Samsung HT-C6930 3D Blu-ray home cinema set
All-in-one surround sound kit doesn’t come much better
Review If you like your visual entertainment to leap out of the TV and in to the living room, the 3D-capable Samsung HT-C6930 home theatre kit may well be for you. And there are several other reasons why this system deserves serious consideration if you're after a state-of-the-art home cinema.
Samsung's HT C6930: design-wise, a notch or two up on the competition
3D is merely the headline act topping an impressive playbill of features that includes 7.1-channel surround sound with wireless rear speakers, built-in internet TV, broad codec compatibility, HDMI switching, and wired and wireless networking.
In order to take advantage of the HT-C6930’s 3D functionality you'll need a 3D TV, of course. While any brand will do, Samsung supplied a UE46C8000, a stunning looking edge-lit LED model that can also convert 2D footage to 3D. Look out for Reg Hardware's upcoming review of this very nice set.
If you do decide to take the 3D plunge and jump in at the deep end with a combined screen and system combo, allow a good few hours to set it up, although the good news is that everything - even the 46in screen - can be unpacked and installed single-handedly.
A couple more essential accessories are also required: some active 3D specs - make sure you get the same brand as the screen, not just the Blu-ray player. Selling for around £60 a pair, the glasses aren't cheap, though Samsung currently has a promotion that gives one free pair per screen.
The HT-C6930 includes the BD-C6900 3D BD player
Finally, you’ll need a Full HD 3D movie or two to watch and luckily - for the time being - you get a free copy of Monsters vs Aliens with every Samsung 3D player and system.
The hideous test tone...
...that is emitted by the microphone. This is presumably picked up by the speakers?
Probably didn't want to license a driver like NTFS-3G or potentially run the risk of being the next Tom Tom. Can't say I blame them - they've got a big business to protect.
You're right, you are curious...
The random 3rd box is the wireless receiver/amp for the rear speakers, I think.
SuperFi have a link to the manual on their page for it.
It also has a separate iPod dock on a dangly cable.
thats an amp i guess....
i guess its the amp?
on a side note, is that br player a top loader? if so massive fail, since you always need your centre speaker just below the tv, relegating all other units to the shelf below in your AV rack. this simply doesnt work. toploaders are dead for a reason
Let's say I have MythTV (or something) installed on a back-end, can I stream media from there (CDs, DVDs, recorded TV) on this box? If I put a Blu-Ray in this, can I stream the media from there (assuming my home network is up to the job) to another system?
Unless the answer to both is "yes", then this really isn't worth £600. The fact it can't even support NTFS is a bit of a surprise, what about EXT4 etc?