Summary: The speakers in the bar aren't much of an improvement over those in the SONY flat screen, but the bass really thumps. Beware, though, that thing is BIG. I bought this for my motorhome, and had a time finding a place to put the thing. As far as the remote, I can't get it to work right with my DirecTV remote. I can turn it on, but not off. The volume only works one way, either increase or decrease. I can mute, but not unmute.
Sounds great. Worked correctly right out of the box.
23 May 2014
Summary: This has impressive sound for it's size. Really liked the learning feature. Sub sounds great and hooked up without a fuss. After setting the graphic eq in the TV, sound is just what I expected. Very good bass. I have it in the bedroom and it is mounted under the TV wall mount. The sub is on the TV side of the room. I would recommend this to anyone needing a less than high end component unit but wants good sound. It's a bonus to not have to run wires to the sub.
Summary: I purchased this sound bar for the flat panel TV in my bedroom. I wanted the surround sound experience but didn't want or need a full surround sound/home theater speaker system such as the one I have in my great room. Once again, I am very satisfied with the quality & performance I've come to expect & enjoy from Polk Audio products. The ease of installation was greatly appreciated and the performance so far has been superb. A great value for a great product.
Summary: Was delivered as promised. A breeze to set up. Took 10 minutes but I still haven't synchronized with primary remote. Great sound, a huge difference from my Samsung built in speakers. Have a 64" Samsung Plasma in a cabinet so getting the sound bar out front made a huge difference. I am having trouble lowering the base with the Polk remote. The dog goes a little crazy when music is on and the base is thumping.
Summary: This sound bar works as it's supposed to, it's not the best sound, but good for the price I guess, it gets three stars because for every hour or so it's on it makes a very loud thud which has woke our baby up multiple time
Summary: I've been considering sound reinforcement for my HD TV for some time. went to a local electronics store before the holidays and was impressed by the polk performance. found this at amazon for less than the 3000! extremely pleased with the performance and the ease-of-setup. highly recommended...
Switches inputs automatically and broke after 2 years
28 January 2014
Summary: I've owned this for 2 1/2 years. The sound quality is fine, but there are two big problems. (1) The first input is optical and the other two are traditional headphone jacks. I use the optical jack for satellite TV and input 2 for a computer. The problem is that if you have it set for input 2 and there's no signal from that input for a while then the SurroundBAR will automatically switch over to input 1.