Summary: I purchased the Samsung Sound Bar from Best Buy recently. The sound quality is very high for the price being paid for the system I have family that have the Bose Cinemate system that sounds about 250 dollars better than this system, but that is the price to pay for it. But the downside of the Bose is the wired sub.
Summary: This sound bar works very well as an intermediate audio solution for my bedroom 50" Samsung plasma. It's far better than the built-in speakers, but not as great as my 7.1 surround component A/V system in the living room. So far, this is the same as the other reviews. I'm writing to add two data points to the areas that seem to be up in the air: 1. Subwoofer disconnect and hum: I don't seem to have these issues with my unit. Bass is great. 2.
Very good solution if you don't wan't a full surround system.
D. Heinig "Technology Research Fiend", Amazon
19 October 2009
Summary: I have been looking at soundbar systems for over a year now. It all started when I decided to add an Xbox360 and a blu-ray player to my home setup. I had a specific setup and a specific list of issues I was trying to resolve and I ended up getting a full 5.1 surround system to go with my blu-ray. It was pretty good, but then we decided to move into a new place and the tv had to go in a cutout above the fireplace.