A year ago, a thousand bucks got you a Blu-ray home-theater-in-a-box that's downright primitive today. For $800, Samsung's HT-BD3252, packs in a Blu-ray player with Netflix and Pandora streaming, 5.1 surround (1000 watts), an iPod dock and a Wi-Fi dongle.
SAMSUNG UNVEILS ENHANCED HOME THEATER SYSTEM WITH BLU-RAY CREATING POWERFUL HD EXPERIENCE FOR CONSUMERS
New HT-BD3252 delivers cutting-edge video playback, HD Sound, and diverse networking
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – July 21, 2009 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of its new HT-BD3252 home theater system to deliver an enhanced Blu-ray integrated home theater experience for consumers. The new HT-BD3252 combines a high quality viewing experience, with powerful audio and an array of advanced networking options in a boldly designed player that can help convert almost any living space into a premium HD showroom.
Samsung HT-BD3252 Home Theater System Product Pricing and Availability
- Price: $799
- Availability: August 2009
"Samsung has been offering Blu-ray video and HD audio as an integrated and powerful home entertainment package for the last two years, and our continuing drive to bring premium and extraordinarily designed products into consumers' homes is underscored by the HT-BD3252," said Reid Sullivan, senior vice president of audio/video and digital imaging marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "The HT-BD3252 builds on the success of the HT-BD1250 and adds several performance and ease of use enhancements including rear wireless speakers and built-in wireless access to the latest streaming and PC-based multimedia content."
The Samsung HT-BD3252 provides a theater-like sound at home, with an expanded center channel ensuring clear dialogue reproduction and the inclusion of front tallboy and wireless rear speakers delivering notable audio presence and décor-friendly sophisticated style. The system's 1,000W of total power paired together with Samsung's crystal amplifier and unique, bio kelp speaker cones allows consumers to enjoy improved audio detail and dynamics. Samsung's Auto Sound Calibration (ASC) automatically adjusts the speakers to optimum levels and output depending upon their seating position at the touch of a button. Additionally, the system supports decoding of the latest HD audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio®.
The Samsung HT-BD3252 touts exceptional video playback with its integrated Blu-ray player, which supports BD-Live™ interactive content (available on select Blu-ray discs) using either the wired Ethernet port, or wirelessly with the included Wi-Fi USB dongle. Consumers can instantly stream the latest SD and HD content from Netflix and access Pandora's library of online music right on their TV (subscriptions required). Starting in the Fall of 2009, BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand service will become available via a future firmware upgrade. For added entertainment options, the HT-BD3252 plays a variety of audio and photo files from a networked PC, a connected USB device, such as a digital camera, or even a portable drive for big-screen sharing with family and friends. Two HDMI-CEC inputs allow for simple, high quality connections to other home entertainment components, while an included iPod®/iPhone® cradle and onscreen display support make it easy to navigate favorite video and audio using the HT-BD3252's remote control.
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HT-BD3252 Blu-ray Home Theater System
· 1000 Watts total output power
· Smart Volume
· Dolby Digital®, Dolby Pro-Logic II®, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby Digital True HD™, DTS-HD Master Audio®
· Rear Wireless Included
· Wi-Fi capable with included USB dongle (802.11b/g/n)
· 1 USB 2.0 port with USB HOST functionality
· Made for iPod®/iPhone® with included cradle, onscreen display support, and remote control navigation
· 1 HDMI-CEC output
· 1 Composite output
· 2 HDMI-CEC inputs
· 1 Optical input
· 1 Ethernet port
O Other Features
· Crystal Amplifier
· Bio Kelp Speaker Cones
· Energy Star® compliant
· BD Wise
· BD Profile 2.0-compliant (BD-Live™)
· Plays Netflix SD/HD streaming content (subscription required)
· Plays Pandora streaming audio (subscription required)
· Plays BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand streaming content (via firmware upgrade available in Fall 2009)
· Auto Sound Calibration (ASC) with included microphone
· Wired / wireless PC Streaming of select audio and photo files
Estimated Selling Price
· August 2009