Ah tenacity, thy name is Samsung. I’ve seen you guys put bizarre touch controls on nearly every television you’ve put on the market for the last year, and now I see that you’ve been putting those same bizarre touch controls on your home theater systems, too. Systems like today’s review target, the Samsung HT-Z420.
The Samsung HT-Z420 is a 5.1 channel surround sound system with a 1080p upconverting DVD player to give your DVDs the best possible (to date) look. It comes with a basic configuration of two satellite speakers, two wireless rear speakers, a center channel speaker and a passive subwoofer. It delivers a total output of one thousand watts, offers multiple built in surround sound decoders, and support for a variety of discs, as well as one HDMI output, one component video output, one a/v output, two stereo audio outputs, one digital audio output and one headphone jack.
Once you get past the strange control mechanism, though, you find that the sound quality is a little less than ideal, and the bass is absolutely unbelievable. Typical of the Samsung line, not everything is good, but most things are. And consider that the HT-Z420 retails for three hundred fifty bucks, you could definitely do much, MUCH worse than this.