Summary: My main reason for posting this review is to mention an annoying issue if you use this like I do: as a sound system only for my Tivo and smart TV. When I enter the room to watch TV, I have to use the remote that came with this device to power it on, hit OK, and then hit the iPod button. (No Tivo remote is capable of learning these keys.
Summary: Set-up was easy as all the connections were color coded. The plastic looks a little cheap, but I was able to grow use to it. The excellent sound made the cosmetics easy to accept. I use a direct ethernet connection so I have no problems with internet connectivity. I cannot speak top the reliability of the wifi connection.
Summary: The positives: The system looks very nice and the sound from the system is very good for the price. It was very easy to assemble. The negatives: Loud deep base sounds (like an earthquake) seem to overwhelm the base speaker and you hear more static than rumble. The tower speakers are very difficult to get to exact verticle and the lean can be distracting. I gave four stars because earthquakes don't happen often and you don't see the speakers when the lights are out.
Summary: Just wanted to write a quick review, the price for this item changes daily and numerous times in the last few weeks it's dropped to $299, so don't buy it unless you see it at that level. I saw it there again last night and pulled the trigger after previously missing my chance and now it's back above $400 so just be patient and don't throw away your hard earned money, it will drop down again.
Summary: I was skeptical that this small package could provide good sound, but I am pleasantly impressed. The Amp/3d Blu-Ray is about the size of a Blu-Ray DVD player by itself, but it is much more. I have a Panasonic Plasma TV so the fact that the Amp and TV work together is a real plus. It is plenty loud enough for movie watching. I also bought the optional rear speaker receiver so I wouldn't have to run wires all over my house and it, too, works very well.