Summary: I have owned a Yamaha sound bar for quite some time now. I bought this to upgrade for more HDMI inputs. Its perfect. Looks super slick and works much better. There is no more 5 beam, 3 beam constant choices. Just surround and stereo. Nice and simple. One note is that you need a particular kind of furniture to support an object of this size and width.
Summary: We had an earlier model of the Yamaha sound projector for many years, a YSP 1000 and had always been satisfied. When recently deciding to upgrade to a larger HDTV we elected to upgrade the Yamaha as well.
Summary: I had the ysp/ upgraded to the 4100 BL -- LISTEN: the movie theater CANT TOUCH U -- this is a MUST HAVE--let R2D2 (the mic) calibrate the room and BOOM-- I put in the LIVE M.jackson in wembley change the setting to concert hall it put me like I was THERE--Jurassic Park part 3 w/ a good subwoofer they were N my livin room--NO complaints about this sound projection
Summary: Great sound. But the box says it's 3D ready. When turning on my sound system it indicated Firmware vers 5x.... Which needs to be upgraded to 7x... to allow 3D display and audio. The only way to upgrade the firmware is to get a CD of the firmware and connect through an optical cable using a CD player. Or bring it to an authorized dealer. Irritating to say the least.
Do not buy the yamaha 4100. Buy a clock radio instead
Jeffrey C. Ahrens "cha cha", Amazon
10 February 2013
Summary: Guys. I hate to be mean but the 4100 is absolutely the worst piece of equipment I have ever bought. Extremely disappointed. I compare this to a 3-400 $ piece, unfortunately was duped into a much much higher spend. I have spent lots on Rotel, Vandersteen, Adcom, .... proper, valid and viable manufacturers building great product for the dollar. The 4100 sounds like crap and yes Yamaha I paid for a certified installer to configure the same.
Summary: I have had the YAMAHA YSP-4100 for about 2 months now and yes it's a little expensive. By it's self it's ok. Hook up a sub woofer to it and it really comes to life.Is it as good as a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound NO. But it is close and with the ease of installation it was a good pick for me.
Summary: YSP-4100 with YST-FSW150 You have probably heard or read that a sound bar cannot produce the effect of a true 5 channel surround system. That may be the understatement of the century! Despite the excellent ratings of the professional reviewers, the YSP-4100 doesn't come close! BACKGROUND: The purpose of these units was to replace a 5.2 system to reduce clutter and eliminate a "rat's nest" of cables and wires.
Summary: The Yamaha YSp-4100BL is everything that it's review claimed it is. Far superior to the other less expensive competitive sound bar models in construction and performance. In this case, "You get what you pay for!".