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Samsung HT-H6500WM

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

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Watching a game or concert film on a flat-screen TV might give you the visual illusion of being there live, but the TV's sound can make you feel like you're on the outside looking in. The Samsung HT-H6500WM is an all-in-one solution to that problem. With a full complement of five compact-but-capable home theater speakers and a subwoofer, you'll get a huge surround sound upgrade to your TV speakers. The HT-H6500WM supports the latest surround sound formats, including Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD®, and DTS Neo: Fusion II/3D sound.

Get into the action

Watching a game or concert film on a flat-screen TV might give you the visual illusion of being there live, but the TV's sound can make you feel like you're on the outside looking in. The Samsung HT-H6500WM is an all-in-one solution to that problem. With a full complement of five compact-but-capable home theater speakers and a subwoofer, you'll get a huge surround sound upgrade to your TV speakers. The HT-H6500WM supports the latest surround sound formats, including Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD®, and DTS Neo: Fusion II/3D sound.

Sports-oriented sound modes including "Announcer" and "Stadium" let you choose whether you want to focus on the talking heads or the raucous crowd. Live music settings include "Symphony Hall in Boston" for clear, intimate vocals and "Amphitheater" for huge rock shows. This system ensures that your TV has the best picture possible too, thanks to the built-in Blu-ray player that delivers crisp HD picture quality. You can even play 3D movies on a compatible TV.

The start of a multi-room audio system

The Samsung HT-H6500W features Multiroom Link to sync wirelessly with Samsung's Shape™ wireless speakers. If you have a Shape speaker in your kitchen and this system in your TV room, you can play the audio from your movie through both — perfect for when you have to get a quick snack but don't want to miss a word of dialogue. Or, use Multiroom Link to play your favorite song of the moment across different rooms, whether it's for a house party or just doing chores on a weekend.  Requires the Samsung WAM250 Wireless Audio Hub to connect with other Samsung Shape speakers.

Straightforward setup with fewer wires

The HT-H6500W includes a wireless connection module for the rear speakers. Rather than running wires across the room, you instead plug the module into a wall outlet behind your seating area and hook up your speakers to it. Easily connect the front speakers and sub to the receiver using supplied, color-coded speaker wires. The receiver plugs into the TV via an HDMI connection, and there's also an HDMI input for another component such as a cable or satellite box (HDMI cables not included). Once you're hooked up, simply choose your sound setting, and you're ready to go.

Loaded with connected entertainment features

Perhaps what's most impressive about the HT-H6500W the number of entertainment options it gives you. When using the built-in Wi-Fi, you have access to Samsung's Smart Hub, containing their full selection of apps. Stream movies and TV shows through services such as Netflix®, Hulu®, and YouTube™. You can also wirelessly mirror the display of your smartphone or tablet on your TV's big screen using Miracast™ technology. You even have access to a full web browser. The receiver also has integrated Bluetooth®, allowing you to play music directly from compatible devices through your speakers.

Product Highlights:

  • home theater system with 3D Blu-ray player/receiver, 5 speakers, and a subwoofer
  • Samsung Smart Hub offers downloadable widgets and apps like Netflix, Hulu and more (subscriptions may be required)
  • built-in Wi-Fi for easy connection to your home network
  • Multiroom Link for syncing wirelessly with Samsung Shape wireless speakers
  • built-in Bluetooth® for easy wireless music streaming with compatible devices
  • 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
  • built-in Dolby® and DTS® decoding, DTS Neo: Fusion II/3D sound capable
  • 165 watts x 2 for front and wireless rear speakers; 170 watts x 2 for center channel speaker and subwoofer
  • USB port for connecting optional thumb drive
  • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
  • audio inputs include RCA stereo and optical digital
  • video outputs include composite video and HDMI
  • receiver: 16-7/8"W x 2-1/4"H x 10-3/16"D
  • front speakers: 3-11/16"W x 11"H x 4"D (each)
  • center channel speaker: 12-9/16"W x 3-11/16"H x 4"D
  • rear speakers: 3-11/16"W x 5-7/8"H x 4"D
  • wireless module: 3"W x 9"H x 6"D
  • subwoofer: 6-11/16"W x 13-3/4"H x 11-9/16"D

Tiene un buen sonido, instalación sencilla, aunque tuve algún problema con las bocinas wireless. Sound is good and install is easy although I had a problem with the wireless speakers.

