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4.2 | 20 Reviews

HW-Q800T 3.1.2ch Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos / DTS:X & Alexa Built-in (2020)

Samsung HWQ800T

Features

  • Theater audio experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Control your soundbar and other compatible devices using Built-in voice assistant

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Ultimate Immersion

Soundbar Q800T delivers the ultimate 3D surround sound for your home theater with the highest level of detail, so you hear every nuance of your content with multi-dimensional clarity. QLED TV has met it's perfect match.

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True 3D surround sound from every direction

Explore the depths of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dual technology that captures each distinct sound as it flows above and around you.

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Q Soundbar & QLED TV, in perfect harmony

Breakthrough technology that synchronizes Samsung QLED TV speakers with the Q-Series soundbar speakers for fuller, more immersive, cinematic sound.

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Immersing you in captivating sound

With 3 channels, 1 subwoofer channel, and 2 up-firing channels, True 3.1.2ch sound creates a complete audio environment for a captivating entertainment experience.

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Music comes alive with your voice

Your soundbar comes with Alexa built-in. Enjoy all the things you know and love about Alexa, with the advantage of powerful, optimized sound from your soundbar.

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Feel the depth of moving sound

Samsung Acoustic Beam technology delivers a panoramic audio experience with directional sound that makes it feel like you are part of the scene.

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Sound optimized for each scene

Soundbar Q800T analyzes your content to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene, letting you hear speech clearly even at the lowest volumes.

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Engineered by sound innovation experts

Designed, tested, and tuned at our state-of-the-art California Audio Lab, where world-class audio engineers apply advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modeling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.

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Hear better. Play better

Connect your console to the soundbar to boost your gaming experience. Optimize sound, while offering clear directional sound to gain the advantage.

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A sound connection boost

HDMI eARC allows you to hear quality and lossless sound even when connected to other devices via your TV, like DVD players or game consoles.

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More sound without the wires

The Wireless Surround Kit* lets you expand your soundbar to a complete surround sound system easily and without the mess of wires.

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A world of sound with one remote

One remote is all you need. Control key soundbar functions like power, volume, and even sound effects with the Samsung TV remote.

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One app to listen smart

Take connected living to the next level. SmartThings app lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home.

Ultimate Immersion Soundbar Q800T delivers the ultimate 3D surround sound for your home theater with the highest level of detail, so you hear every nuance of your content with multi-dimensional clarity. QLED TV has met it's perfect match.

True 3D surround sound from every direction Explore the depths of sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dual technology that captures each distinct sound as it flows above and around you.

Q Soundbar & QLED TV, in perfect harmony Breakthrough technology that synchronizes Samsung QLED TV speakers with the Q-Series soundbar speakers for fuller, more immersive, cinematic sound.

Immersing you in captivating sound With 3 channels, 1 subwoofer channel, and 2 up-firing channels, True 3.1.2ch sound creates a complete audio environment for a captivating entertainment experience.

Music comes alive with your voice Your soundbar comes with Alexa built-in. Enjoy all the things you know and love about Alexa, with the advantage of powerful, optimized sound from your soundbar.

Feel the depth of moving sound Samsung Acoustic Beam technology delivers a panoramic audio experience with directional sound that makes it feel like you are part of the scene.

Sound optimized for each scene Soundbar Q800T analyzes your content to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene, letting you hear speech clearly even at the lowest volumes.

Engineered by sound innovation experts Designed, tested, and tuned at our state-of-the-art California Audio Lab, where world-class audio engineers apply advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modeling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.

Connect your smartphone with just a tap Play music from your smartphone on your soundbar with just a tap. Simply tap the soundbar with your smartphone and start playing your favorite playlist.

Hear better. Play better Connect your console to the soundbar to boost your gaming experience. Optimize sound, while offering clear directional sound to gain the advantage.

A sound connection boost HDMI eARC allows you to hear quality and lossless sound even when connected to other devices via your TV, like DVD players or game consoles.

