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lichme


quality posts: 2845 Private Messages lichme

Not so good reviews on the Boston Acoustics TVEE Model 10

orokukarisawa


quality posts: 2 Private Messages orokukarisawa

Not very good reviews on the wireless one either. http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Acoustics-TVEE-26-Theater/dp/B008VOPC1O

bpr2


quality posts: 181 Private Messages bpr2

I thought the write up said "less wooting" and thought it as strange.

that was fun while it lasted!

marziah


quality posts: 17 Private Messages marziah
lichme wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Acoustics-TVEE-10-Theater/dp/B008VOPC28]Not so good reviews on the Boston Acoustics TVEE Model 10



I've got one. The sound is an improvement on what comes out of my TV. Having two remotes is a bit of a pain. It promises that you can also control it with your regular TV remote, but I didn't have any luck getting that part to happen.

ThunderThighs


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marziah wrote:I've got one. The sound is an improvement on what comes out of my TV. Having two remotes is a bit of a pain. It promises that you can also control it with your regular TV remote, but I didn't have any luck getting that part to happen.


I have a different soundbar and had a similar problem. I finally turned the sound bar volume all the way up. After that, just adjusting the TV volume controlled the sound going to the sound bar.

Worth a try.



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ebnub


quality posts: 4 Private Messages ebnub

I bought a TVee25 from Woot last September and it's a complete piece of junk. It interferes with my WiFi non-stop and the subwoofer cuts it's power off like it's overheating. I stopped using it two months after buying and Boston Acoustics was not helpful at all about my problems with it. The only thing close to exchanging I was offered was to trade it for a refurb TVee10. I'd stay FAR away from all of Boston Acoustics' sound bars.

Darkfin


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Darkfin
ebnub wrote:I bought a TVee25 from Woot last September and it's a complete piece of junk. It interferes with my WiFi non-stop and the subwoofer cuts it's power off like it's overheating. I stopped using it two months after buying and Boston Acoustics was not helpful at all about my problems with it. The only thing close to exchanging I was offered was to trade it for a refurb TVee10. I'd stay FAR away from all of Boston Acoustics' sound bars.



QFT.

charlasek


quality posts: 0 Private Messages charlasek
Darkfin wrote:QFT.



This week, I received my sound bar purchased in December back from their repair shop for the SECOND TIME. The first time, it cost me $35 to ship it (demanded they foot the bill on try 2). Hopefully it works. Same problems with a squeal and pop every time a commercial ended or the tv turned off.

This is one of two sound bars we purchased; the other one has been a dream. Guess there are a few duds out there.

quantamm


quality posts: 85 Private Messages quantamm

I got the TV25 last year and I've been very happy with it. The sound is great and it learns your existing TV remote's functions so that you can use that remote for volume control, power, and mute.

My only complaint is that the thing interferes terribly with WiFi. It has four wireless channels and they don't give you any indication of how those correspond to the 11 WiFi channels.

Through painstaking ping tests conducted over a month, I tested every combination (all 44) of wireless channels multiple times and here are the ones that I found were the best (in order of best to okay):

WiFi 3, Soundbar 1
WiFi 3, Soundbar 3
WiFi 1, Soundbar 3
WiFi 3, Soundbar 2
WiFi 9, Soundbar 1
WiFi 11, Soundbar 3

jimjenkins5


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jimjenkins5
quantamm wrote:I got the TV25 last year and I've been very happy with it. The sound is great and it learns your existing TV remote's functions so that you can use that remote for volume control, power, and mute.

My only complaint is that the thing interferes terribly with WiFi. It has four wireless channels and they don't give you any indication of how those correspond to the 11 WiFi channels.

