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Samsung HT-F5500W

5.1 Blu-ray home theater system with Wi-Fi® and wireless rear speakers

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Our take on the Samsung HT-F5500W

Samsung's smart, compact HT-F5500W home theater system comes loaded with possibilities. You can experience spectacular Blu-ray picture quality, complete with the engaging surround sound of a five-speaker system and subwoofer. You can also browse the web on your TV, play movies and music from popular online services, or listen to your favorite tunes from your iPod®, iPhone® or other Bluetooth® device.

Wealth of entertainment options

Samsung's smart, compact HT-F5500W home theater system comes loaded with possibilities. You can experience spectacular Blu-ray picture quality, complete with the engaging surround sound of a five-speaker system and subwoofer. You can also browse the web on your TV, play movies and music from popular online services, or listen to your favorite tunes from your iPod®, iPhone® or other Bluetooth® device.

Pristine picture and sound with Blu-ray

The receiver's built-in Blu-ray player delivers a stunning high-definition picture that'll look great on your HDTV. It'll also deliver exciting 3D video to a compatible TV when you play 3D Blu-ray discs. This system supports the newest surround sound formats for realistic wraparound sound to match the picture.

Stream and surf

The HT-F550W lets you stream online movies and music right to your living room via a broadband Internet connection. To get started, just hook the receiver up to your home network with an Ethernet cable or use the built-in Wi-Fi® to make a wireless connection. Samsung's Smart Hub gives you a single convenient entry point for accessing online apps like Netflix®, YouTube™, Hulu Plus™, web browsers, and more.

Easy setup, including wireless rear speakers

You'll be up and running after just a few simple connections. Plug the player/receiver into your TV with an HDMI cable (not included), and connect your front three speakers and the subwoofer using the included speaker wire. Plus, the HT-F5500W has wireless rear speakers to help cut down cable clutter. Just plug the wireless module into an outlet and connect the rear speakers from there. No more finding a hiding place for long runs of wire from the front of the room.

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Product Highlights:

  • home theater system with 3D Blu-ray player/receiver, 5 speakers, and a subwoofer
  • Samsung Smart Hub Blu-ray™ offers downloadable widgets and apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus and more (subscriptions may be required)
  • built-in Wi-Fi for easy connection to your home network
  • built-in Bluetooth® for easy wireless music streaming with compatible devices
  • Samsung AllShare™ streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • remote control
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • plays 3D Blu-ray discs, standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, and MP3 CDs
  • video upconversion for standard DVD playback via HDMI
  • built-in Dolby® and DTS® decoding
  • 165 watts x 4 for front three speakers and subwoofer; 170 watts x 2 for wireless rear speakers
  • USB port for connecting optional thumb drive
  • Ethernet port
  • audio inputs include RCA stereo and optical digital
  • HDMI video output
  • each front speaker has a 2-3/4" full-range driver and a 3/4" tweeter
  • center channel speaker has dual 2" full-range drivers and a 3/4" tweeter
  • each rear speaker has a 2-3/4" full-range driver
  • subwoofer has a 6" woofer
  • receiver: 16-15/16"W x 2-3/16"H x 11-7/16"D
  • front speakers: 3-9/16"W x 8-3/16"H x 2-3/4"D (each)
  • center channel speaker: 14-1/4"W x 2-15/16"H x 2-3/4"D
  • rear speakers: 3-9/16"W x 5-9/16"H x 2-3/4"D (each)
  • wireless module: 3-1/2"W x 8-1/4"H x 2-15/16"D
  • subwoofer: 6-13/16"W x 13-7/8"H x 11-1/4"D
  • system does not use speaker grilles

What's in the Box:

  • Integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver (HT-F5500W)
  • Wireless receiver module (SWA-6000)
  • Passive subwoofer (PS-EW2-2) w/ attached 13' length of speaker wire
  • 2 Front satellite speakers (PS-ES4-1)
  • Rear satellite speakers (PS-ES3-1)
  • Center Speaker (PS-EC2-1)
  • Remote control (AH59-02538A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 62" AC power cord
  • Four 13' lengths of speaker wire (with a proprietary connector on one end and bare-tinned wire on other end)
  • 10' length of speaker wire (with a proprietary connector on one end and bare-tinned wire on other end)
  • FM wire antenna
  • Ferrite Core
  • Cleaning cloth
  • User Manual
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Player Update Information notice

Great product. Sound is good, easy to set up and use. Wifi and Bluetooth are great. Wireless speaker do have wires though, just not connected to the main unit.

