Summary: added great sound to my samsung 60" TV i don't get surround sound all the time - little disappointed for the price I paid the sound is great but sometimes it seems to only come front the front of the room
Pros: the sound is great
Cons: i don't really get the "surround sound" consistently.
Best Soundbar but lacks basic connectivity feature
7 June 2012
Summary: For the price, Bose should have included the option to connect multiple sources. I cannot understand the need to pay a 1000$ more to get this functionality (and an FM tuner!) with the Lifestyle 135 system. Essentially the soundbar has all the ports and hardware required to enable multiple source input. It is really a 'software' feature that Bose has eliminated. There are ways around this - eg: using an optical switch etc. but Bose could have provided an elegant solution.
Pros: Great sound in a compact package
Cons: Very expensive and lacks basic connectivity features
Summary: The Cinemate was ok......not all that I thought it would be. The system didn't give me a lot of options for the price and I was only able to connect to one device which was the cable box. I think I was more disappointed at having found cheaper sound systems with way more to offer for less than what I spent. I am stuck with the system for now but I think you end up paying more for the name than you do anything else......way to over priced!
Summary: Heb me zopas een Bose cinemate 1SR gekocht. Gemakkelijk te installeren. Een minimum aan kabels. Qua geluid is het geluidseffect nog beter als de speaker aan de muur hangt. ( Zie You Tube "Bose cinemate 1SR ) Bose is natuurlijk een goed merk maar voor hetgeen je maar kan lijkt het me wel enorm duur. Het is wél een aanrader.