I was looking for a soundbar to give to my Dad for Father's Day. I really wanted a Sony unit to match his Sony TV. Unfortunately, most of the Sony soundbar / subwoofer systems were well over $200. I just happened to check out Walmart's website and found this for an excellent price. When it arrived, I was impressed. It includes and optical cable and hooking it up was a breeze. The sound is very clear and the bass is deep. Luckily, the subwoofer is small enough to fit behind the TV stand as well. The room that this unit is in is pretty small, and I would be hesitant to use this in a big room. I turned up the volume all the way, and while it is loud, it may not be "room-filling" in a larger room. The only other problem I noticed was that the soundbar itself is pretty long and a little high, so if you're putting it in front of a TV, it might cover the remote sensor. While the soundbar did block the remote sensor on my dad's TV, the sensor is apparently sensitive enough to still pick up signal. Also, I tried to program the Dish Network remote to control the volume on this unit, but I couldn't find a code that worked. This isn't really a problem (could be that I'm not programming it right), but the tiny remote that is included could easily get lost, and since it is needed to control the volume, I'll probably have to invest in a nice Logitec Harmoney remote for my dad to control everything. Overall, it is a great little system and certainly improves the sound quality compared to the tiny speakers in most of today's LED TVs.
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