Anonymous, San Juan, Puerto Rico

What's in the Box:

  • Integrated Blu-ray disc/receiver (HT-H6500WM)
  • Wireless receiver module (SWA-6000)
  • Passive subwoofer (PS-FW2-2)
  • 2 Front satellite speakers (PS-HS5-1)
  • Rear satellite speakers (PS-HS3-1)
  • Center Speaker (PS-HC3-1)
  • Remote control (AH59-02630A)
  • CR2032 3V battery
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Five 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
  • Netflix brochure

Samsung HT-H6500WM Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(19 Reviews)

Mixed feelings

Mark from Lupton, MI on 3/16/2017

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I debated between giving 2 stars or 3 and as you can see I gave a 2. First off, I will say the system sounds pretty good but not great compaired to other surround systems I've had in the past. The passive sub-woofer sounds pretty average..that's one star gone. Also, I heard a lot of complaints about the small size of the remote and wondered how bad could it be??? Well, it is small, 1-1/2 by 5-1/4 and I don't like the fact that the return and fast forward buttons serve a dual purpose. 2 stars gone. The worst part was that no matter what I tried, no DVD would play. I finally called customer service and found out they had to send me a jump drive to update the system. Customer service was great and now that everything is working as it should it seems to be an "ok" system.

Pros: Sounds good. Easy to set up and use.

Cons: Small remote and a hassle to get the DVD to play

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Anonymous from San Juan, Puerto Rico on 3/6/2017

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Tiene un buen sonido, instalación sencilla, aunque tuve algún problema con las bocinas wireless. Sound is good and install is easy although I had a problem with the wireless speakers.



Crutchfield response on 3/8/2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.

Great Surround Sound System

Ron from Meridian, ID on 1/22/2017

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This system was just what I wanted. It was very easy to setup and easy to use. I like the remote with its large icon featured controls. The remote itself is fairly small, but the controsl are easy to see and the buttons are shaped like the function the it represents, e.g. a plus sign for volume up, a minus sign for volume down. The sound from the speakers is very good, with the OTA TV channels using only the front speakers, and all the speakers for dvd movies. The ability to tailor the sound level at each speaker makes setting it up for speaker placement and room shape simple. I'm very satisfied with the quality of the system.

Pros: Good quality Easy setup Small, functional remote control Wireless back speakers Great sound

Cons: None yet

Easy set up, easy to use

Charles from Oklahoma City, OK on 12/23/2016

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The system was easy to set up and use. It has great sound. The subwoofer is passive but provides plenty of base. It integrated with my Samsung television perfectly. If I put in a DVD or blue ray disk, it will cause the tv to power up and select the correct input for the home theater system.

Pros: Easy set up, great sound

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Southern Maryland on 11/15/2016

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Easy set up and plenty of volume.




Robert P from Georgetown, KY on 7/3/2016

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This system is awesome. You can control each speaker to set up the perfect sound system. We had a 5.1 that was ok, but needed more, and this is it. So many movies today have such loud background music/sound effects, that you cannot hear the dialog ( a blessing with some of them). This system allows you to configure the ratio between the speakers, and it stays that way through the whole volume range. Plus you can set up custom speaker configurations, which you can access with the touch of a button. This system is also Harmony compatible for every function, so you don't need to have multiple remotes. If you really wanted to go wild you can hook up better speakers, but these are pretty good. I really love the control that the system give for adjusting the sound, and the ease of set up. Took all of 5 minutes, everything is color coded and very easy to set up. The Blu-ray player is very good, much better picture than the Sony that it replaced. Internet hook up was simple and very straight forward. I think that their internet display is better and definitely much faster than the Sony was.

