Summary: It could be just my unit, but I don't get all the positive reviews on here. Not at all. Sound is mediocre, and bluetooth is about the most unreliable and it's not even close. The tinny sound - I thought it was because I was using digital coax-to-optical converter in order to use my TV's digital coax output (it does not have an optical out), but using analog connection wasn't any better, either (actually worse).
Summary: Received package in good condition. Opened read all needed pre-work manual material... this is simple. Located stud, hung on wall, connected optical cable, changed TV speakers to external, fired up everything, no hiccups at all. This sound bar sounded GREAT!....... FOR ABOUT AN HOUR!!! There is definitely an EL issue having to do with the remote set-up for control of existing TV function.
Summary: EDIT: 9/2/2013. I am going to leave my original review under this one. The unit has become more of a hassle than it is worth. I have decided to ship it back to Amazon. What happens is that I will power on the unit, first time: the display comes on but no sound. Second time: the sound is so distorted that even my dog noticed with a "WTH was that?" look on her face.
Summary: I purchased this item for my boyfriend for his birthday. Initially, it sounded awesome and we were amazed. Suddenly, it would not work. Often shutting on and off, not connecting to Bluetooth and producing great static. We are in the process of looking into returning it at this time as LG said it should not do such.