Here's the CNET skinny. I had never even heard of this deal before yesterday.....
The good: Virtual surround speaker housed in 51-inch-wide extruded aluminum cabinet; proprietary SDA technology produces room-filling spacious sound from the single-speaker design; nine 3.5-inch midrange drivers, three 0.75-inch silk dome tweeters; shelf stand, wall mount bracket, and color-coded 15-foot speaker wire is also included.
The bad: Somewhat expensive; you'll also need an AV receiver and a subwoofer.
The bottom line: The Polk SurroundBar 50 sounds great with music and movies, making it a worthwhile improvement over the company's earlier single-speaker surround offering.
"The SurroundBar 50 is a five-channel speaker, but uses nine 3.5-inch midrange drivers and three 0.75-inch tweeters. ...You use your own cables or the included 15-foot-long five-channel flat cable to hook up your SurroundBar 50 to an AV receiver or amplifier.
Going to connect a Cable DVR, PS3, Wii, and a WDTV (or something comparable) and send to something like a Panasonic Viera TC-P54S1 54" Plasma.
Thanks in advance for any advice, MJH.
I am mainly looking for something with at least 4-5 HDMI inputs and decent power to drive this speakerbar and a midrange ($) sub, without going way overkill.