Pros: Sound quality, Ease of set up, customization, Picture, and internet connection/display

Cons: Remote to small (get a harmony)

Great product

spazz_75 from Ft Wayne, IN on 6/13/2016

I've had this system running for a year now. It is great for my uses and room size (18'x30') All the power you would need plus some. The only down size is the remote is way to small...

Pros: wireless rear speakers

Cons: remote is way to smal

Great Samsung product

Douglas from mobile, AL on 2/4/2016

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I love the sound system, Does a great Job. My only complaint is the Remote. Its too small needs to be bigger.

Pros: Great sound, Streams Video great, Great picture

Cons: Remote not up to Par, too small

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Anonymous from Lawrence, MA on 1/30/2016

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Very nice sound. The manual could use some improvements and maybe better wiring. Over all pretty good



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Dave from Pennsylvania on 1/18/2016

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Nice system, the sound quality is great and easy to setup. This is our first Surround sound system and we really like it.

Pros: Great sound overall especially when all speakers are on during a movie or TV Music channel.

Cons: When playing a CD or FM radio only the front speakers play, 2 plus Subwoofer. It would be great if you could activate all speakers whenever you like.

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JameK from Illinois on 1/7/2016

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Setup offered several ways to connect to TV. I connected to our wifi internet effortlessly. Also connected a Sirius radio and a DVR (Tivo). Great sound through the front and center speakers. Haven't heard much from the rear speakers; may have to raise their volume level. The setup software is easy to use and very detailed. Can adjust each speaker's performance by volume or location.

Pros: Ease of setup. Multiple configurations Value for performance

Cons: Rear speakers' power supply is always on.

Good value with some minor glitches

Bradley from Iowa on 10/22/2015

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Really a nice, compact system that meets most household needs for sound quality. The 'wireless' rear speakers only partially solve the issue of running wires out from the central unit. The Anynet+ design isn't as useful as it could be. I understand different people will want different things, but for me it makes no sense to let the TV remote turn of this sound system together with the TV, but it won't turn them on together. Maybe this could work if I had the option for the TV to use its own speakers when this audio system is not on, but because Anynet+ is connected, the TV assumes it should have its own speakers muted. An option to fix this would makes sense, but I haven't found it yet.

Pros: Good value for surround sound; Wireless rear speakers reduce wires crossing the room; bluetooth

Cons: Wires still need to be run across the back between the two rear speakers; some easy to program options appear to be missing

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Anonymous from Arroyo, PR on 5/3/2015

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Great item but for a US citizen living in Puerto Rico I was not able to setup country region code to Us Region. People from Samsung could not help me.

Pros: Great sound for the price

Cons: No country region setup

Great Sound

Ashley from South Dakota on 11/3/2014

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Great sound, easy to setup with my Samsung TV.

Pros: Easy Setup, great sound, linked with my TV & Network easily


Surround Sound

RichP from Ocean City, NJ on 10/28/2014

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Nice system, easy to hook up and decent sound.

Pros: Wireless rear speakers, good sound, Samsung quality.

Cons: Bass speaker could be stronger but being a passive speaker it's does an OK job.

A well balanced system

RG from Glenville on 9/26/2014

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Excellent rapid loading DVD with easy set up. I found the sound adequate for a medium to large room. Bass provides adequate sound for movie tracts. FM radio is useful but would also have liked Am band for news. All' wireless rear speakers from all brands plug into a separate module that needs an AC outlet and has wires to the module but it avoids having to run wires across the room .Easy interface on the remote and Smart hub. I prefer the remote supplied on the 5400 which is larger but is similar to that supplied with Samsung Smart TVs. Has superior speakers compared to the 5400.Generally very pleased. You can set this up in 5 minutes without even looking at the directions. Color coded wires and plugs are very intuitive

Pros: Easy setup ,excellent front and center speakers compact

Cons: Small compact remote is hard on the eyes, Could use more HDMI inputs

Happy with it

DugW from Salem IL on 9/20/2014

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Overall, good unit. Was everything I expected it to be from specs and advertising.

