Buy the 5000 Series unit.. get insurance on your purchase.
10 February 2013
Summary: So far the experience has not been good. The HDMI switching between high and low definition channels does not synchronize leaving the screen distorted until I change the inpute more to AUX2 and then back again to Aux1. TV is an analog input and can't be used for digitical satelite requiring reprogramming. It is like the unit was designed for the stone ages. Recommend only purchasing the 5000 series units. Waste of over $450 and an unhappy wife.
Summary: After my YSP-1 blew out I spent about 3 weeks searching for a comparable replacement. I was able to buy this product "slightly used" for half the retail value. I was skeptical, thinking there must be a catch. The item arrived and was in perfect condition. The sound qaulity is fantastic second only to the Bose Sound Bar system I had tried at the electronic store with a price tag about $800 more than retail on this model.
Summary: It's takes a bit of tweaking and a good subwoofer. Do the automatic thingy and then go back and tweak it yourself, you will be amazed. So will your friends, everyone is always amazed with this thing. I have it paird with a Velodine sub and it is incredible even after 3 years.
YSP-4000 is a great product you, no need for the DTS-HD etc HD decoders !!!
Josiah H., Amazon
21 January 2011
Summary: I am writing this review because I bought this product and I am satisfied what this unit can offer for high quality surround sound and to clarify the confuse for DTS-HD and other HD format. I bought this sound projector with my first LED 3D the Toshiba WX800 46 inches and the Samsung C6900 blu-ray player, the YSP-4000 can only decode the standard DTS etc audio sound, however the unit does not need to decode the formats, the audio format (DTS-HD) can be pre-decoded to the...
Summary: This projection sound system was purchased 2 years ago for a large "hard" room (30x40'). Despite repeated tuning, TV and movie dialog always sounded muddled - music and sound effects are great, but dialog is difficult to understand. After 2 years of frustration, the product was moved to a basement theater room - this room is carpeted and is basically a "soft" listening environment.
Summary: Good: -Great simulated sound -Good alternative to wiring several speakers for surround sound -Soundbar correctly switches sound (cable box to ps3 or vice versa) when I change HDMI source on the televsion. -HDMI upconversion -Easy setup -FM Tuner Bad: -Expensive -No sub included - needs a little more bass -Changing channels gets slower when cable box goes through the soundbar via HDMI.
Summary: This unit provides decent sound. But, don't kid yourself, it does not give you the equivalent of 5 speakers and a subwoofer. But, I (more importantly, my wife) love the fact that I don't have wires running all around the room, with four speakers hogging up floor space. Better sound than the TV speakers. I find it a nice compromise, but I do miss my 5.1 system. Fairly easy to set up and configure.
Summary: I purchased this new sound "Projector" in February, 2010. Sound went completely dead suddenly, and now needs to be sent out for repairs--I could not fix problem using Manual for use. I consider this product both poorly build and unreliable, and I've been buying electronic sound products for 50 years.
Summary: Sound Quality is OUTSTANDING and it is easy to use, setup and programm. I gave it only 3 stars because I bought it two years ago for $1,600 and loved the way it worked. UNFURTUNATELY I just upgraded to the Samsung 3-D TV setup and I was just notified by Yamaha that this soundbar will NOT pass through 3-D HDMI signals So it will become a VERY Expensive iPod cradle... THAT SUCKS!!!
Summary: pros: - best simulated surround for the money & space - looks good - price (the price has dropped significantly since its original release making the current price a bargain. - easy setup cons: - additional cost for mounting brackets - no sub-woofer included - 2 hdmi inputs (great for a simple setup but not enough for extensive systems) - complicated remote