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: 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: I had such great expectations for this, as I have always been a Sony Fan. I bought it with the 42" Sony TV, the sound bar sits too high, when you place it in front of the TV. Meaning you cant pick up the infrared detector for the TV controls. You have no idea what number the volume is on, as there is no display. the sound is good, but the whole package could have been so much with very little effort, Sony Have still lost their way.
If you want better sound for your TV then buy one.
Rob S "Rob S", Amazon
9 June 2014
Summary: Heard a lot about sound bars and thought I would have a try and see what all the fuss was about. The Sony consists of speaker bar and a small subwoofer. Comes with a remote which is very small, one you will need to be careful with as losing it will render the sound bar useless as the only functions are via the remote. Connecting is simple, I used my optical output on the TV to connect to the sound bar and the speaker connects to the subwoofer via its own built in cable.
Summary: My first experience with a sound bar. Adding another remote was just too much trouble. Not every channel has the same sound level. I did not see a huge improvement in the overall sound quality in the room. It was used in a small den so to be fair it may not have been deployed in a suitable environment. I returned it and will probably opt for some wireless headphones instead.
Summary: Didn't integrate with other remotes ended up having yet another remote. Goes to sleep after no activity, resulting having to turn on when turning TV on, as there are no forward facing indicator lights you have to get up to see lights. I might be able to deal with this but a pain for the rest of the family.
Summary: I connected this soundbar to my tv but it would not work. Whether the fault lay with sound bar , the tv, or my inability to follow the instruction I do not know. The fact was it did not work. I did contact support and was told to try it with another tv. It was not possible to do this. Had the soundbar been fitted with a usb port like a LG soundbay I could have at least established where the fault lay. Delivery time and packing were excellent.