MTS, Mokena, IL


Samsung HT-F5500W Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(25 Reviews)


ScottL from Cartersville, GA on 3/28/2014

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This sound system is an amazing value for the price. Since this is my first surround system, it took a while to figure out all of the settings for the different devices I have attached (cable box, xbox, wii and the blue ray player). However, once I got everything set properly the sound is amazing (it is like being at a movie theater when I watch the Blue Ray).

Pros: Amazing Sound

Cons: My own 'ignorance' at setting up the system.

not happy

KenD from New Jersey on 2/25/2014

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I bought this unit to replace another system that cost less. The sound is inferior. My other issues include: #1, the speaker jacks fall out of the player all the time. The unit weighs nothing, and moves if you try to use the "buttons" on the front, which are useless since they are black on black and impossible to see. Netflix sound is always out of sync. I called Samsung tech support -- the techie suspected it was the unit -- we worked on it for an hour. No resolution. Reverse and forward actions are difficult to use.

Pros: Small -- fits on the shelf.

Cons: Loose speaker jacks; mediocre sound; reverse and forward hard to control; on the box "buttons" impossible to see; problems with Netflix.

odd problems

Marcus from Panama City Beach,FL on 2/22/2014

Worked great for a few months then the first problem started. It started changing the source randomly. The Samsung support tech had me do resets. Which was kind of a pain since I had to reinstall all of the apps. Finally after months of resets I convinced them to take it in for repair. It came back with that problem fixed and worked fine for a couple of weeks. Then the remote stopped working. Well just for the home theater portion. The remote buttons for the TV still worked fine. Again the Samsung tech support had me doing resets of the home theater. After another couple weeks of resets, I finally got them to do a repair. Granted it was intermittent but when the remote doesn't work, it pretty much makes the apps unusable. So after getting it back this time from depot, a note in the box said there was no issue. Great it didn't happen when they had it. I have purchased a new remote. but still it works fine for two days, then doesn't for the next three, then goes back to working just fine.



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MTS from Mokena, IL on 1/28/2014

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Great product. Sound is good, easy to set up and use. Wifi and Bluetooth are great. Wireless speaker do have wires though, just not connected to the main unit.



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John W from Dumas , Tx on 1/21/2014

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Had to call costumer service for a couple of Questions during hooking up, but all and all I like it it sounds great

Pros: like the apps


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Dennis K. from Buffalo,N.Y. on 1/19/2014

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When I purchased this unit I thought I was going to improve the look and sound quality of my five year old unit (Sony) The look and quality of the Samsung is cheap and the sound quality is poorer than the Sony,which is rich and fulbodied not waek and tinny with the Samsung. I would suggest that you visit and electronics store to see and hear the unit before you buy it online.Spending this afternoon boxing the Samsung and returning it. Live and learn.

Pros: Samsung unit was fairly priced

Cons: All plastic construction-sound is not a rich full tone -rear speakers very quiet wireless does not work very well

Nice unit

Dan from Waupun, WI on 1/14/2014

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This unit works nice but can be confusing to change surround settings.

Pros: no wires laying on the floor or under the carpet for rear speakers

Cons: takes time to learn how to adjust surround settings

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Anonymous from Arlington Hts, IL on 1/1/2014

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Very user friendly and easy to hook up nice system for the money and rear wireless speakers are great

Pros: Wireless speakers


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Anonymous from Iowa on 12/30/2013

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easy to setup, good sound quality for the money



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Fer G. from San Juan, PR on 12/30/2013

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This is a great all in one home theater in a box. Looks good and very high-end w/ its glossy finish surface. Very easy to set up w/ color coded wires that just snap into place. Semi wireless rear speakers are easy to place. Inputs are nice. The bluetooth works flawlessly w/ my Apple devices (ipod/iphone/ipad/macbook pro). The BluRay mechanism is a little loud when playing discs but nothing that bothers (you cant hear it at distance) when watching movies. In the end, an awesome product for the money.

