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Samsung HT-F9750W review



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Samsung HT-F9750W


Our Score



  • Comprehensive feature list
  • Potent and detailed sound quality
  • Stylish design


  • Expensive
  • Plasticky speaker cabinets

Review Price £1,499.99

Key Features: 3D Blu-ray playback and 4K upscaling; Gallium Nitride and valve amplifiers; Built-in Bluetooth; BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand 5; DLNA file streaming; DTS Neo-Fusion

Manufacturer: Samsung

What is the Samsung HT-F9750W?

The Samsung HT-F9750W is the company's flagship home cinema system. It features a swanky premium design and virtually every feature under the sun – including wireless rear speakers and the company’s valve amp technology.

Samsung HT-F9750W

This is Samsung really pushing the boat out, but such a jaw-dropping spec doesn’t come cheap. At around £1,500, it’s more than double the price of LG’s BH9430PW and Panasonic’s flagship SC-BTT880. Let’s find out if the HT-F9750W has the quality to justify it...

Samsung HT-F9750W – Design

Once you’ve pieced together the myriad parts, the Samsung HT-F9750W is a formidable looking system. All of the components are styled in a classy combo of brushed silver and gloss black.

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The front and rear tower speakers come in three separate parts, and when erected they stand 1302mm tall, making them an imposing-yet-stylish presence. The metallic finish on the front contrasts nicely with the gloss black side panels, while the exposed drivers look slightly space-age. They sit on chunky square bases with a hole in the bottom that allows you to feed the cables through.

The Samsung HT-F9750W's front towers differ slightly from the rears as they’re equipped with extra swivel speaker drivers at the top, all part of the system’s vertical surround feature – more on that later. But these drivers are fed with their own separate channel, which makes this a 7.1 system even though there are just five speakers.

Although the speakers’ build quality is a cut above your average all-in-one system, there’s still a whiff of budget-ness about them – the cabinets feel plasticky and hollow compared with dedicated floorstanding speakers, and they’re easy to rock when assembled – although it’s hard to fully knock one over.

Samsung HT-F9750W

The passive subwoofer shares this faintly budget feel but looks stylish in its glossy grey finish, brushed silver strip and black cloth on the side. The centre speaker is elongated to make it fit comfortably on a TV stand or cabinet, and again looks classy.

Samsung HT-F9750W

The Blu-ray receiver is styled in a similar fashion to the BD-F7500, Samsung’s top-end Blu-ray player. A gloss black main section is encased in a brushed silver sleeve – giving it a more robust and luxurious feel than the company’s cheaper systems – embedded into which is a window showing off the glowing vacuum tubes.

Samsung HT-F9750W

The front panel houses a huge volume dial, an LED display and a USB port hidden under a dust cover – that’s for playing back media files from pen drives. On top you’ll find a row of touch-sensitive controls.

Samsung HT-F9750W – Connections

On the back is a generous array of sockets, headlined by an ARC-compatible HDMI output and two inputs, allowing you to listen to your other sources through the system.

Samsung HT-F9750W

They’re joined by optical digital and analogue audio inputs, an Ethernet port and an aerial input for the FM radio. The speaker connections are colour-coded plugs, with special double plugs for the front cables that feed the main speaker and top driver separately.

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October 31, 2013, 2:15 pm

it's an amazing system. im amazed the kind of audio quality it has. and it looks superb aswell.


December 10, 2013, 9:17 am

OK it mentions other flagship models that sound similarly but what are these models are???? im looking for de cent sound quality 7.1


December 23, 2013, 2:13 pm

If I had this system, I would be just as interested to know if I can just chuck an Audio CD in it (I know old-school) without needing the TV on - or if I can control music via my Smart Phone? These are just as important as BluRay in terms of daily-use. Is it the sort of thing that you have on all the time with your TV? I find my Panasonic flatscreen has very poor audio.


December 23, 2013, 2:16 pm

Also, this costs £750 today - half the quoted price. Given the headline mentions price, it might be worth updating.


February 5, 2014, 5:29 pm

I own a Samsung f9000 4k tv so I am interested to kno is this system actually 4k ready and therefore released for the 4k televisions or does it only upscale b-rays to make them look like 4k viewing???? If so....a lot of money, I have a Samsung b-ray 3d surround sound system that last year only cost me £400 of which my tv upscale to an extent, I wouldnt pay another £1000 if it's only gonna do the same, can anyone answer me this question as I am only interested in this system if it's the full 4k deal...or is it just another inbetweener!!


March 9, 2014, 11:39 am

can I connect audio from my tv to this? or I need to buy a reviser?


March 17, 2014, 12:50 pm

Yes it supports 4k (UHD)


March 19, 2014, 4:02 am

Yes, you can just chuck an audio cd in it and it'll play automatically. Otherwise, if you've gone digital, it has many many ways in which you can play music through it. You could link Dropbox to it and play from there, using DLNA from your phone or computer (and control it using your phone too) and even iPads are supported.
Hope this helps :)


April 5, 2014, 5:50 pm

I'm using a DLNA share on a NAS (Synology) to see movies. I would like to know how can I see the cover for each movie.
I have also a Samsung TV (UE40C6710), and, and on this TV I have for each movie a JPG file (with same file name eg: Movie1.avi - Movie1.jpg). When I browse my DNLA share, I have the cover + the movie name.
I would have same functionnality on this home cinema.

Many thanks for your answer/suggestions.



November 28, 2014, 11:42 am

What anoys me greatly is that it isn't show which HDMI ports it uses. Is it HDMI 2.0 or HDMI 1.4a which is limited to 30 fps? If it is the latter, then it is completely uniteresting.

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March 16, 2015, 6:53 pm

Yes, using the AUX out from your TV and connecting the other end of the cable to the AUX IN of the system.


April 18, 2015, 9:56 am

I have had my HT-F9750W home theater for 14 Months when it stopped working, it is now useless, the screen now scrolls the word "PROTECTION" and turns itself off. I have put this unit into a reputable Samsung Repairer and after looking at it for nearly 3 Months they cannot find out what the problem is to fix it. 18/4/15


April 19, 2015, 12:49 am

try "all covers" 19/4/15


September 12, 2015, 3:12 pm

Hi JACK. Try hard reset. On stand by mode, press stop button until the unit powers on automatically. Then release the button. Hopefully, your unit will be fully reset.

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