Summary: I am reviewing this product as well as Sony's customer service. I purchased this item on November 5, 2012. It quit working on December 19, 2012. It worked great when we initially bought it and connected it to our Panasonic TV and Panasonic Blu-Ray player. The sound was better than we expected from a sound bar in that price range and we were satisfied with our purchase. We used it to watch TV and occasional movies and to listen to music through the Roku player.
Summary: Purchased this unit (the first one) June 1st, 2012. I had intended on using it as a replacement for my 5.1 gaming system, as the square footage required to actually set up a 5.1 was simply inconvenient and bothersome. I routed all audio to the included receiver through my Creative Titanium HD sound card, and to be fair, once I got all the settings correct (switch receiver setting to 'TV', and the treble and bass to my satisfaction) and attained the required cables...
Me2U2Me2U "You can please everybody sometime ..., Amazon
10 January 2012
Summary: I had purchased a SONY HD TV for my parents for their anniversary, and as expected, the sound quality coming from the T.V. was totally unacceptable. I decided to purchase a Sound Bar for them to compensate for the lack of sound emanating from the T.V. I bought the HTCT550W mainly for 3 reasons. #1. Sony's reputation #2. Wireless sub-woofer #3.