Summary: Did not have the correct cable. Also the remote was very small and according to the directions the remote had to be reset each time the TV set is turned on. I returned it and will buy a different another one most likely at Walmart.
Summary: We use a TV stand and wanted to place the sound bar in front of the TV. The sound bar remote would work only if we stood up to change anything. Also the sound bar was too tall and covered the TV remote so the TV remote did not work either. Returned unit and got a different Sony system at Wal-Mart.
Summary: The sound is great but it will not allow my Directv remote or my Sony tv remote to control the volume of it or even turn it off and on so you need to use it's own little remote that it comes with. The last thing I wanted was another remote and I bought this in large part thinking that I would be able to control my tv and the sound bar with one remote since they are both Sony. If you don't mind that limitation it is a great value for the cost.
Summary: I bought this after returning the Bose Cinemate GS system. Bose system was Ok but not worth $600. Sound was not impressive compared to an older Bose system I had that plugged into the 5mm audio plug. Sony system was less than half the price and sounds better. Would recommend this unit - simple set up - sound good if you are facing the sound bar - lateral dispersion is Ok, not great - but overall very happy compared to the Bose system I had purchased.
Hardly loud enough, doesn't seemlessly coordinate with Sony TV and Sky+ box
Malc G "Malc", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Firstly it is a nice neat package, and comes with a fibre optic cable that easier fits in the Sky+ box. I had to build a stand to raise the TV, otherwise this unit obstructs the remote to the TV, but installing is very simple. It does improve the sound, and gives much better bass. BUT I have to have it practically full on to have any benefit, it is not as loud as I expected. It does not integrate with the Sony TV properly.
Summary: easy to install as it sits on the tv table in front of telly,however no real instructions on how best to set the sound. Although the sound is better than the tv its not as good as expected for a sony product at this price.