Summary: The Yamaha is a very nice surround sound system with a single soundbar and and subwoofer. The subwoofer is also powerful enough for small to medium sized room. The music via bluetooth does not seem so good but for movies this does its job.
It sounds great but not as well as a traditional 5
8 November 2014
Summary: Just built medium size entertainment room with a UHD TV. It sounds great but not as well as a traditional 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup. The only CON is the lack of Bluetooth and the iPhone adapter they sell separately is a piece of junk.
Simplicity. AV receiver + surround sound effect + modern style
8 August 2013
Summary: I purchased this unit after moving into a new apartment. Setup: My original setup involved Xbox 360, PS 3, 3D LED TV, cable DVR Box, and HTIB with proprietary speakers. I had 5.1 Surround sound at the expense of multiple optical wires routed to a switcher as my HTIB had only one optical audio input.
Summary: There is little to complain about when reflecting on this purchase. If I bought this expecting true 5.1 surround sound I would have sent it back and given it a one star rating. As it is I did expect it to provide a better surround sound experience than what I have found.
Summary: Never thought buying the YSP would bring me closer to the neighbors. My neighbors stopped by last night. It seems my "Lord of the Rings" movie night disturbed their dinner :P I did set up the YSP on auto calibrate for surround effect, but since my room is rectangular in shape with the TV/YSP in one...
Summary: I have had this Yamaha YSP for a week now and while I think it is a bit overpriced Yamaha makes products for the high end of the market and this is a very well constructed product with a solid feel. This sound bar has all the latest technology and all the inputs you need.
Excerpt: The sound bar has a great sound and the wireless sub is efficient. Unfortunantely, when using HDMI cables only the sound bar does not always handshake very well with my TV and DVR. This causes the sound bar to lock up and do nothing. This is a bummer and I am not too happy.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality