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Samsung HTC-6930W

post #1 of 34
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Has anybody seen this working, I know it has not been released yet, but maybe someone has seen it. It's Samsung's new 7.1 3D Home Theater
post #2 of 34
Looks like it's available for preorder at $900. What, exactly, is the attraction to this thing? It looks like it's priced $700 too much....
post #3 of 34
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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

Looks like it's available for preorder at $900. What, exactly, is the attraction to this thing? It looks like it's priced $700 too much....

A stylish 1330 Watt 7.1 channel HTIB plus Bluray player with wifi and 3D should cost $200? Really?
post #4 of 34
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Originally Posted by davidmathers View Post

A stylish 1330 Watt 7.1 channel HTIB plus Bluray player with wifi and 3D should cost $200? Really?

"Stylish" is subjective...and it's far far far from 1330 watts.

It has 7 full range speakers worth about $3 each enclosed in thin plastic and a passive sub.

The wifi applies to the surround speakers only, not the surround back speakers. Read the manual - look at the description (my bold): ".....in addition to two wireless rear-channel speakers" What's the point? You still need to run wires front to back for the surround back speakers plus you need to add a power cord for the wireless module to the mix. Nonsense.

You can do height speakers I guess...more nonsense though IMO. Ugly plastic speakers strung around the room...

3D...nobody cares.

$200 is pushing it...

...you can do pretty OK soundwise with 900 bucks in your pocket...at least substantially substantially substantially better than this "stylish" samsung HTiB.
post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

The wifi applies to the surround speakers only

Wifi mean wireless internet. It means you don't need an ethernet cable to get the bluray player on the internet. Nothing to do with speakers.

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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

3D...nobody cares.

I believe the starter of this thread cares. I hear that 2.5 million 3D TVs will be sold this year, so there might be others who care.

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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

$200 is pushing it...

The MSRP on just the DVD player is $399. OK, leaving off 3D: the wireless internet bluray players from Samsung and LG are both around $230 at Amazon. So what you're effectively saying is that the speakers are so horrible that Samsung should actually be paying people $30 to take them home.

Really?
post #6 of 34
Yes, you got it. Buy your $200 wireless internet bluray player and spend the other $700 on an amp and speakers and you come out way ahead.

Really.
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by ickysmits View Post

Yes, you got it. Buy your $200 wireless internet bluray player and spend the other $700 on an amp and speakers and you come out way ahead.

Well, it's $500 for the amp & speakers ($720 for the non-3D package at BH Photo). The problem is you can't buy just the speakers and I don't need a bluray player. I also can't decide whether to go with stereo or surround sound.

I'm leaning towards stereo and the Samsung HT-C450: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/675424-REG
post #8 of 34
Has anyone gotten the 6930w system yet? or seen one in person? I've had one on order from abt for a month now but its still slated to get shipped to them from Samsung the last week of April.
post #9 of 34
I think this thing is gonna be awesome! I don't care if anyone else gets it or not! I know im gonna get it! The lesser one of these models got best of CES show. I think they know more then these bozo's do. So keep me posted!
post #10 of 34
I just set this up, (haven't had a chance to play with it yet) and when it first comes-on it says there is updated software available, but the "updated" version number matches the "current" version. I clicked update anyway and after it "updated" it still tells me there is an update available. I have "updated" the thing at least four times. Anyone else having this issue.

Also, I was a little surprised by how loud the drive is when the player is seeking content on the disc. (e.g., when first inserted, when you press menu) (doesn't seem to make noise when playing a movie)
post #11 of 34
Abt will deliver mine on thursday morning. I'll let you know if I run into the system update problem.
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Originally Posted by GooMan2 View Post

I just set this up, (haven't had a chance to play with it yet) and when it first comes-on it says there is updated software available, but the "updated" version number matches the "current" version. I clicked update anyway and after it "updated" it still tells me there is an update available. I have "updated" the thing at least four times. Anyone else having this issue.

