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Sony HTCT260H Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 962 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 7.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Hook4.8   exceptional
Price4.8   above average
Size4.7   above average
Wireless4.7   above average
Music4.6   above average
Value4.6   average
Quality4.5   average
Setup4.5   average
Sound4.4   average
Design4.3   average
Bluetooth4.1   average
Connection3.8   average
Treble3.8   below average
Loud3.7   below average
Speaker3.7   average
Packaging3.6   below average
Remote3.5   average
Stereo3.5   below average
Audio3.4   below average
Hdmi3.4   average
Level3.4   below average
Volume3.4   below average
Control3.3   below average
Setting3.3   below average
Cable3.2   below average
Screen2.8   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"The original problem was gone, but now the audio video pass through doesn't work so I have to have it on all the time, rather than just for the programs I bought it for."
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"Unfortunately, when I used it with the optical audio, the bass would cut in and out depending on how high i had the volume."
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"Sound bar produces fine quality audio, Unfortunately, my TV and DVD Blue-Ray player are kind of aged."
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"The problem only manifests itself when using Audio Return Channel (ARC) to connect the sound bar to the TV."
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"Updating your current audio set-up could not be easier than with the Sony HTCT260H Sound Bar."
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"My only complaint is that the digital (optical) audio cord is on the short side."
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"It does BT audio very well, but the sound is just a bit lacking."
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"The Walkman and discmans were great, there home audio was usually great as was car audio...."
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"You can also stream audio from your phone or tablet through bluetooth and I found it to be a nice feature."
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"I bought it on a deal and I think the audio quality for the price is amazing."
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Base

Base:
"It really does sound great the base is nice and Boo me and I am very satisfied with this purchase."
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"I have it plugged into a power outlet that is controlled by a wall switch (and I normally have a light plugged into it) and it reconnects to the base without a problem every time I turn the switch (power) on."
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")This model sounds great, has excellent base and lots of control of how you want to listen."
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"Did have to fine tune the levels to not have overpowering base with regular TV but the remote and manual were easy to read and follow."
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"I live in an apartment and cant turn it up at night but it has a night button that lowers the base a bit so i can still enjoy the movie im watching without rattling the neighbors walls."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"Very easy to use with one drawback, the bluetooth does not work well."
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"So I was very skeptical about buying this after seeing of the reviews about the Bluetooth problems."
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"This Bluetooth functions but is very weak."
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"The bluetooth is terrible."
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"A little disappointed the Bluetooth is not working as the connection is interrupted frequently but that is a minor setback for our setup (truthfully it may be due too an interference issue on our end but it has been hard to diagnose if it is)."
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"The bluetooth function is pretty weak as if you walk more than 10 or 15 feet away, it cuts out."
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"You can also stream audio from your phone or tablet through bluetooth and I found it to be a nice feature."
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"Every other bluetooth product I use has been pretty good to around 25 feet and allowing normal movement (walking around with phone in pocket)."
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"I bought this for a new flat screen TV, but have discovered this is just as great for music via bluetooth."
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"It's great for listening to Music from my iPhone over BlueTooth."
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"I'm sure the Bose systems are better, but for this price point it's easy to install, configure (I've used the Bluetooth connection, HDMI, and optical), and it sound great."
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Budget

Budget:
"This is by far the easiest way to surround sound on a budget."
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"A great budget sound bar!"
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"it offers excellent sound quality for a budget."
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"In conclusion, I recommend this home audio system to people on a budget, who have a smaller living area, and would like a little bit of life in their movie nights."
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"After reading many reviews I found this to be the best budget sound bar."
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Cable

