7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Wireless! Use wires if you expect it to work., 2 Jun 2012
I purchased this item specifically as it was designed for a 46" display and seeing as I have a Samsung 46" LED 3D TV I assumed it would match perfectly. Unfortunately, the speakers when separated and placed to the sides are shorter than the TV and when connected as a soundbar are also too short. They also need mounting at least 2" away from the screen therefore eliminating the integrated look.
They advertise cordless, but the TV has to be connected to the subwoofer with an expensive HDMI cable, which could be quite long if you intend placing the TV away from the unit, and when splitting the soundbar to mount on stands or wall mount either side of the TV then these have to be wired together. Bang goes the wireless connections then!
The soundbar has a big chunky transformer which needs a mains power supply and is (you guessed it) WIRED to one of the soundbar sections to power it up. Thats not easy to hide when your TV is wall mounted and an extra 240V supply you need.
Considering I was setting it up with the exact TV is was designed to compliment, it took me almost 3 hours to get it to work properly as it is VERY difficult to get it to pair with the TV to get the actual TV sound from it. Plugging a DVD/Blu-Ray player into the sub was fine, just no TV.
Once all this is done, how does it sound? Well, not that impressive unfortunately. It is pretty flat and seems to rely on a lot of boom to impress the new owner, whereas I wanted a crisp, high quality sound from my new investment. The soundbar sounds very flat, with less crisp sound than my standard TV speakers.
If I had not already drilled holes in the wall to mount it all, purchased £60 worth of HDMI cables and cut the cables to length to make a neat installation, I would have returned it.
Qualitywise, it's only any good for the kids and their games consoles.