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Samsung HW-C500

Samsung HW-C500
alaScore 77

117 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, value for money, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Samsung HW-C500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HW-C500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Samsung HW-C500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

design, usability, value for money

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung HW-C500 AV Receiver

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A Good receiver


I can't emphasize how much better this receiver is than some of the other electronics out there in terms of looks. I simply appreciate that there are no loud bright LEDs. The sound balance is pretty good, but I would appreciate better control (aside...

Good sound, gets loud and pumps plenty of lower level sound. Attractive cabinet that does not distract from the TV sitting above it. Remote matches my Samsung TV remote. Anynet feature works well with my TV. Support for firmware updates is nice ; The...

Settings menu can be somewhat cryptic. Took me a few seconds to figure out how to change HDMI sources. Turns out I didn't have to (because the receiver will realize where the signal is coming from), but the manual didn't tell me that. Doesn't have A/B...

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Sleek and well performing Receiver


Main reason I went for this was because my contemporary media console cannot fit any component taller than a 6". And comparing the few amps that are 6" and less this one was the best and packed with the most features. The combo pack that newegg has...

Ipod dock inluded ; 3D ready ; Unbeatable price ; Small form factor ; Plenty of HDMI inputs ; Packs quite a punch for a digital amplifier ; No issues with over-heating even when driven at high volume for long periods of time ; Sleekest looking amp I...

Ipod control is lacking, no playlist support ; iPod video not through HDMI so have to connect another composite cable to the TV ; No upscaling ; Have to keep the volume level high to get the same feel as my older JVC amp ; Can't get my harmony 550...


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Great receiver, great price


I replaced a 5 year old NAD high end receiver with this Samsung. It is a bit tricky to figure out the setup, so I had to contact Samsung online chat help. They were great about answering my questions and I got everything set up and working properly. I...

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Great product, Samsung customer service, ????????


Couldn't get it to do anything. Used HDMI cables, so hookup was easy. Customer service said it was a connection problem. I told the guy I thought it was a setting on the unit, but he said they couldn't be changed. Luckily a friend came over and found...

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Samsung HW-C500 review


Samsung's not usually an audio big hitter. Danny Philips wonders if the Koreans are spreading their AV dominion a little thinly with this budget amp

Product Specifications

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:DTS decoder / Dolby Digital
Surround System Class:5.1 channel