Summary: ***UPDATE*** Everything was going fine (see below) until I tried to play a game on my PS3. This resulted in a horrible static sound out the speakers. The solution was to disable the HDMI ARC control (the whole reason I bought them) and use them via the 3.5mm headphone jack cable provided. The audio is still as good, but you lose the auto-on-off feature and I could have purchased some £60 PC Speakers to do the same job.
Summary: I recently scaled down my audio set up from a huge AV receiver and 5.1 speakers (an attempt to de-clutter) so to be fair I was always going to be disappointed by the sound. It's not bad, certainly a lot more bass than my TV speakers but speech is actually slightly worse. Works well for music and movies but not so good for things like news.
Summary: I ordered this from Hughes Direct, product arrived ok, but seeing it is not compatible with anything but Sharp, I have tried to return it for the last 3 days. Hughes keep promising a courier, but nothing.As stated in a phone call to Hughes they say it only works with Sharp tv`s, I have a LG , it does not work so be carefull folks. It may be a good soundbar but is not compatible, the problem is no one states that and returning it to Hughes Direct is a nightmare.
Summary: The product was very nice in appearance and sits well in front of the TV. Buyer beware this unit is not compatible with any Panasonic Viera television. It says in small print that the unit may not be compatible with all Tvs. This should be made much clearer before purchase. Unfortunately I had to return the said unit for a refund.
Summary: When I received my Sharp 40 inch Aquos LED tv , I was disapointed with the sound system. So purchased the sound bar, about the only real improvement was the sound now comes out the front. Sometimes I hear a little more bass.