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Anybody recommend Samsung HT-DB300?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Cag, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Cag

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    Any views?
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    Its got an easy multiregion upgrade using the same hack as the Samsung HTDM150 I believe but doesn't appear to have done the rounds review wise and not a popular model to get much in the way of feedback.

    Any particular reason why your looking at this system? Perhaps you can mention the features you want and budget and we can have a go finding a better match.
     
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    I think it is the same as the new Sky dvd home theatre you can now buy. I had one over xmas & thought the PQ & dd sound were really good. I sent it back as I had the new Sky plasma bundle but the plasma was not to may liking.
    Budget is probably £200-250 & I'm looking into the all in one bundles as they take up less space!!! (although I have taken a fancy to the Yamaha AV75 system u can get.
    Also seen Teac all in one system at Richer Sounds for £299. Any thoughts on this

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    Interesting!!!
    Reviews seem mixed though for PQ & also says centre speaker output could be better, on the other hand though it's got latest DD ex etc & seems a steal at the price. Will make a post on this system for feedback

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    Picture quality is excellent on the system if your using a RGB scart connection but it doesn't have component out. As long as your going to be using a TV with good RGB scart compatibility its got a superb picture. You can make fine adjustments to picture output to get it practically spot on unlike many other systems. Its true that they haven't made special attention to the centre channel like some systems but I don't see that as a weakness as some systems are weighted too much towards the centre channel.

    The main weakness of the system is it plays back region 1 discs in converted pal mode and doesn't give you the option to playback in its native ntsc mode. This makes it ideal for matching to sets that don't do ntsc well but means you might see a slight juddering effect on panning shots wtih ntsc discs. So its not the ideal system if you mainly buy region 1 discs and have a ntsc compatible tv.
     
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    Do u know if theSamsung HTDB300 has RGB scart?

    Cheers
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    I'm completely torn between this & the JVC THA75
     
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    I don't know if it helps your buying decision but the JVC is probably made by Samsung for JVC as most of their home cinema systems are. What has the Samsung HTDB300 got that puts it in your shortlist? I'm pretty sure it will have RGB scart out as Samsung are very good at localising their home cinema systems for europe and adding scart functionality.
     
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    Just the fact that the 'Sky' home cinema system I had prior to Xmas was a rebadged samsung(I think) which looks identical to this one & I was quite impressed with the pic & sound.

    I've even contemplated the Yamaha AV75 seperates system which I've seen for £371 but don't really want the 'clutter' of having numerous boxes.
    The JVC you mention has got me thinking though. Wonder vif Richer sound will do for same price Multi region??

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    The JVC is mulitiregion from the link I posted but its gone down now £3. However the standard version is down to E255 but theres no known hack on the web as far as I know.
     

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