Summary: This is a good sounding system but not cheap especially when you must spend about $150 extra for a subwoofer from Yamaha which DOES NOT turn on and off with the sound bar - very annoying. Two other negatives: the VCR input produces a weak sound unless you double the volume control; and all input connections are located on the bottom(yes, bottom) of the sound bar with a slot for the wires to bend 90 degrees to exit out the back - no room for larger connectors.
Ok if you are pressed for space and don't like wires.
27 March 2009
Summary: Using this with a 46" Samsung LCD. Better sound than built-in speakers by far, but even with a subwoofer, not what you can call close to full-range, clear sound and very subtle surround effect. Useful if you don't want to take up space and run wires for true surround.