5.1ch Speaker System
Overview: The Samsung HT-BD1250 Home Theater system includes an
integrated Blu-ray/Receiver and a 6-piece speaker system, including a passive
subwoofer. In addition, the system includes an iPod dock which allows you to
connect your iPod to the HT-BD1250. The supplied remote control can control this
unit, plus select televisions.
ToC: The integrated Blu-ray/Receiver features
Samsung's new Touch of Color (ToC) to match the hint of amber that is naturally
blended into the traditional piano black frame of select Samsung flat-panel
televisions. The speakers feature a high-gloss black frame around a flat-black
cabinet, while the subwoofer features a black vinyl finished cabinet.
Crystal Amplifier: The Integrated Blu-ray/Receiver features
a built-in 165 watt x 4-channel (Fronts/Rears)/170 watt x 2-channel (Center/Subwoofer) digital amplifier for
crystal clear sound.
Disc Compatibility: The HT-BD1250's integrated Blu-ray
receiver features a single disc Blu-ray player which supports the playback of the following discs:
BD-ROM, BD-R/RE, DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW.
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new
high-definition disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality
HDTVs. The resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is
up to 40 mbps. Blu-ray Discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better picture quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true
high-definition format offering video at 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 1080/24p
resolution. While standard DVDs look very good on an HDTV, they don't
provide a high-definition signal (not even when you use an up-converting DVD
player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed
picture, with deeper, richer colors.
- Better sound quality: In addition to the same
multi-channel sound formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and
DTS), Blu-ray Disc offers Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and
uncompressed 5.1 channel PCM.
- Much greater storage capacity: What makes Blu-ray
Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage
capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25
gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold.
Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of
High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus
high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that
require multiple discs with standard DVD.
- Compatibility with your current disc collections: To
ensure backward-compatibility with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray
Disc players use a dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing
high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs
and audio CDs.
Note: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new
disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for
you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update
the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet.
MP3/JPEG Playback: The integrated Blu-ray receiver supports MP3 (48kHz/320kbps)
and JPEG playback from CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. MP3 audio files must be recorded with a bit-rate
of 56-320 kbps in ISO 98660 or Joliet format on a CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW disc. The
unit can support a maximum of 1500 files and folders. The
HT-BD1250 provides an onscreen menu of your music files.
Parental Control: Playback of some DVD Videos can be limited
according to a predetermined level such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes. You can set the playback restriction
by registering a 4-digit password (default password is 7890). Once you register
this password, you need to enter the password to play a restricted disc.
Video Output: There are three types of video output on the
rear panel; composite video, component video, and HDMI. The output resolution is
adjustable as follows:
- Video: The composite video output resolution is always
480i when playing Blu-ray Disc or DVD.
- Component: When playing Blu-ray the resolution can be
set to 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i; when playing DVD the resolution can be
set to 480i or 480p.
- HDMI: The output resolution can be set to 480i, 480p,
720p, 1080i or 1080p when playing a DVD or Blu-ray Disc; also 1080/24p when
playing a compatible BD.
1080/24p: Movies are typically filmed at 24 frames per
second and some Blu-ray Discs use the same frame rate. If your TV will accept a
1080/24p signal, the integrated Blu-ray receiver can pass the signal in its native form, without
converting the video.
Video Up-conversion: When connected to your TV using the
HDMI output the integrated Blu-ray receiver scales the output of a standard DVD signal to
HD-compatible 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. The unit also supports 480p and 480i output
if your television is not HD-compatible.
TV Aspect Ratio (Screen Size):
Depending on your TV type (Widescreen or 4:3), you can select the TV's aspect
radio (screen size). You can select from 4:3 Pan&Scan, 4:3 Letterbox, 16:9
Wide, or 16:9 Normal.
BD Wise: BD Wise automatically adjusts BD Wise-compliant Samsung
products to the optimal settings between them. The feature is enabled only if BD
Wise-compliant Samsung products are connected to each other using an HDMI cable.
Picture Mode: This function enable you to adjust video
quality when you are connected to a TV via HDMI. You can choose from Dynamic,
Normal, or Movie.
Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides
picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view
addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window
while the movie is playing.
Digital Input: The HT-BD1250
features two rear-panel optical digital inputs for connecting external digital
audio components such as a cable box or satellite receiver.
Auxiliary Input: The integrated Blu-ray/Receiver features a rear-panel
auxiliary input which consists of a pair of analog RCA stereo jacks.
USB Port: You can
enjoy media files such as JPEG still images (640 x 480)
and MP3 music (80-384 kbps) saved on a MP3 player, USB thumb-drive,
digital camera, or removable HDD (with less than 160GB) in high quality video
with 5.1 channel surround sound by connecting the USB mass storage device to the
HT-BD1250's front-panel USB port. The unit's USB port is 1.1 and 2.0 compliant and
supports FAT16 and FAT32 file systems. The HT-BD1250 allows basic playback control
(Play/Pause, Skip Forward/Back, Fast playback) of your media files.
