Summary: The sound bar had the A/V inputs that we needed for our new TV to hook up to our older DVD player, Non HD cable box and VCR. The size was a bit overwhelming. Based on the descriptions people said it could be placed in front of the TV or mounted on the wall. The height of the bar was prohibitive to being placed in front of the TV as it blocked the signal recievers on the TV. Wall mounting wasn't an option as the room gets rearranged every few months.
Good sound, bad remote! Does not use standard code.
2 November 2012
Summary: I wish someone had written this before I bought this. The good: It sounds great compared to the TV speakers. It does what I wanted which was to not sit with the TV remote adjusting the volume when people were talking, for commercials, etc. The bad: It doesn't work with universal remotes. Altec Lansing used Toshiba TV codes for the remote. Even using those codes, I am unable to program my DirectTV remote to use the volume buttons on the sound bar.
Summary: First I was amazed this unit was still available. I've had one for several years and it just died. I was expecting to wait 10 or more days and I think I got it in 3. Very well packaged and works great. You dont know how much you miss it till you have to go back to TV speakers. Thank you to everyone involved.
Save you money and do not buy this product if you want surround sound
1 January 2012
Summary: The Altec Lansing PT7031 Speaker System is certainly not worth anything over $100. I paid $100 for it so I can live with it but the sound quality is poor and the bass is horrible. The unit is very large and heavy. Remote is awkward and user interface is not great either. I would not recommend this product.
Summary: Although our flat screen had built-in speakers - it was always lacking. We tried using the stereo but, the output from the TV was optical ... now we have sound for DVD's and TV programs. Yay !!
Summary: Since it is a bit old product it doesn't have the ability to connect to computers so if your television is big screen that connect to your computer this item can't help you before you buy it check the wire
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK!!! Altec Lansing will not fix these when they break--AND THEY WILL BREAK!--or will they even tell you who can!!! I made the mistake of buying one 1 1/2 years ago. It just stopped working! Won't even power-up! Altec Lansing says that they do not support them!!! RIP-OFF!!! LOSER CORPORATION!!! I WARNED YOU!!!
Summary: Lo confieso, lo compro por la marca. Su sonido cumple con las espectativas para un principiante de la calidad del sonido, no es cosa del otro del mundo. Pense que Altec era calidad de sonido en todas sus lineas de productos.
Summary: We have a 40" LCD flatscreen with decent speakers, and we love to watch movies... Are you tired of saying, "What did he/she say?" and then pausing, rewinding, replaying 3 times to find out? We certainly were. Because if you turn up the sound on many TVs and older sound systems, the effects and soundtrack drown out the dialogue or center channel. I think movies are EQ'd for 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround.