I bought this system in early June 2011.
The instructions were easy to understand and I set up the system within an hour including lifting the carpet to hide the cables for the rear speakers.
I linked the system to a new 42" Plasma Panasonic Viera and the tv remote control immediately controlled the cinema system. A wicked feature was a picture on the tv which showed the 6 speakers laid out around the tv and you then test each one to get the levels right. You have different mood settings for the sound which is helpful too.
I watched a standard dvd of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows delivering an upscaled picture which was pretty good. The sound was only on half when I started but as soon as the film began I could feel resonance through a solid concrete floor and the sofa vibrated from the 1000 watt speaker output. My girlfriend and I could not believe the effect it created and laughed at the unbelievable power of such a small system.
The surround sound almost has you ducking in the seat with the expectation of being hit by something it is an absolute thrill to the senses.
I then watched Wolverine, Kickass and A team on bluray which gave me my first spectacle of Bluray quality and I was delighted at how clear the picture was, the sound is just like a cinema if not better as it is soo close.
This little system punches way way above its weight and I fail to see how spending thousands more to get bigger name system would benefit anyone other than an av purist.
My advice is buy it.