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Samsung HT J5500W 5.1 Channel 3D Home Theater System Black Friday Deals 2020
Welcome to my review of the Samsung htj 5500 5.1 surround sound home cinema system which you can see one of the speakers just behind me there and just before we get going I just want to say again and I bought this from a Oh calm it came the very next day they kept me informed the whole way through and as always it was absolutely excellent service so thank you very much to them
we’ve got our center speaker subwoofer you’ve got two front speakers and then the two rear speakers they’re basically the surround sound they’re going to go at the back of the room you’ve got the main unit which is the amp and also as you can see it’s a 3d blu-ray player and tons of speaker wire to connect the molecule main unit at power cable and then remote just to note on what’s in the box and the installation guide will show you also what’s in the box for a slightly different model number which is the five five five zero W as opposed to the five five zero so setting up the surround sound system is very simple the installation guide is very easy to follow and I just taught you through roughly what you do for each speaker and so just here we have one of the surround speakers if you’re not too sure to stay on the back surround right and so you good luck in the installation guide you’ll notice that surround right and it’s just down here and that’s the great connection so at what you speak wise you find the one with the gray connector which is this one and this will just pop in the back of the main unit here unless you just pushes in on the other end you have a red and a black wire and at the very end that just exposed if you can see that on the camera and then all you need to do on the back of the appropriate speaker is just push down the button and as you can see there a hole opens up which you can just put that wire into and make sure you match the red and the black ends up to the right holes and so once you follow that and you can use the installation guide to arrange your speakers in the way that it recommends it’s in the actual main unit to the TV itself is again very simple and there’s a couple of options to do that and I’ll just go over them in a second just show you the back of the main unit and you’ve got the power connection there this is connectors for the speakers as we’ve already shown you now this is the first option for connecting to the TV and this is your RCA it says here Auxerre so gets red and white and cable that can connect a red and white cable on your TV you can get leads that will do these red and white and to a headphone jack as well which will just connect since your TV nice and simply your next option is optical again this requires an optical cable you can pick up from most places probably does give the best quality sound and in my opinion and then the final one is HDMI again very easy just connect it straight C TV no problem there’s a line connection here but the unit does have Wi-Fi speaks themselves gloss-black around the outside you can just see the the silver comb just inside which does look nice I’m obviously the Samsung logo just at the front and there are quite small speakers actually I’m surprised by the size when when they came I think it’s ideal for the the two rear speakers because you don’t really want them to be very big anyway and the sort of sound output that I put now isn’t very much and or very often when you’re watching films and for the front speakers like so I just found these are a little smaller than I sort of hoped that they would look and still nice-looking and very similar to the race because got a slight slightly bit taller the system comes with its own remote and which I’ll just show you through here so you’ve got a power button ejected for any DVDs that are in a function button to change between the different functions it has volume mutes fast-forward and play buttons at your home button which brings up this screen which I will go over in just a second and then obviously your directional buttons and settings and just at the bottom we have the TV sound button so basically what that does is flicks the sound between the actual TV speakers or the system itself and in this button here the EQ that will basically flip through a few different preset equalizers which you can customize if you so wish I’ll just put you through the home screen which you get to just by pressing this button here on the remote on the left we’ve got the play desk sign obviously it’s saying no disk in a moment this will play DVDs blu-rays and 3d DVDs or blu-rays as well photos and videos now this will play these through a USB stick also music as well if you’ve got this the the file stood on a USB stick you can play them via there there is also the option to do the screen mirroring and which you can just see why just scroll down the screen there and now you need an app to do that and to be honest from previous experience it works well between Android phones and the TV but not very well between iPhones I think as a disagreement between Samsung and Apple as to how much they want to make it work between themselves and if you just google that you’ll see that even when it does work it’s quite intermittent so just be wary of that if you’re expecting your iPhone to work absolutely perfectly with it I’ve not as you tried it myself because it’s not really something I would use and as you can see the bottom there’s also some apps so it does acts as almost a smart TV you’ve got the usual apps and you can have look for more and stuff like Netflix and I play and then just to the right along the bottom here you’ve got the screen mirroring which I’ve already talked about change device which is bring up if it’s a disc or anything now which obviously we don’t have it at the moment and if there’s a USB stick it in insert into the the player as well it will bring that up there function just lets you choose between a different output sort or inputs of sound so as digital in Orcs and then as a tuner for FM radio and also bluetooth so this basically means that I’ve got the speakers actually connected to my TV via HDMI at the moment but if you had something else connected to fire a digital and auxilary it would allow you to choose between the different ones this button will just flick through the different one so powerbase is the first one that comes up essentially that’s just sending a subwoofer up to maximum and which it can be good for your music but it does drown out a little bit of the rest of your music so it depends what you want maybe if you use in it and for more of a party then it might be better and but it does reverberate around the whole house so just be wary loud all of us just put the volume a little bit louder nitros basically cuts out the any of the bass so you can you can listen to it at night without upsetting your neighbors because like say the bass does go through the whole thing and use ones that essentially just letting you set your own one of them you’ve set up on the settings then the cinema and music so having live with the system for a week or so now I can definitely say is an excellent system it does a very good job at being a surround sound system and one thing as a picked on right to start is the size of the speakers now some people this might be great if you want more of a discrete system that’s fine and for me there’s a little bit of space to the side of the TV and that could do with being filled by some slightly larger speakers and however I don’t think the performance is is affected too much by the size of the speakers and I think they do do a very good job when it comes to using the system to listen to music again I think it does the job very well I think the main difference between this system and just a normal set of active speakers is the bass that this provides obviously with the separate subwoofer and which really does add some depth to the sound of the music I like my music to be quite basically as well so for me I do enjoy that and I don’t think the quality of the rest is because is as good as some other speakers so I normally use CAF active speakers and I don’t think the sound quality is quite as good there’s definitely more bass in this so depending on highlighting music and will depend on what you prefer there and one thing to note when you are setting a system up to play music is that the center speaker doesn’t really have much to do when you are playing music and so I wasn’t sure if I set it up wrong and it wasn’t working and be kind of speaker test via the settings menu which does just let
you and test all the different speakers as a surround sound system I think as I say it does a very good job I will describe it as probably entry to mid-level in regards of being the surround sound system and the bass is great when you’re watching films and action you know any that’s happened in like explosions and stuff they do sound great and the speakers go plenty loud enough it’s also nice to have the satellite speakers just behind your head and which do get used flat it’s more in films and I think it’s quite compact and it does the job very well for the size of it and I think if you have to just a surround sound system more for cinema and without spending too much money I think it’s a very good option to go for and obviously if you want something with a bit more drama and a bit more depth and loudness to the speakers then you may want to look at some slightly bigger speakers also although it’s not too much of a faff to set up obviously having two speakers at the back that aren’t wireless and then I had to pull the carpet up to fit the wires underneath and so you may want to think about buying the version with the wireless rear speakers and although obviously that will cost a little bit more money so I would definitely recommend a system and but I think you really need to think about what you definitely want from it and before you go ahead and buy it so if you’re after something to listen to your music as well as watching the TV obviously and the music is very important here and then you may want to think about some slightly difference because so maybe look at a different system and if you’re at something that basically just expands the sound of your TV and then you might also want to think about a sound bar and just for easy that’s really you don’t have to go through the faff of setting it up and obviously you don’t have any speakers behind your head so if it’s more just to expand the sound of your TV and most sound bars do come up as subwoofer as well.