Pros: 1) Superb picture quality; 2) Surround sound fidelity is better than expected; 3) Very fast BluRay (start watching the movie in less than 30 secs); 4) SMART Hub works really really well to the point that you can control apps like YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo, etc from your smart phone, tablet or laptop (any make) as long as you have the same apps installed and bluetooth.

Cons: 1) Rear speakers are not 100% wireless; 2) BluRay mechanism a little loud when playing discs; 3) Passive subwoofer; 4) If not cleaned properly, the high-end glossy finish could be scratched rather easy. Just use a clean microfibre towel w/ water and everything should be good.

An awesome product!

KyleH from Rio Rancho, Nm on 12/20/2013

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A great product! It's hard to find wireless systems at a great cost that are worth trying. This system exceeds my expectations!

Pros: 2 wireless speakers

Cons: Not all speakers are wireless

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Kenneth from Gilbert Arizona on 12/19/2013

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I had a powerful 5.1 surround sound 8-ohm speaker system that had seen its end of useful life. This Samsung 5.1 surround sound 3-ohm speaker system performs equally as well for what we need. On screen speaker adjustment is awesome. I have recommended this unit and Crutchfield to friends, excellent product. Online ordering and Shipping from Crutchfield was flawless.

Pros: Nice streamline Samsung design, compact with very low heat output; important for enclosed entertainment centers. Setup was very easy; instructions are very easy to follow.

Cons: No cons really, except maybe a little slow at times coming on line from startup; not a big issue at all.

Great Sound......Crispy picture

Banie from Puerto Rico on 12/17/2013

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Love the sound!!!!!

Pros: Great Sound!!!!!!!!!! love it.....


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Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA 15220 on 12/14/2013

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Love this surround sound. So easy to put up and sounds great. Definitely recommend it.

Pros: easy to put up and sound is great.

Cons: I wish it would distinguish between a low, soft part in a movie and when it gets loud and adjust.

Great system.

Anonymous from Detroit, MI on 11/26/2013

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Very good, totally happy with it.

Pros: Easy to set up and use. Great sound quality.

Cons: None.

good things come in small packages

d a from Bossier City on 10/21/2013

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Good unit for the money...

Pros: Sounds pretty good and works as advertised...

Cons: You get what you pay for...

Awesome system

Steven from 10 Katie lane Los Luna's nm on 9/26/2013

I bought this unit and it works fantastic

Pros: Crystal clear sound and built in wifi sweet

Cons: The only thing I don't like about this product is nothing

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Don from Santa Fe, NM on 9/18/2013

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Pros: Good sound. Easy to use.

Cons: No cons at this time

Great All-In-One Home Theater

Nathan from Alexandria, VA on 9/11/2013

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The first unit sent wasn't receiving the signal from the remote. After troubleshooting the problem with Crutchfield, they decided to send me another unit altogether. The new one works beautifully and the sound is fantastic. I chose this make/model because it was the only on the market ,that I could find, for under $600 that had a user adjustable EQ (not forced to choose from limited number of pre-set curves, like 'Movie', 'Stadium', 'Jazz', etc.) and because it had Instant Streaming - two things that are important to me. A bonus was that it also has a web browser. Although I have only used it once with the limited mobility of the remote as the pointer, I am excited to try it with either my wired keyboard (it says this should work) or my wireless keyboard to see what happens. Other points of interest: 1) It has Bluetooth, and 2) the only USB port on the unit (front) does not charge or play music from my iPhone 4S. On a side note, Crutchfield defines how customer service should be...anywhere, for anything needing customer service. The fact that they shipped me a new unit before I had even returned the defunct one is an example of this and is one of many reasons I will continue to come back to Crutchfield. Bravo!

Pros: User adjustable EQ, Instant Streaming, Bluetooth

Cons: USB does not charge or play my iPhone 4S

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Anonymous from Charlottesville, VA on 9/1/2013

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Very Good Overall System



Good Compromise

RobertE from Oakhurst, CA on 8/18/2013

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Bought this unit to improve TV speaker sound quality. I was looking for a unit that would offer the least added complexity while providing a good measure of improvement to the poor audio output quality of the tv's built-in speakers. I got lucky! This unit offers a HDMI input mode that accepts the Satellite (DirecTV) receiver HDMI out. In this mode the unit routes the video and the audio correctly so that I only need one control to watch TV or watch blue-ray/DVD discs. Volume control in TV watching was programmed into the DirecTV remote.

