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#4574088 - 11/14/17 06:37 PM My T.V. & sound bar adventure
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: Denver
I bought an Insignia 55" 4K T.V.($429.00) and Insignia sound bar($79.00) in February.
I knew both were cheap when I bought them but I took a shot.

A couple of weeks ago the sound bar would not play from the T.V.
Geek Squad at Best Buy said it was a circuit board and they would order it.
Circuit board is back ordered to next year. Their policy is if they cant fix it within 30 days you get a new set.

So I take the set back and get credit for what I paid and bought a Samsung 55"4K T.V. for $640.00. Plus $89 for extra warranty and protection.
Much better picture on the Samsung.

I tried to hook up the Insignia sound bar and it would not sync together.
Took the sound bar back to Best Buy and they gave me credit for what I paid for it.
I bought a Samsung sound bar with a wireless sub woofer for $230.00.
No problem hooking it up and it sounds better.

Lesson learned don't buy cheap house brands.
Best Buy was really good at making it right for me.
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#4574641 - 11/15/17 08:11 AM Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65]
Alfred_B Offline


Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 1968
Loc: America
Win-win for both.

yes, sometimes you pay more when you go cheap.

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#4574648 - 11/15/17 08:17 AM Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65]
DriveHard Offline


Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 1063
Loc: Middle of Iowa
friends who like sound don't let friends buy soundbars...

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#4574838 - 11/15/17 10:46 AM Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: DriveHard]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4112
Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: DriveHard
friends who like sound don't let friends buy soundbars...




I installed a 7.1 HTS in the family room and a 5.1 HTS in the basement(primarily for gaming and casual TV watching), so I'm a fairly critical listener. I will agree that soundbars often aren't an optimal solution, but I have to say that the Klipsch RSB-11 soundbar I installed in my son's apartment sounds better than decent- the small wireless sub helps a lot. In any case, in an aprtment listening to movies at reference levels isn't going to happen.
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#4574873 - 11/15/17 11:25 AM Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65]
JustinH Offline


Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 5174
Loc: Texas
We have a Bose outlet store at the mall near the house.

They have some really neat soundbars with multiple drivers.

For me the day of amps, and tower speakers is long over.

I need something I can play TV sound and bluetooth audio to also.

Yamaha also makes a real nice sound bar for around 200 bucks.
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#4581293 - 11/21/17 06:39 PM Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: Denver
The saga continues.
But in a good way.
I checked Best Buys site and saw that the T.V. and sound bar were marked down a lot.
I went there today and got $178.00 refunded to my credit card.
Score one for the little guy.
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#4581631 - 11/22/17 06:24 AM Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65]
alarmguy Offline


Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 2148
Loc: South Carolina
I was wondering if you saw their ad, a lot of name brand sound bars on sale right now, this is a good one too, not sure how long it will last, saw it a few days ago, $149.
Click, Klipsch Sound bar
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#4582634 - 11/23/17 07:06 AM Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: alarmguy]
marine65 Offline


Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 451
Loc: Denver
Originally Posted By: alarmguy
I was wondering if you saw their ad, a lot of name brand sound bars on sale right now, this is a good one too, not sure how long it will last, saw it a few days ago, $149.
Click, Klipsch Sound bar


Klipsch products are very good.
But I wanted to go Samsung to Samsung.
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