More sound without the wires The Wireless Surround Kit* lets you expand your soundbar to a complete surround sound system easily and without the mess of wires.

A world of sound with one remote One remote is all you need. Control key soundbar functions like power, volume, and even sound effects with the Samsung TV remote.

One app to listen smart Take connected living to the next level. SmartThings app lets you add your speakers to your network, giving you greater control over your audio throughout your smart home.

Features

  • Theater audio experience with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Control your soundbar and other compatible devices using Built-in voice assistant
General
Color Black
Number of Channels 3.1.2
Total Power (W) 330W
Center Speaker Yes
Up-firing Speaker Yes
Special Features
Compatible with SWA-9000S Yes
Features
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Audio Processing
Dolby ATMOS
DTS-X DTS:X DTS digital Surround
Audio Features
Sound Mode Surround Sound expansion Game Pro Standard Adaptive
Q-Symphony Yes
Acoustic Beam Technology Yes
Wireless Surround Sound Ready Yes
Wide Range Tweeter Yes
Video Features
4K Video Pass Yes
HDR HDR 10+
Speakers
Number of Speakers 8
Subwoofer Included Yes
Subwoofer Type Wireless Active
AV Decoding Format
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
WMA Yes
OGG Yes
FLAC Yes
AAC Yes
ALAC Yes
AIFF Yes
Connectivity
HDMI Out 1
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI eARC Yes
Optical Inputs Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth ® Yes
Bluetooth ® Power On Yes
One Remote Control Yes
Voice Features Yes (Built-in)
SmartThings App compatibility Yes
Power Consumption
Stand-by Power Consumption (Main) 0.45W
Stand-by Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 0.45W
Operating Power Consumption (Main) 28W
Operating Power Consumption (Subwoofer) 28W
Free Voltage Yes
Rating Voltage AC110-240V~ 50/60Hz
Adaptor Power 59W
Dimensions & Weight
Product Dimensions (W x H x D) 38.6" x 2.4" x 4.5"
Product Weight (lb.) 7.9 lbs.
Spk (sub woofer) Net Dimension (W x H x D) 8.1" x 15.9" x 15.9"
Spk (sub woofer) Net Weight 21.6 lbs.
Package Size (inches) 45.7" x 22.6" x 10.7"
Package Weight (lbs) 36.4 lbs.
Accessory
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mount Kit Yes
Battery for Remote Controller Yes
Cable HDMI
ENERGY STAR® Certified
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Key Features
Q Series Yes

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4.2 out of 5

70% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Best Sound Ever !!

ddruquet1 11/23/2020

This System includes a sound bar and a wireless subwoofer and has one of the best sounds I have heard coming out of a bar yet. The soundbar itself, at 3 plus chanels in Dolby, sounds amazing complements our QLED TV perfectly. It was super easy to set up and was not hard to sync with the TV. It has built-in voice control with Amazon Alexa and the Q-Symphony feature allows bar to synchronize specifically with Samsung QLED TVs to create a fuller soundstage which it sure does. The Sound bar also has drivers for overhead effects a dedicated center channel for clear dialogue and an Acoustic Beam technology helps deliver panoramic sounds synced to the on-screen action. The Adaptive Sound mode enhances voice clarity at low volumes, I love the Game Mode Pro mode because it boosts game sound effects and I can stream live music that sounds like a full ob sound system because of the Dolby Digital and DTS decodingbuilt-in Wi-Fi. The 8" sub woofer is beautiful!! It pushes out 160-watts through the built-in amplifier, with bass-reflex enclosure that delivers powerful bass responses, as in it sounds like someone is pulling up to the house type of responses. It also connects wirelessly to sound bar which means you can place it anywhere you wish.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Q800T Rocks the House (Literally)

