Pros We easily circumvented the annoying "speaker disabled" popup by not disabling the TV speaker as recommended by H/K and instead sticking in a male/male headphone extension cord into the TV's headphone jack. Then we paired our remote with the soundbar as i
Cons None that I am aware of.
Pros Higher priced but worth it.....awesome sound....5 minute set up from box to functioning.
Cons Big subwoofer but generates excellent sound. Placed it upfront in a corner as suggested.
No real CONS.
Summary Connected to 4 year old SONY 52" LCD. Under MENU: disabled the speakers and enabled the SOUND SYSTEM option. Pressed two buttons on the soundbar to allow it to search for my DirecTV remote. Touched the volume button on the remote and an instantaneous connection was made. I live in Florida where cement floors prevent us from hiding wires. This is the perfect alternative if you have wiring issues. Highly recommend. Best Buy 18 months no interest. Go for it.
"Remote NO-problem"on by Kaub07
Pros Dont' actually own.
Cons Don't actually own.
Summary I don't actually own this product, but as for the remote issues it seems that if I understand it correctly many users would have a relatively simple work around. As many users have an external box (i.e. sat, cable, ect) which has a remote of it's own, most 'universal' remotes from Dish, Direct, etc. allow you to program them to use an AV system with a separate 'code' as the volume control. In that case you could program the SB16 to use that code as opposed to the TV code itself. I may be missing something, but I think I'd try that.
Pros maybe the sound quality?
Cons price and no hdmi
Summarythink i will check out the yamaha although unfortunately can't see a review for it here... yet.
Updated on Mar 31, 2011
"HDMI Inputs?"on by wilkofbm
Pros Harmon Kardon is known for making a reasonably priced quality product.
Cons Why are there no HDMI inputs?
Summary As someone who is in the market for a new Sound Bar I was initially very interested in this product. Unfortunately, the lack of HDMI inputs/output is a non-starter in today's A/V world.