Summary: Product works as expected. Not surround, but does fill a room with pretty rich sound. Would be nice to have adjustments, as in an equalizer, instead of the pre-determined sound settings. Sub-woofer could be a little more prominant as well. Bought it refurbished, would not pay full price. Input does switch to digital 2 from time to time as described in previous reviews, Not that big of deal to me.
Summary: To misquote the top reviewer of this product: "Ok let's start by telling you, that I [am] just some guy doing a review." I didn't compare a lot of soundbars. I got this to increase the volume of our too-quiet 42" Panasonic LCD TV in our living room. With all the commotion of the adjacent kitchen and family activities you could not sufficiently hear Sponge Bob, Phineas & Ferb, or any of the other _quality_ programs that were on.
The unit I got had to be switched out. However it sounds & works great
24 October 2011
Summary: For the money you cant beat it. I really like how easy it was to hook everything up. I was up and running in less than 4 minutes. The wireless subwoofer is much more powerful than I originaly expected.
Summary: A replacement for a Soundmatters 2.1 system that that company no longer seems able to provide service for. First of all the installation was absolutely easy with my Samsung 32" LCD set. All I did was attach an optical cable from the set to the speakers and the unit works like a charm. It detects the optical signal to turn on and off which simplifies things. As sound quality goes, it's a mixed bag compared to the Soundmatters unit.
Summary: I got this soundbar on clearance and love it. We have a wall mounted TV with speakers on the back, the sounds were distorted because it was bouncing off the walls. However, when I bought and installed the Samsung soundbar (connected via fiber cable) the sound was more crisp. I found that Cinema mode was the best mode for us. The only disappointment is that the wireless bass didn't seem to have much thump. But we are 100% better than we were without the system.
Priced a Best Buy for $400, a steal, so far I can't get enough.
5 August 2011
Summary: Brought a refurbished product, first time ever buying refurbished. So far, product has by far exceeded my expectations. Small bedroom 150 sq feet, thing rooks, does everything I needed and more. Plugged it in went downstairs for 5 minutes and came back to everything being synced up, my Samsung TV, Samsung DVD player. Got my new tv installed on the was, and every night I've watched a different blue ray movie just because.