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Pros and Cons
Pros3

If you’re looking to get rid of the speakers that are mounted to your walls, or on bookshelves or on stands behind your seating area, this is a good option. Important to if your tv has an hdmi (arc) input, you only need one hdmi cable.

Digital atmos surround mimicking does an exceptional job. Dialogues are nice and clear and clearly seems like it comes from the center driver (mimicking the center channel), even at smart mode on. I have a sonos beam gen 2 with play:1 as surround sate...  Read More

Easy for someone more agile, without trifocals & a bit overweight. That download is important. Makes everything sync with little effort on your part. Not much tuning available for eq, but this was expected.

Cons5

Jbl product wasn't meant to last. Unfortunately it disappoints. What a wast f of time. Cheapest chinese products have better quality control.

The speaker is still very muddy. Speech is difficult to decipher unless you crank the volume. The other one has a much safer simple plug and play option, the way a speaker should be.

Wireless subwoofer is worthless without control unit that fails to function. The bar itself works but sounds very flat without the sub. No true need to be connected to wifi or bluetooth should you not have those.

According to a lengthy on line research, many others are having the same problem. The fact this thing still didn’t get pacified by hooking up a live ethernet cable directly to it, makes me not want to use this. The use of the google assistant logo i c...  Read More

No warranty. Can't find receipt so no warranty coverage. Tried different connections to no avail. I'm super bummed because while it was working, it worked well.

Pros3

This checks all of those boxes. Looks good. The sound is decent. We are pleased with them.

Has bars for mounting on wall which is great. Came with an hdmi cable, optical cable (didn't use) and a power cord. Works with universal phillip s remote and with hdmi arc function turns on - off with remote.

Music sounds crisp and crystal clear. Audible separation is clear, bass is adequate.

Cons1

The problem with using it wirelessly is that roku uses a proprietary audio protocol. Also, the remote signal is weak. Called tcl support and a very nice lady tried for 30 minutes to correct the problem.

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