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on November 15, 2011
Picked up this soundbar to go with my Vizio XVT473SV. The sound from the bar isn't noticeably better than the sound from the TV speakers. The wireless subwoofer, adds some nice lows, especially during movies. There are several minor annoyances that I am currently putting up with from this system:
- about half the time when I switch inputs from my cable box to my Xbox, the sound is distorted and I have to turn the soundbar off and on again to fix it
- the subwoofer will occasionally rumble when I don't want it to, such as when the anchors on ESPN are talking...you kind of have to find a "sweet spot" with the subwoofer volume
- I was able to get the soundbar to learn the volume commands from my Vizio remote, but due to the way the Vizio remote works, it's kind of complicated and counter-intuitive to get it to learn the power on/off commands
- when turning on my TV, the speakerbar doesn't turn on automatically until I do something like adjust the volume...but when I do, it makes a horrible static sound...scares the crap out of my dog every time it happens
I'm actually on my second subwoofer. After the first week of owning the first one, it would produce a constant distorted static sound. Polk was good about sending a replacement without too much hassle.
All in all, I wouldn't buy it again. I'm pretty patient with my electronics, so I decided to live with the annoyances rather than try and get my money back, but I do have quite a bit of buyer's remorse.