Cable:
"Only drawback is when the speaker is connected to TV via HDMI cable."
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"This is a huge failure to me because I won't pay for cable and we are perfectly happy with our Amazon Fire TV and Netflix."
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"But all problems went away when I run hdmi from cable to TV and optical cord from cable to sound bar."
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"Causes weird issues when cable is hdmi into sound bar and then sound bar to TV."
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"Made it seem like cable was problem."
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"I'd imagine some people won't be able to without an extension cord."
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"Wasn't too hard to set up, although I did have to order a special cable to connect to my TV."
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"I couldn't figure out a way to fix this so we just used an aux cable instead, but still a good enough reason to knock a star off."
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"All are easy set up and definitely go the optical cord option which most bars come with although I spent $16 at Walmart for a different one."
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"It is attached to my TV with optic cable and works well."
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"This is a huge failure to me because I won't pay for cable and we are perfectly happy with our Amazon Fire TV and Netflix."
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Connection

Connection:
"Only drawback is when the speaker is connected to TV via HDMI cable."
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"Also, once connected, you are not able to use the television speakers, instead, you have to use the speaker bar at all times."
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"A little disappointed the Bluetooth is not working as the connection is interrupted frequently but that is a minor setback for our setup (truthfully it may be due too an interference issue on our end but it has been hard to diagnose if it is)."
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"I've diagnosed the problem as the sound bar's WiFi connection with the subwoofer."
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"Once that connection try fails, we again get WiFi in our den - but of course, we don't have subwoofer output."
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"The biggest problem we've had is that when the system is on, we lose WiFi connectivity in our den."
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"I'm sure the Bose systems are better, but for this price point it's easy to install, configure (I've used the Bluetooth connection, HDMI, and optical), and it sound great."
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"Great bluetooth, optical, and other connectivity."
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"The bluetooth connectivity was easy to set up and pair."
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"I've had this unit about a month or two now and so far so good I have the unit in my bedroom and I still had Bluetooth connection from my iPhone downstairs."
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"It connected via bluetooth with my ipod easily."
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Control

Control:
"Unfortunately, the remote control stopped working after a few months."
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"The set up process and the controls are a bit confusing but I think I will slowly get used to it."
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"Downside--now I have to use their remote as my volume control."
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"The remote control is cumbersome to use at best, the menu is hard to read and it is difficult to select options on the remote."
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"The only problem is that at times it becomes unresponsive to the remote control and you have to unplug then plug it back in to reset."
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"Volume control behaves weird when Bluetooth Volume is ON and try to play music from phone or tablet."
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"I was initially disappointed at the number of HDMI ports, but I discovered the ARC features and love being able to control the soundbar with my TV remote...I just plug everything into the TV instead of the soundbar (on my last Sony SB, the HDMI ports were in the Sub, instead of the SB itself)."
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"If you have an older TV without the ARC technology, its still easy to set this up and have easy control due to the HDMI pass through feature."
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"It syncs perfectly with the TV and the Sony TV DVD remotes will control all devices."
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"I have a SanDisk 32Gb SDHC in my Moto G, and at least 6Gbs of music on it, all in WAV Lossless format, and I could easily control the play, pause, select, and volume, with my phone, all round the room, so in my case the blue tooth connection was very strong and stable."
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")This model sounds great, has excellent base and lots of control of how you want to listen."
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Fit

Fit:
"Easy to install, the bar fits right under the TV."
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"For a nice low to mid range sound bar this one fits the bill nicely."
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"Good Points: (1) Fits nicely in front of the TV, except for the woofer box."
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"Doesn't take up a whole lot of space and fits well with my tv."
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"Luckily the charger to my beard trimmer fit perfectly as a power supply and I was able to stabilize the signal."
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Hdmi

