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Plenty of BANG for the buck
on December 1, 2011
Like one of the other reviewers here I purchased my ILIVE elsewhere. Picked mine up this afternoon at Walmart for $98 dollars, on sale for Christmas I assume. I bought it for my Haier 32" flatscreen TV that I bought here on Amazon 2 weeks ago because although the TV has a beautiful picture it has rotten speakers and sounds like a small transister radio (seriously!). The only downside to this soundbar is that it would not hook up to my TV with the supplied RCA lines and I had to go to Radio Shack and spend another $15 bucks on a mini-plug line jack that I had to run from the TV's headphone outlet to the Input jack on the soundbar. Once I had that in place I fired up the two components and adjusted the bass and treble to the maximum settings and the sound is just wonderful ! What really surprised me is how good the bass response is considering the small speakers. It does come with a Subwoofer line out jack and I am going to hook up my Sony powered Subwoofer that I have in storage and then I will have a perfect home theater system as far as I am concerned. The mute button on the remote controlled the TV volume too which is a pleasent surprise. The added bonus of having an FM radio and an Ipod/Iphone slide out bay makes this a well rounded unit for the money to say the least. I played a few DVD's and the SRS surround worked just great with nice seperation of sound effects etc. I played some of my more bass-heavy CD's through my DVD player and the sound once again is very satisfying for me and I don't find myself wishing that I had more bass although I will add my Subwoofer to the unit simply because I can and it's only one wire instead of 6 wires with a standard home theater system with 5 speakers and a Subwoofer. I don't miss those nasty wires AT ALL ! I would reccomend this unit to anyone that is on a budget and wants great sound without breaking the bank and hates messing with a bunch of extra speakers and hiding wires under throw rugs to get that added surround sound.