Samsung HT-C6500 Home Theater System Review

Posted: June 9, 2010
Samsung HT-C6500 Home Theater System Review

Samsung goes to the extreme with their HT-C6500 system which not only has 1000 watts of 5.1 surround sound, but also features Wi-Fi connectivity to stream online content. Chris Hardwick and Jessica Chobot take a look at this household hub for $600.

What You Need To Know

  • This home theater is sleek and stylish, and should fit anywhere in your house.
  • The left and right speakers are only about a foot tall.
  • Satellites are less than half of that.
  • The subwoofer and center channel are also pretty small.
  • There are also 2 HDMI inputs which is more than most home theater systems.
  • This is one of the most connected home theaters on he market, since it will stream lots of different content through the Samsung Portal and from a DLNA device (like an Xbox or cell phone).
  • All of these features work really well.
  • Since it has built-in Wi-Fi, all you need to do is configure the settings and load up Samsung apps like Netflix, Pandora, Twitter and Skype.
  • Samsung is adding more apps every day, too.
  • You can also access your Xbox or cell phone media if they're on the same Wi-fi network and DLNA ready. (DLNA is a standard that a lot of gadgets have so you can share music or video over the same network.)
  • Overall, streaming works really well and it's easy to set use.
  • It also sounds pretty good: highs, mids and lows were all solid.
  • The center channel is also stronger than we're used to with home theaters in a box, which is good.
  • This is a good example of a well-rounded system. It doesn't blow you away with any one aspect but gets the job done.


  • $600


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  • speckery

    to JohnnyBuku
    i ve got the same as yours with an harmony one
    but no harmony activities can control my inputs device like for exemple hdmi1, hdmi2, aux... because it is the same command (inputnext) that navigate in the HT inputs. there are no direct inputs for each input hdmi/aux/fm...
    how did you manage to create activities with your harmony?
    thanks a lot for your response.

    Posted: October 11, 2011 1:45 PM
  • JohnnyBuku

    I recently bought the 7.1/1330 watt version of this system (HT-C6930W) and am very happy so far, with a small caveat about the surround rear wireless speakers which end up in front of the surround speakers in the classic configuration, which means you would still be pulling wires to the back of the room anyway. But i configured it for DPLIIZ (vertical 3D) which brings the 2 extra surround speakers above the front ones and it sounds awesome ( and no pulling wires to the back of the room). It has a ton of features i haven't had time to play with yet, but i am very impressed with the apps so far.

    One note is that setup is not for the feint-of-heart. I am a professional software geek, but i was still challenged (it was a blast!).

    One other thing: It uses a remote scheme that is not in the older remote databases (i.e. Comcast/etc). I ended up discovering and buying a Logitech Harmony remote which solved all those issues (love that thing!)

    Posted: June 11, 2010 8:33 AM
  • Topshonuff

    It was a better presentation with Jess.

    Posted: June 10, 2010 3:15 PM
  • GeminiKanon

    What a coincidence! I went to best buy the other day and was about to buy this system. I liked all the features it had, but I did find the price a bit steep. Yes its worth it if you don't have a blu-ray player already but i have a ps3 so that aspect is taken care off. Still, i might just go buy it.

    Posted: June 10, 2010 12:08 PM