Pros: Easy integration. Flexible input capabilities. Hefty speakers. Good sound quality. Simplicity without sacrificing performance.

Cons: Speakers only have "keyhole" mounting so you cant use speaker swivel mounts. Proprietary speaker connectors on unit require using small gauge wires. Wireless speakers have lost sync once. Had to unplug to re-establish connection.

Awesome system for the price

BarriG from San Diego, CA on 7/8/2013

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This product met my high expectations. This system interfaced all of my different components beautifully into one remote control. You could easily spend alot more for an AV unit, speakers, and a 3D Blue Ray player. The sound is super great and the wireless rear speakers are amazing--no more tripping over wires. I would recommend this system to anyone, not just someone on a budget.

Pros: Easy setup, great remote, great value for the price

Cons: Haven't found one yet

HT-F5500W is a great system...

Anonymous from Fuquay, NC on 7/4/2013

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The system is working great, sounds wonderful, and was easy to set up. It has color-coded speaker wire (a nice added convenience), and the setup menus were pretty easy to follow. I haven't used the Allshare feature yet, but I have used the Bluetooth and it is really a nice feature - we play music from either our Asus pad or iPhone/iPod over Bluetooth -works very well! Wireless speakers are NOT really wireless speakers. In the system picture, there is a rectangular box that looks like a cable modem or router (that needs 120vac) - that is the wireless device that receives signal from the system, and from there two wires run to the speakers - just something to be aware of. That's the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5. Overall, this is a great system!



Great Product!

Rich D from Lexington, KY on 5/28/2013

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This is a fantastic system. It sets up right out of the box, in very little time. The rear wireless speakers work wonderful, and were tremendously easy to set up. They have excellent clarity and allow for me to hear the television without turning it up so loud. My wife really enjoys it as well, as she gets the same quality of sound in the living room (where this is installed) as my sons and I get in the basement, where we had set up another system previously. This system integrates so easily with the other components (our satellite and television) that it was almost seamless. In fact, without my having to program it to do so, my Samsung television and this unit both turn on and off together.

Pros: Easy set up. Great quality sound and video.

Cons: Had a difficult time getting FM station with tuner.

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John R. from Boston, Ma on 5/25/2013

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Mid priced and excellent surround system. When I bought it, I was expecting wireless rear speakers.. Maybe I didn't read the description well enough, but it sounded to me like the rear speakers have no wires and connect through a wifi signal.... Well- the rear speakers do have wires, and they connect to a hub the size of a portable DVD player, and the hub is the wireless wifi connection... After a little frustration- I bought some wire track trim to put the wires in, and the hub is hidden behind the sofa... The wires were also taped underneath the foam packaging, and since I wasn't looking for the wires initially- I almost threw them away!... Be sure to get all the wires!... Once everything was set up, I am very happy with the look and sound... I run my cable and PS3 through the system, and still have many other ports for other components when I decide.... The remote is a bit cumbersome and has a ton of features I don't really use... I also don't use the Internet option because I have a tablet, an iPhone, and PC... So it's not necessary for me- but it's still pretty cool to have..... All in all- definitely a cool purchase that I'm happy with... Oh- the speakers and sub woofers definitely jam!

Pros: Sounds great, works very well with all components, sleek and sharp looking

Cons: Not really wireless- a little misleading... Remote control is very big and has a lot of features to learn


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Disc & USB Compatibility
Video Section
Audio Section
Network/Bluetooth Integration
5.1Ch Speaker System
Remote Control

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Samsung HTF-5500W Blu-ray Home Theater System is compatible with many disc types.

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD 3D, BD-R, BD-RE
CD CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW

Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a 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 7.1 channel PCM.
  • 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.
  • Backward Compatible: 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: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. The HT-F5500W is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

Firmware/Software Upgrade: 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. The unit's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the system's software & firmware for these performance improvements & additional services. You can upgrade in four ways; Internet, USB, Disc, or Downloaded file.

