Summary: This is the second time I have bought one of these. I sold the first one when I needed more space but have since re-organised my room so bought another. It is a huge step up over my old Panasonic soundbar. In particular the default settings are spot on in terms of how the bass is balanced with the speakers.
Summary: For a home theater this is in a class of its own! There is a tremendous number of inputs so I have my TV box, PS3 and laptop all hooked into this. The HDMI controls means I can control (most) of them with just one remote. Sounds quality is good, tons of features and tweaks. Easily upgraded to 5.1 if you can cope with the wires. Unfortunately I am struggling to find a quality center piece as it is not sold separately by anyone.
Summary: I bought this unit as my Sky box was producing quiet sound through my new Sony TV. All other sources were ok. I wanted a 2.1 unit as my room configuration wouldn't suit a 5.1 with trailing cables. It was very easy to set up and worked great straight away. Frankly I couldn't be bothered playing around with placement as it worked fine where I put it. The sound is a vast improvement on the TV and all sources.