Summary: The versatility of the HW-E550 is what led me to purchase this sound bar. Wanted a simpler set up for our family room. Easy set up out of the box, took about 45 minutes. Read many reviews on the product so I knew about the misleading wireless claim. I have longer cables so it wasn't a deal breaker for me. I set it up with the split speakers which sounds great. It's not true surround, but everything sounds great. The sub packs plenty of punch.
Summary: Once these were set up they filled a large room with great sound. No problem there. ALL the connections go to the subwoofer so it is not wireless. What is wireless (almost are the twin speakers. Other than the power cord and the wire to tie them together, they are ''wireless''. To make life simple after reading the instructions, I use an optical connection between the TV and the subwoofer. I bought them on sale so they were MUCH cheaper than the current $400 price.