Pros: Easy setup, integrates with Samsung TV perfectly.

Cons: Subwoofer is weak. Nowhere near as powerful as it should be. If you're looking for room rattling bass, look elsewhere. Music only so-so.

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CraigT from New Mexico on 9/9/2014

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Nice unit, good sound for the price. Easy to set up Great product for the price range.




VIC from MONTICELLO NY on 6/7/2014

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Hands-on research

Product Research

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

Disc & USB Compatibility

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray disc is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc provides these key features and advantages

  • 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full 1080p video resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
  • 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the capacity of standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual layer disc.
  • 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
  • Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as seamless menu navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
  • DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to continue to view and enjoy your existing DVD library.

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-H6500WM 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.

Disc Compatibility: The Samsung HT-H6500WM Blu-ray Home Theater System is compatible with many disc types.

Disc TypeDisc Description
Blu-rayBD-ROM, BD 3D, BD-R, BD-RE

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 system. 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-H6500WMWWB-1001.9 with an immediate firmware update available for version -1101.0 (as of 4/25/2014). Visit theSamsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies, so discs start faster after they're inserted into the system. The Samsung Blu-ray home theater system has a start-up time of approximately 0.5 seconds in Quick Start mode (10.1 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 15.3 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (20.7 seconds in normal mode).

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

USB Port (w/ ripping): The Samsung Blu-ray HT System features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of a variety of audio files, still-image files, and video files stored on a USB mass storage class device (formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS). The system even allows you to rip CD-Audio to a connected USB msc device in MP3 format. 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.

Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.

Media FormatFile Type & Description
AudioMP3 (.mp3): up to 320 kbps bit-rate
WMA (.wma): 5-355 kbps bit-rate
VideoAVI (.avi): 1920 x 1080  max resolution
AVCHD (H.264/MPEG-4): 1920 x 1080  max resolution
MKV (.mkv):
1920 x 1080 max resolution
WMV9 (.wmv): 1920 x 1080  max resolution
MP4 (.mp4): 1920 x 1080  max resolution
MPEG 1/2 (.mpg/.mpeg): 1920 x 1080  max resolution
PhotoJPEG (.jpeg/.jpg/.jpe): 15,360 x 8,640 max resolution
PNG (.png): 15,360 x 8,640 max resolution

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.

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 HDMI input of the Blu-ray Home Theater System lets you increase the number of HDMI-compatible devices you can connect to your TV. The system will pass video (up to 1080P) and audio (up to 7.1ch) from the HDMI input to the HDMI output.

  • 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 HT-H6500WM can pass the signal in its native form, without converting the video.
  • HD Up-conversion: With HD Up-conversion, non-HD video is auto-enhanced to bring you near-HD quality. You'll see your favorite titles with greater detail and clarity on your HDTV.
Note: The Samsung HT-H6500WM provides no analog video or audio outputs.

Full HD 3D: The Samsung HT-H6500WM 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.

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

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 system 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 system 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 manually.

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-H6500WM 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-H6500WM 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.

SFE (Sound Field Effect): The Samsung HT-H6500WM utilizes built-in DSP (digital signal processing) to provide soundfield effect modes with more realistic surround sound from stereo and multi-channel audio sources; such as movies, music, and sports.

  • Movies: Virtual 7.1ch (creates virtual 7.1ch sound from 5.1ch source), Virtual Surround (creates 5.1ch surround sound from two-channel input source), 3D sound (creates greater 3-dimensional sound for 3D movies), & Power Bass (increases bass tones).
  • Music: Philharmonic Hall (clear vocals), Symphony Hall (clearer vocals), Jazz Club (for jazz music), Church (for gospel music), Amphitheater (for rock music), & MP3 Enhancer (upscales MP3 music to CD level sound).
  • Sports Modes: Announcer (emphasizes commentator's voice) & Stadium (emphasizes spectators cheering)
Note: Set the SFE to "Off" for normal listening.

