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Customer Review

on November 4, 2011
I will review the second one I received as the first one had a faulty TOSLINK connector in the back and had to be exchanged.

The main unit connected easily to the TVs' (an LG LW5600-series tv) digital optical audio out via the included TOSLINK cable and to the included DC power supply. The sub-woofer just needed to be plugged into a wall outlet. Both units worked immediately with no adjustment.

Programming the sound-bar to accept volume commands from our remote was very difficult, with some settings accepted and some not. But that might have been due to the fact that the speak grill blocks the infrared receiver lens from any direction to the right of a direct perpendicular. The lens is slightly to the left of the buttons on the front-right of the unit. If the remote is on a straight line in front of, or to the left, of the lens, then the remote works. However, the grill blocks the signal from the remote if even slightly off-center to the right. Imagine even a 5- or 10-degree angle to the right of the TV and your remote won't work.

One solution is to take the grill off. Then the remote works fine even at a fairly large off-center angle to the right. But we didn't purchase this so that only a person sitting on the left side of the couch, or in the armchair on the left side of the room, can work the volume of the TV. This was an extremely poor design choice.

As for the sound, I like it. Both the sound-bar and the sub-woofer produce good sound.
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