What is the Samsung HT-J7750W?
What’s in the box?Bar a TV, everything you will need is in there, including the main unit which has the disc player, processing and amplification and disc playing electronics within. There are also 6 speaker units – four surround, a centre speaker and a subwoofer – with all the wiring necessary to plumb them in It’s probably worth noting that the surround speakers are of the ‘tall-boy’ type, meaning you’ll need to factor in the footprint of the stands when considering placement. In the average room, that’s probably more of a consideration, in terms of the rears, but those interact with a wireless unit to minimise the number of speaker cables you’ll have to trail around. Additionally, there are power cords, an instruction booklet and a remote control also in the package.
Is the HT-J7500W easy to use?There’s a nice looking little remote bundled with the system, but we think the navigation buttons should be more standout. It possesses the all the volume and playback buttons one would expect and a shortcut to the home screen. There are also some touch-sensitive buttons on the facia that offer some simple controls. There’s no doubt the system is easier to use if your TV is ARC capable but it’s still simple enough if you’re not; it’s just a case of selecting the appropriate input using the source selection button on the remote. When you want to watch a Blu-ray or DVD, it’s as easy as popping in the disc and it will auto-play and accessing the Smart TV features is just a matter of pressing the Home button.
Samsung Smart TV Features
Samsung HT-J7750W Picture Quality
We’re currently between 4K TVs so we didn’t get chance to test out the headlining, UHD scaling feature but based on past evidence, we have no reason to suspect it will be anything other than excellent. Certainly, the processing engine does a great job with sub Full HD resolutions, so if you are still harbouring any much loved DVDs, you can rest assured that the J7750WM will treat them with due reverence. So, pretty much as ever, Samsung has produced another product capable of superb video replay in the HT-J7750.
Disc Load SpeedThere are no absolutes here as different discs have varying load speeds, depending on the content contained upon them but we will say the J7750 is unlikely to frustrate in this department. Most Blu-rays were ready to go somewhere in the 20-30 seconds range while DVDs typically shaved another 5 seconds from those speeds. There’s also a ‘Quick Start’ option in the Setup menus which doesn’t do anything for discs loading times but it does improve the boot up time, albeit at the expense of slightly increased power consumption in standby
Samsung HT-J7750 Sound Quality
The 3D Sound mode is an AKA for DTS NEO Fusion II processing, which is a joint development between Samsung & DTS and intended to provide a pseudo 7.1 experience but, quite honestly, we found engaging it made the surrounds too powerful and the general audio quality lacking the distinction of the untouched mode – especially with something like Gravity, which has a very enveloping mix to begin with.
Samsung HT-J7750W Video Demo
- Great picture quality
- Easy to setup
- Impressive surround sound
- Smart features take some beating
- Subwoofer not great with music
- Quite pricey
Samsung HT-J7750 Home Cinema System Review
Should I buy the Samsung HT-J7750?Samsung probably won’t thank us for saying this but we’d be inclined to hang fire. At its current pricing of nearly £800, it certainly isn’t inexpensive and the chances are there will be reasonably significant price-cuts during the product lifespan. Still, for its combination of ease-of-use, connectivity, excellent picture quality and convincing surround sound delivery it still merits an AVForums Recommended Award.
What alternatives should I consider?With the general market shift toward soundbars and sound-bases within the industry, you’re not exactly spoilt for choice in the home theatre in a box category anymore but at the time of publishing, you can still pick up last year’s HT-H7500 which provides most of what the J7750 does at a significantly lower price-tag. It doesn’t have the tall-boy speakers, so you might have to factor in some stands, but some will definitely see that as an advantage. Alternatively, you might want to look at the LG BH9540, which provides a further two height channels, comparable smart features and picture quality for approximately £100 less than the product reviewed here.
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