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

Speaker Setup: The Sound Customizer feature lets you calibrate the home theater for the optimal sound quality based on your hearing level and the ambient conditions. You can also adjust level (+/-6 dB) and distance (1-30') of each speaker manually. You can even indicate whether you are mounting the surround speakers behind your listening position (normal mode) or in frot of your listening position (simple mode). In addition, you can adjust the system's 7-band EQ (250/600/1k/3k/6k/10k/15k Hz) for overall system sound adjustment.

Volume Settings: The HT-F6500W 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.

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).

ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the Blu-ray home theater system 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. The With most televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will pass Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or USB port. However, the ARC-enabled HDMI input can only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog.

Note: To get the best audio performance out of the Samsung HW-H6500WM, use the system's HDMI output and HDMI input to connect your TV and satellite/cable box separately. Connect the system's HDMI output to the ARC-enabled HDMI input on your TV and connect your satellite/cable box directly to the HW-H6500WM's HDMI input. By connecting your satellite/cable box directly to the soundbar system, you'll gain Dolby Digital/DTS decoding.

Analog + Digital Connections: The Samsung HT-H6500WM features both analog (stereo RCA) and digital (optical) audio inputs.

  • Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-H6500WM is equipped with an optical (toslink) digital input to connect your non-ARC enabled TV, satellite/cable box, or game console. The digital optical output terminals of most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
  • AUX Input: The Samsung HW-H6500WM also features a stereo RCA input to connect your analog television or other analog audio component.

Multi-Room Link: The Samsung HW-H6500WM Blu-ray home theater system supports Samsung's SHAPE wireless network speakers (sold separately), so you can enjoy audio in multiple rooms of your house. The same audio signal (2ch PCM only) being played on the HW-H6500WM system can be sent to any of your installed Samsung SHAPE network speakers (you cannot play different sources).

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/Internet Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: You can set up the Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System so that it can access your home network and select online 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; Automatic, Manual, WPS (PBC), or WPS (PIN). The Blu-ray HT system's built-in WiFi supports IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), or WPA2-PSK network security.

Note: Samsung recommends a network speed of 10Mbps or above.

WiFi Direct: When usingWiFi 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.

Smart Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung Blu-ray home theater system to your home network, you gain access to Smart Apps. Smart Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung HT-H6500WM. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Smart Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content. VisitSamsung's App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.

  • Movies & TV Shows: Watch movies and TV shows on Netflix, Vudu, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, & CinemaNow; plus trailers and snippets from a variety of video apps (like Flixter).
  • Music/Radio: Listen to online music and internet radio from Pandora, Amazon Cloud Player, & vTuner, plus more.
  • Social Networks: Share your thoughts and comments about a program on the air through social networking services, like Twitter & Facebook. You can post messages and comments in the same manner as you would using a computer. You also get access to YouTube & Picasa.
  • News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information content; such as news ( USA Today, weather ( AccuWeather), and many more.
  • Sports + Fitness: Variety of Fitness apps to help you stay healthy, plus Sports apps (like MLB.TV) to keep you up to date on scores.
  • Education & Kids: A recommended list for applications and content that is suitable for children; including education-based programs, cartoons, and games.
Note: The Link Service Accounts function lets you link the system to your accounts with Internet services (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.) so that the unit can log you into the service automatically when you start the app for that service.

Cloud Service: Cloud service saves user content such as music, video, and photo files on an online server . You are able to send non-copyrighted music, videos, and photos from a connected USB device or disc loaded in the Blu-ray HT system to a Cloud service (such as DropBox/SkyDrive) or network device over your home network and internet connection. You are then able to play these same music, video, and photo files from the Cloud or your network device through the Blu-ray system.

