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Polk-audio-iht-3000.29061693
7.4 out of 10

Polk Audio IHT 3000

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Reviews and Problems with Polk Audio IHT 3000

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Overall 2
2.0

Subwoofer is terrible

S. Loy "The Dad", Amazon
13 April 2013
  • 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Great sound, problematic subwoofer

JohnnyO, Amazon
26 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.....
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Overall 2
2.0

What's up with the power off? Subwoofer failed.

JPT, Amazon
17 December 2011
  • 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Polk Soundbar 6000

Lee, Amazon
25 November 2011
  • Summary: The sound keeps going off when changing channels, fast forwarding recorded programs, etc. I am constantly having to get up to to turn the sound bar off and then back on. VERY disappointing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great sound, but the Subwoofer constantly loses connection

Onys, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not work with broadcast HD

Carl, Amazon
24 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

1 Fatal Flaw/Polk Money Grab

Matma, Amazon
9 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth it

GMH, FutureShop
21 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not that great

T, FutureShop
31 December 2010
  • 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.
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