Summary: It's been 3 months since I have purchased this sound bar & things have gotten worse, the sound goes out or either gets so distorted you can't hear anything. No need to worry though, I have purchased another sound bar by Coby, let's see how this one works out. Dropped my intial rating of 4 stars to 3, I feel the inevitable time is coming were the sound will be gone for good.
Great addition to TV speakers....NOT A HOME THEATER SYSTEM
P. Bergbauer "Reinier Wolfcastle", Amazon
24 January 2012
Summary: i ordered this from dell recently for $105 w/ free shipping...mainly because i have a shopping problem and like to buy things when they are discounted....anyway i just hooked3 it up 5 minutes ago and it is wonderful....VERY simple hook up...just the RCA red/white cables from the soundbar to the tv and an ac adapter...i was worried that i'd have to get another receiver for it but you do not need one...the sound quality is great...
Summary: I looked at many sound bar systems in the sub $200 price range before I landed on this one. This works great. I use it for music or movies off my computer, but I also use it for my 3 video game systems and DVD's. This system simulates 5.1 pretty well. Of course it's not perfect, but what this system lacks in perfect surround sound, it gains in other areas. For one it is much cheaper than any good 5.1 system that I have seen.
Summary: I ordered this particular sound bar because I tried it out in a store locally, and was impressed with the sound. Unfortunately, I was not as impressed when it was set up at home. I have a 40" Samsung LCD TV. Setting up the sound bar was VERY easy...just a couple of wires to plug into the TV and the wall outlet. It has pretty good sound for what it is. Too bad it doesn't have more power.
Summary: I purchased this after I bought my Sharp 52 inch LC52D85U. The sound on the LC52D85U is ok but seems kind of empty on many channels. I wasn't looking for home theater, rather just better every day sound for TV, Movies, and gaming. The Sharp 200 fits that bill perfectly. The unit is very attractive, well built, and sounds very good for my needs. The difference between the TV sound and the SB200 is very noticeable.
Summary: This Sharp HT-SB 250 Sound Bar is definitely better sounding than the speakers from my Sony Bravia KDL-37EX503 TV but only if the Subwoofer level is turned right down to the minus 5 level and the bass is set at zero. If you set both the Subwoofer and Bass levels to the '0' position then to my ears the Sharp Sound Bar produces a very nasty distorted bass sound. Of course this unit does not produce surround sound but merely makes voices a bit clearer.
Summary: It opened up tv for me as I am profoundly deaf at last I can tune the sound to suit me. It is easy to set up and looks good sat in the front of my TV set. The programs on TV now seem to be recorded at a whisper But now I can hear with ease.