Summary: Bought the 6000 figuring, as usual, that folks may have gotten bad units, had a lot of interference in their location, etc. Not the case. This worked great, for about 20 minutes. OK, exaggerating. First month or so was great. Sub about 15 feet from bar. Shortly after, no connection from bar to sub, and no amount of effort (including moving the sub to within 3 feet of the bar) would get them to reconnect. Nothing changed in the air space.
Summary: This bar has great sound and the fact that you can use your tv remote to change the volume is a nice feature. The problem that makes it so frustrating and practically useless is the fussy sub woofer. When I first purchased the soundbar, the subwoofer quit working after a week and I had to exchange it for a new one. The replacement has also demonstrated problems. The subwoofer constantly looses connection, or plays static and inaudible noise.
Do not buy unless you wanna be frustrated by sub loosing connection all the time
Nitin "NKD", Amazon
11 April 2012
Summary: I love it when it works. Every other day I am resetting it until it syncs up with the sub, it could work good for hours or even days but constantly loses connection with the sub, and this is when the sub it sitting right next to the bar. This is the most frustrating experience I have ever had. I will never ever buy another polk audio surround bar again. Wasted too much money on this and got no support.
Worked well until subwoofer started knocking noise
Towson Photog, Amazon
31 March 2012
Summary: It worked nicely for three weeks, then the subwoofer started making a weird thumping noise without anything coming through. Thought it was the ceiling fan, an unsyncopated thumping, until I turned it off. Also, now discovered the thing interferes with the WiFi. Company has not emailed me in response to my query after several days. Just outside the Amazon return window. Polk Audio losing points fast.....
Summary: I must admit this thing produces great sound for a sound bar. Much better than any tv stereos. Don't buy this to think it will replace even the cheapest real 5.1, because it won't. If your looking for simulator it sounds great. I got to mention that polk really messed up with the functionality of this product. Sure it sounds great and sub pounds hard, they lack various usability. I got my iPod connected and my tv optical.
Summary: The unit sounded great, for about ten days, then the sub failed. It wasn't moved or abused in any way after the initial setup, and tech support failed to rectify the problem. And if you connect the audio in any other way than optical cable, it powers off after 3-5 minutes,so you're constantly turning it on, over and over again. Returned to Amazon for a refund. Gonna go with the Bose, and get bent-over price-wise, but at least their stuff lasts!
Great sound, but the Subwoofer constantly loses connection
23 September 2011
Summary: I love the sound from this system. I've a small living room which would not accommodate a true surround sound system well and I did not want to deal with wiring a 5.1. The size and sound from this system is perfect for my home. The bass, which may have troubles filling an extremely large area, works very well in a small to average environment. Also of note is the easy of setup. Connect the optical cable, plug in the bar and sub, and sync - then you're ready to go.
Summary: When I first got this it sounded great...then after 6 weeks the Subwoofer stopped working...Amazon said I passed the date for returns....I sent email to Polk and got NO response. So I have a sound bar with no Subwoofer...Polk's customer service SUCKS!
Summary: This item is not compatible with broadcast HD antenna setups! It will not function with Dolby signal. The surround bar encases two 2X6 inch drivers. Don't expect accurate high fidelity. This information is from Polk customer service! They suggested that I upgrade to the 6000 system with four 4 inch drivers. I'm very disappointed with the performance of the 3000 system. Don't get the 3000 if you like music videos, the treble sounds canned, the bass is muddy and vague.