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LUCKYUS858
Nov 24 , 2013
GOOD SOUNDS
Just got this installed and the TV is booming, nice clear sounds, a lot better than just the TV speakers . Just wish we got it sooner, would be even better . Hope it last
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Rawdata
Mar 22 , 2014
Great sound, terrible remote control user experience
This is a great product. However, the software for this device, and apparently all current samsung tvs and sound bars, was not designed with a user in mind. I'm connecting this new sound bar (hw-f450/za) to a samsung tv (un46c6300). You can EITHER have the sound bar turn on (not off) with your tv remote and not control the volume (anynet disabled and auto power on) OR you can control the volume and not turn on the sound bar when your tv turns on (anynet on and auto power disabled). These results ONLY work with BOTH an optical cable AND an HDMI cable connected, forcing you to have additional cables running between devices. I also have the following setup: tv: un40c6300. sound bar: Hw-c450/xaa and I can turn on and off the sound bar and control the volume with any samsung remote (dvd or tv) and I only have the optical cable connected. I've communicated several times with Samsung support and there is no way to have these two basic functions work from the same remote. I'm not sure why Samsung chose to remove this feature and force users to have multiple remotes and cables in order to use this sound bar with any of their tvs. This is a terrible user experience. I currently own 5 different samsung tvs, all over 40". Each is connected to at least one other samsung device (DVD or sound bar). I have always appreciated the way Samsung devices all worked together seamlessly. I can no longer trust that their products will work together. They are obviously being developed in silos and the teams are not talking to each other. Since this is the case, I will stop recommending Samsung products to my friends and family. I will also stop purchasing their products for my home.
 

razor4life

Jul 16 , 2014
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doesnt work with dish network

i have to use 3 remotes to keep the sound bar, on my smart tv with my satellite not fun every time turn on my tv but is a great sound so what do i do? i keep it


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Shaft4Life

Jul 5 , 2014
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Good Product

I bought sound bar in February 2014, I noticed the sound would cut in and out like bad cellphone reception. I download the update offered by Samsung tech support and issue has been resolved. Overall, the sound bar is a must have for todays flat screen tv's.


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Tinear

Jun 18 , 2014
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Nice for price

Hook up to my Samsung TV was very easy. Even with my tin ear the sound is noticeably better. A nice feature is choosing settings for movies, news, sports, and music.


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hawkerdave

Los Angeles, CA

Jun 12 , 2014
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Very good sound quality

This definitely improved the sound quality for my Sharp 60" TV. Easy to install and simple to operate.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JFAUSTO

Jun 4 , 2014
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GREAT PRODUCT

I OWN THIS PRODUCT FOR THREE MONTHS AND I LOVE IT.


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writergirl

Jun 1 , 2014
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Sound is great

It took a while to figure out the set up as I bought an open box version, but once I figured it out the sound was excellent. Scared the bejesus out of me when the volume suddenly increased while watching a movie. Not as good as a decent home theater, but good enough to get better sound than the wimpy speakers on the TV


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Radioman1961

Apr 13 , 2014
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Adequate sound for most

This sound bar is a vast improvement over the cheesy speakers in the tv but with a few tweaks, could have been much better. It's really lacking in treble but mid range and voice are very good. The sub isn't thundering but was never intended to be. For normal broadcast tv it's adequate. I'm connected through Sound Share and the power on and off functions as well as volume changes work fine. It's a good thing since the range on the remote that came with the soundbar is about 3 feet. It will not work from across the room. We have watched a few movies with a Samsung blu ray player attached via HDMI to the television and it has a tendency to break up on louder scenes. I have replaced the cable, substituted my older $ony blu ray player, but the issue remains. It seems the transition from HDMI to Bluetooth that occurs in the television has an issue that Samsung has not addressed. Bottom line: if you want to improve the sound of basic television broadcasts, this soundbar will do the job with no fuss. If you think it's a decent replacement for a true 5.1 or even 3.1 system, you will be disappointed.


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Unhappy2014

Apr 1 , 2014
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Another TERRIBLE Samsung product!!!

Purchased this sound bar to replace an older sound system and are wishing I never had. To start things off when I turn on my TV and the sound bar it will make alot of crackling noise and swith back to the D.IN mode from HDMI. I then switch it back to HDMI and it will do the same thing again. After that it will stay on HDMI. Sound is Ok but I was expecting alot better considering the price. Subwoofer acts like it hardly even works. Also it only has 1 HDMI input so if you have multiple devices that you want to use, you will need to changed HDMI cords to get them to play through the speakers. Shop around and compare before buying this. It will be worth the time!!!


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Rawdata

Mar 22 , 2014
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Great sound, terrible remote control user experience

This is a great product. However, the software for this device, and apparently all current samsung tvs and sound bars, was not designed with a user in mind. I'm connecting this new sound bar (hw-f450/za) to a samsung tv (un46c6300). You can EITHER have the sound bar turn on (not off) with your tv remote and not control the volume (anynet disabled and auto power on) OR you can control the volume and not turn on the sound bar when your tv turns on (anynet on and auto power disabled). These results ONLY work with BOTH an optical cable AND an HDMI cable connected, forcing you to have additional cables running between devices. I also have the following setup: tv: un40c6300. sound bar: Hw-c450/xaa and I can turn on and off the sound bar and control the volume with any samsung remote (dvd or tv) and I only have the optical cable connected. I've communicated several times with Samsung support and there is no way to have these two basic functions work from the same remote. I'm not sure why Samsung chose to remove this feature and force users to have multiple remotes and cables in order to use this sound bar with any of their tvs. This is a terrible user experience. I currently own 5 different samsung tvs, all over 40". Each is connected to at least one other samsung device (DVD or sound bar). I have always appreciated the way Samsung devices all worked together seamlessly. I can no longer trust that their products will work together. They are obviously being developed in silos and the teams are not talking to each other. Since this is the case, I will stop recommending Samsung products to my friends and family. I will also stop purchasing their products for my home.


