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on December 1, 2011
Had for week and no complaints what-so-ever. Great budget home theater, setup easily. Wireless rear speakers not really "Wireless" as you have to plug in the wireless node to AC, then run your rear speaker cable to the rear speakers from there. WiFi setup is a breeze once you define your home network authentication type. one button Netflix is a nice feature too. Blu-ray is crisp and has an amazing picture. I'm a bit of an audiophile (not a purist but enjoy great sound) and the bass response is deep, mids great and highs are crisp. I added a Logitech one universal remote with simplifies things abit so you don't have to cycle through the ample list of inputs to get to the desired HDMI input.
Update: 12/8/11, dropped from 4 star to 1 star.
Problems started after about a week... when I get it work, picture and sound are amazing, however:
Issues I started having since first review:
I have found that I can no longer access the Smart hub / internet apps without first inserting a Blu-ray disc, then hit stop.
HDMI ports have started having issues synching with the cable box and the TV, does not pass through HDMI or present the signal consistently, requiring multiple cable box and TV reboots for the signals to synch up.
DVD discs will not play
Blu-ray discs (new) often stutter and lose sound requiring a very movie disruptive power cycle and then go through the entire movie preview / menu / scene selection.
Netflix button will not work without a Blu-ray disc inserted, and Smart hub input open.
Boxed up unit for return today.