maybe i got a bad one. the remote doesn't work unless you are basically standing right next to the thing. the speakers are louder than the tv speakers but not any clearer. i have a hard time hearing the voices over the background noise
Had one as well. sound quite nice for $55. It sound alot better than TV's speaker, but no where near a great system. I didnt expect much from the beginning anyway.
I agree w/you...even w/an optional sub hooked up, it's not a substitute for a true home theater setup. That said, if you buy cheap flat panel TVs, this soundbar substantially upgrades the stock speakers. I've ordered two of these refurbs over the last few months for use w/a 42" Proscan and a 32" Toshiba and they were well worth the $55/each (though my Vizios arrived virtually brand new...YMMV, according to these various threads).
Only negative is the ridiculous remote control; search the SD threads for more info if interested.
maybe i got a bad one. the remote doesn't work unless you are basically standing right next to the thing.
There's a fix for that posted around here someplace...involves a little modification of the front grill.
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I bought mine from the last deal late last week. I just received it last night and set it up. Right now, I have the sound from the TV going to the DirectTV HD DVR, then to the soundbar with the TosLInk. Question for the group. I also have an XBox 360 and a DVD player. How can I get those two hooked up to the soundbar when I only have one more RCA (white/red) inputs to the soundbar?
BTW, I have my soundbar hooked up to a subwoofer. The sub adds quite a bit. Our great room is oddly shaped with very few walls, so a traditional 5.1 speaker setup just doesn't work. This soundbar, although definitely not a replacement to 5.1, is much, much better than ordinary tv speakers. Best $55 I've spent all year.
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