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My T.V. & sound bar adventure #4574088
11/14/17 07:37 PM
11/14/17 07:37 PM
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marine65 Offline OP
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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.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles
Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65] #4574641
11/15/17 09:11 AM
11/15/17 09:11 AM
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Win-win for both.

yes, sometimes you pay more when you go cheap.

Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65] #4574648
11/15/17 09:17 AM
11/15/17 09:17 AM
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friends who like sound don't let friends buy soundbars...



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2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk (wife's)
2007 Nissan Xterra (trail toy)
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Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: DriveHard] #4574838
11/15/17 11:46 AM
11/15/17 11:46 AM
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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.


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65] #4574873
11/15/17 12:25 PM
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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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Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65] #4581293
11/21/17 07:39 PM
11/21/17 07:39 PM
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marine65 Offline OP
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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.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles
Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: marine65] #4581631
11/22/17 07:24 AM
11/22/17 07:24 AM
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South Carolina
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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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Re: My T.V. & sound bar adventure [Re: alarmguy] #4582634
11/23/17 08:06 AM
11/23/17 08:06 AM
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marine65 Offline OP
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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.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles

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