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Samsung HT-C6200 2.1-Channel Blu-ray System
The HT-C6200 is the latest in a long line of jaw-droppingly stylish, feature-packed all-in-one systems from Samsung, and TrustedReviews is lucky enough to get our hands on this one first. The system’s built-in Blu-ray player will no doubt appeal to people who want to watch hi-def movies without the head-scratching that comes with buying separates, and because it’s a 2.1-channel system it also keeps clutter to a minimum.
As with most Samsung systems, the HT-C6200’s talents aren’t limited to playing discs. It also comes with built-in Wi-Fi, providing access to a range of additional content through BD Live and Samsung’s Internet@TV portal. By plugging in a USB memory device you can play a wide range of digital media formats too, and its DLNA-powered All Share feature means you can even enjoy content stored on laptops and PCs around the home without a wire in sight. This, plus 1080p DVD upscaling and iPod support, makes the HT-C6200 a formidable entertainment centre in anyone’s book.
As well as the combined Blu-ray receiver unit, which offers a claimed 1000W of amplification, you get two front speakers and a subwoofer in the box. The front speakers are small enough to rest on the edges of your TV stand and boast a distinctive design. In a departure from Samsung’s usual curvy, elegant lines, the speakers are boxy in shape and stand on sturdy feet with a tapered stem. Gloss black is to Samsung what blue is to Everton, and once again it’s used to stunning effect – each speaker is coated in a luscious lacquer finish that’s sure to send guests home with green eyes.
They’re also surprisingly well made for a one-box system's speakers. The robust cabinets are a far cry from the hollow plastic of previous Samsung systems, although that’s probably explained by the HT-C6200’s higher price tag. The only real evidence of cost cutting is the use of spring-clip speaker terminals on the back of each speaker, but these are fairly standard among all-in-one systems.
Anyone worrying about where to accommodate the subwoofer can rest easy – this bass box is so compact it can be tucked in the tightest of spaces (acoustics permitting). The gloss black finish makes it easy on the eye too, although the strange corrugated side panel (which also features on the back of the speakers) is an acquired taste.