Summary: Got the Panorama 1 as an open box a month ago and works just fine. For 1k, I think I've got my money's worth ( Im an audiophile). Straight out from the box, they sounds pretty good. However, I did not hook it straight from the TV's audio output.
Summary: Had this for a couple of years now, still going strong. Would buy it again in a heartbeat. This of course is the panorama 1, non hdmi. Has 3 listening modes, surround, Wide and stereo 2ch. I owned a pair of Martin Logan Vistas before (audiophile) and this I'm satisfied with.
Summary: It hard to believe in this day and age an audio component that CANNOT be programed into most common universal remotes. This is a really expensive system that I'm sure has top notch engineering, but they can't engineer remote programming?
Summary: I own this rather than the Panorama 2 because I've found over the years that, when it comes to sound, the fewer things the device can do, the better. If you read the reviews for the 2nd gen of this sound bar they invariably mention HDMI switching as an issue.
Summary: This unit has great sound but not outstanding lower bass. You need to hook up a sub woofer. Here is the issue. Opened the box and all I got was a two page 1st. grade drawing of installation NO INSTRUCTIONS WHATSOEVER. OK........no big deal it was a simple set up. Remote looks like an oval bug.
Summary: I am both surprised and pleased by the quality of the sound that comes from this B&W product. B&W has always had a top drawer reputation, but could they really make a sound bar that has ooomph as well as the ability to project sound for surround sound-like perception? Answer is clearly yes.
No frills, reliable sound from a well-respected company...
Chris P. "Chris", Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: To begin, I am a bit of an audiophile, ranging from the Mark Levinson sound system in my car -- probably one of the best audio systems I've heard, aside from home high end electrostatic MartinLogan electrostatic speakers and B&W's flagship speakers.
Summary: Sehr wertige Verarbeitung, tolle Materialien und grandioser Sound. Einfach eingerichtet, läuft auch mit der TV Fernbedienung. HDMI Kabel sind jedoch keine dabei. Bei mir lag eine Kurzanleitung bei, man kann eh nicht viel falsch machen.