josh125 11/23/2020

My wife had wanted a surround sound system for years, and I have been avoiding going through setting up a surround sound system and all its wires - for years. Alas, enter the almost wireless Q800T soundbar! It took me longer to unbox the thing than it did to get it set up, connected, and playing - and the unboxing took just a few minutes! The subwoofer pairs to the bar as long as you follow the instructions and turn the bar on last; this took about thirty seconds in total. The sound instantly became louder and crisper, just watching regular TV. Of course, we had to amp it up and put on John Wick, as Google told us that it is one of the best movies to really test out surround sound on, and It did not disappoint. We turned up the bass, and it shook the house. The soundbar made us feel like we were in our own movie theater, emersed in the movies just like my wife has always wanted. Pairing the Q800T with a TV that can really push its limits using Dolby and pairs everything together. The connection to the TV using ARC means I only need one additional cable beyond the power cable and keeps my setup looking extremely clean. When we go to clean the house, we just turn on the music via the TV and rock out. We don't have to spend the first 15 minutes trying to find one of our five portable speakers we misplace all the time and this sounds much better. All in all, the wife loves it, movies sound fantastic, regular TV is much more precise and crisp, and the bass can hit hard if you want it to or tone it done if you don't. Fantastic soundbar from Samsung and works incredibly well with the Q90 TV series too!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

A Sound Experience Above the Rest

yasser101 11/23/2020

Wow, the second you turn on the TV with this sound bar you are blown away! The wireless connection features are a dream come true! No more running cables everywhere it makes your room look clean and sleek. I connected this with my Samsung QLED TV and from they linked perfectly. Tons of awesome features that you would expect from a top of the line surround system including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X. This will be a perfect addition to your smart home collection with the integrated Alexa. Some cool features like tap to play from phone to soundbar was like the icing on the cake. Overall, very impressed with the soundbar and would highly recommend.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Create the Theater Experience

samuel 11/23/2020

each component has a solid and refined feel to it, which can only be expected from samsung. the only item that is light is the user manual, which i felt only scratched the surface of the capabilities of the sound bar. the instructions were very short and did not contain enough information to unlock the full theater experience and audio potential. also, if your tv does not have the earc hdmi connection, you are only able to access about 75% of this systems capabilities. once connected, and make sure you adjust the audio settings within each streaming app/device, you will experience sound like how the director's of the content intended. vocals are clear, and the bass is punchy. the different sound settings creates a unique experience based on the content.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Perfect Compliment to my QLED TV

DaeSilva 11/20/2020

I bought a QLED TV last year, and have used it with two front facing speakers and a receiver. This is quite the step up. The seamless integration with my TV including the built-in voice assistant is only adding to my adoration of the Samsung ecosystem. Having all my different Samsung products work through the smartthings app is awesome, I can literally control most of the electronics in my house from my phone. After setting it up below my wall hung TV, I haven't had to do anything else; it truly sounds like surround sound without the extra speakers (and wires). I was skeptical about Atmos, until I tried this, and now I want it in every other room, really changes things with movies that support it. I love the clean bass it produces as well, that makes it well suited for everything I've thrown at it, from video games, and block buster movies, to bass heavy music, and don't underestimate the importance of that eARC connection. I'm planning on getting at least 2 more of these for my other rooms. Bravo Samsung.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sound of the gods

