Reviews and Problems with Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30
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Speaker bar is great, wireless sub is garbage
7 August 2014
Summary: Speaker is GREAT, it learned my samsung remote so I don't need an extra one laying around. The subwoofer died about a week after I bought it (had already tossed the box) so I couldn't return it to Amazon :(
Summary: The Boston Acoustics has a good sound for a sound bar system. It is really nice that the sub woofer can be adjusted at the speaker rather than only by the "base" adjustment for the total system. I live in a condo building with units on all sides and cannot have a booming base. I wish it had it's own remote control as it only learned the volume buttons from the TV remote, which makes adjust the volume difficult when watching TV.
Summary: Soud is great considering it is a sound bar. I located the speaker system on a speaker shelf above a LG TV. The setup was easy and programming my remote was easy. Conversely, the sensitivity of the infrared located in the speaker was very poor. A Crutchfield technical representative was 70% helpful 70% correcting this problem. He was somewhat surprised that Boston Acoustic did not correct this well known problem prior to shipping this product.
Pros: Great sound and easy setup.
Cons: Sensitivity of the remote; SERIOUS issues with remote control sensitivity - Soundbar grille should have an open port for the remote sensor (grille blocks some of the remote signal) -
Summary: First unit delivered had subwoofer case damage, then the sub quit. Unit was replaced. New one works well. Sound from the tv is greatly improved. Subwoofer adds just enough "oomph" to make the sound have depth. My only complaint is the sensitivity of the remote control. Unless I'm aiming directly at the soundbar, in a straight line to the sensor and only about 6 feet from the unit... it won't work.
Pros: - Vastly improved sound from the tv - Nice looking unit, mounted directly beneath the wall mounted flat screen - Easy to hook up
Cons: - SERIOUS issues with remote control sensitivity - Soundbar grille should have an open port for the remote sensor (grille blocks some of the remote signal) - Soundbar needs a way to adjust the sound quality (ie, bass, treble and midrange levels) for personal tastes
Summary: You have to drill a hole in the grill for the remote to work! Otherwise the sound is great, the unit is easy to set up and the wireless sub woofer is decent. The sound was a major upgrade from the built in speakers of my Samsung D8000. The remote was easy to program. This would be a 5 star product if you didn't have to DRILL A HOLE IN THE GRILL FOR IT TO WORK!!!
Pros: Good sound, good features, easy to set up, looks good.
Cons: The remote only works from three feet away unless you drill a hole in the grill!
Summary: Great sound but unresponsive remote caused me to send it back. I could not deal with having to get up and walking closer to the TV to raise or lower the sound. Boston Acoustics needs to fix this problem.
Summary: Replaced a bose 5 speaker surround sound system because we were sick of looking at all those ugly bundles of black speaker wire and weird-looking speakers. BA soundbar is much cleaner in appearance and sounds good,too.
Pros: Good sound quality. Clean appearance. Minimal wires.
Cons: Sound level adjustments are too course. Frequently level 3 is not loud enough, but level 4 is too loud. Anything above level 7 or 8 is probably dangerous to your hearing. Remote control must be at a 90 degree angle to the sensor or it doesn't work.
Summary: Delivery was prompt and trouble free, set up a breeze, and the sound is very good. The unit looks sharp and am very happy with it other than it seems that you need to be on a certain narrow angle directionally side to side from the front of the unit for the remote volume control to function. Works fine without the faceplate/speaker cover, so it seems to be a design flaw in the cover, perhaps. A bit frustrating sometimes but not a big deal. Otherwise a great unit.....
Pros: Easy set up, great sound
Cons: Remote control of volume will only function from a narrow angle in front of the unit.
Summary: This is a nice sound bar system with one major problem. The remote control sensor is located behind the metal mesh front grill, it will only react to the remote control from a arm length distance. I drilled a hole in the grill to allow the remote signal to pass through. This alleviated the problem. I am glad I did not need to pay full retail for the tvee 30 here in Spokane considering this issue.