I purchased the Vizio sound bar w/ wireless subwoofer on 2/26/10 to go with my 47" Vizio VIA 240hz LED. I must say that it exceeded my expectations! It is much louder than I thought it would be, but there is no distortion at all, at least to my ears. It vibrated a picture off the wall if that is any indicator. My tv is in a small room (14x16) and the sound is excellent. If you have a big open floor plan, I'm not sure how it would hold up, but for my needs, it is perfect! I didn't want to run a bunch of wires and place speakers everywhere. My tv stand has a place made just for placing a sound bar, so it was an easy choice to make. I'm not so sure about the actual "surround" effects it produces, but the sound overall is great, at least an 8 out 10. The only complaint I have is that like others have said, the remote MUST be pointed directly at the right-hand side of the sound bar for it to work. Maybe Vizio should make a bluetooth remote for the sound bar like the one that came with my tv. Plus, the price was right ($50 bucks less than Wal Mart), and not nearly as expensive as other systems. If you don't want to run wires, then you should definitely try this one. Unless you're an audiophile, you won't be disappointed.