Note: The tested Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System contained firmware version HTB-F5500WWWB-1003.3 (as of 4/2/2013). There was an immediate firmware version update available. Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Video File Support: The Samsung home theater system supports the following video files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs.

Video Codec Resolution Frame Rate Bitrate Audio Codec
H.264 BP/MP/HP 1920 x 1080 6-30 fps 30 Mbps Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS (Core), LPCM, AAC, HE-AAC, WMA, MP3
Motion JPEG

Music File Support: The Samsung HTF-5500W supports the following music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.

Audio Codec Sampling Rates (kHz) Bitrate (kbps)
MP3 (.mp3) N/A up to 320 kbps
WMA (.wma) 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 44.1, or 48 5-455

Photo File Support: The home theater system supports the following still-image files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.

Photo Codec Resolution
JPEG (.jpeg/.jpg/.jpe) 15,360 x 8,640
MPO (.mpo)
BMP (.bmp) 4096 x 4096
PNG (.png)

Start Up Time: The Samsung HT-F5500W has a start-up time of approximately 9.7 seconds, and takes approximately 23.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.

Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the Blu-ray Home Theater System initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.

Parental Lock: The Parental Lock function works in conjunction with Blu-ray Disc/DVDs that have been assigned a rating which helps you control the types of Blu-ray Discs/DVDs that your family watches. There are up to 8 ratings levels on a disc. The rating levels are protected by a customer user 4-digit password.

USB Port (with ripping): The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of  MP3/WMA audio files, JPEG/PNG still-image files, and MKV video files stored on a USB mass storage class device. Your USB device must be formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS. The player also allows you to rip CD-Audio to USB. The ripping function converts CD audio from an inserted disc to the MP3 format and saves the converted files on a USB device connected to the Blu-ray system. In addition, the USB port also allows you to perform software upgrades using a USB flash drive. In addition, it can be used to add more local storage for BD-Live content.

Note: A USB device consuming more than 500mA requires a separate power supply device for normal operation.

Video Section

HDMI ver.1.4: The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System is equipped with a single HDMI (v.1.4) output and single HDMI (v.1.4) input. HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio all in one cable. The HDMI 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. The player's HDMI output also supports 3D video. The HDMI input on the rear-panel of the Blu-ray Home Theater System lets you increase the number of HDMI-compatible devices you can connect to your TV. The player will pass video (up to 1080P) and audio (up to 7.1ch) from the HDMI 1/2 inputs to the HDMI output.

Note: There are no analog video inputs or outputs.

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 built-in Blu-ray Home Theater System can pass the signal in its native form, without converting the video.

DVD Upscaling via HDMI: When connected to your TV using the HDMI output, the HT-F5500W scales the output of a standard DVD signal (480i) to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. The unit also supports 480p and 480i output if your television is not HD-compatible.

Progressive Mode: The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System provides a Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD movie.

Full HD 3D: The Samsung HT-F5500W supports 3D playback of high-definition 3D Blu-ray discs when connected to a 3D-Ready HDTV via HDMI, along with wearing a pair 3D vision glasses. You can select from three 3D modes to suit your viewing needs.

  • Auto: You can choose whether to watch a 3D Blu-ray disc in 3D or 2D mode before playing a 3D Blu-ray disc. It is automatically played in 2D mode if your TV cannot support 3D contents.
  • 3D: The 3D Blu-ray disc is played in 3D mode at all times. The original video signal of the 3D image is displayed without any conversion. If a TV cannot support 3D Blu-ray discs, the playing screen will be black.
  • 2D: The 3D Blu-ray disc is played in 2D mode at all times. Choose this to view a picture without 3D effects or when a TV cannot support 3D Blu-ray discs.

Deep/x.v.Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with deep color depth. The system must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function.  The unit also supports x.v.Color; meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs, such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format).

Picture Settings: The system offers various Picture Settings to match your TV and viewing content.

  • Screen Size: You can enter the actual screen size (up to 116") of your TV, so that the player can adjust the image according to the screen size and display an optimal image.
  • TV Aspect: You can adjust the video output of the system to match the screen-type of your television. You can choose from 4:3 Letter-Box, 4:3 Pan-Scan, 16:9 Wide, and 16:9 Normal.
  • Picture Modes: This function enables you to adjust video quality when the player is connected to your TV.
    • Standard: Suitable for most viewing applications.
    • Movie: Suitable for watching movies.
    • Dynamic: Increases sharpness.
    • User: Lets you adjust the sharpness and noise reduction function manually.

