Summary: I went with a Vizio soundbar first, which sounded good, but I had to use two different remotes, one for TV and one for volume. So invested in this puppy and have zero regrets about it. Sounds WAY better than the stock TV (LG 50" smart), and since both are LG I'm down to one remote again. Occasionally the speaker won't turn on with the TV so I just turn the TV right back off and back on, seems to only happen after it's all been sitting for a day or two.
Summary: I originally purchased a different brand sound plate and returned it for this one, this one was more money, but it is thinner, more powerful, and has great clarity. Plus I love the bluetooth option.