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Has anyone purchased the new Samsung AVR, model # HW-C700? Anyone with experience with this unit? It was released this month for sale and is available on Amazon and Brands Mart for $350.00. Its esthetically pleasingand output is 120w X 7 plus has 4 HDMI inputs.
 

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I too am trying to find information on this receiver. Google searches didn't lead to much...
 

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I'm looking at the user manual from the website, it looks to be pretty nice. I might consider purchasing it and see how it performs. Samsung is pretty reliable and whenever they jump on something new, they tend to do a very good job at it. It also has one of my favorite feature on a receiver, the ability to turn off the subwoofer from the remote with a press of a button XD. Probably the most useful feature if you're living in an apartment on the 2nd floor.


Only thing i'm not seeing is whether or not this unit can do an HDMI passthrough in standby mode. There's also nothing about video upscaling.
 

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It's in the Fry's ad. The copy says "HDMI 1.4 for 3D". Is this possible?


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That's interesting, first I've heard of it. It is nice looking. No pre-outs which is unfortunate.
 

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From Vanns.com:


Decoding: Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II, IIx, IIz / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital True HD / dts ES discrete 6.1 / dts 96/24 / dts Neo 6 / dts-HD

Total power: 120W x 7

Video connections:

Inputs: 4 HDMI / 2 component / 4 composite

Outputs: 1 HDMI / 1 component / 1 composite

Audio connections:

Inputs: 1 digital (optical / coax) / 6 audio

Outputs: 1 digital (optical / coax) / 1 audio / 1 headphone

Multi-channel audio inputs: 8

Other connections: iPod dock cradle (included) / Anynet + (HDMI-CEC)

DSP modes: 12

Tuner: 30 FM presets

Frequency response: 20Hz - 50kHz

Impedance: 0.9% 6 ohm, 20Hz - 20kHz

Remote control: Yes, included

Additional Specifications

ENERGY STAR compliant

Variable power

Crystal Amplifier Pro (Crystal Sound discrete amp)

Deep Color / xvYCC

Multi-channel PCM processing

Auto AV sync

Speaker assignable for Zone 2

Smart Volume / Auto sound calibration (Musical ASC) / Lip sync (0 ~ 200 ms)

MP3 Enhancer (iPod mode)

Included accessories: ASC mic / FM antenna

Dimensional Specifications

16.92" W x 6.45" H x 14.48" D / 13.2 lbs.

Samsung HW-C700 Warranty Details

1-year limited warranty
 

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Wow it's all I can do to keep from pulling the trigger on one of these. My current receiver is somewhere around 10 years old and I've been waiting on something nice with these features at a decent price.
 

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It weighs less than 14lbs, that's pretty light. Probably will be pretty flimsy when held. Just hoping the quality can be trusted, Samsung does do a good job of engineering electronics whenever they jump into a new market.
 

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Is this their first AVR? Seems like one helluv'an effort for a first introduction into a previously unchartered market. And stacked with all those features for >$400........good for Samsung. Could be a sure-fire winner for those with no interest in adding stand-alone power. Looking forward to hearing some reviews.
 

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"Crystal Amp Pro


Samsung's Crystal Amplifier Pro filters sound distortion and noise to provide sound quality like that of a professional hi-fi audio system."


I'm trying to figure out what this feature is - besides marketing hype. Looks to be based on the application of some feedback but there's very little info online...


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no doubt a digital amp like the previous panasonic xr receivers. this is the only way the receiver would be so light and pack with all those features.
 

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Earlier this morning I stopped by Fry's Electronics and found the unit on display. My first impression about its superficial feature is sleek, modern, and stylish. The faceplate is a single sheet of aluminum, with a volume knob, and a small facade hiding the buttons. In terms of its outward appearance, it did not look like a $400 unit, its aesthetics beat every single model on display there, imo. Uncluttered and the single glass covering the led display is very nice and big and clear.


I played around with the menu and system and it did offer the standard adjustment options. Bass crossover is set from 60 to 100, in 20hz increments. To my surprise there's no video scaling on this receiver, which might be good or bad depending on your needs. But most blu-ray players can upscale dvd these days so it shouldn't be an issue. In terms of weight, it was very light, i had to pick it up and see whether or not it was flimsy. Light, but rigid enough was my take on it. Did not run hot at all.


Overall, it has a very minimalist appeal to it, i didn't really get a chance to go in depth with all the features on it, but at that price point this receiver looks to be a major force in the market. I'm now eagerly awaiting the actual reviews from people who brought it home. XD.
 

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Any thoughts on driving Paradigm Monitor 9s and 350 series with this Sammy?
 

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I decided today to go ahead and give one of these a shot. Went back to Amazon to get it at $355 and the sale is over, it is now full price $399. Now I'll wait. I'm mad at myself for not ordering it on Friday.
 

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Originally Posted by Scarier /forum/post/18347186


I'm now eagerly awaiting the actual reviews from people who brought it home. XD.

Seconding this. I'm looking for an upgrade to my current reciever, and the Sammy looks perfect for my needs. Thanks for the "first look".
 

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Specs look great, but I'm a little like everyone else, not quite sure how it will preform in terms o sound quality and long lasting reliability.
 

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Specs look great, but I'm a little like everyone else, not quite sure how it will preform in terms o sound quality and long lasting reliability.

Bought one at BB. Guy bargained to $350. Comes in next week. Will report with

HDMI-CEC (Mits TV)/ATI 5870/PS3

7.1


In the store in Magnolia it was SHOCKING how cool it ran driving 5.1.....


No video upscaling from analog sources. No front HDMI.


So more like the new Onkyo 508 but lots more power and 100% runs cool playing a 3D movie and 5.1
 

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Bought one at BB. Guy bargained to $350. Comes in next week. Will report with

HDMI-CEC (Mits TV)/ATI 5870/PS3

7.1


> I wonder if the Anynet+ is really HDMI-CEC compatible..... will see. Onkyo and Yamaha work flawlessly with mixed components
 
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