Purchased my Yamaha ATS 2090 about 3 months ago. Sounds good, but fine settlings must be adjusted by an app on your mobile phone. This is the only way to observe what's going on. Unfortunately the settings seem to change regularly without your intervention, & connection to re-adjust becomes very frustrating when your phone can not find your sound bar. A suggestion appears on the screen to reconnect to your device. Quite frankly, I'm over it, this procedure takes about 10 minutes & it's almost a nightly occurrence.
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Wonderful sound for a budget price
Purchased from "The Good Guys " Geelong, Vic.
They offered an "introductory special" price of $A399.
It was purchased to replace our old unit which failed. (A Yamaha 2070)
Initial set up was a bit frustrating, as the included manual lacked information to do with the Optical Cable connection. However I found the information I required on the company website.
Unlike our old unit, this one requires connecting to the TV via both an optical cable (included) and an HDMI cable. (not included) Fortunately I had a spare HDMI cable lying around.
It is connected to a Sony 4K HD TV...The subwoofer instantly connected to the main bar as soon as both were powered up. The one thing that is clearly noticeable over the old unit that this one is more powerful and the sound clearer. It also has more features, such as voice control from Amazons "Alexa" system and also from a smartphone via a downloadable app. It can be linked via Bluetooth, to an iPad or mobile phone so you can listen to your song list through it. Warranty is 2 years. Overall I am happy with the purchase and can recommend the product.
Questions & Answers
If tv has ARC capability can the sound bar be connected to the optical instead. When connected to the arc it would ramdomly play off. Sounds much better connected to optical. Also can the control for direct tv be used without sound bar control? Thanks.
There is a procedure for transferring the sound control to the TV remote. it is in the manual. But having had experience with a previous model Yamaha sound bar, we found that often it would also operate the inbuilt speakers in the TV as well, which would actually spoil the sound quality. So this time we elected to put the TV speaker sound on "0" via the TV remote and just use the sound bar remote to control the sound. The TV remote is just used for On/Off, Input feed control (HDMI from a DVD player, Digital TV, Cable TV, USB Stick, other Apps) and free to air channel selection.
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