Through painstaking ping tests conducted over a month, I tested every combination (all 44) of wireless channels multiple times and here are the ones that I found were the best (in order of best to okay):

WiFi 3, Soundbar 1
WiFi 3, Soundbar 3
WiFi 1, Soundbar 3
WiFi 3, Soundbar 2
WiFi 9, Soundbar 1
WiFi 11, Soundbar 3




Now that's a quality post. I've been working on this for a week since I got mine on the last Woot off. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

spcyhknBC


quality posts: 6 Private Messages spcyhknBC

I've never had one of these sound bars, but I had a computer speaker set from them that lasted for almost a decade. I threw it out because the connectors were starting to wear out, not because the components were bad either. But it appears that most people have not gotten a good experience with these sound bars.

mdconner


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mdconner
ebnub wrote:I bought a TVee25 from Woot last September and it's a complete piece of junk. It interferes with my WiFi non-stop and the subwoofer cuts it's power off like it's overheating. I stopped using it two months after buying and Boston Acoustics was not helpful at all about my problems with it. The only thing close to exchanging I was offered was to trade it for a refurb TVee10. I'd stay FAR away from all of Boston Acoustics' sound bars.



Exactly my experience too.

Run from this deal as fast as you can.

quiksilver3133


quality posts: 1 Private Messages quiksilver3133

Been wooting for a couple years but this is my first time posting. Wanted to jump in because I have had so many problems with my BA TVee Model 25 I purchased from Woot last fall. Sounds good when it works, but there is a component in the subwoofer that overheats about 30-40 minutes into use, and it starts to crack/pop and then goes out altogether. The only way to fix it is to unplug it for a couple hours, and then you only get that 40 minutes again. Finally bit the bullet and bought a mid-level Vizio soundbar/wireless sub and I'm mad at myself for having suffered through these issues for so long. Boston Acoustics was less than helpful, would not buy another BA product.

QTCCASEY


quality posts: 1 Private Messages QTCCASEY

DON'T DO IT!

I bought one of these from Woot! recently, and it was broken after two days. Subwoofer makes a constant buzzing sound when the soundbar is on, and not just over top of the sound it's supposed to make. Buzz is all that I hear. Nothing changed in the environment between the first day and the third day.

On the other hand, it sounded great when it worked, and once I described the problem to Woot! they offered to take it back immediately. So if you don't mind the hassle of probably having to replace it a couple of times, it may work for you.

Casey
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wootatoottoot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wootatoottoot

I bought the TV25 last year.
Nice whilst it lasted.
Didn't last long (Woofer goes Bang bang Bang).
It did last longer than the 90 day warranty.
Customer service were useless to the point of insulting. I know its a shame but I cannot do other than reccomend to AVOID.

tonymontana444


quality posts: 9 Private Messages tonymontana444

have the larger one, just got it delivered the other day. it does sound great, watched terminator 2 for a test run, and the wireless sub under our bed it very loud. yes, as others have pointed out, it does interfere with the wifi on the ps3. only the ps3 has been affected so far ive noticed.

binaryc


quality posts: 1 Private Messages binaryc

I bought one a few months ago, the thing kept turning itself off. Returned it after a few weeks.

ckeilah


quality posts: 149 Private Messages ckeilah
bpr2 wrote:I thought the write up said "less wooting" and thought it as strange.



Yeah. Me too. Not so strange. Woot! is dead. Turned into little.amazon.com. so long, and thanks for all the woots! :-/

BTW, BA used to make spectacular speakers. These, however, barely qualify for "consumer" grade. Not even remotely high fidelity by today's standards.

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glaicius


quality posts: 4 Private Messages glaicius

I was gonna pull the plug on the sound bar only for my JVC 42. I had always heard that BA was quality stuff. After reading the reviews, I'm staying FAR away. At least from this set up.

If anyone is looking for a good quality sound bar wireless sub combo(although pricier than this by about $100), I'd give Pinnacle speakers a try. They often have deals here at Woot.

