I'm on my second Ambeo now and this one is also faulty. If the Sennheiser App connects more than 50% of the time I consider myself lucky. When I switch inputs on the Ambeo it disconnects from the TV completely, leaving the internal speakers on. It gets very hot. When the remote happens to be working, Codec information comes and goes. Effectively I have a volume control and next to no other control.Really? I have read the thread and can’t see too much wrong. What am I missing?
Has anyone come across a side-by-side comparison of the Samsung HW-Q90R and the LG SN11RG? It seems an obvious one to do but none of the regular reviewers seems to have done it.
I think the answer to this is very much dictated by ergonomics and willing to accept compromise. Having previously had dedicated AV and Sub/Speakers it would indeed take some serious beating.
However, due to current living room layout after a house move, and practicality, the Soundbar & wireless sub/rears is the perfect combination. Im willing to accept it may not be as good, but its the perfect halfway house. In my case I went for the HW-Q90R before it went EOS, and once all the bugs had been fixed. Perfect for my needs, decent at music, decent at TV & Movies. Soundbar tech will only get better, but yes it will always be one step behind a dedicated setup.
As for the poor bloke who's Mrs wears the trousers, you shouldn't have to justify your purchase, I'd be questioning the controlling nature of "her indoors", but that's a separate issue
Here are a couple of other considerations.
1: Replacing a soundbar with a more advanced one is simplicity itself. Replacing a separates system with all the cabling and installation issues is a nightmare.
2: Quite a few sounders are eARC compatible. There are at present no eARC AVRs and no indication that any will appear in the near future.