Summary: The directions for this item were the first challenge. I inadvertently made a bad decision in assembling the wires, which made the thing pretty much non-returnable. I repaired that myself, but now, the unit will not even turn on. Didn't last 2 months.
Summary: This system was to paired with my LG 42LE5400 TV. The speakers on the TV aren't bad, but they aren't good either. So I thought, why not get a new sound system? Boy, am I sorry I picked this one. I was pretty excited when I brought this system home and hooked everything up. It did require some assembly. It did not come with the optic cable, so I had to run to Radio Shack to pick one up.
Summary: I bought this Panasonic sound bar to go with my Panasonic Vieta TV. Imagine my surprise when the sound bar was not a Vieta unit. I would not have bought Panasonic if I had known that. It is also the only unit I have seen with a separate amplifier box. The box has no digital display, only lights that supposedly show the status, such as TV, Bluetooth, etc. but are very difficult to interpet. Very poorly designed display.
Might be ok in an apartment, the line input is TERRIBLE
David Koski "b-movie fan", Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: I really didn't want this for its home theater uses -- I have larger speakers and more powerful equipment for that. I thought this might go well in my kitchen, but the speakers are way too big. The tweeter array can be split into two 20" pieces or one 38" wide center channel looking unit. That turns out to be way too big for a kitchen. I hooked it up as computer speakers and it did adequate at best. The RCA line input to the "receiver" portion is VERY noisy.