Summary: The sheer size of this thing is impressive. I got the wall mount and put it between a tv and a floating salamander cabinet. The trick was getting all three things lined up. It took an electrician but looks very slick so vote for mounting it on the wall. I don'y have a room with 4 walls so was not expecting much surround sound effect. I do get the sense of s left, right, and center channel.
Summary: First thing I should mention is that I'm not an audiophile or expert. I'm just a guy who wanted a great sound system for his TV without the hassle of true surround sound. I've had this system for about 6 months now and here's my conclusion: in some respects it's great but it has major flaws as well. First the good. The sound is very good. I've never had surround sound before, but I've had friends who have and so I'm familiar with surround sound.
Summary: This is my second Yamaha top of the range sound bar. Much more compact than the first, and even better performance. I have finally moved happily from the clutter of 6 speakers with hardly a compromise to my sound enjoyment. I even retired my subwoofer since the bass performance of this unit is so good. Improvements to the cable connections over the previous model are appreciated, but the fit is still tight.
Summary: Bought this nearly two years ago and it still is amazing. The surround sound is completely dead on, and I'll find myself looking over my shoulder thinking someone, or something, is outside. Setup is extremely easy, including the sound calibration ... just get out of the room because some of the tones during the calibration are like fingers on a chalkboard.
Summary: FYI...I have a large living room (about 20'x30' and vaulted ceiling). The sound quality is great. It "fills the room" with highs and mids (lows, not so much). If you have a large room, a subwoofer is mandatory...budget accordingly. In my living room, it does NOT achieve the same level of surround sound as a wired system. It does a good job of mimicking the center, front-left, and front-right speakers.
Highly recommended fantastic sounding hometheater sound bar !!!!!
2 October 2012
Summary: An excellent solution for a great sounding, elegant hometheater. The sound is very clear for a center speaker. Very accurate left to right effect movement and with the proper room and setup adjustments, which can take some time and listening over several movies, suprisingly convincing front to back effecs. I professionally installed hometheater systems for 15yrs and the sound quality very accurate and for ease of install this speaker can not be beat.
Summary: Update Oct 18 2012: 4 month with this SB, it's really good... BUT ... THERE IS NO AUDIO OUT!!! This is really annoying especially if you want to use wireless headphones. Why would Yamaha engineers forget a simple audio out jack! -1 I am writing this product review, b/c I couldn't find constructive reviews about this sound bar before I purchased it. The YSP is replacing a HK 245 5.1 system. It was a decent setup - but really 5 things bothered me: 1.
Summary: The product performed as advertised. I am using it in a small rectangular room with reflective walls and no obstructions to the sound beam's incidents or reflections. The YSP-5100's subwoofer output feeds a SVSound AS-EQ1, Audyssey MultEQ XT based, subwoofer equalizer. The EQ1 has dual outputs which feed two JBL PSW-D115 Subwoofers that are each positioned against, and midway along each of the opposite longside walls.
Summary: Short story: video cuts out during DVD playback Long story: Previously, I watched DVDs using a very old Playstation 3, which worked well. Recently, I bought an LG 3d Blu-Ray player and the video would cut out for both regular DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Discs fine when connected directly to the TV. Just in case it was the player, I bought a brand new Sony Blu-Ray player and it has the same problem. The problem happens for everything I've tried watching.