Also, I was a little surprised by how loud the drive is when the player is seeking content on the disc. (e.g., when first inserted, when you press menu) (doesn't seem to make noise when playing a movie)

Have you tried any of the home networking functions? I really like the idea of playing videos stored on my pc.
post #13 of 34
varealtor - Other than Netflix, I haven't tried any networking features. I will try and play around with it over the weekend.

pakostevens - Have you had the update issue and what did you think of the sound coming from the disc drive?
post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by GooMan2 View Post

varealtor - Other than Netflix, I haven't tried any networking features. I will try and play around with it over the weekend.

pakostevens - Have you had the update issue and what did you think of the sound coming from the disc drive?

I don't hear any sound coming from the drive.

I am seeing the same update issue. it only happens if i idle in settings screen.
post #15 of 34
the upgrade problem fixed itself with the new firmware 1007.1
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/de...ame=HT-C6930W#
post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by pakostevens View Post

Abt will deliver mine on thursday morning. I'll let you know if I run into the system update problem.

Are you still happy with 6930w? I can't find any real pictures of the system anywhere. All I find is drawings. Can the front speakers be mounted to the wall instead of using the stands? How did you mount the rear speakers? I downloaded the manual and can't find any reference to mounting the speakers. I'm planning on getting the 6930w but only plan to use it as a 5.1. Thanks in advance
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

Are you still happy with 6930w? I can't find any real pictures of the system anywhere. All I find is drawings. Can the front speakers be mounted to the wall instead of using the stands? How did you mount the rear speakers? I downloaded the manual and can't find any reference to mounting the speakers. I'm planning on getting the 6930w but only plan to use it as a 5.1. Thanks in advance

Plenty of pictures on sites that are selling them. I got mine from Dell. BTW, Dell does price matching and free shipping. I found an online seller whom I didn't trust so I got Dell to match the price and only paid $699 instead of Dell's regular price of $799.

Anyway now that I have it, I've got mixed feelings about it. It looks sleek, has tons of features (love the home networking), and probably a good deal compared to buying a 3D blu-ray player and a receiver. OTOH, the speakers feel cheap and I haven't been impressed with the sound. There's also the occassional glitch where the home menu will not boot up. Although to be fair, the sound issue is probably a matter of speaker placement and needing to recalibrate and I'm hoping the home menu glitch was fixed with the latest firmware upgrade.

As for mounting the front speakers, I don't think you can. Unfortunately, I'm at work so I can't verify it at this moment.
post #18 of 34
the front speakers are not wall mountable. You might be able to ghetto-rig something to do it but they are not meant to be.
I'm happy with it but I got a very good deal on it by getting it as a package when I got my 55c8000.
There was a lot of weirdness with the menus and sound cutting out when I first got it up and running but the firmware update fixed that.
post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by ferl View Post

Can the front speakers be mounted to the wall instead of using the stands?

I took another look at my speakers and there appears to be a notch on the back that looks like you would use if you wanted to use a third party's speaker stands. As pakostevens mentioned, it wouldn't be too hard to make them wall mountable.
post #20 of 34
How about DLNA? Can the unit play videos, including DVD back ups (video_TS, ISO)?
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Originally Posted by calstudios View Post

Can the unit play videos, including DVD back ups (video_TS, ISO)?

Yep.
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by varealtor View Post

Anyway now that I have it, I've got mixed feelings about it.

I received mine yesterday via UPS and set it up today. I purchased this to compliment a pn58c8000 that should be delivered next week. Instead of just getting the 3D BluRay player I opted for the 6930. I wanted a smaller sound system to go with a display that will be very thin. I plan on wall mounting the display and wall mounting the speakers to give everything a clean look. The front and rear speakers can be wall mounted but the mounting method is not what I hoped for. They are all mounted by notches in the enclosure that will allow them to be hung like a wall clock on a screw. This is OK for the front speakers because it lets me keep them close to the wall but I don't like it for the rear speakers. My rear speakers are close to the ceiling on brackets and they are pointing downward. I did get the rear speakers mounted and it should be OK. Only 2 of the speakers are wireless and you still have to run wires to a wireless receiver and the receiver needs an electrical outlet. It would be easier to just run wires to those speakers from the receiver but they don't have connections for them on the receiver. I'm using the front speakers on the Samsung stands until I get the TV. The stands are not very stable on carpeting.

