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Work great for me
on October 3, 2011
Realize that I am not interested in "home theater" in that I am not trying to recreate some grand cinematic experience - I just want to watch TV with adequate sound and I feel like the TV makers don't even try anymore, assuming that everyone will buy additional hardware because they put such crappy speakers on TVs. I might have been happy with a cheaper soundbar, but my TV had only one sound output - an SPDIF RCA output. (That is, digital sound, but not the optical version). This is the first soundbar under $300 I found that would do that. I could have used the cheaper BC-1 but I liked the idea of the iPod connection since sometimes I use my iPod like a boombox - and this would be portable enough for that use.
The system works great on my cheap HDTV - the sound will not win any awards but it is far better than the cheap tinny speakers on the TV. I do not think paying $300 more for a TV would have gotten as good a sound. I like the variety of methods of getting sound into the system - this means it should be useful if I move on to another TV.
For the iPod - this is a great semi-portable speaker system. It needs to be plugged in, but it also supplies an impressive volume that can fill up a large room like a hotel meeting room. And the remote control operates the iPod (I use a first generation iPod touch).