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Samsung goes wild with bevy of new HTIB systems

Darren Murph

It was but a few days ago that Harman Kardon brought a trio of new Home Theater in a Box systems to the table, but Samsung's out to make that offering look like child's play. There's a lot to digest in this one, so we'll wait no more -- first off, let's pore over the April-bound HT-X810 ($699):
  • 2.1-channel self-contained home theater speaker system
  • Wall-mountable home theater sound bar with piano black design
  • Integrated progressive-scan, 1080p upconverting DVD player
  • 280-watt, 2.1-channel simulated surround sound with wireless subwoofer
  • USB 2.0 port for connecting cameras, PMPs, etc.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 for wireless integration with BT-enabled devices
Trust us, you haven't even seen the half of this one. Click on through for lots, lots more.




HT-Z510 (four satellite), HT-Z512 (two satellite, two tallboys) and HT-Z515 (four tallboys) 5.1 Channel HTIB systems ($379 / $429 / $479; March 2008):
  • 1,200-watts of power through 5.1-channels in various speaker configurations
  • 5-disc DVD changer with upconversion to 1080p
  • Support for DVD, CD, MP3, DivX, JPEG and DVD-Audio
  • Bluetooth 2.0 for wireless integration with BT-enabled devices
  • Auto Sound Calibration
  • USB 2.0 port for connecting cameras, PMPs, etc.
  • Integrated iPod cradle and XM Satellite Radio support
  • Wireless Ready rear speakers
HT-X710 (2.1) and HT-X715 (5.1) HTIB systems ($499 / $599; April 2008):
  • Compact, dual-position chassis for easy integration into most any home theater
  • 400 watts (HT-X710) / 800 watts (HT-X715) of power output
  • HDMI-CEC output
  • 1080p DVD upscaling
  • Auto Sound Calibration
  • Bluetooth connectivity
HT-TX500 5.1 Channel HTIB system ($1,499; February 2008):
  • Freestyle home theater system with unique speaker design including four slim tower speakers and expanded center channel
  • 1,000-watts of power
  • HDMI-CEC port
  • 1080p DVD upconversion
  • USB 2.0 port for connecting cameras, PMPs, etc.
HT-BD2 Blu-ray HTIB system ($1,499; available now):
  • Blu-ray playback in Full HD 1080p at 24 / 60 fps (selectable)
  • 1,100-watts of power spread over 7.1-channels
  • HDMI 1.3 with CEC
  • 1080p upconversion of vanilla DVDs
  • Decodes Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD (HR only), Dolby TrueHD, MP3 files, etc.

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