Summary: I was looking forward to using this unit (Coby DVD988), but unfortunately only the video worked on the unit. The sound on the unit was dead. After receiving a replacement unit, I really like this all-in-one unit. The sound and picture are great, and I am raising my review to 4 stars. I even bought another unit, even though it has been discontinued (and Coby has gone out of business).
Summary: i recieved this soundbar and had to purchase the rca cables hoping i have tv audio threw the speakers, nope nothing. long story short i spent two days calling coby customer service (what a joke) for them to keep me on hold an hour each time and them to just end up saying "well looks like you have a defective system send it back to amazon." go with the vizio soundbar, hooks up easier and works.
Very nice answer to "compact" living...easy, less wires
3 August 2010
Summary: I love the easy hook up and quick start instructions. Very nice alternative to apartment/condo living. No extra components, less space, and attractive package. Could use more sound mix choices; more bass or even a sub-woofer and more power. Just my personal preference for louder sound! For the price, a good buy. Very pleased with the purchase!!
Summary: OK ! If you're like me, you read all of the reviews to get a sense of whether or not the item would suit your needs. While reading the reviews, I noticed that a couple of people said that the DVD player stopped working also mentioned was a remote not working. With that said, here is my take: The batteries that came with it for the remote were dead. Once I put in fresh batteries the remote worked just fine.
Summary: Looks and sounds good, people notice it. It's hefty so be sure you have a secure place to put it. Missing HDMI port (ouch), apparently only supports FAT file format for USB drives/keys. On mine, the plastic covering the optical and s-video ports was mis-aligned so I had to trim them to get the cables to go in. USB and DVD share output, so you have to umplug USB to use the DVD.
Summary: Easy to set up, sounds good. Within a month the DVD stopped working. It just eject the DVDs automatically and leaves marks on them. Support was no help. I had to buy a standalone player to replace the functionality.
Summary: I had read the reviews online about this particular sound unit. They didn't give a very favorable picture of it. I decided to give it a chance because of its reasonable price tag. After ordering online, I actually tried to cancel the order. However, it had already been shipped. When I received it, I figured I might as well set it up and see how it worked. I was almost shocked that everything worked perfectly. I've had no trouble with it at all.
Summary: I wish I would have bought this sooner. I am not a sound expert, but this is just great. It makes my big tv so much better, it's a big improvement over the speakers on the tv...fast shipping and arrived in great condition...