I'm extremely happy with their product.

jgiannon


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jgiannon

I don't know why everyone has so many problems with the Tvee25, I have two and both run perfectly for over a year, not much wifi interference either though it does happen sometimes. I love these things. That being said, its a different model offered here and hops channel frequencies, so I wonder if that helps wifi signal.

dandaman069


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dandaman069

If you want a simple sound bar, that sounds amazing, I would go with a Bose Solo. It sounds amazing, I have tried a few sound bars prior to my Bose Solo purchase, and all were disappointing.. to include Sharp and Panasonic. I know Bose can be pricey, but the sound is amazing and the customer service is top notch. My girlfirend accidently plugged in my bose sound dock 10 into 220V plug. Bose fixed it and had it back to me in less than 2 weeks, only had to pay for shipping to them, they paid for expedited shipping back. I got my Solo on sale for $269.

audiolover


quality posts: 0 Private Messages audiolover

Here are some links to positive reviews on the Boston Soundbars

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/boston-acoustics-tvee/

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/small-space-big-sound-the-boston-acoustic-tvee-10-sound-bar-tech-test-lab-review-184664

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5qmUXbDm3i8/p_065TVM10/Boston-Acoustics-TVee-Model-10.html#customer-reviews-tab

thecorrectline


quality posts: 0 Private Messages thecorrectline
quantamm wrote:I got the TV25 last year and I've been very happy with it. The sound is great and it learns your existing TV remote's functions so that you can use that remote for volume control, power, and mute.

My only complaint is that the thing interferes terribly with WiFi. It has four wireless channels and they don't give you any indication of how those correspond to the 11 WiFi channels.

Through painstaking ping tests conducted over a month, I tested every combination (all 44) of wireless channels multiple times and here are the ones that I found were the best (in order of best to okay):

WiFi 3, Soundbar 1
WiFi 3, Soundbar 3
WiFi 1, Soundbar 3
WiFi 3, Soundbar 2
WiFi 9, Soundbar 1
WiFi 11, Soundbar 3



https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&feature=search_result

If you have an android smartphone this free app is useful for wi-fi channel analysis.

bhaschalk


quality posts: 4 Private Messages bhaschalk

I bought one of the wireless subwoofer ones last time they were on woot.
Out of everything I've gotten from woot, this is my one and only complaint item.

- overheats when gain on subwoofer is set to past 50%
- one speaker on the bar started dying after just a week, so I have only one channel plugged in now.

To those with the wifi-issue, I can't tell you how many hours I played with this, and you will not find a 100% solution between futzing with the channels on the bar vs. wireless channels. This is because they both operate on the same 2.6ghz channel.
I stream movies to my xbox, and this instantly started my movies to clip and go into buffer-mode.

The final solution? I plunked down $150 and bought a new dual-band wireless router, now streaming movies over the 5ghz channel.

If you're in the market for a soundbar, I suggest you pass on this one.


lorf


quality posts: 4 Private Messages lorf

I know its a long shot, but is the "BASS GREAT!" "LESS WOOFING!" "BASS GREAT!" "LESS WOOFING!" "BASS GREAT!" "LESS WOOFING!" a dig at the lyrics from the new Daft Punk single Get Lucky?

zopster


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zopster

Bass Great!

Lesh Philling!
(Deadhead's will understand!)

localfitch


quality posts: 3 Private Messages localfitch

I was actually shopping for a Soundbar today, got totally frustrated with the across the board Soundbar issues that are out there, and figured, why not check Woot? First time back in a few months and I'm glad I read the Wooters opinions here. I've got a set of computer speakers set up to the TV now (as someone else here has as well) but the output isn't very high output despite being 80W (Boston Acoustics MM220). I can't see trading them in for something that has so many negative issues. Anyway, thank you for saving me ~$120, friends.

dliidlii


quality posts: 34 Private Messages dliidlii

Best Buy offers the Coby 2.1-Channel Soundbar System, model no. CSMP95, for $59.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from ten days ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $50.) The soundbar features 80 watts of power, remote control, and more. It also includes a wireless subwoo

ftvancil


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ftvancil

Im just sayin...

Most people that have bad experiences with a product will post a comment on them. Not because they want to warn or help others out of a "seemingly" unworthy purchase, but because they feel that if they can criticize the product they bought, it will somehow satisfy their need for revenge on their bad experience.

Those that have a good experience with a purchase won't go out of their way to advocate a product that just does what they were hoping it would do....WORK.

All that said, if you want a clear idea of what a product is going to be like and how reliable it will be, see a review from an expert on the device.

mparr


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mparr

I needed a sound bar and took a flyer on this (TVee 26) after seeing it going for over $300 most places. It arrived today and I hooked it up.