Hdmi:
"Only drawback is when the speaker is connected to TV via HDMI cable."
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"I was initially disappointed at the number of HDMI ports, but I discovered the ARC features and love being able to control the soundbar with my TV remote...I just plug everything into the TV instead of the soundbar (on my last Sony SB, the HDMI ports were in the Sub, instead of the SB itself)."
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"Clearly a problem with the HDMI circuit of the unit."
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"Only problem I have at all is that running HDMI from my PS3 to soundbar to TV sometimes blacks out for a few seconds, and that may be my cable."
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"But all problems went away when I run hdmi from cable to TV and optical cord from cable to sound bar."
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"Causes weird issues when cable is hdmi into sound bar and then sound bar to TV."
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"Of course, going with HDMI would be the best."
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"I'm sure the Bose systems are better, but for this price point it's easy to install, configure (I've used the Bluetooth connection, HDMI, and optical), and it sound great."
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"I was initially disappointed at the number of HDMI ports, but I discovered the ARC features and love being able to control the soundbar with my TV remote...I just plug everything into the TV instead of the soundbar (on my last Sony SB, the HDMI ports were in the Sub, instead of the SB itself)."
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"The best thing about this is that it's tied it to the TV via HDMI (arc) and I use one remote for sound & power (I do have a Sony TV, but feel pretty sure it would work the same on other TV's as well)."
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"If you have an older TV without the ARC technology, its still easy to set this up and have easy control due to the HDMI pass through feature."
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Hook

Hook:
"one thing wrong was there was instructions but it a fairly simple to hook up it came with an optical wire which my tv had i supplied my own hdmi cord, and i almost throw the remote because of the white Styrofoam stuff in the box that's used tp protect the devices."
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"Easy hook up."
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"Hook up is a breeze and the sound is great."
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"Much better sound than the TV's speakers, and easy to hook up."
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"Love this system, so easy to hook up."
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"Sounds great and easy to hook up"
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Level

Level:
"The volume level was horrible, even when turned up the whole way, it wasn't any louder than the slim tv we have."
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"level 12 my nephew yelled at me)Dislike: The sound bar is kind of ugly and big."
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"Additionally, I am not able to adjust the levels (ie bass vs treble) or change any settings other than input and volume (which I must get up and do each time I would like to make a change)."
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"Distortion is evident Sounds good at low levels, but starts getting terrible to mid to low levels- Not loud enough for parties."
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"Overall, this speaker package is a great addition to our home entertainment and I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for an entry level system."
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"Can't find one that puts dialogue at a reasonable level with the sound effects or music."
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"While the bass level can be reduced, and the treble increased, I wish there was control of the mid ranges as well, and that the bass level could be reduced further."
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"We are having some difficulty getting the sound level adjusted well with this sound bar."
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"The bar comes with six preset sound modes, as well the ability to adjust the subwoofer level, bass, and treble."
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Loud

Loud:
"At higher volumes it's okay, but I have bat-like ears (in sensitivity, not shape) so I don't like it too loud unless I'm watching football or The Walking Dead."
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"The only drawbacks are that it's almost too loud to really use in an apartment, and there is no Mid-Range control, only Bass and Treble controls."
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"The wireless subwoofer is convenient and the only complaint is from the wife as it shakes the floor during loud explosions...I took off a single star because it doesn't use standard remote codes so it took a while to configure my Universal Remote."
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"The only drawbacks are that it's almost too loud to really use in an apartment, and there is no Mid-Range control, only Bass and Treble controls."
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"The problem I have is that commercials are always almost twice as loud as the programs or movies I watch."
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"Maybe once a month when I turn my TV on, the sound bar will emit the sound in a loud, muffled way that is terrible."
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"Other than that the sound is fantastic and it can get very loud if need be."
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"Great amazing sound quality bass is amazing you can also adjust the subwoofer to loud or quiet I find that helpful I put It on level 3 for movies it can go from -6 to 6 on the levels."
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"I like the speakers sound is good but they don't seem to get loud enough."
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"great sound, but some times the bass is to loud !"
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"I can't put in to words how loud this system is and the bass is great."
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Menu

