Samsung HT-X710T

The Good Good-sounding 2.1 DVD player home theater system; wall-mountable; strong digital media playback includes DivX, MP3, WMA, WMV, JPEG files; includes iPod dock; USB port and Bluetooth streaming compatibility.

The Bad Expensive; no video inputs; no iPod video playback.

The Bottom Line The Samsung HT-X710 is a great-sounding 2.1 DVD system, but the funky design and dearth of inputs may put off some buyers.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.0 Overall

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Review

Samsung HT-X710T

We recently looked at the HT-TZ512T from Samsung, a solid home theater-in-a-box that focuses on DVD playback and offers wireless rear surround sound. The TZ512 also offers a few additional audio inputs as well as compatibility with various digital file formats. The HT-X710T, reviewed here, keeps most of those features intact, and adds some new ones. Instead of mimicking the HT-TZ512T's 5.1-channel design, the HT-X710T is a 2.1 system instead--that's 2 speakers, one subwoofer, and a "head unit" amplifier/disc player.

The first thing you'll notice about the X710T is its unconventional design--it's really like nothing we've seen from a 2.1 home-theater-in-a-box. All of the pieces in the system have a space-age look about them, with each component (save the subwoofer) complemented by the same dark red "Touch of Color" shading found on higher-end Samsung TVs. Everything is also covered in a shiny plastic and instantly became a fingerprint magnet the second we got the system of the box. Thankfully, Samsung includes a cloth shammy to rub out any prints.

The speakers are two oddly oval-shaped rounded cones that stretch two feet tall. The subwoofer inherits the same round design with half the unit covered in a polished plastic, the other half a cloth grille. The head unit also supports a rounded, elongated look--it can be positioned vertically or horizontally, including mounted on a wall. The bright LCD screen in the center of the unit will also change its orientation depending on how the receiver is positioned. Its touch-sensitive buttons take a bit of getting used to, but are completely responsive when used correctly.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $500
  • Brand Samsung
  • Type home theater system
  • Functions DVD player, digital player, radio
  • Components DVD player, Speaker system
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Output Power / Total 400 Watt
  • Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Functions DVD player, digital player, radio
  • Additional Features USB host function, Bluetooth audio streaming, built-in Bluetooth transmitter
  • Media Content Source DVD, USB-host
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