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NickPro

Feb 12 , 2014
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Love the Sound bar

This is a good thing to buy when you get a new Tv this sound bar really has everything you would want


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Scooter68

Feb 8 , 2014
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Much needed BOOST

This product was a much needed boost to help the regular tv speakers. With tv's getting thinner the sound quality is sub-par just from those internal speakers. This sound bar is just what the doctor ordered and the patient is doing much better now.


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cybercord

Feb 2 , 2014
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Very good Soundbar

Purchased this 2 weeks ago and use with Samsun Smart HD TV. The size and features, though not high end, does sound fantastic. The unit was easy to set up and connect to get system working with the TV. But there are some issues that are minor and easy to get around. The provided remote works great if you use only a TV and sound bar for video and sound. Not so good with a Set Top Box. Does not control the STB for channels. So a 2nd remote is going to be needed. The provided remote is expected to be the master remote with TV function and Volume only. Ok for audio inputs only. The remote is not that functional when using a Digital Cable Box. The Digital input for the fiber connection is very tight, be careful. The Digital output from the TV cannot be controlled via the TV/STB remote. Only the TV connection, via the RF/Bluetooth can be controlled via the TV volume. I use the HDMI connection to the TV and the Anyconnect or the Digital Cable for audio in the Sound bar. This unit has multiple option and I?m sure one will work in any situation even for the most demanding.


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Anonymous

Jan 12 , 2014
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Good value for price

Bought this HW-F450 recently. Good value and used all features and connections so far. Easy setup and awesome sound. One thing to note when using Samsung TV with this in TV mode there is good amount of 30-40s of no sound until BT connection is established. It is very noticeable.


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soultrain2833

Jan 7 , 2014
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Dynamic Sound

Great product. Great Design i was able to mount on the wall. It was able to be connected very easily. This product was my first home theater purchase and i am extremely satisfied.


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rpmccabe

Dec 31 , 2013
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disappointing subwoofer

the sound bar itself is fantastic, although i am dissatisfied with the bass output of the subwoofer


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Gort25

Dec 26 , 2013
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Great sound!

I just purchased this for my Mom's UN55ES6500 and the sound is great. The instruction manual leaves ALOT to be desired....so get yer techie pals to help you get it working. So far very pleased with it's wireless performance.


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Vman76

Dec 24 , 2013
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Excellent, crisp sound quality to complement my entertainment system.

It's a perfect complement to my entertainment system in the living room. Crisp, clear quality with wonderful bass and treble enhancements! Recommend highly for entertainment enthusiasts.


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MelindaMM

Salina, KS

Dec 21 , 2013
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Cant wait to hook it up!

I did a lot of price comparison for home theater systems and this was definitely the ******** (at Black Friday price of $170)! Great wattage, bluetooth... Great brand. So excited.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bjohnson1002

Dekalb, IL

Dec 9 , 2013
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Best sound for the price

Had this soundbar out of box, mounted to wall, (bracket is included) and all setup in 15 mins. This soundbar will put the final touches on your tv setup and it sounds crystal clear. The wireless sub is plug and play as it automatically connects to the soundbar. Only complaint I have is that I have Directv and I had to buy a RF remote instead of infrared as I don't like using two remotes. I could not get my directv remote to work with the soundbar. That wasn't an issue of Samsung though, that was Directv. All in all, a great soundbar and I highly recommend.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TerrBerr

Sierra Vista, AZ

Dec 8 , 2013
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feels like you are at the theater. Love love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 24 , 2013
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GOOD SOUNDS

Just got this installed and the TV is booming, nice clear sounds, a lot better than just the TV speakers . Just wish we got it sooner, would be even better . Hope it last

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bmwest6569

Nov 4 , 2013
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Works great wirelessly

I purchased this along with my Samsung 55-inch LED TV - UN55F7100 and Samsung 3D Blu-Ray player. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to connect this sound bar wirelessly to the TV. There is a slight delay when the TV is turned on before the sound bar connects, but it is not in my opinion worth running an extra cable to prevent. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.


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PhoenixMD

Oct 28 , 2013
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It was wroking Great, but not now

I bought this soundbar to go with my 60in Samsung LED TV. The sound is very good but not great. It is much better than just the regular TV, but not as good as true surround sound. At first I used the optical line, but that required using 2 remotes. I then connected it with sound share, and that worked well, but then the TV updated itself with new firmware in August. Now the TV no longer works with the soundshare.


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Anonymous

Oct 15 , 2013
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Love It

The sound is wonderful and spectacular and also the level of intensity that it changes movies just by the difference of volume between standard TV and the sound bar.


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alncmu82

Sep 25 , 2013
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Decent for price

This product has been quite good but there seems to be limited options in terms of EQ. The presets are not very good and most of the cinematic effects/settings just sound clouded.


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