Summary: For the price it is a good value but the remote is just weird. The sensor is on the top of the speaker housing so I have to bounce the IR beam from the remote at the ceiling to get a good response. The volume controls are rather sluggish so it often happens that I overcorrect and have to seesaw the setting until the volume is right. And when the unit is turned off, those settings are lost and the default volume returns.
Summary: It does have an echoing sound to it (my husband says its like hearing it through a tin can) but to get rid of it, mute the TV volume. Also, my remote to the sound bar only works when it wants to, and only at a certain angle. You do get a fuller sound, but in my new apartment, it is very easy to cross over into "annoyingly loud".
Summary: Since the speakers went out on my old flat screen I got this in hopes it worked. it did and worked way better than I could imagine. This speaker bar looks great sounds great and I have no complaints.
Summary: I had hoped it would give close to good sound - but very muddy. Here are my disappointments: -Remote is apparently REQUIRED to turn unit on. (I hope I am wrong, but these silly little remotes are so easily lost -This is a refurbished model and the 1/8th inch audio jack on the side is flakey - shorts or opens - but humming and left or right channels flakey. -Remote is virtually unintelligible when it comes to guessing which source selection chooses what audio.