Web Browser You can access the internet using the Blu-ray system's Web Brower application. You can search web pages by entering a URL address or entering a keyword search. The system 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. The Web Browser provides two types of browsing; Pointer Browsing and Link Browsing.

  • Pointer Browsing: When you launch the browser for the first time, Pointer Browsing is active. If you are using a mouse to navigate in the Web Browser, leave Pointer Browsing active.
  • Link Browsing: If you are using your remote to navigate in the Web Browser, replace Pointer Browsing with Link Browsing. Link Browsing moves a highlight from one link to the next in the Web Browser and is much faster than Pointer Browsing if you are using your remote.
Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.

AllShare Services: The Samsung HT-H6500WM offers AllShare Cast screen mirroring and AllShare/DLNA wireless media streaming.

  • AllShare Cast Screen Mirroring: AllShare Cast is a proprietary "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible AllShare Cast Samsung mobile device through the Blu-ray HT System and to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Samsung smartphone or tablet on your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.
  • AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung Blu-ray system's AllShare function, along with itsDLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (MPEG), photos (JPEG), and listen to music (MP3/WMA) saved on your Windows 7/8 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port. This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Note: For AllShare/DLNA, Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free from theSamsung Download Center. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.

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-H6500WM 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.

5.1Ch Speaker System

Wireless Receiver Module: The Samsung HT-H6500WM 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 single 2" full-range driver inside a bass-reflex, black enclosure with a front-firing port. 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 0.75" tweeter and two 2" midrange drivers (one active/one passive) inside a bass-reflex, black enclosure with a front-firing port. 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 a 0.75" tweeter and two 1.5" midrange drivers (one active/one passive) inside a bass-reflex, black enclosure with two front-firing ports. 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 woofer inside a bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing flared port. The passive subwoofer features a vinyl-wrapped black cabinet with a non-removable cloth grille. The passive subwoofer features spring-clip terminals to attach the included speaker wire. 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/Bluetooth Control

IR Remote w/ Anynet+: The Samsung HT-H6500WM includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the Blu-ray home theater system. Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers HDMI-linked operation with other Anynet+ Samsung products and HDMI-CEC compliant components; and control those products (up to 12) with one Samsung remote control.

Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP: You can wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player to the Samsung HT-H6500WM and enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HT-H6500WM'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 HT-H6500WM.

Remote Support: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose the Blu-ray system, adjust its settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates; the player must be connected to your home network and the Internet.

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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We have had success with Cruchfield in the past and trust them to have the best products. Their service has been impeccable after the sale. Thank you , Crutchfield ![ Harry  Jan 14, 2017 ]
Very good reviews[ HENRIQUE  Nov 28, 2016 ]
have one simular and love it[ LEE  Nov 21, 2016 ]
Read all reviews and most were happy with the performance of the system. Besides all my electronic equipment is Samsung from tv to phones.[ Robert  Jun 28, 2016 ]
Unable to run rear channel wires in the ceiling and refused to route them across the floor.. [ Jeffrey  Jun 21, 2016 ]
Boston Sound Works is my installer and he recommended this product for this location.[ Lida  Feb 23, 2016 ]
Replacement for outdated non-Samsung brand DVD home theater system purchased from local store ...[ Juan  Dec 27, 2015 ]
Wireless speakers, size. And reviews[ Theodore k.  Dec 20, 2015 ]
Because of the wireless speakers[ Daniel  Dec 17, 2015 ]