StrikerRiku87 11/19/2020

From the first perspective, the box when it arrived is heavy and bulky. As you unpack and begin setting up. The magic comes out, packing a powerful theatre sound system. The Soundbar is quite light despite the large size. The Subwoofer is quite heavy, it's well designed and powerful. I set it up in my own room, as shown on some pictures below. I believe the main idea for use of this equipment is for a living room. Nontheless, it's perfect setup for me. My TV volume wasn't enough. And now, the Samsung HW-800T Theater audio experice is just superb! I have it hooked to my TV and used the HDMI cable connection, because of my TV is capable of supporting the eARC option audio through HDMI and it's fantastic! Crisp rich sound and added a little bass in the mix with the Subwoofer, which makes the room tremble. Absolotuley astounding! I game quite often and with our current restrictions, the perfect excuse to game haha. With half of the sound and the sounds were so natural. Does not bother the ears nor gives you a headaches. The Dolby Atmos and DTS make the sounds so vivid. From a far, you can barely notice the 3.1 sound. As you get closer you can distiguish but the looks and sound of the Soundbar are just marvelling and get hypnotized by it. When I am not using the TV to game or watch Netflix, I decided to hook it up to my laptop via the Bluetooth connection. Viola! it's quite simple. Even when a put laptop to sleep and wake it up, I love the fact it auto connects to the Soundbar. In fact, as I am typing this, the sound is excellent! I really enjoy playing audio from the original source. However, this Soundbar and Subwoofer are keeping me very happy. Also, I connected my smartphone to steam music, it definitely is in a whole new level. I can blast it and hear it clearly all over the house. The Soundbar has a simple LCD panel on the right side, which lets you view with mode is in, the volume level, and the bass level. Only turns when the control is in use for and when it is recognizing the connection type. When I turn on my gaming system, which automatically turns on the TV and hence the Soundbar, just perfect! The Soundbar does beyond expectation. I could not believe it would equal a home theater sound experiece, like equipment from the past. However, it's modern, sleek, and quite powerful. The remote control is simple, a whole different feel. The volume knobs for the soundbar and subwoofer are very responsive. Easy to use and love the design overall.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Absolutely Incredible Sound.

faceless1281 11/19/2020

I have used this Soundbar with Satellite TV, Bluray movies, Playstation, Xbox, Switch and Bluetooth from my phone for over a week now and the audio is consistently clean and crisp. Watching Football has been a joy. The headcracking thuds of scrimmages and hard tackles can be felt in my chest. Whether it's the mellow tunes of Animal Crossing or the amazing soundtrack of Ghosts of Tsushima or the war torn multiplayer mode in Battlefield V (and let's be honest, Battlefield games have been a master class in gaming audio for over a decade) it sounds amazing and alive. Even when you crank the volume all the way up to 100% on a bass heavy music track like Fat Joe's "Make It Rain" or The Game's "One Blood", the bass is crisp and clean, the vocals are poignant and the highs are sharp but not shrill. Setup was a breeze. You (1) plug the Soundbar into your TV's HDMI ARC port, (2) plug in whatever device was plugged into that port into the soundbar's input port and (3) plug in the power cables and you're done. Alexa integration works flawlessly, it's fast and accurate at comprehending my voice commands, even in a noisy environment. The smartphone app has a clean design and lets you control all of the soundbar's options and settings without touching the included remote. The remote also works fine and doesn't require line of sight like RF remotes. Everyone that i have demoed this soundbar to is left in awe at just how good it sounds.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Soundbar Elevates Viewing Experience

marihlmr 11/18/2020

The Samsung Soundbar HW-Q800 arrived in two boxes that were joined. One only needed to connect Soundbar to power and through HDMI to the TV to test the sound. It paired our Samsung Q80R almost instantly. We took using the measuring guide that came with the Soundbar to mount it to the wall with the hardware the came with it. This Soundbar can be mounted 2 inches below the TV. But mounted in 4-6 inches below the TV to create sound space to bounce off on. Mounted on the matte black wall., the Soundbar is stylish and sleek paired with the Samsung Q80R 65" TV also mounted using Samsung's own WMN750 Mini Wall Mount (33"-65"). We also pair the Soundbar with iPhone to listen to podcast and streaming radio programs. At first I couldn't get the pairing to work even if the iPhone indicated it was already connected through bluetooth. Eventually, all I needed to do was to disconnect the Soundbar from power to reset and pair properly. After that everything was easy and smooth.We also added the Soundbar to the Smart Things App. Now to the sound. It is amazing how clear and crisp the sound is with the Soundbar. Dialogue that usually is hard to understand especially in loud or action movies and with foreign programs is now so clear. It makes our same 2019 Samsung TV feel like a completely different and new one. It is such an enjoyable experience. We tested it watching musicals, action, dialogue shows and only set the sound around 25 on average (nowhere near the 100 maximum). For Hamilton, we had the sound at 35 (our maximum so far) just to feel the vibrations of the singing and dancing as if we were there live. Action movies are even more awesome rewatching them with this elevated experience. I am still experimenting with bass/trebel/etc. levels. So far they are just set to center (3/6). Turn on Intelligent Sound mode on the TV seems to work well. Late at night I have to bring the sound down since even 25 can be too loud. We watch 10 feet from the TV/Soundar and we get a full whole room experience.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Clear sound and Powerful subwoofer

