I was struggling with the choice of getting one of these Home Theater Systems in a Box, or buying everything separate. I have a soundbar that has been more than satisfactory for a couple years, and so I was leaning towards buying everything separate. When looking online, I was thinking "How big of a difference can this thing and it's little speakers even make??" I have a PS4 that plays blurays, so I don't need that. Well I get to best buy and notice this is on sale. I figure, meh, I can always return it if I hate it. Well, after a week of having everything hooked up together, the Soundbar has now moved into the bedroom, and as far as this thing and its "little speakers" go, wow. I was amazed at how great these actually sound. Don't get me wrong. It will not compete with a $1500 system. However, when considering most soundbars are $150+ for a good one, and you do get quality sound out of them, the little bit of money you'll spend on this Samsung unit is more than worth it! If you are pretty tech savvy, you will enjoy the customization options. I would recommend for everyone to download the firmware/software update immediately. Then you can take the time to set the distance of every speaker, as well as adjust volume out of each speaker. You can get a free Db Sound Meter App on any smart phone, select speaker test from the Samsung menu, and fine tune every speaker so that you have complete, even sound coming from every angle. The only issues I have is that it has bluetooth and will play music and videos from your phone, but you can not use bluetooth headphones. Also, I have a high pitch feedback sound that comes through the speakers whenever I have it set on Digital In (from my PS4). It is likely that it is caused by the cable itself or just some interference. It goes away whenever sound is being played though. I listen to music loud, watch a ton of action movies, play a variety of games, and this system sounds great with everything! I am a very picky person when it comes to sound quality, yet every day whenever I'm watching, or listening, to something new, I find myself smiling at the great surround sound positioning as well as the detail. All out of these tiny speakers, too! Amazing! Oh, as to the "Why 4 stars and not 5?" For one, it could really use an extra input, as well as extra output. The selection of "apps" is slim/non existent outside of the standard netflix, vudu, hulu, amazon, ect.. And last, but not least.. even though I listen to everything extremely loud and I don't find myself maxing this out often.. At the end of the day, it is a $250 Samsung, and not a premium Klipsch, Sony, or Cerwin Vega.. So lets be realistic.