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: **Update to original review. I have always had great luck with Polk products. However, I found out like several others that after about 3 weeks in the Sub Woofer started acting up and was making constant popping sounds. This is with the kids primarily using the system for just normal TV. The unit also lost its settings for the additional programmed remote without us following the reset procedure.
Summary: We got this sound system because we wanted to get a good sound system, not too expensive.. we decided on this polk soundbar.. we aren't tech wizards, we're just simple people who like to watch tv and have it sound nice.. PROS: not as expensive as other sound systems, it sounds nice CONS/MY EXPERIENCES: the subwoofer gets disconnected a lot, when using the small remote control to change anything (the volume, the source..
Summary: I purchased this soundbar thru Amazon.com. Taken all around, Amazon had the best price (substantially better than Polk's) which included free shipping. Once hooked up (which was easy), the system sounded great. One of the audio cables included with the shipment, however, was wrong (i.e., per the installation diagrams). I called Polk's Customer Service. They sent me a new cable within a few days. The replacement cable was longer but still had the wrong fitting on one end.
Summary: I first got this soundbar system because I thought Polk Audio quality was great and this seemed to do everything stated. When things are hooked up and running correctly this system is amazing. Clear sound from the bar and decent base from the subwoofer. One thing they don't tell you is that the sub heats up pretty quick and then shuts off when it reaches maximum temperature. I then had to buy a fan to cool it down during prolonged use especially when watching a movie.
Summary: After couple hours of playing with it, I'm little disappointed that the sound bar can not handle all the sound come from optical cable connection. At first, I thought there is something wrong with the sound bar, then I realized that it was working ok. You can't use optical cable connection to play music or sound from XBox or any source that the sound bar can not decode. With latest technology & with this price, the sound bar SHOULD able to handle all source of sound.
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: Here goes: We purchased a flat screen tv after 25 years with a console, yes, 25 years.(If it isn't broke, don't throw it out until the replacement you want is manufactured or it just plain gives up) Never watched too many movies in the past, purchased them, just never watched them, too much work with old tv newer equip. Now working as a librarian, all media is at my disposal so Video's are a must.
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: I knew what I was getting into when I bought this. I have often experienced sub par solutions for the 'real thing. However I had an environment where putting speakers and wires everywhere would just not get the spousal approval, however my experience with in TV speakers was horrible so I was looking for something to bridge the gap. First and foremost, my biggest 'what in the heck are you people who built this thinking' annoyance. The inputs point straight down.