As a piggy back off my other thread about TCL TVs, I wanted to start a new one about the soundbar. I picked up the soundbar tonight, the TV is coming next Friday. However, I decided to hook it up to my current TV just to get a feel for it. This is what I got: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PKRHXPB/?tag=tdpri-20 I'm torn whether or not I like it enough or if I want to splurge for a better one. I've watched bits of a few different things so far, there is definitely a huge improvement in hearing all the little details in the background and it's clearer. And when music is playing, it's pretty good, BUT only when you jack up the volume a bit. It doesn't seem to work at lower volume. And the dialogue when they're just talking is pretty tinny. I will reserve complete judgement until it's hooked up to the newer TV, because that might make a difference. I'm also not sure if I have it connected correctly. There are various ways to hook it up, I don't know if I need both the optical wire and HDMI cable in, but that's how I'm getting sound. The manual seems to imply there are 3 options to connect, via HDMI, optical, or analog jack (the latter I haven't tried yet). And I get it to connect to Bluetooth, but don't have any sounds, so clearly I'm missing a connection bit there. Again time will tell. But overall, I have a few other questions...and this has always been a pet peeve of mine with different audio choices, like when we first got cable. It drove me BONKERS when you have to use both the TV and the cable box for volume. I want ONE dedicated way to use the volume, but what I've always found is that you make one way loud, and the other one only has to go up a bit to sound decent. On this set up, I change the TV remote to external speaker and it works only through the soundbar. But if I put it back to TV speakers, they both work, and I can probably find a balance where the TV remote is up about 30-40, and the soundbar picks up the rest. But I feel like that shouldn't be necessary. So what is the real deal with multiple audio options when there is a TV, Cable box, AND a soundbar? Like I said, I'll wait till this is hooked up to the newer TV, hopefully it will be better. If not, I think I'll have to invest in a better one. I'm surprised because the reviews were good, and yes I know you get what you pay for. Anyway, time will tell...just looking for some other opinions, as always!