that will allow my Dish network DVR to also control this Samsung Receiver/DVD unit.
A few other smaller issues are that the Receiver menus have no control over bass/treble, the DVD load time is somewhat long(but then again many DVD players out there also suffer from this), opening the DVD tray instantly causes the unit to go into DVD-audio mode even if you want the AUX audio to remain playing unti the DVD loads up, and minimul input/output ports.
Overall, the two killer issues for me are:
1) Bad remote, with inability so far to find a working code to get my Dish DVR and this unit working from same universal remote.
2) Average bass and volume levels.
If I had to do it all over again, knowing what I know now, I would invest the $200 spent on this into a dedicated Receiver. But since this was my first home theatre system purchase, and was educational, I am satisfied with this.