I am electronically challenged. This was the 1st sound board I have ever purchased, for the 1st flat screen I had ever purchased for my bedroom. I had NO idea how to install it. A girl friends husband installed it (WRONG) lol So after he left all proud of himself & I still couldn't hear the television, I decided to give it go. (I had purchased the model that you could mount on the wall or place on the tower) I ended up mounting it on the wall & the sound is AMAZING! I love it! I purchased a larger flat screen for the living room, so am now going to purchase this sound bar for it. I don't understand all the bad reviews for this speaker, unless like my friends husband... these guys think they're doing it right & are just hooking them up wrong.