Originally Posted by Neonridr
Hey guys, been a while since I was in this thread. In fact it was when this unit first came out. There was a lot of disappointment with this soundbar due to the lack of some audio formats. Just curious what the overall consensus is with this thing now that some updates have been released and it looks like this unit supports more audio formats.
I am really interested in upgrading from my old Sony blu ray home theatre system and I love the simplicity and elegance of soundbars. I was also looking at the Samsung one (HW-K950) but that unit was lacking in some audio formats.
Just wondering for those that own it, how impressed are you with the sound and functionality? It's a pretty sizeable investment here in Canada ($1999) so obviously I am exploring all channels first before committing to anything.
It's a great sounding system.
I've incurred issues, but seems only very few are getting this (I've only seen UK users like myself, and to have 3 with issues is probably just bad luck on my end). However, that leads me on to say: if I've had 3, and the 3rd repaired, it's because the sound is incredible, and works really well in my setup. I can't get sound like this without having separates installed, and that just won't work in my living room as there's no where for them.
The fact you get 3 inputs, all HDCP 2.2 HDR/Dolby Vision compatible, and Atmos and DTS:X (now with the update - Lone Survivor sounds immense!) all in a soundbar is pretty damn good, but that's why it's expensive.
It's worth being aware though that sound performance in terms of Atmos (height, surround etc) seems dependant on the room it's in.
Some report great 3D effects (for example for me in Magnificent Seven, bullets are all around me, impacts behind, bullets whizzing above - it's quite incredible).
Others seem not get such a pronounced effect.
I'd say go for it though, the sound quality alone is great.