18 questions already asked

Yes, it has an FM tuner.[ David  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Yes it has an FM tuner. No need to buy additional equipment.[ ADAM  Jan 27, 2017 ]
Yes, it has an FM tuner and comes with a tape type antenna. To be honest though, I have not used it so I cannot comment on the quality. It also has supports the following digital audio standards WAV, WMA, AAC, AIFF, MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless, OGG, MIDI, APE (Monkey's Audio) and M4A.[ Matt  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Yes, it does.[ TERRY  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Yes. It has an FM tuner. Seems to work well. Hope this helps.[ Jerry  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Yes it does have one[ GERALDINE T  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Yes it has a built in FM tuner ...[ Juan  Jan 26, 2017 ]
no it does not[ terry  Jan 26, 2017 ]
No FM tuner. And only two HDMI inputs. Otherwise, good sound, good subwoofer, wireless rear speakers. I'm happy with mine, but it's limited.[ Scott  Jan 25, 2017 ]
Yes it has FM you need to buy a antenna cord to plug in the back[ robert  Jan 25, 2017 ]
Christine, here is what mine has, I hope this helps. Number Of Component Video Inputs - 0 Number Of Component Video Outputs - 0 Number Of DVI Inputs - 1 Number Of DVI Outputs - 1 Number Of HDMI Inputs - 1 Number Of HDMI Outputs - 1 Ethernet Port(s) - Yes (1) Number Of Speaker Connection Terminals - 6[ Matt  Nov 03, 2016 ]
Only one HDMI and one optical in. Pretty limited, but sufficient for my purposes. Good sound.[ Scott  Nov 03, 2016 ]
This unit has (1) HDMI IN (1) HDMI OUT an Optical Input Port a LAN receptacle Although it has built in WIFI so I just connected it to my WIFI router. It also has left and right audio AUX input jack and an FM radio antenna input jack. All of these are on the back of the unit. It also has a USB input on the front of the unit Hope this helps you out.[ John  Nov 03, 2016 ]
SPK (SUB WOOFER) NET DIMENSION (W X H X D) 6.69" x 13.78" x 11.3"[ Keith  May 17, 2016 ]
This product was introduced in 2014. Hope that helps.[ Kenny  Feb 10, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. This product was manufactured and introduced in 2014. Hope that helps.[ Kenny  Feb 09, 2016 ]  Staff
HDMI out from the DVD player to the HDMI input of choice on your TV[ ROBERT  Feb 04, 2016 ]
Yes you will need both a HDMI and digital optical cable.[ Bruce  Feb 04, 2016 ]
ESPN recommended Adobe Flash version 10.2 or higher.[ Paul  Jan 01, 2016 ]  Staff
There is and you should be able to find it online. Like most manufactures warranties it is not more than a year requires you shipping the product to a an authorized service center if you can't get to one.[ James  Nov 30, 2015 ]
Of course there is[ Bob  Nov 29, 2015 ]
Yes I believe it is 1 year but I also took out a 3 year with square trade.[ David  Nov 29, 2015 ]
I don't remember if there was since it was a gift. But, I'm pretty sure crutchfield offers one.[ Dennis  Nov 29, 2015 ]
yes.... you can cut the wire and slice in wire of similar gage. and use the same connectors to the speakers. you could just strip the insulation and tape them together or buy male and female connectors that could be soldered or connected with a crimping tool[ ROBERT  Nov 26, 2015 ]
Yes. The connections at the speakers accept bare wire leads, so simply connect additional speaker wire to the bare ends of the supplied speaker wires using, e.g., wire nuts.[ Keith  Nov 23, 2015 ]
It would be a slice job. It's just a wire so couldn't be that difficult. But haven't tried. Yes, the connection is not typical.[ Michael  Nov 23, 2015 ]
I did. I cut the wire and added about 10' to the length. I did solder the connections and did not notice any degradation in the sound quality. Worked just fine.[ Doug  Nov 23, 2015 ]
To check if the remote is working, point it at a smartphone or other camera with "live view", press a button on the remote, and see if its IR emitter flashes on the camera's screen (the camera is sensitive to IR). If not, the remote is the problem; otherwise, it's a problem with the HT receiver.[ Keith  Jun 26, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Jun 26, 2015 ]  Staff