Taronn 11/18/2020

This product works perfectly. In my initial experience after setting up I had some issues with the Alexa feature and the subwoofer. I was able to connect with Samsung Tech Support and found it to be a simple fix on my end. I'm 100% satisfied with my Samsung HW-Q800T 3.1.2ch Soundbar w/ Dolby Atmos / DTS:X & Alexa Built-in (2020). The sound is spectacular with a powerful subwoofer. There are basic controls centrally located on the top rear of the soundbar for multi-function, but everything else is done using the included remote control. There is a button to toggle between different sound settings: Standard which is the sound as is, Surround which upconverts the sound to use all of the speakers, Game Pro which is optimized for gaming, and Adaptive which is what I will most likely leave it on that adapts to the sound source to provide the best sound. I like that there is a nice scrolling display that you can see through the grate on the soundbar. It shows the inputs, adjustment levels, and it will display when the stream is Dolby Atmos. Overall, the Q800T is an excellent all-rounder that's sure to please.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Amazing Room of Sound

michaelrockwell 11/17/2020

This Samsung HW-Q800T Soundbar produces a room full of sound. When I listen to audio it bothers me when I can hear where the audio is coming from, I like the sound to be natural and all around. This soundbar delivers on this expectation, in both the Adaptive and Surround mode this soundbar fills the room with sound. This is our first Dolby Atmos enabled soundbar and we like the fact that sound for the entire room can be produced from a single soundbar through the use of additional upward facing speakers that bounce sound off of the ceiling. We have a Samsung QLED television hooked up through HDMI ARC and find that it works seamlessly with this soundbar. The television and soundbar work as if they are a single device. The remote controls for the two devices, television and soundbar are very similar in look and size so we must be careful not to mix them up, they are not interchangeable. The television remote controls the volume of the soundbar so after you have your sound mode set you can do everything else with the television remote. We have several streaming services that provide Atmos and DTS:X audio for their content and we can hear the difference with the enhanced sound. We have Samsung cell phones with Samsung SmartThings installed which allows us to control this soundbar, television, and other devices with our cell phones. This is great when we misplace the remote, but also when we want to download software updates for the soundbar. There is a way to download updates to a USB and then plug the USB intro the soundbar to apply updates, but we did not have to go this route. There were updates to the soundbar which we applied. Tap to play works well. If you have near field communications enabled on your Samsung cellphone you can tap the soundbar to pair it with your phone. I tried this and it was very easy to play music streaming from my cellphone through the soundbar. This soundbar can also be paired using Bluetooth so the connectivity options are endless. As for size and appearance, this soundbar is larger than our previous soundbar, but is not overbearing. We have it sitting in front of the television and it is working out well. This soundbar is quite a nice addition to our home, we are very pleased with the audio and integration that it provides.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Excellent sound

Dannillee1 11/17/2020

As I'm writing this review I am sitting in my office upstairs with the door open and I just connected my phone to the sound bar via Bluetooth so that I could listen to satellite radio while I complete some tasks. So my sound bar came via UPS and I purchased this for my husband because the sound quality on our 75" tv quite sux! It seems the bigger the tv the poorer the sound quality. We hooked up the sound bar which took less then 5 min. It was harder trying to locate the extra HDMI outlets then it was to figure out this sound bar. Our tv automatically connected to the tv which is a TCL tv so no problem with it being a different brand. We immediately tried the different modes of sound that it produces and see the HUGE difference this sound bar makes. I love the fact you can control the bass on this set up. The only complaint is from my husband who says the bass can be too much when he trying to sleep upstairs and I'm watching a movie so I must turn it down. Mind you the volume is only at around 23. Haven't tried the Alexa part of the sound bar yet but I will today with my spare time. I am going to purchase a extension package to add 2 more Bluetooth speakers to the system as soon as I figure it out because this is going to be moved into a much bigger room
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Awesome Soundbar!

