Summary: Installation was a breeze. The sound is decent. Would like to have more depth in the bass. One annoyance I have is when the receiver goes into sleep mode, I have to turn it back on and manually switch to the input I am using. I can't find a way to change the default input.
Not an audiophile, but a first time surround sound user
30 December 2011
Summary: The set up was easy. Connected my DVR and Blu Ray player to the receiver and it worked like a charm.. Sound quality was OK, but as I cautioned, I am not an audiophile and think this one is probably good enough for my limited reqiuirement. The main reason for going with this product was to get a sound system with a limited footprint to fit my small family room. The cables required is not as minimal as I thought it would be..so a little bit disappointed there.
Summary: I'll keep this short: the sound from this unit is adequate, but nothing phenomenal. I actually prefer the quality of my older Sony HT-CT150. It had better bass and clarity. This one has weaker bass and a slightly muddled sound. Here's my major gripe though: why the external receiver? The whole point of these things is to get a decent upgrade from the understandably terrible speakers for your 1" thick television without a bunch of wires.
Summary: I just purchased and received this sound bar from Amazon. I've only had it for 1 1/2 days, but I've watched a movie with it, tested it on others, listed to music, etc. Below are the primary pros and cons: Pros: HDMI inputs Wirless sub Cons: Sub lacking in power (sound) I like Sony products, but my biggest problem with this sound bar is that the subwoofer seems to be weak. I'd like more sound from it.