Pros Good Price, Nice design, Brings depth to movies that LED Tv speakers simply can't replicate.
Cons Can't see display while seated if its mounted anywhere near eye level.
Summary For the size of my condo's living room it easily fills the room with robust sound when watching movies(I barely go higher than lvl 12). Compared to my Samsung 5.1 HTIB, while you don't get all the true effects(helicopter coming in from the left and departing right), its minimalistic design isn't as intruding. It's easy to forget the sub-woofer is their until a boomy part of the movie arrives.
I agree with the other reviewers on the following points:
1) Sporadically switches input to the second digital input;
2) You will get an echo if you leave the tv speakers on but this will happen with any system if you "double up";
3) Optic audio input only...no problem for my TV or PS3;
4) Sounds great for movies (I use the drama setting for all movies as cinema heightens the overall bass too much for my taste);
5) I have no real issues with the sound when listening to music.
6) Remote doesn't control TV unless it's a Samsung (Confirmed as I also own a Samsung LCD)
Overall I'm more than pleased with my purchase especially since I got it for $150 as an open box special!!
Pros Good price and sounds good
Cons It has a bad echo anytime you have your tv volume on. Sometimes it switches the amp. to other settings by itself. . Sometimes its not responsive and I have to unplug it to get it to restart.
Summary Sometimes it changes the volume up all the way or down all the way by itself and I have to restart it to get the volume to go down or up. Sometimes it switches the amp. to other settings by itself. . Sometimes its not responsive and I have to unplug it to get it to restart.
Pros Pretty easy to setup, excellent sound.
Cons: I'd never seen an "optical" connection before - that was a bit of a challenge. Using with a Panasonic Vizio TV.
Cons Unless you specify "speaker off", the TV sound interferes with the sound bar, producing an annoying echo. TV remote can't change soundbar volume, therefore 2 remotes are req'd. Probably would work better with a Samsung TV or a Panasonic soundbar.
Summary Excellent sound, good cost - I'd question buying again because of volume control issue.
Pros slim looks nice sounds great
Cons mine doesnt cycle through settings it flashes pcm every 3 seconds and makes it impossible to watch anything
Summary i think the internal wiring in the sound bar is faulty on alot of these units, I first had mine hooked to dig. out 1 worked great for a few weeks. Well i wanted to see how nice this thing really sounded so i turned it to a music channel and turned it up(not even close to distorting) sounded amazing i couldnt believe it out of such a small unit well next day turned tv on like normal and after a few minutes i noticed that the sound kept cutting out so i tried everything i could to fix itand absolutely nothing worked as far as settings so after a couple days i couldnt take it no more so i unmounted to switch to dig. out 2..... amazing!!!!!!!!!! worked great!!!!!!!!!!! so last night i decided i would here some music at a higher volume(nowhere near distortion) well this morning i turn the tv on and same thing with the pcm flashing every 3 seconds....( very very very annoying) so point of the story if u have one of these sound bars appearantly DONT TURN IT UP not even to a above moderate level..... what a piece of crap< i'll try a new one but if it happens again i will definetly switch product brand!!!!!!!!!!!!! its 2011 bout to be 2012 step your game up samsung
"Good sound"on by spuzbeaver
Pros Good sound; easy setup
Cons Cannot see display panel easily