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Are Samsung Home Theater Systems Cross Compatible?
I have a set of surround sound speakers from a Samsung HT X70 Home Theater system. The DVD player however, is burnt out and no longer functions. I have been trying to find an identical DVD player online, but can not find it without the speakers coming with it. Are there any systems that are cross compatible, where the speakers will work with a different DVD unit? Or do you know of a place I can find a replacement DVD player?
Thanks a bunch for any help.
The connections are not proprietary. They are the identical bare wire speaker connections that you would plug in to any stereo system.
Understand that I could easily purchase a nicer system, and that this is on the lower end. However, this is for a college apartment, and I'm not really looking to spend a ton of additional money on audio. Parents are giving me the speakers, because the Hub unit is dead, so I'm trying to keep overall cost down.
Does anyone know of any third party places where I can pick up the hub?
What you have is not a DVD player, no DVD player comes with speakers or has connections for speakers. What you are looking for is an "All in One" combination receiver DVD player. These are not typically sold as individual components. They are sold in packages called, "HTiB" or Home Theatre in a Box. These commonly use 3 ohm speakers which are not compatible with conventional equipment.
What you have is a very common situation. One part of an HTiB dies and the entire package becomes rubbish. This is just one of numerous reasons no one here on Yahoo Answers recommends HTiB's. Some may recommend Onkyo and while it's true these are typically better than the rest, the quality is still inferior and the lower end models have the subwoofer amplifier built into the receiver and not the subwoofer. These are still not a good choice.
The only correct way to put together a home theatre system is to separate the components as much as possible. High end systems do not even use receivers but rather pre-amp processors with separate external power amplifiers. For most consumers this can become prohibitively expensive however so the receiver is the more common solution.
In you case you could buy a receiver and a DVD player individually. These two devices together would replace the combination unit you have. The problem with this is that you would need to buy a receiver with the current capacity to handle low impedance speakers. This puts you above US $1,000 for the receiver and it makes no sense to use such a quality receiver with speakers worth virtually nothing.
This is a nice entry level receiver... http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MANR1403
This is a typical Blu-Ray player... http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-S590-Blu-ray-Player-Wi-Fi/dp/B006U1YUZE/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
You could use the above with speakers such as these... http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/speakers/products/xrm41 Get two pair, one for mains and one for surrounds.
and this center speaker... http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/speakers/products/xrc52
And this subwoofer... http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NHTS8
The above list represents a very basic entry level system. It's not high-end by any standard but it would be dramatically superior to your old Samsung. The Samsung is a cheap toy by comparison.
Edit: I know, money is tight for everyone these days. The problem is that the speakers are literally worth nothing. Because they are 3 ohm you can not use them with most normal receivers. You've tied yourself to them causing complications in your search for a system, complications that go away if you trash these speakers. You would be better off to start from scratch either with used "real" speakers or possible an inexpensive kit from Parts Express. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=300-642 Also, a used receiver or possibly a refurbished one from Dakmart. http://www.dakmart.com/Audio-Home-Audio-Receivers/c4_9_15/p5338/DENON-AVR-686-SILVER-BSTOCK-RE-2803-AUTH-DLR-W-WTY/product_info.html Note that many of the Dakmart refurbished receivers are older models without HDMI. Another possibility would be to just get a used system similar to the Samsung despite the fact it comes with it's own speakers. Either way you end up tossing the existing speakers or keeping them for spares in case you have a failure in the replacement system.