5.1 Channel AV Receiver: The Samsung HW-C500 is a 5.1 channel AV
receiver with a built-in 100-watts x 5-channel (at 6-ohm, 20-20kHz, THD = 0.9%)
digital amplifier and 1 subwoofer preamp output.
Crystal Amp Pro: Samsung's Crystal Amplifier Pro filters sound
distortion and noise to provide sound quality like that of a professional hi-fi
Surround Modes: The Samsung HW-C500 supports the following
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II provides discrete 5.1
channels out of 2 channel or multi-channel sources. It also provides Music,
Movie, Game, and Matrix modes.
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital
surround format which consists of front (left/right), center, surround
(left/right) and sub-woofer channels.
- DTS: DTS provides a discrete 5.1 CH digital audio signal for both
music and movie contents and uses less compression than Dolby Digital for
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 encodes standard 16-bit/44.1 kHz sound to
24-bit/96 kHz and applies it to a 5.1ch soundtrack.
Pro Logic II (Music) Settings: You can make the following
sound adjustments in the Dolby Pro Logic II (Music) mode:
- Panorama: This mod extends the front stereo image to include the
surround speakers for an exciting "wraparound" effect with side wall
- Dimension: Incrementally adjusts the DSP soundfield from the
front or surround.
- C-Width: This sets the width of the center sound image.
SFE (Sound Field Effect:) The Samsung HW-C500 utilizes a 32-bit audio
digital signal processor to provide soundfield effect modes with more
realistic surround sound from normal stereo audio sources. You can choose from
Stereo, Hall 1, Hall 1, Jazz Club, Church, Rock, Classic, Live, Game, Movie,
Concert, or Stadium.
Two Channel Modes: The AV receiver provides two 2-channel modes.
- Stereo: Outputs sound of the select source in 2 channel stereo.
- S.Direct: Outputs 2 channel PCM audio signal without any signal
processing, providing higher audio quality. This is useful for obtaining the
best sound from a connected CD or SACD player.
MP3 Enhancer: The MP3 Enhancer provides a better listening experience
from low-quality MP3 compressed audio.
Auto Sound Calibration (ASC): Auto Sound Calibration makes sure you're
hearing optimal sound by automatically configuring the speakers and subwoofer.
Simply plug the included ASC microphone into the receiver's front-panel mic
input, place microphone next to your favorite viewing spot, and press the
ASC button on the remote control. The ASC function will automatically recognize
the distance between speakers, levels between channels, and frequency
characteristics to create a 5.1-channel soundfield optimized for your
Manual Speaker Setup: In addition to the receiver's Auto
Sound Calibration function, you can also choose to setup your speaker system
- Speaker Size: Front (Large/Small),
Center/Surround/Front-Height (Large/Small/None), Subwoofer
- Crossover: You can adjust the high-pass crossover frequency for
the speakers that are set to "Small". You can choose from 60, 80, 100, 120,
150, 180, or 200 Hz.
- Speaker Distance: You can adjust the distance from speaker and
the subwoofer to your listening position. You can select 1-30' (in 1'
- Speaker Level: You can adjust the level of each speaker channel from -10
to +10 dB (in 1dB increments).
Tone Control: The AV receiver allows you to adjust the bass and treble
independently from -6 to +6dB (in 1dB increments).
Smart Volume: Smart Volume regulates and stabilizes the volume level
against a drastic volume change when changing channels or during a scene
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
Speaker Outputs: The Samsung AV receiver features color-coded
spring terminals for all speaker output connections (Front, Surround, Center,
and Subwoofer). The receiver will accommodate speakers with a 6-8 ohm
Multi-Channel Inputs: The Samsung HW-C500 is equipped with a 5.1
channel input (Front, Center, Surround, and Subwoofer) for use
with an external multi-channel decoder source, such as SA-CD or DVD Audio.
Digital Inputs: The Samsung AV receiver is equipped with 4 rear-panel
digital audio inputs. The receiver features 3 optical digital inputs and 1
coaxial digital input.
FM Tuner: The Samsung HW-C500 features a built-in FM tuner with
manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 30 FM preset stations.
Note: This receiver does not feature an AM tuner.
High-Definition Video Inputs/Outputs: The Samsung HW-C500 is equipped
with 4 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI monitor output, 2 Component Video inputs, and 1
Component Video output.
- HDMI (1.4): The receiver is equipped with 4 HDMI (1.4) inputs for connecting
HDMI-equipped audio/video components. All 4 HDMI inputs are capable of
carrying uncompressed digital audio and video up to 1080p. There is also an
HDMI (1.4) monitor output that feeds audio/video signals to an HDTV.
- Component Video: This unit features 2 component video inputs and
a component video monitor output that are capable of passing high-definition
video signals up to 1080i.
3D-Ready: The HW-C500 can pass through 3D video from 3D-ready Blu-ray
players to 3D-ready TVs, via HDMI (1.4). You will also need compatible 3D-ready glasses and 3D-video content.
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 240ms (in 10ms increments).
iPod/iPhone Dock: The Samsung HW-C500 comes with an external
iPod/iPhone dock which allows you to listen to audio and watch video from select
iPods/iPhones through the AV receiver and a connected HDTV. To playback video,
you must make a composite video connection between this unit and your TV. The
included iPod/iPhone dock provides audio/video playback from the AV receiver,
track number and playback time displayed on the receiver's front-panel, basic
control via the included remote (Play/Pause, Stop, Previous/Next), and charging
of your connected iPod or iPhone. The included dock and AV receiver are "Made
for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (April 2010):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type|| Control||Display||Charge|
|Audio||Video Out||Remote Control||iPod||Song Info ||Track Info |
click-wheel/color-display ||4th||N||N||N||N||N ||N||N|
Note: Your iPod/iPhone's controls will be
locked when connected during audio playback in iPod Audio mode.
If you switch to iPod Video mode, you will be able control audio
and video functions from your iPod's touchscreen or clickwheel.
No song/artist information is displayed on the unit's
front-panel or connected TV. Apple firmware updates may change
Sleep Timer: You can set the time that is unit will shut itself off.
You can set the Sleep Timer to 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the unit's front-panel
display. You can set the dimmer function to Dark or Bright.
Low Power Consumption Setup: This function enhances electric power
efficiency by 30%.
ENERGY STAR Compliant: By being ENERGY STAR compliant you are assured
that this Samsung product is helping the environment by using less energy while
saving you money. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promoting energy efficiency.
Software Upgrades: Samsung may offer upgrades for the AV
receiver's firmware in the future. Upgrades will be possible by downloading
firmware upgrades to a USB thumbdrive and connecting the thumbdrive to the
receiver's rear-panel USB port (service/firmware only).
IR Remote: The Samsung AV receiver includes an IR remote control which
allows you to operate all the functions of the AV receiver and is preprogrammed
to operate Samsung TV's and Blu-ray/DVD players. The remote can also be
programmed to operate other manufacture's TVs and DVD players. The remote includes
Glow-in-the-Dark playback functions for a Samsung Blu-ray/DVD player. The remote
control can be used up to approximately 23 feet in a straight line. It can also
be operated at a horizontal angle of up to 30-degrees from the unit's
front-panel remote control sensor.
Note: This remote control has Braille points on the
Power, Channel, and Volume buttons for the visually impaired.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Function: Anynet+ is a function that can be used to
operate this AV receiver with a Samsung TV remote control, by connecting the
receiver to a compatible Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
Note: This function is available only in connection with a Anynet+
compatible Samsung TV and DVD/Blu-ray player.