Summary: Make sure you have the digital optical port on your tv. My 42in 4-5 year old panasonic does not, and my lack of knowlege wasted 120 bucks but from what I've read alot of customers have had problems with the audio.
Summary: After reading the good reviews on this soundbar, it seemed to be what I was looking for,which was primarily to get clear speech from our TV. It turned out to be a disappointing buy. The sound was only a little better than that of the TV speakers: particularly, speech was muddy and not the hoped for 'crisp' enunciation. . The bass and treble controls had no effect at all, the sound remaining the same at the extremes of each.
Summary: The subwoofer is good but the balance on the soundbar is not very good. Distortion and very poor voice sound that continuously changes as the surround chip tries to optimize the sound is very irritating and makes it difficult to hear dialogue. Also i have not heard any evidence of surround while watching movies that i used on my previous 2.1 sound system.
Summary: The sound bar is compatable only with a sony tv , you can use it with any make of tv but the volume is not put on the tv screen . And you have to mess around with volume, it's ether to high or to low. Poor for a sony product .