Samsung HW-C470 Soundbar

The Samsung HW-C470 is a slim soundbar that is ideal for those of us who want the surround sound experience, but also the ease of set up and convenience of easy positioning that only a soundbar can provide – and then makes it even easier still.

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Samsung HW-C470 Soundbar

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The Samsung HW-C470 is a wall mountable soundbar that takes the convenience of an all in one speaker system, and makes it even more flexible and easy to position and set up.

Soundbars are already simple to set up and get started with, so you may be wondering how Samsung could have made it even easier? First of all, the HWC470 includes a wall mountable, wireless subwoofer, meaning that the all important bass can be provided without having to compromise where you position it – it can as easily be tucked right behind the television, as it can be placed around a corner. However, unlike other subs, when this unit is screwed to the wall, it is going to be harder to relocate so make sure you experiment with different placements first to see what works best for you. Secondly, the Samsung HW-C470 also comes with a wireless iPod/iPhone dock so if you have positioned your soundbar on the wall you will still be easily able to connect your device to it and place music through the system, all controlled by the remote control.

Samsung HW-C470 Soundbar The Samsung HW-C470 is an attractive enough device with the three speaker drivers on each end of the bar providing 280W of power which should be more than powerful enough for most rooms. Although it is only a 2.1 system it does include Samsungs virtual surround sound system which should make the experience more immersive, and the Crystal Amp Pro technology will ensure they sound quality is as good as it can be. If you intend to use the HWC470 everyday, you’ll also be pleased to hear it comes with Samsung’s Smart Volume technology so that the loud adverts in between the programmes don’t blast out – the system will even out the volume automatically.

What to consider before you buy the Samsung HW-C470

A full featured soundbar like this does come at a cost, but if you want the convenience then it could be money well spent.

Why you should buy the Samsung HWC470 Soundbar

As well as offering all you could really want from a soundbar, the Samsung HW-C470 with it’s wireless subwoofer and iPod dock manages to throw in some genuinely useful extras too. If you want the ultimate convenience and flexibility of postitioning, this soundbar could be just the ticket. Rating: 4.5/5

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13 Comments to “Samsung HW-C470 Soundbar”

Frank Sandford on December 4, 2010 said:

MUST this soundbar be wall mounted or is it an option?

Home Cinema Buyer on December 20, 2010 said:

Ni, it doesn’t have to be, it’s just an option.

Brian on December 22, 2010 said:

I know the HW-C470 is wireless but were does the power come from? Is the soundbar plugged in or the sub? Or does the soundbar get it’s power from the tv?

Home Cinema Buyer on January 17, 2011 said:

The soundbar still needs to be connected to the mains. It’s just the subwoofer that’s wireless.

Pani on January 19, 2011 said:

I own a samsung UE46-8000 series LED tv which is fantastic but am looking to upgrade the sound quality. The HW-C470 seems to tick the boxes that I need.
Is the slightly cheaper HW-C450 model identical in specification but without the ipod docking station, or is there more to it than that?
Is there an alternative, better or even newer system just around the corner. I have a £350 budget to spend on a speaker upgrade but am not keen of filling the room of speakers. Can you help?

julie on January 20, 2011 said:

Can I play my hifi through this system as well as the TV.

Home Cinema Buyer on January 21, 2011 said:

Yes, if your stereo has RCA/Phono outputs, or even an optical output, you should be able to plug it into the back.

mike on January 27, 2011 said:

this is a great product particularly like the ipod dock..do Samsung make any wireless speakers that might link to the system so that I can extend the sound to the next room?

Home Cinema Buyer on January 31, 2011 said:

Not that I’m aware of – it’s not really what it was designed for.

Jakes on May 18, 2011 said:

I have a samsung tv, when i pair the HW-C470 up through anynet+ will i be able to adjust the volume using my sky remote.Does it also turn on when the tv turns on,i ask this question because I have heard when using a samsung home cinema system it wont automatically turn on with the TV

Richard on June 6, 2011 said:

Just got a Toshiba 46inch Led/3D TV Pictures great but sound not so good would the Samsung HW-C470 Soundbar be compatable with it.

Home Cinema Buyer on June 6, 2011 said:

Yes, your TV has HDMI, so should work fine.

rob on November 21, 2012 said:

how do u link ur iphone or pad wireless to the sound bar

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