Summary: Like everyone said already, Bluetooth range is lousy. But the real pain is the horrible on / off slowness that screws up the remote cycle if you have a universal remote. Even if you use their standard issue cheap remote, this has to be the WORST device ever for operating via remote control. You have to stand 3 feet away and go very slowly for this device to respond to the remote control commands. Chintzy....
Summary: I recently bought this from a local Best Buy Store. Wanted the ability to return it easily if I wasn't happy. This is a lower priced model and kept my expectations low. I bought it for these reasons. It had bluetooth. It had mounting holes on the back, so I only needed to put 2 screws in the wall to mount the bar. I liked the appearance.
Summary: Okay. i wrote a raving review before i checked out all options. I watched Jurassic Park to test this soundbar and it was amazing. Since then, I've seen Dexter and the theme song had some weird clicks in it (which i thought might be in the original theme song; just never heard it because i never had such amazing speakers) and a little bit of crackley noise. This morning, i listened to a song on Spotify...new review: D.
Summary: Purchased with a 55 inch Sony TV with down firing speakers. TV speakers actually sound better so I took it out. Hoping to use it with PC, so far I haven't been able to make that work. Instruction book poorly written, on line support not much better.
Summary: Just called Toshiba and they directed me to a web site to answer any problem that I have. They don't answer your questions until after you visit the web site first. That's not good customer support. [...
Summary: Not very good considering the price. I do enjoy the sound output, but the user experience leaves much to be desired: - The unit will not automatically turn on and off with my TV. My TV is a newer Toshiba. I am disappointed with the need for a separate remote to turn this unit on and off. - The unit will not increase or decrease in volume when I use my Toshiba TV remote. Another need for this separate remote. - The remote does not seem very responsive.
Great sound, good features let down by being unusable for bluetooth connections
Matthew Brady, Amazon
19 March 2014
Summary: I selected this device because it was virtually the only one in the price-range with all the features I needed. 2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output make connecting it to a TV a breeze. HDMI ARC turns off the sound on the TV and allows me to control the volume using the TV remote. Switching inputs on the sound bar changes the TV input, easily supporting 2 HDMI sources.