LAN Port: The Samsung
HT-BD1250 features a rear-panel Ethernet port (LAN) for connecting to your
home's Network so you can access BD-Live, Netflix, Blockbuster, YouTube, and Pandora; as well as
current software upgrades.
- BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers,
movie-based games, and more from a broadband internet and home network
connections (fees may apply). The integrated Blu-ray receiver features an Ethernet port to
connect to the internet via your home network and features two USB ports
(front/rear) for additional storage.
- Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in on of the unit's USB slots in order to download content from
- Netflix: This Blu-ray disc player supports
the Netflix streaming service which enables you to enjoy various movies. You
can instantly watch from a selection of over 12,000 (and growing) movies and
TV episodes from Netflix (Netflix membership required).
- Blockbuster: With Blockbuster On Demand,
you can watch newly released movies without ever leaving your living room.
You can rent or buy movies to watch right away on your Internet-connected
HDTV or Blu-ray player. You are able to choose from thousands of titles,
including new releases and cinema classics, with no monthly fee.
- Rent Movies: Blockbuster rental allows
storage up to 30 days. Once you start playback, you can watch the movie as
many times as you like during a 24-hour period. Rentals start at $2.99 per
- Buy Movies: Purchased movies store for an
unlimited amount of time and range from $1.99 (for TV shows) to $19.99 (for
new movie releases).
- YouTube: Directly from the Samsung HT-BD1250,
you can enjoy access to YouTube. You can upload your home videos and stream
them right to your TV. You can also search the millions of videos from other
- Internet Radio: The Blu-ray disc player
allows you to stream music from Pandora, an Internet Radio service.
Pandora is a free internet radio service that lets you program an unlimited
number of personalized "stations" that play the music you love, and makes
relevant suggestions based on your choices. Choose from any genre,
performer, and even specific songs. You can listen and control your Internet
Radio music from the HT-BD1250. If you already use Pandora, you can just log in to your
account directly from the HT-BD1250 and you are ready to go. If you don not
have an account, you must create one initially.
Note: In addition you can connect to your network wirelessly using
the optional proprietary Samsung Wireless LAN adapter (305LINK, sold separately)
through the unit's rear-panel Wireless LAN/USB port.
Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround
modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The
surround modes include:
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel
digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital Plus: Multi-channel audio format for HDTV
and Blue-ray which supports up to 7.1- channels with 48kHz sampling rate.
- Dolby TrueHD: Offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of
digital audio with 48/96kHz and up to 5.1-channels with 192kHz sampling
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1
multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both
commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: Multi-channel audio DTS
format which support up to 7.1 channels with 96kHz sampling rate.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: Offers up to 7.1 discrete channels
of digital audio with 48/96kHz and up to 5.1-channels with 192kHz sampling
- Dolby Pro Logic: Performs Pro Logic decoding to the
input signal and simulates surround sound from 2 channels sources. This mode
outputs sound from all the speakers and subwoofer.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music:
Performs Pro Logic II music
mode decoding to the input signal and produces five full-bandwidth output
channels from 2 channels sources. This setting is ideal for normal stereo
sources such as a CD. This mode outputs sound from all the speakers and the
subwoofer. While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are
three further enhancements you can enjoy.
- Panorama: broadens the front stereo image to the
surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective
when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be
turned on/off in the menu
allows you to move the sound field
forward or backward
- Center Width:
allows you to adjust the width of the
- Dolby Pro Logic II Cinema: Performs Pro Logic II cinema
mode decoding to the input signal and produces five full-bandwidth output
channels from 2 channels sources. This setting is ideal for watching videos
of overdubbed or old movies. This mode outputs sound from all the speakers
and the subwoofer.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Matrix:
Performs Pro Logic II matrix mode
decoding to the input signal and produces five full-bandwidth output
channels from 2 channels sources. This setting is ideal for watching older
audio/video content. This mode outputs sound from all the speakers and the
- SFE (Sound Field Effect): SFE modes have been designed
to simulate different acoustic environments. You can select from Hall 1,
Hall 2, Jazz, Church, Rock, or SFE Off.
- 2-Channel Stereo: In addition to the surround modes,
you can select the 2-Channel Stereo mode. This mode outputs the sound from
the front left and right speakers and subwoofer only.
Note: All 7.1ch surround formats will be downmixed to 5.1ch.
Smart Sound: This feature
will regulate and stabilize the volume level against a drastic volume change
when changing channels or during a scene transition.
Dynamic Range Compression: This feature balances the range between the
loudest and quietest sounds. You can use this function to enjoy Dolby Digital
sound when watching movies at low volume at night.
AV Sync: Video may look slower than the audio if it is connected to a
digital TV. If this occurs, you can adjust the audio delay time to match the
video from 0 to 300 ms.
