Summary: I read review after review, and went for it. Not too happy with this one at all. It is of better quality so I feel like it will last, but it is very cheap sounding. Maybe I need to mess with the levels, but even then very hard to find the right combination of bass, treble. Wish I would've spent more and got something with better sound, also big sound bar takes up a lot of space. I have a smaller sound bar that outputs much better sound, crisper and louder.
Summary: Update: The woofer was ripped/torn right out of the box and makes a cracking sound. I love the soundbar it looks and works perfect! The seller has worked diligently to get me a new one. I have to send this one back though, so once that's done I'll have a new one sent out. I'm currently serving in Afghanistan and the other troops in my tent are out-doing me with their surround sound systems(s). So I know once I get that new system with new woofer IT's ON!!
Summary: Bought this at Costco for less than $115. They had it setup and it sounded better at 60W than the Samsung HW-E450C 280W for $215 right next to it. Sounds good in our living room with plenty of power for what we do (replaces an old 55W Sanyo Stereo), but still working on finding the right volume/bass/treble mix. First of all it comes with both the optical and coaxial digital cables (box even only lists the optical).
Summary: The sound is average. The control does control TV. The only thing I don't like is that it does not have blutooth connection nor a display panel to know what is the sound level or something like that. Is a good purchase for the cost.
Summary: Purchased Sony TV before Christmas. Went for the more expensive TV to get the 'free' Sony soundbar, although now, I wish we'd have gone for the cheaper Sony TV and purchased a soundbase. At least these sit under the TV as opposed to infront of it, although I'm slowly getting used to it. In this case, the Sony soundar takes off a few millimetres off the bottom of the screen. So we've got a lovely slim TV but quite an unsightly hexagonal and bulky block in front it.
Summary: A useful, if not spectacular, improvement in audio quality from my Sony Bravia TV. It is also useful as a bluetooth speaker for laptop or phone. I was disappointed to find that it can not be controlled by the same remote as my Sony TV. Setup was very easy once I realized that it does not work for the TV's "keypress" sounds, you have to actually play a program to test it and not be fooled by the fact that you can no longer hear the 'dings' as you navigate the menu.
Very stylish looks and very detailed sound but SOooooo disappointed with the power
Chris C, Amazon
1 January 2015
Summary: Very stylish looks and very detailed sound but SOooooo disappointed with the power. I did not expect the same kind of involvement as a full surround system but the only benefit this has over my Sharp TV is the sound is slightly more detailed. I regret buying this and it will end up relegated to being used as a bluetooth speaker somewhere else in the house or a packed away in a cupboard.