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: 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: I bought one of these last week, it's one of the coolest products I've ever bought. It produces outstanding surround sound. Drilling holes in the floor or walls to run speaker wire was not an option for me. I plugged the Yamaha in, ran the auto set up and boom... surround sound. It sounds like I hung speakers from the rear walls. One thing, without a subwoofer it didn't quite have enough bass. I picked up a cheap subwoofer...and this thing sounds great.
Summary: If you do not want to run cables all over your room for a surround-sound system, this is the option for you. It's a nice looking unit - it complements my TV very well - and the sound is fantastic, especially when paired with a subwoofer. The initial setup is incredibly easy (makes you wonder why more manufacturers don't do the same) and takes only 2-3 minutes. Once that's done you've got amazing sound coming from this one box!
Summary: I have been investigating "sound bars" for close to two years. This unit is NOT a sound bar, its a sound projecter and there is a HUGE difference between the two. I owned a 200w 7.1 surround sound system (200w per speaker). While this unit does not replace the sound from that system it does sound incredible and is well worth the loss in sound quality for the freedom from wires and the speakers crowding my living room.
Perfectly capable to be used for surround sound and a/v receiver
Napoleon Lajoie, Amazon
13 October 2009
Summary: Coupled with a subwoofer, this is perfect for the person who wants a movie experience without the overload of multiple speakers, receivers and wires. You can't go wrong, best surround bar on the market.
THE solution for having both surround sound and an uncluttered room.
Wayne Fogel, Amazon
13 October 2009
Summary: I now have the new Yamaha YSP 4000 and having tried it out on over twenty different disks, can say without equivocation that it is amazing. So long as you have a room with a good back wall and at least one sidewall, it will deliver incredibly good 5.1 surround sound. Will it be as good as top end systems with five distinct and separate speakers costing $5,000 or more? Of course not. Will it be as good as or better than receiver/speaker systems available today for $3.000?
Simple solution for bedroom that works as advertised
Ross DeValois, Amazon
13 October 2009
Summary: Great solution to surround sound when you don't want a complex installation or are unable to run wires to surround speakers. Easy setup, upscaling looks fine, audio sounds much better than tv speakers. I have this hooked up with a DirecTv HR21, Samsung DVR-VR357 (Combo DVD-VCR) and am very happy with the features. Auto setup was quick, easy and very effective. HDMI cable reduced the clutter from about 8 cables to 2.