Summary: A good sounding receiving that still has issues when used with all Samsung components. I have a Samsung Blu-ray player and TV, all with Anynet. However, I often still have to hit the audio select button to switch from optical to HDMI input when I switch between devices like my cable box to Blu-ray or Xbox. The iPod function is useless. Only lets you play songs in order as they are saved on the iPod.
Summary: I bought this thinking it would be easier for my wife to deal with. It was relatively easy then the HDMI output jack broke. So no I am having to replace it. I am buying another Marantz, because although it is a different brand from the TV and DVD it is pretty dang easy to operate. And it is more durable.
Summary: Purchased the HW-CX700 and had audio synch problems. Found a firmware update on Web that killed the receiver. After repair the receiver works, but overall experience negative. Think they finally pulled the firmware update off the web site.
Summary: The HW-C700 sounds nice, however it has faults. My setup is all new 2010 Samsung 3D components (TV = UN55C7000, Blue-ray = BD-C6900). The setup has all new HDMI 1.4 cable connections as recommended (and new optical cable from TV to AVR as recommended for Anynet in the receiver manual). - Sometimes, there are repeated drop outs when streaming audio/music using Allshare and the proper Samsung server software on the PC (PC is fine). Sometimes, the audio streams fine.
Summary: I was really hoping the Samsung HW-C700 receiver would work out, but it just has too many user interface problems. I purchased it along with a Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray player and connected it to a Samsung DLP using an HDMI cable. The only other input was an older DirecTV box connected with RCA cables. The receiver looks good and sounds good, but unfortunately those are the only positives.