Summary: It is an excellent upgrade from basic tv speakers. If you are looking for something to make speech more audible during movies or tv shows then this is an excellent purchase.
Pros: Sounds way better than my tv speakers (not hard to do) It looks nice It takes up very little room considering the sub is integrated into the soundbar. The bass sounds pretty good; the bass is not muddy Voices on movies with decent quality sound are very clear. It has a seperate volume for the bas...
Cons: Bass doesn't get that loud if you like to have a crazy amount of bass. (although to me it is great for movies and such and I leave it about half way up.) You can't make it sit completely flat because it has two "legs" although they can be taken off, there are still two little legs underneath thos...
Summary: Bought a refurbished 101 from Amazon then found a new one from Costco at the same price. Sent the refurb back to Amazon and purchased the new one from Costco for $180. When I first hooked it up it was a significant upgrade to the sound coming out of my Samsung 43" Plasma but not really what I was...
Lengthy but in-depth review; read first paragraph for synopsis
1 December 2012
Summary: Synopsis: I read all 102 reviews available (at the time), then purchased the unit, spent 2 days trying to set up "correctly", researched more and found a helpful review in Britain, finally got set up "right", not quite happy, went to listen to side-by-side comparisons of Bose Lifestyle, Cinemate...
Outstanding soundbar, especially for TV's on their own stand
J. Gower, Amazon
15 November 2012
Summary: I have an older Samsung HDTV (the old "touch of Red" series that at one time was the top tier) that sits on its own pedestal atop a nightstand. Prior to this model, I had been using the Boston Acoustics TVee Two, but the RCA jacks broke and I was forced to look for another.
Summary: Actually I got the Yamaha ATS 1010 Last Christmas at Costco. Except for the designation there is no difference between the 101 or 1010 that I can detect. It is the same unit. The only thing that makes it different is that Yamaha and Costco might have had a contract for a reduced price for a bulk...
Summary: About me: I'm not an audiophile, but I'm enough of an electronic hobbyist/nut to know that half the people that call themselves audiophiles aren't :) I value my opinion about electronics quality more than most. I'm also cheap, I like quality at the right price.
Summary: After finally deciding that I did not want to spend the extra bucks on the JBL Soundbar that costs about $200 more, I grabbed up this Yamaha here during a promo. Glad I did. Big sound with good bass. However, I have added a Yamaha 216 sub, which can overpower the sound bar if not well adjusted.
Pros: Excellent Clear Voice technology Quality build and materials Unique, curving look Simple inputs and controls Uncluttered remote
Cons: Few inputs Bass is pretty good, but you may want more
Summary: I was glad to read all of the reviews before purchasing this unit. At first, I wasn't sure if my Samsung TV had an optical audio output. Fortunately it does. The unfortunate part of it is that I purchased a separate optical cable, not knowing that the Yamaha soundbar includes the cable.
Excerpt: I have a Sony LED backlit TV and like most of these kind of TV’s, they suffer from not spectacular sound due to the thin depth of the TV not allowing any speaker of size and quality to be installed inside.