Originally Posted by dcobserver
Ok, I digress....I'm a bit disappointed by the premise upon which you base your conclusion in your review. It is so difficult and subjective to make a judgement on something based on its economic value. I realize that's the whole point behind deciding whether something is worth it, but how do you really value a considerably better soundbar. How do you determine that the 1-SR is worth it only if it was half its price. For me, the fact that it sounds better than any other soundbar (except for maybe the YSP-4100) is enough reason to pay more than 3 or 4 times the Sony. In other words, how much would you pay to know that you had the best sounding soundbar out there...how much is that worth? I think that measurement is not so easily quantified.
But again, I should'nt comment on another individual's value judgement on economics...I just don't think it should be the sole criterion of someone so knowledgeable as you seem to be.
Yes,,,, I would agree 100% with every thing you said,,, very valid points.
The points you made are the reason's I have not returned the Bose yet and am re-thinking keeping or returning it.
There is some other reasons I have thought about returning the 1SR,,, to be honest, and I know this might sound odd,,, Im kinda pissed at Bose, not only for their pricing policies but because of the things they could do and dont do to make their products better.
On the 1SR it would have been no big deal to include some HDMI connections or a little LED screen on the bar to monitor volume levels and channels ect.,,,, at the steep selling price they left off such basic features that every other product on the planet has for far far less money,,,, and I understand Bose thought process,, they leave the features off the 1SR so they can try and sell the much more expensive 135 soundbar system that does have the basic features.
The way Bose does business has always pissed me off,,, the powers that be at Bose do some things very well while some things they do very badly,,, lots of bad choices Bose makes and they are just really out of touch with what many consumer's feels about their company.
I understand that Bose price's their stuff into the stratoshpere of high pricing to try and keep their rep as a top end product but Bose forgot about the internet,,, back in the day, before the web, Bose had a much better rep than now days,, these days people are more informed and have far more knowlege about products,,,, Bose gets much slamming online as a result,,, but Bose still acts in some ways like the internet does not exist,,,, they are still living in the 80's.
Over the years I have called and email Bose asking them why they make some of the dumb choices they make,,, all I have ever gotten back is BS replies and excuss's from Bose,,,, it would be nice to talk to someone at Bose that actually makes decisions to find out why they do what they do.
I could go on forever about ALL the stuff Bose screws up but that would be a very long post,,,,, yes, they do some things great but they do some things very badly,,,,, very odd company.
Anyhow,, back to the subject,, the price, Bose business practices and the lack of any BASIC needed features on the 1SR are the reasons that make me not want to keep the 1SR, in spite of the fact it is a great sounding soundbar.
Sorry for the rant,,,,, Bose does that to me !!!!!