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. You can adjust the AV Sync from 0 to 300ms (in 25ms increments).

BD Wise: BD Wise is Samsung's latest inter-connectivity feature. When you connect Samsung products with BD-Wise to each other via HDMI, the optimum resolution will be set automatically. It will also automatically optimize internet video by boosting image quality to sharpen imagery and ensure text is legible. BD Wise will even resize the video ratio so that video edges are not cropped off.

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.

Audio Section

5.1 Channel Amplifier: The Samsung HT-F5500W Blu-ray Home Theater System features a 5.1 channel amplifier which delivers 165-watts per channel to the front & rear speakers, and 170-watts per channel to the center-channel & subwoofer speaker.

Crystal Amp Plus: Samsung's Crystal Amplifier Plus filters sound sources twice to minimize distortion and produce clear audio that sounds exactly the way it was meant to be heard. Resulting in audio that's rich, realistic, and accurate.

Surround Modes: The Samsung HT-F5500W can decode Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II surround formats.

Note: 7.1 channel surround formats will be downmixed to 5.1-channels since this system has no surround back speakers.

DTS neoFusion: DTS Neo Fusion combines Samsung 3D Sound and DTS Neo Ultra to give a more effective vertical surround effect in 7.1 applications, as well as a virtual 7.1 vertical effect in 5.1 applications.

SFE (Sound Field Effect): The Samsung HT-F5500W utilizes a 32-bit audio digital signal processor to provide soundfield effect modes with more realistic surround sound from normal stereo audio sources. You can choose from Symphony Hall, Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Club, Church, Amphitheater (Rock), or Off.

Special Effects: The Samsung HT-F5500W offers unique special effects modes to make your music and movie soundtracks come to life.

  • MP3 Enhancer: The MP3 Enhancer provides a better listening experience from low-quality MP3 compressed audio. You can upscale your MP3 level sound (24kHz/8-bit) to CD level sound (44.1kHz/16-bit).
  • 3D Sound: Complement the images you see on screen with the full sound of 3D Sound. By analyzing the depth of the 3D image, 3D Sound synchronizes the sound to match the motion and depth of the image. Now you can enjoy a fully immersive 3D experience.
  • Power Bass: This function stresses low tones providing extremely low-bass sound effects.
  • Virtual 7.1: This feature applies a 7.1ch virtual surround sound effect using this 5.1ch speaker system.
  • Football: Creates a more dynamic, realistic stadium like sound.

Volume Settings: The HT-F5500W features Smart Volume and DRC, so you can enjoy listening to the system at any volume level.

  • Smart Volume: Smart Volume regulates and stabilizes the volume level against a drastic volume change when changing channels or during a scene transition.
  • DRC: You can use the DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) function to enjoy Dolby Digital sound when watching movies at low volume during the night. DRC compresses the audio to make the loudest sounds quieter and the quietest sounds louder.

ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

Speaker & EQ Setup: You can adjust the level (+/-6 dB), distance (1-30') of each speaker. You can also configure the speaker system's equalizer settings manually to your preference. The HT-F5500W features a 7-band EQ (250Hz, 600Hz, 1kHz, 3kHz, 6kHz, 10khz, 15kHz) that can adjusted from -6 dB to +6dB.

Analog + Digital Connections: The Samsung HT-F5500W features both analog (stereo RCA) and digital (optical) audio inputs.  The unit equipped with one optical digital input for connecting the audio of your cable/satellite receiver box.  The unit also features one stereo analog audio input for connecting another external audio source.

FM Tuner: The Samsung BD receiver features a built-in FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 15 FM preset stations. This receiver does not feature an AM tuner.

Network/Bluetooth Integration

Samsung's Dual Core Processor: Samsung's Dual Core processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables faster web browsing and application access.

Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System so that it can access your home network and online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired connection (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or Manually.

Note: The Blu-ray Home Theater System's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) network security.

WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.

AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (MPEG), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/WAV) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.

