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Samsung HT-BD1220 2.1 Channel Blu-ray Home Cinema System

Released on 01 May 2009

Manufacturer: Samsung

5.0 out of 5 (2 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The ultimate way to enjoy movies is through Blu-Ray and Samsung's new Blu-Ray home theatre systems combine stunning picture quality with intense high definition sound. For those with limited space the HT-BD1220 is perfect with only 2.1 channels. Saving space doesn't mean compromising on performance as the HT-BD1220 still pumps 500W of power, and also includes BD Live profile, Wireless LAN capabilities with PC streaming feature as well as an iPod cradle.

Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Playback
Digital images are made up of pixels. The more pixels the image is made up of, the clearer, more detailed that picture becomes. Blu-ray players' output images at Full HD 1080p generating vividly realistic images with outstanding clarity. In addition to this, Blu-ray players are capable of outputting High Definition sound for the ultimate movie experience. Your movies will literally be brought to life with Blu-ray.

Naturally Better Sound
Speakers in this system are produced from Bio Kelp which encapsulates the very essence of Eco-aware technology. Using natural materials extracted from seaweed, the Bio kelp speaker is able to create higher resolution sound, extra depth of detail and cleaner, clearer vocals than conventional speaker materials.

High Definition Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray disc is the only format specifically designed for high definition television. It offers up to six times the picture quality of standard DVD plus improved sound through next generation formats like dts-HD, Dolby True HD and Dolby Digital Plus.

HDMI v1.3
HDMI v1.3 gives you faster data transfer for deep blacks and vivid natural colours that only Blu-ray discs can show.

iPod Cradle Included
Certified iPhone compatible, Samsung Home Cinema System ensures that you will never miss a call or an opportunity to share your world with friends and family. Used as a clocking station for iPods and iPhones by providing clocking cradle, it allows you to enjoy music and video files when charging and makes your iPod part of a much bigger picture.

Wifi Ready (Samsung Wifi Dongle required)
Connect the Samsung wireless dongle to one of the player's USB ports to connect to the internet wirelessly, eliminating the need for messy Ethernet cables. Using the Wifi Dongle allows you to connect the player to your home wireless network for wireless access to BD Live features as well as firmware updates for your player.

Crystal Clear Amplification
The HT-BD1220 features a crystal amplifier using top end Hi-Fi components to create crystal clear audio. With active noise compensation, the crystal amplifier eliminates distortion, providing rich, realistic sound, putting you right in the middle of the action.
  • Product Content

  • diagram
  • Samsung HT-BD1220, July 2009
  • Dimensions (WxDxH) 59 cm x 50 cm x 39.5 cm
  • Weight 16.5kg
  • Supports VC-1,MPEG2,MP3,DivX
  • Playback Media BD/DVD/CD
  • 1080p Upscalling
  • Kelp Speakers
  • Virtual Surround Sound,Dolby True HD, DTS HD
  • x2 Optical inputs
  • Compatible with iphone and ipod
  • Crystal Amplifier
  • Advanced Scene Search
  • Connectivity USB,S-Video,HDMI
  • Power supply 220,Power consumption 25W

What's In The Box?

  • Blu-Ray HT-BD1220 Home Cinema System
  • Remote Control,x2 AAA Batteries
  • AV Cable
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warrenty Card

customer Reviews

 Average rating (2 reviews)

 Samsung HT-BD1220

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Top 100 Electronics Reviewer

I have had this product for almost a month now, and I have to say it has been outstanding. I had been contemplating going Blu Ray for a while, and started looking at the various options available. To be completely honest at the time of purchase there was not a great deal of choice between Blu Ray home cinema systems under £400. It was really a straight choice between this and the Sony DAV-F200. The 5 Star review (This has since been given a 4 Star due to the strength of Samsung's competitors.) from What Hi-Fi in July 09 went a way in helping me decide. That and the fact I own a Samsung TV and have owned other products in the past, and they have never let me down. Also the price tag was a tad cheaper than its main rival (the DAV-F200). In addition, Play was selling it for £70 less than it could be found on the high street. So I opted for the Samsung.

Aesthetics - The player itself is quite large, but still manages to fit into my TV Unit with a bit of space on either side. The slick, black glossy finish on the player, speakers and subwoofer compliments my Samsung 32 inch TV perfectly. I'm also very keen on the touch sensitive controls on the front of the player which Samsung uses on some of their TVs. The speakers are modest and so can either be wall mounted or sat on a shelf or stand. They are fairly discreet and can sit unnoticed until called upon. The subwoofer, in comparison to the speakers at least is huge but looks excellent in the same glossy black finish.

Picture - The main reason for buying a Blu Ray player, the picture. The picture is not just down to the Blu Ray player alone, but also down to the TV. I am watching it on 1080p (Full HD) and the results are amazing. The picture is truly excellent, the blacks look solid and the colours look bright and vibrant. Watching Shooter with a friend, the explosions looked incredible and along with the sound delivered a jaw dropping experience, especially for him, having not seen a Full HD picture before. It was watching Transformers that I was really blown away, the special effects looked remarkable. Having seen it before on DVD I can say with ease that the Blu Ray version is of far better quality. DVD's look great, my old DVD player was a HDMI upscaler and I consider the BD1220 to upscale even better than that did.

Sound - Don't be fooled by the diminutive speakers, these little babies pack quite a punch, but don't expect it to be perfect straight out of the box. A bit of tweaking is essential to get the optimal set up. The subwoofer is thunderous and brings explosions and gunfire to life. Also, the virtual surround feature can be turned on/off depending on your preference.

Criticisms - My only real criticism of the BD1220 is it takes a while to load. However, I have since been at a couple of my friends houses watching films on their Blu Rays and in comparison the BD1220 is much faster than theirs. My friend's Panasonic took what felt like an eternity to load, I guess this is a problem that affects most Blu Ray players at the moment. I presume in a few years the technology will be perfected and loading will take no time at all. Also be warned like almost every other product out there, the BD1220 doesn't come with a HDMI Cable.

Summary - If you want to make the leap to Blu Ray, and have a small to medium living room. If you want to add a new dimension to the tame sound you're currently receiving from your LCD/Plasma then look no further than this smart and solid performer. If however, you have a larger living room and want a bit more power (and are willing to pay for the privilege) then I would recommend the Panasonic SC-BT200.

 Love the sound of this player....

| | See all ChineseGungFu's reviews (1)

The best 2.1 blu ray system around this plays my r2 ntsc version of blade in dts like it was playing on my old 5.1 system and you can make this player region free by the remote only the dvd region not blu ray region.

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