Speaker Setup : You can
adjust the speaker level, balance, and distance of each speaker to match your
- Speaker Level: The
volume level of each speaker can be adjusted from -6dB to +6dB.
- Speaker Balance: The
balance between the front left/right speakers and rear left/right speakers
can be adjusted -6 to 0.
- Speaker Distance: If
the speaker cannot be place at equal distances from the listening position,
you can adjust the delay time of the audio signals from the front,
subwoofer, enter and surround speakers.
FM Tuner: The HT-BD1250 is equipped with a built-in FM tuner which can
store up to 15 FM station presets.
Multibrand Remote Control: The supplied remote control can operate
this unit as well as certain functions (Power, Channels) of select televisions.
Anynet+: Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control
other Samsung Devices connected via HDMI with the Samsung remote control. Anynet+
can be used by connecting this unit to a Samsung TV using an HDMI cable. This is
only available with Samsung TVs that support Anynet+.
Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to
automatically turn off after a preset amount of time. The sleep timer can be
adjusted to 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, or 150 minutes.
Display Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the display on the
main unit so it will not interfere with your movie viewing.
Cooling Fan: The integrated DVD receiver features a rear-mounted
cooling fan designed to help the unit dissipate its heat efficiently and prevent
overheating. The fan always revolves when the power is on. Ensure a minimum of
4-inches of clear space on all side of the fan when installed this unit.
iPod Dock: The HT-BD1250 comes with a an external iPod dock which
connects to a proprietary port on back of the receiver. The iPod dock allows you
to listen to audio and view video from select iPods/iPhones through the HT-BD1250
system. You can control your iPod or iPhone from the main unit or the supplied
remote control (your iPod/iPhone's controls will be locked).
Note: To view video from a compatible iPod/iPhone, you must have
the Video Out (composite) of the HT-BD1250 connected to your television.
iPod Compatibility: The supplied dock and HT-BD1250 are
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of Jan. 2010):
|iPod/iPhone Model ||Generation ||Media Type || Control ||Display ||Charge |
|Audio ||Video Out ||AV Receiver ||iPod ||Song Info ||Track Info |
|dock-connector ||3rd || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
click-wheel/color-display ||4th || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|mini ||1st ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2nd ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|video ||5th || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
||80GB || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|120GB || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|160GB || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|nano ||1st ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2nd ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3rd ||Y ||Composite ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4th ||Y ||Composite ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|5th ||Y ||Composite ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
| touch ||1st || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|2nd || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|3rd || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone ||2G || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|3G || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || Y || Composite || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Compatibility will depend on the software version of your
iPod. Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.
Music Categories: File information including the artist name, album
name, music title, and genre will be displayed according to the ID3 Tag
information on the appropriate music file. You can use these categories to
search and playback your music.
Battery Charging: When the HT-BD1250 is powered on and you have
connected your iPod using the supplied dock, the system will charge your iPod's
5.1ch Speaker System
Matching Front and Rear Speakers: The front and rear speakers use a
1.25" tweeter and 2.25" woofer in a bass-reflex enclosure with a front-firing port. The speakers have
rear-mounted spring-clip terminals to attach the included speaker wire. Each
speaker includes a tabletop pedestal base/wall mount bracket for easy
installation and placement. When mounted to the bottom of the speaker, the
pedestal base/wall bracket is used to place the speaker on a shelf or speaker
stand using its integrated rubber feet. When mounted to the rear of the speaker,
the pedestal base/wall bracket is used to mount the speaker to a wall using its
integrated keyhole slot.
Note: The HT-BD1250 supports Samsung's Wireless Receiving Module
(305SWA4000, sold separately) so you can connect the system's rear-speakers
without running speaker wire all the way up front to the integrated Blu-ray/receiver.
Center Channel Speaker: The slim-line center channel speaker
uses two 2.75" x 1.25" oval, full-range, cone drivers in a acoustic suspension
enclosure. The center speaker has rear-mounted spring clip terminals for use
with the supplied speaker wire and rubber feet to sit horizontally on the TV or
a shelf. There are also two keyhole slots that enable you to mount the speaker
to the wall. The center channel speaker is magnetically shielded.
Subwoofer: The HT-BD1250 system is equipped with a passive
subwoofer, which features a rear-firing 6.25" cone woofer in a bass-reflex
enclosure with a front-firing port. The main unit provides a 170-watt RMS
amplifier for the subwoofer. The passive subwoofer has rear-mounted dual spring clip
terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire and rubber feet to sit
horizontally and securely on the floor.
Speaker Wiring: The integrated Blu-ray/receiver uses color-coded
2-pin proprietary jacks for the front, center, surround, and subwoofer outputs. Speaker wires, terminated with color-coded plugs,
are supplied. Each length of supplied speaker wire has tinned wire on one end,
and a color-coded proprietary plug on the other for easy hookup. The color-coded
plugs are white (Front Left), red (Front Right), blue (Surround Left), gray
(Surround Right), green (Center), and purple (Subwoofer).