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: 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!
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.
Summary: So, I purchased the IHT 3000 in March (2011). At the time I had a G wifi router. Upon receiving and installing the IHT 3000 my wifi network was crippled (as is frequently described here and elsewhere). I read in a review that you simply need to change the channel on your router. I did so, and was off and running. Fast froward to last week when I upgrade my wifi network to N. Same problem comes up only this time changing channels has no effect.
Summary: If you don't want to waste $[...], don't buy this! Look for something of higher quality. It only took about 3 months for this unit to start acting up on me. It was easy enough to set up, and looked fairly rugged, but after about 3 months of use (and I would only use it approx. 2 hrs / day), the sound bar speaker began to fuzz out and crack like the speakers inside had broken. I'm not sure how this could've happened as I tend to keep the sound down fairly low regularly.
Summary: The subwoofer sounds good, the soundbar doesn't sound that great. The audio sounded hollow, it didn't sound right. Even if this soundbar was $100 I wouldn't keep it. We exchanged this one for the Sony Surround Bar which sounds amazing in comparison.
Summary: My dad picked this up for his new Sony LCD, and asked me to hook it up. No matter how I tried, I got no sound. After a little digging on the internet, I discovered that this system needs 2 channel audio input. If you have an HD source (like a Shaw HD cable box) the audio is transmitted as a Dolby 5.1 signal over the HDMI cable. The Polk sound bar does not have a Dolby decoder.