My first impression is mixed as is yours. I thought the speakers feel cheep. I would prefer that the speakers not be exposed to keep dust out of them and I think they would look better if you couldn't see the speakers. The sound quality is fine for my purpose. My display is in my living room and I don't use the surround sound that often as to not annoy everyone else in the house. I'm using it as a 5.1 not the 7.1 system. The system does not sound as good as the Yamaha I replaced, but, I eliminated a large receiver, much bigger speakers and a DVD player with one compact unit. I got rid of a bunch of cables also. If one has a dedicated home theater, this is not you want.

Setup was easy. Connected to my router and updated to the latest software with no problems. The widgets are OK and I don't the online video services. I looked around on Youtube a bit but the method of entering a keyword for the search feature is cumbersome. I doubt that I will use the widgets much. All in all, the system is fine for my purposes and I'm happy withe size.
post #23 of 34
I bought this system on Friday and got it setup rather quickly. Had a Mode Not Supported problem that was fixed by swapping the HDMI cable to the TV. Connected to the router and updated.

Only problem we are having is the HDMI sound keeps cutting out from both the Directv and the PS3. We have reset the unit and switched cables and still have the issue. No problems from the Ipod or just from the BD-Player.
post #24 of 34
*Update* Got the sound problem fixed after some forum searching and changing a few settings. Thanks to you!
post #25 of 34
i was thinking about getting this one from best buy at $899,i have a $100 gift certificate plus i wanted to use the bestbuy credit card and i dont really trust online dealers yet although i could find it cheaper online, i was also thinking on getting the c6730 which is $100 cheaper but is not 3d compatible,i dont have a 3d tv and probably wont get one for about a year being that i bought a new a samsung 50 inch plasma about 3 months ago. what do you guys think my best bet would be.
post #26 of 34
I would try and find out if the only differences really are just 3d missing from the c6730. I know with the lcd tv's the c6XXX tv's aren't as good as the c7XXX or the c8XXX even tho the only listed difference between them is 3d or no 3d.
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by jkiller122 View Post

i was thinking about getting this one from best buy at $899,i have a $100 gift certificate plus i wanted to use the bestbuy credit card and i dont really trust online dealers yet although i could find it cheaper online, i was also thinking on getting the c6730 which is $100 cheaper but is not 3d compatible,i dont have a 3d tv and probably wont get one for about a year being that i bought a new a samsung 50 inch plasma about 3 months ago. what do you guys think my best bet would be.

I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I bought a tv six months ago so I'm not willing to upgrade to a 3Dtv set this soon. Anyway, I still bought the c6930. I figure the 3D feature is worth the $100 price difference.

If you're going to take the plunge, then I recommend getting Best Buy (or BestBuy.com) to price match. I got Dell to match an online retailer and they dropped the price of the c6930 to $699. That's $100 less than the lower end c6730 at Best Buy.
post #28 of 34
I just ran into a problem playing copied DVDs stored on my hard drive. It seems that .vob files will only play for a little while (up to 30 minutes). Any one run into the same problem?
post #29 of 34
Just picked this up, My question is: Does this run 1.4 hdmi pass through? I currently have my ps3 running directly to the TV, and Optical cable from ps3 to surround. I belive that optical cannot push 7.1.

So to get the most out of the set, hook the ps3 to the surround via HDMI? then HDMI 6930 to TV. Will this connection push 1.4 for playing 3d Games?
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Originally Posted by varealtor View Post

I just ran into a problem playing copied DVDs stored on my hard drive. It seems that .vob files will only play for a little while (up to 30 minutes). Any one run into the same problem?

Do DVD back ups (iso, video_TS) play correctly?
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