nicholjf 11/17/2020

Here is a summary of my first thoughts on the Q800T Soundbar. When the package arrived, it was heavier than I thought it would be. That was a pleasant surprise. Although heavier is not always better, my experience with audio components is that it is at the very least a good indicator. The packaging was well designed and even though the outer box had a tear in one spot, the inner packaging did its job so there was no damage to the soundbar or the subwoofer. Everything was laid out in a very logical manner and unpacking was a snap. I was pleasantly surprised to see that grill covering the soundbar was metal, I had expected fabric like on the more expensive models. Initial setup The instructions in the provided manual could have been a bit clearer. Fortunately, I had watched a number of videos and found a few tips. Number one was plug in the subwoofer first, before plugging in the Q800T itself. It should be noted that I am looking at the Q800T to replace an AV receiver and existing 5 channel hard wired Polk surround system. The AV receiver does not support 4k or higher, so when I upgraded to a Samsung Q70 75" TV last winter I had to optically connect the TV to the receiver to continue to use my system. Not an optimal setup. Once I had the subwoofer plugged in with a blinking blue light, I used the supplied HDMI cable to connect the HDMI eARC port on the Q800T to the HDMI eARC port on my TV. I then plugged in the soundbar and it all connected without an issue, including being recognized by the TV. I next connected my Samsung phone to the Bluetooth feature on the Q800T and used the Samsung Smart Things app to customize my settings. I also used the Bluetooth to play my music playlists from my phone (YouTube music). This worked great as does the Tap feature you can use with your phone. Although we have not been an Alexa household, we were interested in trying the built in Alexa on the Q800T. After a fairly frustrating process of trying to get Alexa to work, I discovered that there is a mute button on the right side of the top controls that must have been touched during initial setup. Once I unmuted the Q800T, the built in Alexa worked perfectly. Sound – the IMPORTANT factor It may seem mundane, but one of the biggest issues I had with my old sound system was being able to hear dialogue on network (broadcast, Prime, Netflix, etc.) TV shows. This was particularly true when there was other background noise or music. The GREAT news is that Q800T does a far better job of providing clear dialogue than my old system did. I have so far tested the Q800T with sports, "standard programming", movies, newer high-def shows like The Mandalorian and with music through both my phone and Alexa. To my very untrained ear, the bass is solid, but not overpowering, the mid-range and high-range are both very clear. It would be nice to have an automatic calibration software like some competitors have, but overall, the sound reproduction in my family room where this is located is awesome. I was expecting that due to my vaulted ceilings there might be some noticeable issues, I haven't been able to pick up any issue at this time. The surround features of the Q800T are truly impressive. The Acoustic Beam truly provides an immersive listening experience. I look forward to testing further with "big sound" high-def 4K movies. Music is crystal clear and stereo separation is very solid. I am using the Adaptive Sound which automatically adjusts the sound based on the type of program I am watching; I believe that it actually works. So far, I am totally pleased with the Q800T. I still need to test with ATMOS to get the full effects, that will come soon. I may end up adding 2 rear Samsung wireless speakers to further enhance the system to 5.1.2 surround. Conclusion So far, the sound that I am getting is better than the 5.1 surround system that I had. I am very satisfied with the Samsung HW-Q800T soundbar and would definitely recommend it to anyone in the market.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Great sound overall w/ some disappointments.

