Summary: The sound is better than TV speakers, but mostly due to the sub. At the refurbished price point I am happy but at full price I would have sent back. I suspect that is why there are so many available refurbished.
Summary: This works perfectly with my sharp HD TV with audio return channel (ARC). I just turn my TV on, and the volume is controlled through the same remote as my TV. Definitely adds a much better sound experience than your standard TV speakers. I wasn't looking for cinema surround sound quality, but just something to up my movie and video game sound experience. This works perfectly for what I need!
Average sound quality with below-average customer support
Daniel T Bielaski, Amazon
21 January 2013
Summary: When we finally made the "leap" into High-Def back towards the end of 2011, I spent a lot of time researching before purchasing a television and sound system for our living room. I wound up getting a 32" Panasonic (TC-L32U3) TV because I was impressed with the picture when I was shopping around, and I liked the placement of the HDMI and other input ports.
Summary: I purchased this item for my boyfriend for Christmas, and he loves it. I read the item description and had no idea what any of it meant, but then read the reviews and noticed many people who bought the system really enjoyed it. So I took a chance. We have the Panasonic Viera ( I think that's how you spell it), and the system works perfectly with the TV. It syncs with the TV, making it very easy to use.
Summary: So easy to setup. I hooked up the system in about 10 mins. The hardest part was putting the speakers together and you have about 3-4 options for that. I tried several different ones. It's best if the speakers are centered. The sub is not too bass heavy and for me that's a good thing. Sounds great with my Samsung TV. I listened to a live concert to test the system and it's about a 1000 times better than the stock TV speakers. Great value.
Summary: After many years in the music biz, sitting in front of P.A. systems doing stage lighting, my hearing has suffered a bit. I don't get some hi-mid range and hi-freqs like I used to. I was hoping this system would help boost those freqs. for me but unless I crank it up it's not much better than the speakers already in my Vizio 42" (except of course for the bass).
Summary: Good value to me the sound is great and have the speakers apart. Bass is load enough for me and have it hooked up to a cheap TV which really improved the sound. This system is very hard to find.