Reviews and Problems with Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30
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Don't buy this if you do watch movie or tv
S. Chang "DesignKid", Amazon
25 July 2014
Summary: The volume control is terrible. It's either too loud or can't hear it. (didn't have enough levels). The bluetooth feature is hard to use. Have to pick movie or sound mode is just crazy. Most important thing is. It's really hard to listen to the dialog with this sound bar. I gave up. After 2 years to deal with this thing, I decide to go with yamaha. At least they have UniVolume and Clear voice feature, so i can watch movie or listen to tv when hvac is on.
Summary: Well. even without subwoofer, sound is very good. But I was never be able to connect subwoofer. Tried every channel, with just 3~4 feet away from soundbar. After I returned it, I found some article that says there may be interference with wireless router, because both of they use same frequency. Wireless router and TV set are very close to each other. I cannot move any of these. No way! How can they be separated? They are hooked up to same wall outlet! (Maybe yours too.
Sounded great until the warranty ran out and it died
S. Fields, Amazon
4 September 2013
Summary: We purchased this unit for our bedroom television last year. Initial set up was fairly simple and the sound was good, so we were pleased with the unit. The unit has a 5 year warranty, but only 1 year on the electronics. After our 1 year was up, the subwoofer stopped responding. We tried all the troubleshooting in the manual, to no avail. We coordinated via the e-mail support system with Boston Acoustics. It was determined the unit needed to be sent in for repairs.
Summary: The best thing about this soundbar is the ease of setup It only took a few minutes to get it up and running The negatives, however, are many: 1) It was ridiculously overpackaged in a package that has the volume of a steamer trunk 2) The digital optical cable that connects to the TV is too short to do anything with it besides plant it right in front of my TV.
Summary: I wanted a true 5.1 surround system, the wife wanted something small and unobtrusive. We shopped around and argued for months looking for a solution we could both agree on. The Boston TVee 30 was one of the only sound bars I would consider owning and was the lowest priced one on my short list. Since I showed some interest in this product I received it as a surprise Christmas gift in 2011. Sound quality was okay but definitely does not justify its high price point.
Pros: Bluetooth audio streaming Wireless subwoofer Audio quality better than TV manufacturer brand sound bars.
Cons: Quit working after 1 year. Remote must be perfectly perpendicular to the soundbar. Sound quality did not meet my expectations for a product at this price point.
Summary: First let me start by saying that the sound is incredible. I love the soundbar. Great sound, easy set up and very attractive. Three months after owning it the soundbar stopped working. It was a new unit, not used, refurbished etc. I contacted Boston Acoustics and they wanted me to ship it back. It cost 78 dollars to ship it. About two weeks later I received it back. It was not my original equipment.
Summary: The unit arrived well packaged and within 3 days of shipping. Installed the unit in a cabinet above a flat screen. Used the optical digital cable. Sound from the bar speaker was erratic with sound levels going up and down with popping at various times. Removed the cable and installed the analog cables. With both cables connected sound was barely over a whisper. Remove one of the analog cables and could get good sound out of one side only.
Summary: Hi, First let me start by saying that the sound is incredible. I love the soundbar. Great sound, easy set up and very attractive. Three months after owning it the soundbar stopped working. It was a new unit, not used, refurbished etc. I contacted them and they wanted me to ship it back. It cost 78 dollars to ship it. About two weeks later I received it back. It was not my original equipment.
Summary: The sound is very good. The ability to control it via remote (which does not come with the soundbar) is very difficult. The wireless subwoofer is synced very nicely and is great. I am so tempted to return this product because of the remote issue. For the price I would expect a smoother and easier operation.
Summary: First, let me say that Crutchfield has been great to work with on this product. The issues with the product lie with Bostan Acoustics. The concept of the TVee Model 30 is a good one. The product execution is not where it should be. Boston Acoustics has some known issues with this product. Subwoofers not connecting are a recurring problem as well as the range of the remote control. Bluetooth is not compatible with the latest Apple products.
Pros: The sound is good. Big improvement over TV speakers and just short of a surround system.
Cons: Bluetooth not compatible with any Apple products with iOS5. Yes that's right, the latest iphones and itouch will not pair with TVee 30. Bluettoth connectivity was the reason I bought this unit and paid TWICE what I could have spent. The range of the remote is limited. Almost have to be directly in front of the unit and level with it. First subwoofer did not work out of the box. Optical cable supplied with unit is cheap and does not lock into place.