Summary: "refurbished"? I think not. Doesn't work properly -- cuts out, and doesn't often cut back in, or it cuts back in after 30 seconds, OR it makes loud popping sounds. I suspect that this TechGadget firm merely repackages returns without much (or any) testing. I am waiting to hear from them how they will make good on the PITA this item has caused.
Summary: I purchaeed this sound bar to use with my LG Smart TV because of the linking feature. I assumed that the link would allow use of my Smart control for the sound bar, but it does not. Now I have to use the sound bar control for just the volume. There are lots of pointless buttons.
Excerpt: we were told delivery people would set items up at delivery time by sales man, " BY THE SALESMAN WAS PUT OUT ON HELPING US WE MADE THE COMMITT TO HIM IF HE NEEDED TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE GO MAHEAD ASM HE KEPT LOOKING AWAY FROM US ON OUR QUESTIONS"WE ARE VERY UNHAPPY WITH OUR TRANSACTIONAT NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART AND WILL BE HESITATE TO SHOP THERE AGAIN.
Summary: I own an LG television so I thought it would be a good idea to purchase the LG Soundbar so get some cross compatibility... namely having the 2 products sync up so I wouldn't need to use an additional remote control. In practice, the sync had the opposite effect and the two components got confused and neither worked properly. Additionally, after about a week, the SoundBar stopped powering up.
Summary: Replaced my old tube tv with LED. New tv speakers lacked quality sound so I looked for a sound bar and tried this one. I will keep trying. Poor sound quality out of the sound bar. Sub was distorted, and lacked deep base. Old Sony tube had better sound than this. Not worth 200.00. Returned it after one day. Tried movies,(blueray), tv and music all were the same. Not a good bar fr the price.
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: This would have been a good unit to increase the volume of my HDTV sound. However, it only has a digital output cable. My HDTV does not have a connection for this cable. I looked at other reviews online to see if others had issues with setup. Other people had to plug the cable into their digital cable box. I tried this approach, and had no results. I took item back to the store the next day. Walmart had the best price on this unit.
Summary: Just bought it today. It only has options for optical input. My TV and DVR don't have optical outputs so I cannot hook-up the LG soundbar. Called their customer support line and got a customer service rep in another country with very poor English and a thick accent. Going to find something else that will work!
Summary: Great depth of sound, however the main problem is that the optical connection has a time delay of about 1-3 secs between the picture and sound. Given the main point of buying the sound bar is to enhance the television viewing experience this is failing to do the simplest of roles. I suggest paying more and buying a product which will not frustrate the viewing experience.
Summary: Bought the unit and it worked great for three days then the subwoofer quit working and would produce no sound. Went and exchanged it thinking it was a dud. Connected everything and new subwoofer would not work at all this time. Sound bar worked fine but no woofer makes the product useless.