Samsung HT-F9750W review

By Danny Phillips



  • Recommended by TR
Samsung HT-F9750W


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Samsung HT-F9750W – Setup

Once you get the system home, don’t expect to get up and running quickly. With four tower speakers to screw together and a wireless rear kit to connect, it’s a time-consuming process.

Samsung HT-F9750W

That aside, it’s fairly straightforward to set up – you can easily tell which speaker parts slot into each other, all the screws are provided and colour-coded cables are a big help. Anyone with an ounce of common sense should be able to assemble it without the manual.

Samsung HT-F9750W – Sound adjustment

Once in place, the next stage is to adjust the sound settings to suit your room and listening position, a process simplified by Samsung’s Auto Sound Calibration (ASC). Connect the supplied microphone, run the ASC program and a short piece of music plays from each speaker in turn (it takes about 10 minutes). The system then calculates the appropriate distance, level and EQ settings.

Samsung HT-F9750W

It’s a helpful tool but don’t rely on it completely. We checked the settings afterwards and the rear speakers had been measured at 25 feet away, when they were actually around 6 feet. However, it’s easy to alter the settings in the setup menu.

Samsung HT-F9750W – Onscreen Design

The HT-F9750’s onscreen architecture is identical to its Blu-ray players and PVRs, which is definitely a good thing – we particularly like the bright, engaging Smart Hub screen, your jump-off point for any function.

Samsung HT-F9750W

Its beauty lies in its simplicity. There are huge tiles for the main functions (‘Movies & TV Shows’, ‘Apps’ and ‘Photos, Videos & Music’) with smaller tiles for apps like BBC iPlayer and ITV Player below. The chunky icons, bold colours and large text are unlikely to phase first-timers.

Samsung HT-F9750W

The Apps menu is much simpler than the old Smart Hub menu, which crammed too many options onto the screen – here the app thumbnails are lined up in a grid, with Recommended apps along the top. The dedicated Fitness and Kids sections are now represented by thumbnails. You can add new content from the Samsung Apps menu and organise them how you like.

Samsung HT-F9750W

Elsewhere the on-demand movie menu makes great use of cover art, while the DLNA/USB menus make it easy to find your desired files – although we feel there’s at least one screen too many in the sequence.

Samsung HT-F9750W

The setup menu is thorough yet logical, while tricky installation procedures like Wi-Fi setup and software updates are simplified by onscreen dialogue boxes and diagrams.

Samsung HT-F9750W – Operation

Navigation is satisfyingly quick thanks to the dual-core processor, while the posh remote is a joy to use. It’s a weighty zapper with a fetching brushed silver finish and flat keys laid out in a logical fashion – there’s even a backlight for easy operation in the dark. Everything is clearly labelled and there are dedicated buttons for often-used features. It’s a top-drawer handset that should take the prized place on your coffee table.

Samsung HT-F9750W


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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