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Samsung HT-BD1252 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Blu-ray Home Cinema System

Released on 02 May 2009

Manufacturer: Samsung

4.0 out of 5 (8 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Samsung's HT-BD1252 Blu-ray Home Cinema System offers consumers an affordable opportunity to discover the sensational picture and powerful audio performance brought by Blu-ray. Boasting 1000 watts of output and 5.1-Channel surround from the 2 Tallboy and 2 Satellite speakers, the HT-BD1252 produces rich, lifelike audio and is capable of decoding high-definition formats including, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for the ultimate in in-home movie experience.

Key Benefits:

Full HD 1080p Blu-Ray playback
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.

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.

Wireless ready
With optional wireless kit, this system can be a wireless rear speaker system. The optional SWA-4000 wireless kit comes with transmitter card and wireless receiver module. Just insert the card into the Home theatre centre unit, place wireless module on back of the room and connect with rear speakers.

HD audio format support
Not only does Blu-Ray offer intense movie images, it also completes your experience with High Definition sound. Thanks to Dolby True HD and DTS HD audio the HT-BD1252 offers 5.1channels with a total of 1000W power for an advanced audio environment which will take your breath away.
  • Key Features
  • 5.1ch
  • 1000W Power Output
  • 2x Satellite & 2x Tallboy speakers
  • High Defi nition Blu-ray Disc
  • HDMI (Anynet+)
  • iPod Cradle included
  • Video Up-Scale 1080P
  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby True HD
  • DTS
  • Anynet + (HDMI-CEC)
  • USB HOST
  • Wireless-Ready
  • Made for iPod
  • Works with iPhone
  • HDMI Out
  • FM tuner
  • Playable Disc Type:
  • Blu-ray Video, DVD-Video / DVD±R / DVD±RW, CD DA / CD-R / CD-RW, AVCHD, DIVX (including XVID), MP3, JPEG

customer Reviews

 Average rating (8 reviews)

 Poor

| | See all phabpete's reviews (1)

Purchased this item back in May 09. Plays OK and gives good picture on blu ray and good sound. The problem is however, when you play music through it e.g. from an ipod, the unit switches itself off after 40 mins as it thinks it is not being used and this is an energy saving feature. I have been trying to get samsung to fix the problem ever since but they have failed, suggesting that this could be a design fault.
The Samsung escalation team do not give out a direct number so you have to queue up every time to then get redirected.
They have eventually agreed to exchange the product - so we will see if the same fault occurs on the replacement, but it has now been 5 months and I have yet to recieve it !
Due to the combination of the faulty functionality and the poor customer service, I would definitely not recommend this product.

 Excellent value!

| | See all Rav1985's reviews (1)

I bought this as I was looking for a relatively cheap home cinema system to use in my games room. I received it last week and having sat and thoroughly tested it, the Samsung BD-1252 gets two thumbs up - I seriously doubt you will find anything offering the same performance/features at this price. The sound quality is very good on both PS3 and DVD/Blu-ray, I can hear things I didn't know were there before. The player does a particularly good job of upscaling DVDs, I was amazed at the difference it made when switching from standard definition to high definition using a HDMI cable - it actually looks as if your not using the same disc!

I have tested both a 8gb iPod touch and 16gb iPhone 3GS and the iPod cradle works very well - I did get a message on my iPhone stating the device was not supported and I should switch to flight mode to reduce interference but I ignored this and it worked fine. The cradle charges your iPod/iPhone which is quite handy and I was also able to play movies. The person who said it only plays through the front speakers needs to read the manual as there is an option on the remote which allows you to switch to 5.1 and add a limited number of acoustic effects (hall, church etc).

Connecting my external hard drive was very easy and I tested a number of DivX movies which played faultlessly.

I have a couple of small gripes.. You cannot adjust the sound settings whilst you are playing a movie or music, so you find yourself going into the menu, making changes and seeing if you like it of not.

Secondly, when using the iPod cradle, you are not able to change playlists/artists/albums whilst leaving the current track playing in the background as you need to press back on the remote control which brings everything to stand-still until you find the song you wish to play, and press play!

Other than that, it is a fantastic system, but remember.. You get what you pay for, and there are better, more expensive systems out there.. but, If you're after an introduction to high definition sound, or on a budget - this comes highly recommended!

 Excellent

| | See all darkdruid1's reviews (13)

this is really good value for money. The product looks good the sound is fantastic and picture quality is excellent. It didnt take long to set it up and played the hardest disc i have to play straight off no problems.

 the dogs------------

| | See all m1cki23's reviews (1)

excellent sound and picture, rocks the house,easy set up,great sound when connected to sky-hd,xbox even better cod6 unbeliveable sound, buy this blu-ray it is the dogs

 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE & EVERY HOME MUST HAVE 1

| | See all Untold1987's reviews (1)

I have purchased this product before xmas and have now watched 9 blu-ray films, each producing a superb quality which is faultless. If you have a 'anynet+' samsung tv or device they comunicate easily and you can turn them both on/off together. I have had other surround sound systems but this is by far the best! Oh and you can change the energy saving setting if you wish to plug in an ipod.

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