Summary: The sound bar first off works as advertised and sounds good. However, the sound bar itself has issues within itself. Meaning, I am at times unable to turn on my sound bar from the power switch on the sound bar instead I have to use the remote. And if your batteries are low your remote will not work. The sound bar control occasionally lock up up and do not respond. Meaning the volume, power and input selection does not work on the unit itself.
Summary: Very disappointed that it only lasted a year and a half. And when I contacted Phillips, they say sorry, but would you like to buy a refurbished unit? Ha! Yeah right. Why does your junk last only a year and a half?
Summary: AT first it took longer and longer for the sound to come back on after powering it down. Then one day it quit working. It seems this is problematic with this device. I need something thin and long to stick on a fireplace mantel under the tv and this is it. it wall mounts. but it has a sound defect problem and most likely I will complain to the manufacturer...although after 2 years? I wish someone made a better one with the same design.
Summary: Bought it to use in our camper. It works out well in a small room. DVD was a prime reason for the choice, combined with a good price/discount. Pros Compact simple solution to improve on plasma TV speakers. Provides a DVD player,making it a good contender for a camper. Plays iPod also, with on screen menus. Although I preferred to go back to using the in ceiling speaker system after trying it out. Plays TV sound. Simple connects - 1 HDMI and 1 pair of phono connectors.
Summary: WOW I am so impressed with this sound bar. It was so easy to install, has a docking station for my ipod and a DVD player right on the bar. A smaller unit then expected with great sound. Use in a game room 25x30 with hardwood floors and it sounds great.