Awards

  • Recommended by TR

Summary

Our Score

9/10

User Score

Pros

  • Generous feature list
  • Great-looking menu system
  • Blu-ray picture quality

Cons

  • Main menu sluggish in operation
  • Some harsh high frequencies
  • Boomy sub

Review Price £439.69

Key Features: AllShare DLNA networking; Smart Hub; 3D Blu-ray playback and 2D-to-3D conversion; Vertical Surround with swivel speakers; Wireless rear speakers; Supplied iPod cradle

Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung HT-D6750W

Samsung’s all-in-one Blu-ray systems are famed for their stylish designs and packed feature lists, and the HT-C6750W is no exception. This 3D-ready affair boasts all of the new features that wowed us on the BD-D6900 and BD-D8500, but throws in a few new audio tricks for good measure. It comes with two 1,320mm-high towers for the front channels, complete with a unique twist that we’ll tell you about later, as well as two tallboy rears, a slender centre speaker and passive subwoofer.


The main unit isn’t quite up to Samsung’s usual eye-popping standards, but still looks funkier than most other systems on the market. The all-over gloss black finish is as sleek as ever and despite having loads of tech squeezed under its bonnet the bodywork is pleasingly slim. It’s also great to see the new front-panel display incorporated here – the illuminated touch-sensitive controls and disc slot are built-into the same panel as the LED display, leaving the rest of the fascia uncluttered. On the right-hand side, you’ll find a ‘hump’ that houses touch-sensitive volume controls, and below this is a flap that hides the obligatory USB port and an input for the sound calibration microphone.


Spin the unit 180 degrees and you’ll expose a pleasing array of sockets, most notably two HDMI inputs. These are found on fewer systems than you might think, which is a shame because they’re remarkably useful if you have several HDMI-equipped sources but only one or two inputs on your TV.


They also let you enjoy digital audio from those sources without having to rig up separate optical cables, although there is an optical digital input here should you need it. The HDMI output is of the v1.4 variety to facilitate the system’s Full HD 3D compatibility, which also supports the Audio Return Channel feature.


The interesting stuff doesn’t stop there. You’ll also find inputs for the supplied iPod/iPhone dock and for the wireless transmitter card, which enables you to beam audio to the rear speakers without having to run cables along the length of the room. The transmitter card and receiver unit are included in the box, although it’s not truly wireless as you still need to run cables between the receiver and rear speakers.


Completing the socketry line-up are component and composite video outputs, analogue stereo input, an FM antenna input and Ethernet port. There’s also a panel of colour-coded speaker plugs that make it simple to connect the cables.

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