Menu:
"Functionality wise it works very well although the menu steps to change settings can be a little confusing at first but intuitive once you get the hang of it."
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"My couch is a good 12-15 feet from the TV and when going through the menus it can be hard to see the screen on the unit."
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"The remote control is cumbersome to use at best, the menu is hard to read and it is difficult to select options on the remote."
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"The menu display is hard to see from 12 feet away, but at least it is on the front of the bar so it can be seen at all."
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"Functionality wise it works very well although the menu steps to change settings can be a little confusing at first but intuitive once you get the hang of it."
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"Nice display for volume and other things on menu I haven't attempted to deal with ."
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"My couch is a good 12-15 feet from the TV and when going through the menus it can be hard to see the screen on the unit."
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"We've used it for more than 3 months now are are thrilled with the quality of sound, menu options, look, and ease of use."
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"The remote control is cumbersome to use at best, the menu is hard to read and it is difficult to select options on the remote."
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Music

Music:
"Good for music, but music isn't as good as on a stereo system."
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"OK for music playback - but not great."
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"so, overall, sound is good, but I bought this to stream music to to replace a large stereo and the Bluetooth failed, so it got returned."
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"DONT expect a great music quality from this."
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"Volume control behaves weird when Bluetooth Volume is ON and try to play music from phone or tablet."
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"I bought this for a new flat screen TV, but have discovered this is just as great for music via bluetooth."
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"It's great for listening to Music from my iPhone over BlueTooth."
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"THE REST: I have it hooked up with the RCA audio outputs from the TV & the maximum volume is clear but only adequate for the way I like to listen to music."
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"the bluetooth is just a bonus for music, and works well."
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"Love this soundbar and the ability to bluetooth my music too! "
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Packaging

Packaging:
"For the purist's, you might want to stick to a 5.1 system but if your looking for a theatre package for under $300.00 this is very hard to beat."
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"I purchased this as a damaged packaging item."
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"I got this product recently, and firstly I must mention the horrible packaging."
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"Worst packaging I've ever seen."
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"Overall, this speaker package is a great addition to our home entertainment and I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for an entry level system."
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"Very well packaged and really like the lack of visible wires."
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"Great sound from a small package."
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"Although it was delivered in a timely manner and packaged well, I didn't get it unpacked and set up until a week ago."
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"This sound bar comes packaged excellent but easy to unpack."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"Paired fairly easy but the range is horrible, approx."
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"Setup was easy, and the wireless sub-woofer paired instantly on initial start-up."
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"Pros: Easy to set upSound is good for TV, excellent when paired with bluetooth to music."
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"Easily paired with subwoofer."
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"Paired fairly easy but the range is horrible, approx."
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"Pairing was easy and quick."
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Plug

Plug:
"This became a problem for me because I needed to plug in a blu-ray player and my cable box to it and run the output to my tv."
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"The only problem is that at times it becomes unresponsive to the remote control and you have to unplug then plug it back in to reset."
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"The two parts just plug in, so you can take this outside easily for a party."
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"I was initially disappointed at the number of HDMI ports, but I discovered the ARC features and love being able to control the soundbar with my TV remote...I just plug everything into the TV instead of the soundbar (on my last Sony SB, the HDMI ports were in the Sub, instead of the SB itself)."
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"My television didn't have an optical plug in which is required for the speakers to work at its best."
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"***Product Review***Setup is easy, it's two power plugs and the audio cable of your choice either HDMI or Optical."
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"No hassle, just a few wires to plug into the back of the TV and the soundbar."
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Power

Power:
"The only other cord I have is the power (never shown in the photos but there) Luckily I have power behind the TV so wiring stays pretty hidden."
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"The best thing about this is that it's tied it to the TV via HDMI (arc) and I use one remote for sound & power (I do have a Sony TV, but feel pretty sure it would work the same on other TV's as well)."
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"The only other cord I have is the power (never shown in the photos but there) Luckily I have power behind the TV so wiring stays pretty hidden."
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"I have it plugged into a power outlet that is controlled by a wall switch (and I normally have a light plugged into it) and it reconnects to the base without a problem every time I turn the switch (power) on."
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"Luckily the charger to my beard trimmer fit perfectly as a power supply and I was able to stabilize the signal."
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"The HDMI switcher is decent, it didn't come with a power supply and you will need it because it seems to have trouble differentiating the signals between the cable box and blu ray player."
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Price

