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Looking for thoughts on Samsung HT-D6730WZA

post #1 of 11
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My TV: Samsung UN46D7000

The surround sound system in a box I was looking at was the Samsung HT-D6730WZA. The room the system will be in is an old workout room that no longer is in use. Was storage for a year or so, till I slowly started migrating computers and electronics into it. Now its a little make shift media room. My budget is around 600 dollars. [It's roughly what I would pay for the system at my local best buy] I originally went on Best Buy.com just to get a base line price, and get names and numbers, and than do research, and I had a nice onkyo receiver and Polk speakers in my cart and such but it was way over budget to what I wanted to spend. Than I stumbled upon this setup, and it looks like it would work nicely in-sync with my TV.

I watch a lot of movies. Blu Ray. Netflix. etc. I play lots of games. I own lots of systems. I would use my PS3, and Xbox on this. My vintage systems are all hooked up to an older tv.

Concerns: Wireless rear speakers. While it would be nice to not have to route wires. It still concerns me on the audio integrity. I cant play it, too, too loud. So room shaking sound isn't a priority. Looking more for clarity over power. I bought a Sony theater in a box like 7 years ago. I cant remember the name or model but I only had it for 3 months and got rid of it because I didn't like it at all. I am not an audiophile. I kinda have stone ears, but buzzing, and other electrical noises can become annoying, and I do notice them.
post #2 of 11
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No one has any experience with this speaker set?
post #3 of 11
I just put up a review that might answer a few of your questions...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=21438487

Feel free to ask my anything else, I'm still figuring this system out and will answer anything I can.
post #4 of 11
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Thanks for the great review!

After reading it I had a few questions for you if you dont mind.

1. With my current receiver, I don't know if I am wording this properly, I am kind of a amateur at audio terminology , but I don't think it has something called HDMI Audio play through or something like that. Right now I have my xbox and ps3 hooked up to my reciever but there is only 1 optical spot on the receiver. And with just HDMI I can get surround sound. So basically I can only use my PS3 with my surround, because it requires and optical audio wire to run the audio. So in your opinion, would you run HDMI and Optical from the TV to the new Samsung HTIB receiver, than just run HDMI to both systems? I would like to turn the tv speakers off, and just use the system. I believe that's how its suppose to be. But again I could be wrong.

I was thinking of picking up

1 - Monster - 8' THX Digital Fiber-Optic Cable
&
2 - Monster - 1000HDX 8' HDMI Cable

I would use 1, of the monster HDMI 1.4 cables from the playstation 3 to the reciever, and the other 1.4 from the reciever to the TV with the optical. Than just use one of my older HDMI cables on the xbox.


2. Have you had any interference with your rear wireless speakers? How is the audio quality? I am using an old work out room that is all dry walled even the ceiling, so the idea of the wireless speakers was one of the key things for me.

Thanks!
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by cMotz View Post


I was thinking of picking up

1 - Monster - 8' THX Digital Fiber-Optic Cable
&
2 - Monster - 1000HDX 8' HDMI Cable

I would use 1, of the monster HDMI 1.4 cables from the playstation 3 to the reciever, and the other 1.4 from the reciever to the TV with the optical. Than just use one of my older HDMI cables on the xbox.


I would stay away from "M" cables. They are way overpriced and don't give you any better performance than Certified High Speed HDMI cables from someone like Monoprice, MediaBridge, Blue Jeans, etc. Starting on Jan. 1st, any cable mfr who uses the HDMI name is not supposed to label their cables 1.4, 1.3a, etc because that is a meaningless designation for cables. The version number is for the hardware, not the cable. Standard and High Speed are the only cable types you should be concerned with for most basic use. A Certified High Speed HDMI cable from a reputable mfr or reseller as mentioned is all you need.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Does that mean line speed is all I should be looking at? I was told you needed 1.4 HDMI because in theory 3d is two images being transmitted at once. So you need a faster wire to move the data. This system is 3D capable. Not that I plan on watching much 3d, but I would like the option available for when I do.

The Monster 1000's is like a hundred bucks a cord. Could I get something like Sony - Official 6.5' HDMI Cable for PlayStation 3 off best buys website, for 20 bucks each? I mean HDMI should be HDMI. That would cover from both systems and from the receiver to the tv. Plus save me 140 dollars.
post #7 of 11
Buddy check out monoprice.com many of us use em . Just find some high speed ones
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Wow! thank you for all the info guys. To Think I was going to spend 230 bucks on lines. I will now only have to spend 20 bucks on. I am thinking of going with 3 - 8ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI® Cable w/ Net Jacket - Black

Will I need an optical audio cable? Or should HDMI cover the surround sound audio signal?
post #9 of 11
HDMI carries sound so you should be fine....unless you plan on using an HTPC that cant bitstream loseless tracks
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys for your help!
post #11 of 11
How are you liking this HTIB? I've got one set up that I got for about $350 as a returned item and for that price, am VERY impressed with it.. I don't think it's worth the 750 to 1000 bucks they ask for them new, but for someone looking for a matching system on a budget, they could certainly do worse.
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