I have never been impressed with the Samsung HW-E450 when listening at Best Buy, but on a recent trip to Costco, they had one hooked up via HDMI from a blu-ray and it sounded pretty good. Near it, they had a Yamaha YS-101 set up with a canned demo. I thought the Samsung sounded quite a bit better, but it may have been the material they were playing and the method they were hooked up. Does anyone have experience with both of these in their home and can provide an opinion? I'm leaning toward the Samsung due to the better input options (HDMI), but the lack of wireless subwoofer on the Yamaha is also appealing (though the inputs are not as good). Both are priced in my target budget range (~$200). Thanks!
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12/30/12 at 2:37pm