The sound quality is excellent for the price point. I especially like the fact that the bottom end is thunder in a bottle. If you don't have an iPod, you can buy a little USB thumb drive for peanuts and it will play your MP3s and even some movie formats r
The rear speaker wires are too short to allow decent positioning. If you want to place them more than, say, ten or twelve feet from the unit, you will need to splice in additional wiring. For me, the deal-breaker was that it won't play Paramount DVDs. At.
If you do purchase this unit, you will likely be happy with the sound quality, but you will probably need to buy an external DVD unit to play some of your movies.