Screen Mirroring: This Screen Mirroring function lets you view the screen of your WiFi-enabled Samsung Android smart phone or tablet on your TV you have connected to the Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System.

Samsung Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung Home Theater System to your home network, you gain access to Samsung Apps. Samsung Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the system. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloadable applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content; such as movies from Netflix or Vudu, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter.

  • Movies: Watch movies and TV shows on Netflix (5.1ch), Vudu, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, and other online service providers.
  • Music: Listen to music from Pandora or vTuner.
  • Social Networks: Share your thoughts and comments about a program on the air through social networking services; such as Twitter, Facebook, & Google Talk. You can post messages and comments in the same manner as you would using a computer. You also have access to YouTube & Picasa.
  • News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information content; such as news (USA Today), weather (AccuWeather), and more.
  • Fitness: Fitness is an application that helps you stay fit. Create a profile, set up an exercise plan, and start exercising according to a structured regimen.
  • Kids: A recommended list for applications and content that is suitable for children and even provides services not currently installed on the TV. Using Kids, you can download applications and content for your children to your TV. Certain services, however, are fee-based.
Note: Samsung Apps require an Internet connection with a speed of 1.5mbps or greater. Some application services may be provided in English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area. Visit Samsung's App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.

Link Service Accounts: The Link Service Accounts function lets you link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.) so that the player can log you into the service automatically when you start the app for that service.

Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's screen.

Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.

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 HT-F5500W features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional storage.

Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's USB slot in order to download content from BD-Live.

Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP: You can wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player to the Samsung HT-F5500W and enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HT-F5500W's remote can be used to control basic playback functions of your streamed music; advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your smartphone or MP3 player. 

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Samsung HW-F450.

5.1Ch Speaker System

Wireless Receiver Module: The Samsung HT-F5500W includes a wireless receiver module which allows you to transmit the system's rear-channel audio wirelessly (via RF) to the surround speakers. The wireless receiver module is placed in the back of the room next to your surround speakers (the wireless receiver module will require and AC outlet). The included speaker wire then connects from the wireless receiver module to the rear speakers, saving your from having to run speaker wire all the way to the front of the room to plug into the back of the Blu-ray receiver. The wireless receiver module features a built-in 165W x 2ch amplifier to power the rear surround speakers.

Note: The wireless receiver module measures 3.0" (w) x 9.0" (h) x 6.0" (d)

Rear Satellite Speakers: The rear satellite speakers feature a 2.75" full-range driver inside a bass-reflex, gloss-black enclosure with two rear-firing ports (the speakers have no grilles). The rear satellite speakers are designed to be mounted vertically at the rear of your room on either side of your listening position. The rear satellite speakers can be placed on a shelf or optional speaker stands. Each satellite speaker also features a key-hole slot which allows you to mount the speakers on a wall. The satellite speakers feature spring-clip terminals to attach the included speaker wire.

Front Satellite Speakers: The front satellite speakers feature a single 2.75" woofer and a single 0.75" tweeter inside a bass-reflex, gloss-black enclosure with two rear-firing ports (the speakers have no grilles). The front satellite speakers are designed to be mounted vertically at the front of your room on either side of your television. The front satellite speakers can be placed on a shelf or optional speaker stands. Each satellite speaker also features a key-hole slot which allows you to mount the speakers on a wall. The satellite speakers feature spring-clip terminals to attach the included speaker wire.

Center Channel Speaker: The center-channel speaker features two 2" woofers and one 0.75" tweeter inside a bass-reflex, gloss-black enclosure with two rear-firing ports (the speaker has no grille). The center-channel speaker is designed to be mounted horizontally under or over your TV. The center-channel speaker can be placed on a table-top or shelf. The center-channel speaker also features two key-hole slots which allow you to mount the speaker on a wall. The center-channel speaker features spring-clip terminals to attach the included speaker wire.

Passive Subwoofer: The passive subwoofer features a side-firing 6" woofer inside a bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port. The passive subwoofer features a vinyl-wrapped black cabinet with a non-removable cloth grille. The passive subwoofer features an attached 13' length of speaker wire to plug into the integrated Blu-ray/receiver. The subwoofer crossover is fixed inside the system's receiver.