A very anticlimactic experience as the sound bar won't even power on. The sub cycles red on the LED like it is searching for the bar. The bar just sits there doing nothing. Doesn't matter if you hit power on the remote or the bar... zilch.

I really wish I would have read the comments on this before I ordered.

EDIT: Also Boston Acoustics support is only open M-F 8a-5p EST. Lovely.

ROGETRAY


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mparr wrote:I needed a sound bar and took a flyer on this (TVee 26) after seeing it going for over $300 most places. It arrived today and I hooked it up.

A very anticlimactic experience as the sound bar won't even power on. The sub cycles red on the LED like it is searching for the bar. The bar just sits there doing nothing. Doesn't matter if you hit power on the remote or the bar... zilch.

I really wish I would have read the comments on this before I ordered.

EDIT: Also Boston Acoustics support is only open M-F 8a-5p EST. Lovely.



Sorry for the late reply and to hear that you're experiencing issue with your purchase.

If you encounter any issues with Boston Acoustics, please feel free to email into Woot Member Services at support@woot.com and let them know. They'll be more than happy to assist you with your order.

mparr


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mparr
ROGETRAY wrote:Sorry for the late reply and to hear that you're experiencing issue with your purchase.

If you encounter any issues with Boston Acoustics, please feel free to email into Woot Member Services at support@woot.com and let them know. They'll be more than happy to assist you with your order.



Thanks Rogetray. As a follow up, Boston Acoustics has been helpful so far. They sent me a label to ship the soundbar back to them. They said they would cross ship the new one to me as soon as they saw the old one show as shipped in Fedex's system. I'll try to remember to update again once I receive the new soundbar.

gwbaker


quality posts: 6 Private Messages gwbaker

Anyone know why the sound bar quits outputting audio all of the sudden. I just got back from vacation and hooked it up last night. After about 60 mins of low audio TV (I was watching wife asleep) the sound cut off. I press INPUT twice and it came back. 20 minutes later sound cut off again. Hit input twice, sound came back. Fell asleep, sound was off when I woke up. Hit input twice, sound came back.

Have I set something wrong, or do I have a dud?

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ThunderThighs


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gwbaker wrote:Anyone know why the sound bar quits outputting audio all of the sudden. I just got back from vacation and hooked it up last night. After about 60 mins of low audio TV (I was watching wife asleep) the sound cut off. I press INPUT twice and it came back. 20 minutes later sound cut off again. Hit input twice, sound came back. Fell asleep, sound was off when I woke up. Hit input twice, sound came back.

Have I set something wrong, or do I have a dud?


It does turn off automatically if there's no audio source but it shouldn't turn off in the middle of something.

You might contact Boston Acoustics to see if they can walk you through some fix.



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gwbaker


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gwbaker wrote:Anyone know why the sound bar quits outputting audio all of the sudden. I just got back from vacation and hooked it up last night. After about 60 mins of low audio TV (I was watching wife asleep) the sound cut off. I press INPUT twice and it came back. 20 minutes later sound cut off again. Hit input twice, sound came back. Fell asleep, sound was off when I woke up. Hit input twice, sound came back.

Have I set something wrong, or do I have a dud?



It's official, I got a dud. Oh well, going back to woot for a full refund.

__IT happens, Woot is always gracious when this happens!

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usgem


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quiksilver3133 wrote:Been wooting for a couple years but this is my first time posting. Wanted to jump in because I have had so many problems with my BA TVee Model 25 I purchased from Woot last fall. Sounds good when it works, but there is a component in the subwoofer that overheats about 30-40 minutes into use, and it starts to crack/pop and then goes out altogether. The only way to fix it is to unplug it for a couple hours, and then you only get that 40 minutes again. Finally bit the bullet and bought a mid-level Vizio soundbar/wireless sub and I'm mad at myself for having suffered through these issues for so long. Boston Acoustics was less than helpful, would not buy another BA product.



I Called BA and asked them to fix this split/crack sound and they acted unfriendly at all. It's a worse company to dealt with.
I won't buy its product again!
They are ruining their brand by selling these defected refurbished goods.