I purchased the SJ8 from an online retailer thinking it would be a great compliment and ideal soundbar for an LG B7 TV. I was planning to add the T8 stand referenced above as well, but a couple initial observations on the SJ8:
1) Is there really no possible way to turn off the "LG OPT" LED light on the front of the soundbar (I connected to TV via optical)? Does this not bother other people? I called LG and they said it would dim after a short period of time, and while it does dim slightly, it is still incredibly distracting even in a bright room. Other forums suggested the Sleep button or the LG musicflow app, but neither turns it off. I guess I could "fix" it with a nice piece of black tape, but it is so odd that LG would produce such a clean looking TV and soundbar, and then put a permanent LED light right in the middle that distracts from the picture.
2) When watching content from a Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) cable box, the sound is both quite muted and seems slightly out of synch. I have played with settings on the cable box (Stereo v. Mono and so forth), and have also tried tweaking the synch settings on the TV itself. I haven't been able to fix either issue though, I am not an audiophile by any means but dialogue on screen seems to draw you to the sound bar and away from the TV, if that makes sense. I am wondering if there is no dedicated center channel on the soundbar that might affect this, so when watching people speaking it does not seem entirely natural and coming out of the TV picture itself. But I also don't know how to up the volume though on cable content, and this is not an issue through the TV's apps (sounds great on that content).
Unfortunately I would have to pay return shipping to return it to the retailer so am hoping to resolve these issues, appreciate any thoughts!! Thank you.