Price:
"This sound bar is hard to beat for the money."
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"Overall for the money the sound is NOT impressive"
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"This system solves that problem at a reasonable price, but still delivers the quality of sound that we like."
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"The only thing I am disappointed in is the rapid drop in price just 14 days after I purchased it."
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"Not as good as a 3.1 system, but at 1 3 the price it was definitely a good enough improvement."
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"For the price I don't think that anyone would be disappointed in this."
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"Descent sound and a good price too."
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"Great sound in an affordable product."
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"For the money, this is outstanding!"
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"This sound is excellent for the price I picked it up at ($200) and you can put the subwoofer anywhere that is near an outlet (so ours is situated behind us and it's awesome there!"
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"Great theatre sound...at a great price! "
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Program

Program:
"Sound would cut out unexpectedly causing you to restart the sound bar before you could use it again, the subwoofer stops and starts seemingly whenever it feels like it (3-4 times during a TV program sometimes), and when the subwoofer DOES turn on it sounds horrible...almost like the speaker is blown."
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"kind of confusing to adjust settings and program but once we figured that out I was very satisfied"
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"Still having a problem with the sound turning off at random times plus the HDMI setting will not program well."
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"So far I've managed to adjust the bass but every time I attempt other adjustments - I cycle out of the program."
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"I was able to program it it to my Logitech Harmony 700 without any problems and was much easier to use."
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"Easy to hook up and program."
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"I purchased this sound bar in the hope that I would be better able to hear and understand speech when listening to TV programs."
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"My PS3 games sound great as do my movies and TV programs."
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"this sound bar was easy to setup, and program to my harmony 650 remote."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality is not good..."
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"I'm very disappointed in the quality of this product from a brand as reputable as Sony."
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"I can tell you....WOW this thing sounds great, it's really hard to believe the quality of the sound that comes out of this sound bar & sub, plus the wireless sub is a really nice touch, much cleaner looking!"
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"The sound is constantly going in and out & when it is in the sound quality is terrible."
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"It upset me very much to get something with great sound quality but it fails to deliver as of function."
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"This system solves that problem at a reasonable price, but still delivers the quality of sound that we like."
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"Great quality."
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"As someone who knows A V equipment pretty well, this was impressive to me because of the quality of sound right out of the box."
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"The actual sound at is ok, very lightweight and not even close to A Vizio in terms of component build quality but, still it looks nice."
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"But it doesn't matter as the sound quality is good."
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"The unit works great and has good sound quality."
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Remote

Remote:
"I plugged it in and was immediately able to notice a greater variety of sounds, things like ambient background noise in a movie game scene suddenly came through at a level I was able to hear, without negatively effecting the quality of the subject of the sceneI will say the Night Mode doesn't seem to do anything and as of yet I haven't been able to get it so I can adjust the sound using just my TV remote, but I am not sure that is possible with anything so its not a huge deal"
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"Unfortunately, the remote control stopped working after a few months."
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"The navigation is not optimal on this remote, lots of trial and error to get the up down on off figured out."
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"You need to remove that statement of REMOTE NOT INCLUDED BUT, this is amazing & I would highly recommend it."
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"Downside--now I have to use their remote as my volume control."
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"My only complaint is that it covers the remote sensor...which means I just raise my arm higher."
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"I was initially disappointed at the number of HDMI ports, but I discovered the ARC features and love being able to control the soundbar with my TV remote...I just plug everything into the TV instead of the soundbar (on my last Sony SB, the HDMI ports were in the Sub, instead of the SB itself)."
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"The best thing about this is that it's tied it to the TV via HDMI (arc) and I use one remote for sound & power (I do have a Sony TV, but feel pretty sure it would work the same on other TV's as well)."
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"It syncs perfectly with the TV and the Sony TV DVD remotes will control all devices."
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"Did have to fine tune the levels to not have overpowering base with regular TV but the remote and manual were easy to read and follow."
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"Great features and quality remote."
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Screen

