Summary: It took me a long time to get the sound turned on the the instructions were poor. After many times of trying to get the sound, I almost gave up and sent it back. I turned the unit on, but not the tv and went by the instructions and then turned the tv on and be hold, a sound. the remote on my tv works only part as the turning the sound up works great, but to turned the sound down, it does not work.
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: 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 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: 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.
Decent, and a big step up from LG's TV pitiful attempt at sound
E. Rylant, Amazon
9 January 2012
Summary: Recently I purchased a 65" LG LCD 3D TV. The sound from this TV was about a 2 on the 10 scale. One dimensional, terrible. So, I started the process of reading endless reviews. Like always there are reviews that say "this the best ( ) ever, only followed later by someone else who thinks that same item is the worst ever. These seemed to get pretty good revies so I went for them. Setup was pretty easy.
Summary: My client wanted something that had a decent sound and looked pretty. This was much more than he expected. Setup took all of 15 min and I was out the door. If someone is not an audio expert and just really wants to hear things with more crisp voices and a much fuller sound, this fits the bill perfectly. If you are looking to feel like the monster on the screen is actually behind you, I'd stay with actual rear speakers.
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).