Summary: Like many, I wanted to enhance my 42" Toshiba in my bedroom, which is normal size. I chose the HW-C450. I have checked these bars out for a few months but never found one that sounded halfway decent. I know I would not duplicate my mid-range home theater ($4k spent with Samsung 60" and Onkyo). I was aware of my expectations. I have listened too many bar systems in many stores. I send back the Polk Soundbar 3000 and got this Samsung.
Summary: When the company was unable to ship the speaker to me, their customer service department was extremely apologetic and did what they could to compensate me for the unfortunate string of circumstances that resulted in my not receiving the speaker. I am sure that the speaker would have more than fulfilled my needs.
Summary: I bought the HW-C450 soundbar to match my Samsung LCD TV. I need the wireless subwoofer as I cannot run wires the way my room is set up and there is no room near my TV. I liked the features especially the auto on where it turns on as your TV does. Also able to adjust the subwoofer level. It did have an echo type sound and I had to turn off my TV's internal speakers to minimize this. It sounded better but still did not completely clear up the echo.
Summary: i read many reviews before i made the purchase. so i kind of know what i'm getting and the limitations of it. but still I'm a little disappointed. Pros: 1. it's a very nice looking unit 2. the sound can get pretty loud (which is good) 3. the wireless sub woofer works perfectly 4. very easy to set up and meet my original need: eliminating speaker wires running all over the place. Cons: 1.
Summary: I bought this sound bar about three months ago for my bed room. Last Saturday while watching a football game I noticed a very annoying vibration coming from the sound bar. I noticed it was coming from one of the tweeters. I called costumer service and they sent me a shipping label to return it for service.
Summary: Love the versatile sound from this. It is plenty loud and makes our living room sound like a theater. Also like the looks of it. It has lots of different sound options. We find that on theater sound option, it picks up so much of the detail sound in the background that sometimes it is difficult to hear the dialogue. Not a problem because there are plenty of other settings.
Summary: I purchased this soundbar system to replace my three year old Boston Acoustics TVee2 soundbar set-up that quit on me. The Samsung has way more features than the BA model, but there are a couple of drawbacks as well. I noticed that in several other reviews of this product that it was mentioned that the unit will periodically switch to a different input on its own. This has happened to me several times.
Summary: First just some background information, I have tested Vizio's sound bar, Sony's HTC-150 and this bar. I have kept the Sony HTC-150 as truthfully it was the best sound bar. Just a heads up before you decide to buy this over the Sony HTC-150; don't... The other guy has stated that he had reviewed the Sony HTC-100, which I assure you is light years behind the quality of the Sony HTC-150.
Summary: The Good: Small size looks sleek and cool Wireless sub hides neatly away. Not so good: Sound mode seems to always default back to PCM mode when you turn it on. Muffled and muddy dialogue in Cinema mode. I have had two 5.1 surround systems before I purchased this one. The wife and I bought a wall mount for our tv, and a new credenza to go beneath it, so we wanted a clean look with no speaker stands or wires or subwoofer sticking out like a sore thumb.