Screen:
"After that every time I turned on the TV I got a weird color cast on the screen and the only way to fix it was to pull and reinsert the HDMI out plug on the sound bar."
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"My big screen television like many these days has horrible sound to it especially when watching a DVD."
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"The sound is good overall has decent bass with the subwoofer and projects a thousand times better compared to the crappy speakers of my big screen tv."
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"My couch is a good 12-15 feet from the TV and when going through the menus it can be hard to see the screen on the unit."
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"subwoofer gives a good punch to bass tonesCons: the numbers on the screen are hard to see."
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"I find 5.1 surround sound inconsistent with even a 55-inch viewing screen, which is why I went with a soundbar in the first place rather than a room full of speakers."
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"I bought this for a new flat screen TV, but have discovered this is just as great for music via bluetooth."
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"subwoofer gives a good punch to bass tonesCons: the numbers on the screen are hard to see."
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"Works great with our large flat screen TV."
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"Sits right below my big screen TV, with the light off I feel like I have the best seat at the theatre"
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"There isn't that annoying icon on the screen showing volume change."
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Setting

Setting:
"Functionality wise it works very well although the menu steps to change settings can be a little confusing at first but intuitive once you get the hang of it."
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"I liked the idea of having the soundbar, but this particular model made it hard to tell what setting I was on, what the bass and treble were set at, volume level etc."
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"My wife and I are both very happy with the sound quality and various phrasing settings, although stereo effect is hard to discern."
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"Some of the advanced settings are difficult to set and the manual isn't very clear."
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"The HTCT260H also covered the sensor for the remote on my TV, so it was a problem, until I found the setting for the IR repeater and now it works absolutely perfectly!"
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"kind of confusing to adjust settings and program but once we figured that out I was very satisfied"
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"It's not a full blown home theater system however, in a decent sized apartment setting, the sound that this soundbar produces, exceeded my expectations."
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"Functionality wise it works very well although the menu steps to change settings can be a little confusing at first but intuitive once you get the hang of it."
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"I am also able to see the different settings and inputs and my TV automatically senses the soundbar."
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"Great sound from the bar itself easy to set and navigate there instructions and settings"
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"Setting up the sound was less than easy."
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Setup

Setup:
"I had the receipt so I convinced myself it was just a rare defect and I went to the store to exchange it for another one...Right after I setup the new soundbar, the same exact problem occurred."
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"It works well once you got it setup other than the subwoofer being a bit inconsistent on maintaining the lows that go back and forth from registering as a low."
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"The sound bar setup was a little confusing at first as I tried to get the correct sequence of button pushes."
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"I would not recommend this for your main tv setup."
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"However, setup was not that easy for my Brand New Panasonic Smart TV."
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"Updating your current audio set-up could not be easier than with the Sony HTCT260H Sound Bar."
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"The cost was very good, the setup process was easy, and it sounds great."
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"Not the cheapest for similar product but I love how easy it is to setup."
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"No setup and it sounds great."
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"Setup was easy, works as expected."
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"Initial setup is super easy if you have some idea of what you're doing, but you will want to consult the manual on how to time the sound."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"worst part is that after they said this looks like a problem , they said the warranty doesn't COVER SHIPPING."
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"I may return this for a soundbar-only system, but am a little worried about return shipping costs because it's a heavy S. O."
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"If you buy it directly from Sony, you can return it, so I don't understand Amazon's problem - except that they don't want to eat their shipping charges or deal with an electronics return."
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"As much as UPS hates to handle boxes this huge (I worked there for many years), this thing is really well protected and I think the chances of it being damaged in shipping is smaller than for most other electronics (like TV's)."
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"Luckily, the unit itself (sealed inside its own box inside the flimsy, open shipping box)seems to be fine."
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"Great shipping; unit works like a champ"
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"The interesting thing was that the shipping box was in perfect condition, but the product box was smashed, along with half of the soundbar."
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"The price was competitive and packaging shipping well done."
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"Quick shipping, great packaging, easy & quick installation."
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"Shipping and packaging were wonderful."
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Simple

