Summary: I purchased my first Polk Audio speakers back in 1977. They were a small, little know company back then. But I took the advice of a savvy stereo salesman (music lover). I wasn't then, nor have I ever been, disappointed with any of their speakers. I have a massive set for my stereo system & I have this sound bar system now for our work training room. This was so inexpensive & puts out a great sound w/o having to crank up the volume.
Summary: Excellent product for the money. Easy to connect, good instructions, great sound. I am no stranger to high-end sound systems so when I connected this small unit In a basement den I was really surprised at the quality of this product for the money. You can actually feel the base at sound levels that have very little distortion.
Summary: I bought this for my girlfriend who was in desperate need of better sound at her house. The bar is easy to program with any remote and I was really surprised by the sound. Crisp highs, surprising bass from such a small sub and it took about 5 minutes to setup. Make sure your TV has an optical output and that your components such as a set-top box, DVD, Roku, etc are connected to the TV via HDMI.
Summary: This system is pretty darn easy to set up, and wow, I had no idea how much sound I was really missing. The directions, though, could use a little work. Just because you turned on the power to the sound bar and the subwoofer, doesn't mean you have turned the bar on. Of course, you must use the remote to turn the bar on. If you don't see blue lights, it is not on. If you are unable to have the volume "learn" a quick call to the number in the directions can solve that.
Summary: Unboxed and set up in less than a half an hour. Being directions aren't for men I attempted to connect the optical cable between the TV and soundbar, not knowing there's a rubber cover over each end of the optical cable. No wonder it didn't work or plug in very well. After removing the covers on the optical cable, everything worked great. The DirecTV remote gave me some trouble, however the new remote we got with the new Genie DVR works perfectly.
Summary: I have always been a Polk Audio fan since the late 80's when they were just getting started. I sold them myself so I already new about the performance. They have been known for accurate bass response and great midrange, but when I started reading reviews I was surprised at the overwhelming average response. The number 1 selling soundbar w/sub, on Amazon has been the sony 260, and the reviews were great.
Summary: Couldn't be happier with this sound bar!! It fills our master bedroom with excellent sound quality. Doesn't get easier to hook up.I This or any sound bar for that matter can't replace a full system but does provide very good sound. Better than your TV and shy of a real surround system. The subwoofer pounds pretty good, will shake the walls! i chose this over others because it has better mid range sound than all others in the less than $500 category.