There is an HDMI in connector listed as Aux on menu of inputs. I believe if an HDMI from the cable box or DVR is run thru this it will utilize all speakers. I haven't done this since my DVD player is in a cabinet below the TV with a wood door making it cumbersome to use the remote. The manual says you can input any electronic device,,phone tablet,DVR[ ROBERT  Jun 26, 2015 ]
I love this system! We have it connected to a Smart TV and a Wii console and have even used it with my tablet ... no problems at all. This is a great system.[ LAUREN  Jun 23, 2015 ]
As long as you hook up the system with a monster cord.[ Kathleen  Jun 23, 2015 ]
Yes, I used a HDMI cable from the TV to the HDMI port on the back. This way you turn on surround if you want or listen to your TV by itself.[ Chuck  Jun 23, 2015 ]
Mine works great. I have it connected to a Samsung smart TV which actually links really well with the system. Note that my main source for TV (a TIVO) is connected directly to the system.[ Michael  Jun 22, 2015 ]
You need to use the on screen display keyboard to enter security codes - passwords. The % sign might be on the numeric part of the keyboard. If not you need to change your code and eliminate the % sign. Hope this helps[ John  Nov 03, 2016 ]
Don't know what you mean by this. What are you trying to do and what function are you in that needs security code? [ BARBARA  Mar 23, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You could use a new home theater receiver with the speakers but you would need to get a separate Blu-ray player and a new subwoofer. You would also need to cut off the proprietary connector on the speaker wire to use it with a new receiver, or use all new speaker wire.If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.[ Krissy  Jan 29, 2015 ]  Staff
Yes it will.[ Kathleen  Jun 23, 2015 ]
I have to stream Netflix through my blueray (with HDMI to TV and opt link to soundbar.) [ Doreen  Dec 01, 2014 ]
Due to the holiday, I had to reschedule UPS delivery and so have yet to receive my order. I did check on Samsung's 2014 Smart hub web platform before purchasing and it does include Netflix and Amazon instant video aside from many other, popular video streaming services. I will update this reply if ever it doesn't .[ Gerard  Nov 30, 2014 ]
I've also found the bass not to be particularly loud, although I don't personally like to shake the whole house when I watch Transformers VII: Rise of Michael Bay. When I listen to music, however, I'm all about that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble.[ Michael  Nov 16, 2014 ]
I see no other option that I am aware of[ ROBERT  Nov 16, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Greg  Nov 15, 2014 ]  Staff
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.[ Greg  Jul 29, 2014 ]  Staff
They are connected by wire to the wireless rear speaker (receiver).[ Kathleen  Jun 23, 2015 ]
no they get WIRED to a receiver which must be plugged into an outlet. No they are not wireless but you don't have to wire them from the player to the speaker.[ BARBARA  Jun 02, 2014 ]
The surround speakers connect to a wireless receiver via wires. I lucked out with an electrical outlet behind my sofa so it was really easy to hide the wires and have a power source for the wireless receiver. The front and center speakers connect to the DVD console. All the wires you need, excluding the HDMI cable, come with the system. Tip: connect the DVD console to your TV via HDMI Arc (if your TV has this port). It allows the TV sound to play through the speakers without another HDMI cable. Ours is a 65" Samsung Smart TV so connectivity was really easy and the system sounds great! Hope this helps.[ LAUREN  Jun 02, 2014 ]
You have to connect them to the adapter in outlet. They are not completely wireless.[ John  Jun 01, 2014 ]
Yes, They have keyholes. The bracket I bought wasn't perfect but does the job.[ Michael  Nov 23, 2015 ]
the speakers have holes in the back to hang right on the wall itself. no bracket is needed.[ Kathleen  Jun 23, 2015 ]
Bought a set of brackets at local retailer.[ Chuck  Jun 23, 2015 ]
These speakers can be mounted on the wall if you buy wall mount speaker brackets. I used the Pinpoint AM-40B Side Clamping Bookshelf Speaker Wall Mount (Pair), also available from Crutchfield.[ PHILIP  May 05, 2014 ]