Simple:
"It was simple to set this up, but since then we've had random times where it just fails to come on... or it's on and no sound comes out."
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"The instructions were simple enough, but I have not been able to get the product to work more than 10-15 minutes at a time...then it shuts off."
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"I wasn't expecting anything mind blowing out of a soundbar but something simple as an alternative to my tv speaker, which is terrible."
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"one thing wrong was there was instructions but it a fairly simple to hook up it came with an optical wire which my tv had i supplied my own hdmi cord, and i almost throw the remote because of the white Styrofoam stuff in the box that's used tp protect the devices."
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"Realize it shouldn't be this complicated, must be a simple problem."
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"No RCA input, but this thing rocks and was pretty simple to connect -- optical in out from Xfinity box to soundbar, and the PlayStation into and out of the soundbar's HDMI ports."
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"Great sound from a simple soundbar."
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"Simple to install... We love it! "
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"Item arrived on time; simple to setup configure; sound is pretty good"
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"If you are looking for some real sound , this is the unit to purchase, very simple to install , it has the HDMI connection, great for today's tv's , easy to use, with this unit, you do not need speakers and wires all over the place and if you want to rattle the furniture, it can do that to,no problem hearing all the details ,specially on the movies, my wife and I just love it , the sound Bar to purchase."
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Size

Size:
"for a small room its hard to beat this thing."
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"If you're trying to get the most bang for your buck and maintain a small hardware footprint, you'll work hard to beat this system's value."
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"Great sound bar for a small room."
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"I used this in my bedroom which was perfect sound for the size of the room."
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"I'd recommend this to anyone who has a small to medium sized living room where they want good sound! "
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"For our small apartment it's perfect."
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"This is a great addition for a small to medium sized room."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound is as what you would expect: not great but decent."
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"Sound quality is not good..."
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"It gives nice sound - but inconsistent during movies, TV Shows"
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"Can not get sound to automatically turn on when dish tv is turned on and have been unable to turn down bass in sub woffer."
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"I plugged it in and was immediately able to notice a greater variety of sounds, things like ambient background noise in a movie game scene suddenly came through at a level I was able to hear, without negatively effecting the quality of the subject of the sceneI will say the Night Mode doesn't seem to do anything and as of yet I haven't been able to get it so I can adjust the sound using just my TV remote, but I am not sure that is possible with anything so its not a huge deal"
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"Perfect compromise between a totally modular more robust surround sound system and the teeny speakers on an LED flat screen."
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"Decent options and sound."
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"GOOD SOUND."
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"Great sound under my Samsung TV."
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"My gf likes to watch tv at high volumes, so I thought it would be nice to to add a sound bar and sub to enhance the audio beyond the TV speakers."
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"Descent sound and a good price too."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Only drawback is when the speaker is connected to TV via HDMI cable."
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"Came already broken with the right speaker busted."
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"Even though the sound isn't the greatest, better than the TV speakers, I expected it to last longer."
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"Sound would cut out unexpectedly causing you to restart the sound bar before you could use it again, the subwoofer stops and starts seemingly whenever it feels like it (3-4 times during a TV program sometimes), and when the subwoofer DOES turn on it sounds horrible...almost like the speaker is blown."
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"Easy, zipless solution to weak, inadequate tv speakers."
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"The sound is good overall has decent bass with the subwoofer and projects a thousand times better compared to the crappy speakers of my big screen tv."
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"Overall, this speaker package is a great addition to our home entertainment and I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for an entry level system."
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"Hole punched in side of box (probably by speaker), will be amazed if these work for long (work now, but any internal damage will determine how long they last."
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"Perfect compromise between a totally modular more robust surround sound system and the teeny speakers on an LED flat screen."
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"Easy, zipless solution to weak, inadequate tv speakers."
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"Much better sound than the TV's speakers, and easy to hook up."
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Stereo

