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: 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: 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
Summary: Bought the sound bar a month ago now and have been thoroughly happy with it. Sound is great, easy to set-up. As a relative novice audiophile I wanted something that was easy and looked good - last thing I wanted was to drill holes run cables and pay someone to have to redecorate. Couple of things that I think Yamaha could do better; the menu is a little 1980's pong like and difficult to navigate.
Summary: Quite frankly I could not tell surround sound from plain old TV sounds and was pointed in the direction of the Yamaha YSP4000 by a total tech geek. I had a large room and was not up for ripping up walls to install speakers nor did I want cables running all over the place. I'm totally amazed at the sound this one speaker provides. I also listen to XM and my iPod through a docking station and this system fills the room with sound. LOVE IT!
Excerpt: este proyector de sonido digital es soreprendete y su sonido te envuelve y lo convierte en una experiencia unica en la vida... tiene de ventaja k puede ir tanto en la pared como en un estante y no necisita todo ese cableado, es muy muy parecido al modelo 1100 pero con una mejor calidad de sonido... Ya que este modelo tiene una calidad de sonido digna de enamorarse, aunque es recomendable tener un Subwoofer extra al comprarlo... yo compre uno, pero no es nada necesario..