Originally Posted by drfreeman60
YSP - 800 Soundbar with Subwoofer. Sub now being used with the Vizio SB. My son is using the Yamaha. Both of us happy.
It was actually your review of the Vizio that made me decide to try it after being dissatisfied with both my original Yamaha and the brief audition of the Sony CT-100.
Also thought that you were getting ripped unfairly on your posts of the two televisions. I am a plasma guy. Tried several LCD's after moving to my condo with lots and lots (too much) sunlight for most of the day. My reason for returning to plasma was twofold. One, could not find an LCD with decent off angle viewing. We have people over regularly to watch college sports and could not find one that the picture did not degrade when more than 25-30 degrees off angle. Still watchable, but a totally different picture than what someone in the sweet spot saw. Recently purchased a V10 Pany and the anti-glare coating takes care of everything with the exception of about a one and one-half hour window in the morning. Since I am only home a few mornings a week and since it seems to rain all the time this year in Memphis, this has been mostly a non-issue.
Cool,,, glad my little Vizio review was of help and glad your happy with it.
Im still shocked by how good the Vizio w/sub sounds, I have had a ton of soundbars at my place including most of the YSP's ever made and the CT-100 and CT-500, the Vizio still is a shocker to me that it sounds as good as it does and sells for the price it sells for.
I can say I like almost everything about the Vizio, the ease of set up (one optical cable going from my panel to the bar), I like the remote and I even like the little LED's (as another poster here suggested, I did take off the grill and remove the foam around the LED's and it made a huge difference, very happy I removed the foam) and the wireless sub,,, LOVE that !!!!
Only "one" thing I dont like about the Vizio, I wish it had more of a surround effect,,, the Sony CT-500 and the YSP's in my opinion beat out the Vizio in the surround effect department, but then again, the Vizio does fill the room up pretty well with sound and I have found it works best if the sub is placed behind you, I put the Vizio wireless sub in the back of my room and it made a big difference for the better.
Another thing, the Vizio's Trusound feature works better than any system I have ever tried for watching late at night when you want to keep the volume even so as to not to piss off you neighbors late at night,,, I live in a condo/apartment and the Trusound works great for that.
Oppps,, sorry, I got off on a rant there.