Stereo:
"Good for music, but music isn't as good as on a stereo system."
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"My wife and I are both very happy with the sound quality and various phrasing settings, although stereo effect is hard to discern."
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"so, overall, sound is good, but I bought this to stream music to to replace a large stereo and the Bluetooth failed, so it got returned."
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"You feel like you are there during all the action scenes when the sub is rumbling your living room and you can hear all the little sound details that were once missed using TV stereo sound."
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"The bass was deep and precise with good overall stereo sound."
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"The bass is amazing, and it sounds like a full 5-piece stereo rather than a sound bar."
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"Also, if the set unit to Surround Sound then i get no sound out of the TV till i reset SoundBar to Stereo...in short Good sound and poor user interface."
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"This is a nice clean replacement to a home stereo I was using before."
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"Movie and Stereo profile presets seem to work best for me at the moment."
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Sync

Sync:
"My only complaint is that I can't figure out how to sync it with my new Sony remote."
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"This allows input to be broken at the sound bar before entering the TV, then using Sync, voices are tuned to lip movement (HDMI input and output ports on the back of the sound bar) Also, with the DirecTV control, it powers up with the TV, just about a 30 second delay."
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"It also has a problem syncing with Panasonic remotes."
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"It syncs perfectly with the TV and the Sony TV DVD remotes will control all devices."
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"This ensures everything syncs perfectly."
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"The bluetooth subwoofer syncs easily as well."
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"Now the bluetooth abilities rock--most definitely producing a high quality sound with quick and easy syncing."
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"Sound quality is great and is easy to sync to tv, phones, etc."
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Treble

Treble:
"It comes default with effect on once you turn that off dont know how sound doubles and quality is way better...also bass and treble to 6 cant go wrong."
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"The treble performance is not amazing on this bar."
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"Additionally, I am not able to adjust the levels (ie bass vs treble) or change any settings other than input and volume (which I must get up and do each time I would like to make a change)."
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"Nice balance of treble and bass."
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"Being older, I can always use a good treble so I can distinguish the words in the dialogues."
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"Very good sound, both treble and bass."
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"UPDATE #2 (6 days after receipt):I have set the Treble at +5 and left the Bass at 0 and we're fairly pleased with it now."
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"I was a little disappointed in this The woofer is quite good but the sounds on the sound bar in the midrange and treble are of a somewhat low quality."
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Value

Value:
"Perhaps it's not the best quality but good value for cost."
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"If you're trying to get the most bang for your buck and maintain a small hardware footprint, you'll work hard to beat this system's value."
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"Overall I would still recommend it since it's such a good value."
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"Excellent value."
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"Excellent sound, very compact, good value."
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"Very good value."
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"A great value still at regular price."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"The wireless subwoofer is convenient and the only complaint is from the wife as it shakes the floor during loud explosions...I took off a single star because it doesn't use standard remote codes so it took a while to configure my Universal Remote."
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"With my wireless subwoofer hidden behind my couch when friends enter my ManCave they look on the walls for speakers and they find none."
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"This is a big complaint of most sound bars with wireless subwoofers."
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"Just a tip, the best way to get a wider sound stage is to take advantage of the wireless subwoofer and place it the opposite end of the room since the system also passes some of it mids through the sub."
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"Wireless subwoofer sounds great."
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"Setup was easy, and the wireless sub-woofer paired instantly on initial start-up."
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"This Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer sounds really great in my bedroom and attached to my Sony Smart TV."
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"I can tell you....WOW this thing sounds great, it's really hard to believe the quality of the sound that comes out of this sound bar & sub, plus the wireless sub is a really nice touch, much cleaner looking!"
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