Summary: 4 stars because you need an arc hdmi port on your TV for best setup. Still using the microhone/headpone port on your TV gives the sound a serious boost. So quickly look for the arc port and if it's not there don't waste you time put it in the other one usually in the front or side of TV. Don't need wires everywhere and you can't fault the value.
Summary: It's a nice discreet system with very good sound, my only irritation is the difficulty connecting via HDMI. In the end I read the review on here by IanL and pulled the damn plug out just leaving it connected via the speaker jack - that did the trick. It does seem a pity that the TV & soundbar has all these wonderfull hi-tech inputs and outputs but in the end you rely on 70's technology jack plug!
Summary: If u don't like having all the wires of a 5.1 surround, then get this u can hide the one cable under the tv know one will know its even connected to anything, it works off your TV's remote so make sure u have a new TV uses HDMI to send its signal to switch it on and off again be warned
Summary: Used with a sony bravia NX803 TV, SKY HD box , Xbox 360 and Wii conected. The sony speakers at the back of the set gave a poor quality of sound, we had to keep constantly turning the TV up when soft spoken scenes came on, only to be blasted by a wall of sound when the adverts came on. tried adjusting the sony settings on sound level but it did not significantly improve the fiddling with sound levels for different programs.
Summary: This unit is very nice looking and sits under my 42" LG tv with no problem, i have had it set up using both the headphone output from the tv and via the ARC (Audio Return Channel) If setting up via the ARC make sure that you have the ARC option AND the HDMI CEC (this is simplink on LG, EZ sync on Panasonic and theatre sync on Sony) option turned on otherwise you will get no sound output from this system (took me a bit of messing around to find this out).
Summary: Like most people who look at various systems I considered a 'proper' sound system with speakers dotted about the place. What put me off (or more correctly my good lady) was the various wires, so I decided on a soundbar. My telly is in a corner on a corner unit so I could only put the soundbar at the front of the telly or on a wall, I (my good lady) was not keen on being on the wall so the front of the telly it was.
Summary: Bought from Amazon so the usual thanks to them ( delivered in well under 24 hrs with Prime membership ). I have connected the system to a 32inch Samsung ( UE32D5520RKXXU ) LED TV bought in December 2011 with multiple HDMI inputs.... so a new model. Although the tv detected a device and defaulted to external speakers I could not get the connection via the HDMI.
Summary: I bought this to pair up with a Sony Bravia hd tv I recently purchased as the sound quality was poor from the built in speakers. After spending so much on the TV, my wife was un-impressed that I then began talking about improving the sound. To her, the built in speakers were fine. Price was a factor and couldn't justify the mega bucks sound bars. So for £115.00 on Amazon and through Tribal Uk I opted for the Sharp SL 150 inc sub woofer. Very very good value for money.
Summary: Surprising good quality sound, with plenty of punch from such a slim speaker bar. Control is completely from the TV, using an HDMI connection, and is just powering it up and volume control. A couple of times it hasn't switched on properly and I had to switch off and start again. Also the volume is not retained at the same level when you switch it back on again, it's much to loud. This may, of course, be due to the TV (Panasonic). Overall it's well worth the cost.
Summary: My "Geek" of a boyfriend has basically the same TV as i, but watching movies at his house is far better than watching them at mine. And the reason is because he has a kicking audio system (I pity his neighbours) consisting of a HDMI Amp. and 5.1 speakers incorporating a huge subwoofer. But I didn't want to join him in "Geekville", spending lots of money and having wires everywhere. So I opted for the Sharp HT-SL50 2.1 speaker system to beef up my Sony Bravia TV audio.