Summary: I was so excited to get this sound bar, but my enthusiasm quickly wore off after having it for a couple days. I had recently wall mounted my television onto my plaster walls, this caused the built in speakers to create almost an echoing effect. So I went online and found the Polk Audio IHT 6000, and thought it looked like a good option for me without spending crazy amounts of money.
Summary: I purchased this soundbar after reading reviews and also because it was wireless. I have a 24" LED HD TV I purchased from Walmart. The brand is Element. When deciding to buy the Polk system I was unaware that it did not have a connection for coaxial audio, it only had RCA and optical. My TV only had one output, the coaxial audio.
Summary: The good: - You can't overstate how convenient it is that the main soundbar is so thin and light. My TV is in a corner on an angle, so I needed a unit that could sit at the same angle without protruding too far. This fit the bill perfectly. - The sound quality is as good as you can expect from a setup like this.
Summary: Sound is fine, however not as nice as a surround sound system. Sound cuts out occasionally and the only way to reset it is to turn the unit off and select a different source and then turn back on.
Summary: We bought this after a lot of research. The sound is good coming from the bar and the subwoofer and we love that the subwoofer is wireless. However, the device to control on/off, volume and sub is TINY and it already doesn't work well. I have contacted Polk Audio to see if they will replace it. The other downside to this system is that there is no display that shows what volume you are at or how much bass you have on.
Summary: I have had bose 5.1 Accoustimass until I decided to upgrade to this. The system is good, but, not sure if its $425 good. Love the learning function of the system. Unboxing -------- First of all: Polk/Amazon, would it hurt to put what is included in the box in the product description? How about some more pictures??? The unit *does* come with optical cable, analog, and component cables. If I knew optical was included, I wouldnt have ordered one from Amazon.
Summary: Not sure if I'm pleased or not yet. We listened to the lower end Polk products at a local Electronics store, and although they were not as impressive in quality as the >$2K+ units we'd heard, we weren't prepared to pay >$2K for a sound bar....so we chose the upper end of the Polk. It does work, I'm just not sure how well it is compared to my Old Home Theater (with "real" Surround Sound Speaker locations).
Summary: I researched this product and many other similar and from the reviews I chose this one. Many said this was not a replacement for a 5-1 system but it added a lot of presence to the sound field, sorry to report this is not the case. Sound from the sub-woofer is no where to be found, placed it in every location in the room and turned it to max volume - no body home!