This is a brillant system, tbh dont listen to the bad reviews because it does have optical ( to play 5.1 surround to your tv and consoles)
Its not complicated at all :)
Just set it up by optical and then put the system on dolby and its easy peasy 5.1 tv.
The bass is super and the sound qualitys amazing on dvd and even blu ray. If your considering buying, just do it.