Well I finally have it all hooked and working. I gotta say I am quite impressed. I am using all 3 HDMI connections for a PS3, AppleTV, and a HD Comcast receiver. It is hooked up to my Samsung PN51D8000 using HDMI ARC. The 3 channel sound was impressive given the large size of the room. The virtual surround was noticeable. Given that the S401 supports expanding to real surround speakers I took two rear speakers from an extra Mirage Nanosat 5.1 speaker system and hooked them up. One change in the menu system and the rear speakers are active.
For a bedroom setup I could not ask for more from a soundbar, except that I wish it was a little wider so it was more in proportion with the 51" TV but the sound is superior to the Samsung HD-W550 I had before. I was not satisfied with the input setup or sound from that system so I returned it for the Yamaha.
If anyone has questions about this unit feel
free to ask, I am very satisfied with it so far. The receiver/built-in subwoofer is very nice and you can control the volume of each speaker independently. The big seller on this unit for me was the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA support.
Was it Samsung HW-D550?
I tried to find for comparison but I couldn't find HD-W550. Edited by aftergoh - 4/17/13 at 12:33am