Speaker Terminals: The Samsung integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver and wireless receiver module feature color-coded 2-prong proprietary connectors for all speaker output connections (Front, Center, Surround, and Subwoofer). In addition, the system includes color-coded speaker wire for simple connection of the system.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote: The Samsung HT-F5500W includes an IR remote control which allows you to operate all the functions of the home theater system and is pre-programmed to operate Samsung TVs. The remote can also be programmed to operate other manufacture's TVs. The remote controls the TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote includes Glow-in-the-Dark playback functions. This remote control also has Braille points on the Power and #5 buttons for the visually impaired.

Anynet+: Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation with other Samsung components that have the Anynet+ feature, and lets you control those products with one Samsung remote control. To operate this function, you must connect Samsung HT-F5500W Blu-ray Home Theater System to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.

Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System will also support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) through its front-panel USB port. This make web browsing much simpler.

Screen Saver/Auto Power Off: If you leave the system in the stop mode for more than 5 minutes without using it, a screen saver will appear on your TV. If the product is left in the screen saver mode for more than 20 minutes, the power will automatically turn off.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

7 questions already asked

Honestly I don't know, I use this in my fifth wheel so I don't get to play with it much. Sorry couldn't be more help. [ BEN  Jan 20, 2014 ]
I am not sure.... to be honest I have never tryed to use a microphone with mine... I will say the sound is awesome on this though... Makes you feel like your in the movie... [ ADAM  Jan 20, 2014 ]
Sorry - I only use this for home theater applications - cannot verify use of microphone for your application [ DENNIS R  Jan 20, 2014 ]
The HT-F5500W has wireless rear speakers. Just plug the wireless module into an outlet and connect the rear speakers from there. No more finding a hiding place for long runs of wire from the front of the room. [ Jeff  Jan 01, 2014 ]  Staff
Yes it can....just connect to the sub out pre amp if it is available. [ Chris  Dec 31, 2013 ]
Yes it can do to the sub being an independent component [ PAUL  Dec 31, 2013 ]
No...the HDMI will work by itself. [ Chris  Dec 31, 2013 ]
Can't see why you would since they both carry video. Just one or the other is enough. [ ADAM  Dec 27, 2013 ]
sorry, I don't know. [ Fred  Dec 17, 2013 ]
I recently purchased the Samsung HT-F5500W and couldn't be happier with its performance for the price. I have not noticed the 2 channel audio issue with commercials but will be more vigilant now. I have a strong background in electrical theory and also work in the aerospace industry; what Mr. Z's wife says about the 2 channel commercial recordings if very feasible; it's a cost cutting measure. Sincerely Kenneth [ Kenneth  Dec 17, 2013 ]
Unfortunately, I don't play music on it. Sorry I can't answer your question. [ VICTOR  Dec 19, 2013 ]
AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (MPEG), photos (JPEG/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/WAV) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device. If you have any problems setting this up, feel free to reach out to our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Jeff  Dec 16, 2013 ]  Staff
Hey, Mike, I just reviewed my manual and it appears that any device that is Bluetooth enabled can be used with this system. I only use my iPhone to play my playlist. Under the heading "To connect the Home Theater to a Bluetooth device" the manual specifically says "Check if the Bluetooth device supports the Bluetooth compliant stereo headset function" Hope this helps, I am new to all this connectivity so maybe try to download a PDF of the manual from the manufacturers site. Good luck, Barri [ BARRI  Dec 13, 2013 ]
I actually haven't tried the bluetooth yet, but I will try it this weekend. [ SARAH  Dec 12, 2013 ]
Sorry but I have never used the bluetooth on this... I will say the surround is AWESOME... Really makes you feel like your in the movie.. [ ADAM  Dec 11, 2013 ]
It seems even the folks at Samsung don't know either. If anyone has tried it, please let me know. [ mike  Dec 11, 2013 ]
Crutchfield asked me to answer your question, but the only Bluetooth application I have ever used is with in-car cell phone technology - never used the Bluetooth capabilities of the Samsung product. Sorry. [ DENNIS R  Dec 11, 2013 ]
Honestly I don't know, I use this in my fifth wheel and haven't played with it much. Sorry I wasn't helpful, Ben [ BEN  Dec 11, 2013 ]