Samsung HT-F9750W - Features

By Danny Phillips

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Samsung HT-F9750W

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Samsung HT-F9750W – Sound & Blu-ray Features

As you’d expect for the money, there’s a staggering amount of features on-board the Samsung HT-F9750W, including a bevy of exclusive audio technology.

First off, the HT-F9750W is equipped with the world’s first Gallium Nitride digital amplifier, which is combined with a built-in valve amp to smooth off harsh distortion. The combination of these two technologies brings the best of both worlds – the efficiency of digital with the warmth of a valve amp. Total power output is quoted at 1,330W.

The speaker cones have been upgraded from glass fibre to Ceramic Polypropylene Injection Diaphragm (CPID), said to deliver clean, accurate low frequencies.

Samsung HT-F9750W

The system is also packed with audio processing modes, chief among them is DTS Neo-Fusion, which was jointly developed by Samsung and DTS. It brings together DTS’s Neo:X and Samsung’s 3D Sound technology to add a sense of height to the soundstage using those swivel speakers in the front towers. Stereo sources can be up-mixed to 7.1 too.

Elsewhere you’ll find familiar Samsung DSP modes (MP3 Enhancer and Power Bass) alongside a new Football mode designed to create a stadium-like sound when watching sports broadcasts. These are complemented by Dolby Pro Logic II (Music, Movie, Game and Matrix) and a range of Sound Effect modes with geographically specific names like ‘Jazz Club in Seoul’ and ‘Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava’.

Elsewhere there’s built-in Bluetooth and wireless rear speakers, which means you don’t have to put up with cables trailing across the room. The rear speakers are connected to a powered receiver, while the transmitter is built into the main unit (most wireless systems provide a separate TX card).

Samsung HT-F9750W

On the Blu-ray side the main unit plays 3D discs and can upscale any source to 4K via HDMI, provided it’s connected to a compatible TV. That won’t apply to many people yet, but it’s good to know it’s there for when 4K is more widespread.

Samsung HT-F9750W – Network features

Hook the system up to your router – either through the built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection – and you can access Samsung’s enviable range of internet content.

These include all the main free-to-air catch-up TV services – BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand Five – plus a range of on-demand movie sites (LoveFilm, Netflix, Blinkbox, Knowhow), social networking (Facebook, Twitter) and other popular sites (YouTube, BBC Sport, BBC News, Rightmove, AccuWeather.com).

A separate ‘Movies & TV Shows’ menu provides direct access to on-demand content from the third-party sites and Samsung’s own service, presented with cover art and cast/crew info. You can also tweet about or ‘like’ the available films.

To use the service you’ll need to create a Samsung account and add credit card details for pay services. Samsung’s S-Recommendation system learns your viewing habits and presents you with related content you might like on the home page.

Samsung HT-F9750W

The Samsung HT-9750W can also stream media files from DLNA servers on your home network or using Wi-Fi Direct. The list of streamable files is fairly comprehensive, although to get the best out of it you should install Samsung’s Allshare software.

Via Allshare, we were able to play AVCHD, DivX HD, MKV, AVI, WMV, XviD, VOB, 3GP, MOV, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC. Other software like Windows Media Player can be used but format support isn’t as good. The same formats can be played from USB devices. The system can also decode Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio on Blu-ray discs.

The HT-F9750W also supports screen mirroring, which sends the picture from a Galaxy S3/S4 phone to a TV over a network, and there’s a built-in web browser too, which isn’t particularly quick or friendly to use and therefore only tolerable in short bursts.

reyho

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.

disease

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

Rack1600

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.

Rack1600

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.

Sweeper

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!!

NS

March 9, 2014, 11:39 am

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

Sander

March 17, 2014, 12:50 pm

Yes it supports 4k (UHD)

shuanang

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 :)

Manu

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.

Manu

Øyvind

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.

Otunba Tunde Fasanmi

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.

Jack

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

Jack

April 19, 2015, 12:49 am

try "all covers" 19/4/15

JJMVENG

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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