Lance 9/19/2020

i have been trying to figure out the sound delay with the tv and the soundbar. the tv images happen faster and the sound is just lagging behind. i've attempted to work with the sound delay feature which delays the sound by milliseconds but it seems to just work in the opposite direction making it worst. bottom line, i have great sound but have to settle with the images on the tv not quite synced.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Samsung HW-Q800T/SWA-8500s compatibility

800Tman 8/23/2020

just like my header says im windering if the 800t soundbar will work with the swa-8500s wireless rear speakers? my 650 soundbar died but i still have the 8500 rears and on the site bere it says they will work with ghe hw-q800t soundbar. but samsung support emailed me back and said tgey think the 800t wont work with the 8500 rears o ly the 9000s. can someone please let me know if the 8500s will work for sure please?
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1 Stars

Incredibly Frustrating!

Cole 8/15/2020

paired with a q80t tv planning for a seamless user experience and so far i'm getting anything but. the first couple hours were fantastic, easy setup, great sound, earc and q-symphony functioned properly. the next time i turned on the system the issues began. center channel cut out. had all sound effects but no voice at all. changed the tv sound output to tv only and the voices came back. the next hour was spent powering down, unplugging, resetting, finally worked. day two, turned system on, no center channel. same procedure as day before but still no voices. tried firmware update that failed half a dozen times. app crashed. sub disconnected. re-initialized. near two hours later i am finally listening to a show while writing this review. fool me once....
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Great sound when fully functional

JAKE T 7/24/2020

first and foremost, the soundbar and subwoofer sound excellent... when they work together. the issue arrises when the subwoofer disconnects from the soundbar, which happens very frequently. this is either a software or hardware issue as they are within 3 feet of eachother with no objects in between. we also purchaed the rear speakers which have the same problem. overall disappointed with product. if samsung releases a few more updates to patch these issues it could easily be a 5 star product.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

I gave this review 1 star the first time...

Juan2three4 7/20/2020

i have spend about 4 hours trying to get this hw-q800t to work. firstly, arc was not working properly. i have a q70t, so no e-arc (probably ever). there was a software update available via the smart things app, which seems to be the only way to update this soundbar. there is no usb to flash firmware. that's when the problems began. the update gets to 3%, then hangs at "initializing". i have tried unplugging the soundbar, resetting it (- + buttons at the same time for 5 seconds until it displays "init") 10 times, re-registering the device in smart things, and nothing will get this soundbar to update. i suspect this firmware will fix my arc issues, but i guess i will never know.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Sounds Great

Azom 7/4/2020

bought it refurbished, no issues so far at all. i got this soundbar to pair with my lg oled tv and can confirm that it was an extremely painless experience. it feels a little bit more limited in terms of what customization can be controlled from the app compared to my lg sk10y, and i think that a larger led display would be more helpful. in terms of sound quality this soundbar is def up there, as fitting of the price point. the sound quality is on point with everything sounding super clear to me from music to shows. some of the amazon reviews about the bass being kind of weak is accurate though, even turning up the bass level to +6 it still seems slightly weaker compared to the lg subwoofer.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Software issues...

JUAN ESEBERRE 7/2/2020

i have spend about 4 hours trying to get this hw-q800t to work. firstly, arc was not working properly. i have a q70t, so no e-arc (probably ever). there was a software update available via the smart things app, which seems to be the only way to update this soundbar. there is no usb to flash firmware. that's when the problems began. the update gets to 3%, then hangs at "initializing". i have tried unplugging the soundbar, resetting it (- + buttons at the same time for 5 seconds until it displays "init") 10 times, re-registering the device in smart things, and nothing will get this soundbar to update. i suspect this firmware will fix my arc issues, but i guess i will never know.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Incompatible with own brand product

Steve 6/26/2020

soundbar sounds great, but same problem experienced with two units connected to a q80r 65" qled tv - when watching any of the apps (netflix/google play/etc) and switching back to terrestrial television the tv locks on the 'no signal' screen but audio plays normally. updated both the tv and the soundbar(s) with no fix. spent about 3 hours on live chat with samsung with no solution other than try resetting (done) and take the soundbar to a technician. with soundbar removed the television works normally without issue. i believe there is a compatibility issue between the two devices but samsung does not seem to care. soundbar(s) returned to point of purchase for refund.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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