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...
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.
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).
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.