Damn. I heard it was a good soundbar, but comparable to the ones available at around the sub $500 range. Now I'm NOT so optimistic. I wasn't an audiophile until I heard that TV. Seriously, it made me want more out of my sound. The Yamaha YSP (just checked it out as someone stated it sounds like the Mitsu) is prohibitively expensive, which further depresses me. Had it been $500, I would probably bite. >$1000 seems like way too much for a soundbar, though with the sound the Mitsu gave off, I could see why. It was simply phenomenal.
I agree Dav, 52" is too small. I got used to my 67", and going down to 52" was painful. But that's for the other section.
I went to Walmart and tested out the Sony CT100 and the Vizio. The Sony was paired with a Sub and I didn't like it at all. That, and it was tiny. On a 52", it'd look like nothing more than a large center channel.
The Vizio was a bit larger and closer to the size of my TV. It DIDN'T have a subwoofer paired with it, and sounded BETTER than the Sony. I know demoing it at Walmart isn't quite favorable, but even in such a harsh setting it sounded better than the Sony.
I admit that I couldn't quite blast the sound as loud as I wanted to, but the Vizio did sound crystal clear. I just don't know how close it comes to the Mitsu when it comes to jaw dropping sound, so I'm hesitant on getting it. I can easily purchase it and return it if I don't like it, but I don't have a subwoofer, nor do I know what makes a good subwoofer good.
Though I keep hearing about Vizio's new soundbars about to come out, so I'll most likely hold out until then. The fact that the current soundbar only picks up 2.0 audio unsettles me. Any release date on the new ones?