Pros: Easy, convincing surround sound
Cons: Few inputs, doesn't come with a subwoofer.
This was probably the first sound bar and I bought it about ten years ago. It's still going strong and the only addition was buying Yamaha's matching sub woofer. You might think this is really out of date except if you are like me and have mainly component equipment, or HDMI is problematic for whatever reason. The YSP1 has 2 component inputs and 1 component output. There are also 2 optical digital audio jacks and one RCA type digital audio input. How does it compare to a traditional (non-projected) surround sound system? I would see it gives you about 80%-90% the same effect as a traditional surround sound system, although you get much more control with speaker placement to with a...(read more)