Originally Posted by Shin CZ
Dav, how do you compare the CT500 to the Vizio you currently have? Why did you take the 500 back?
BTW, here's a crude layout of my room...
So it's almost ideal for a soundbar (the diagonal lines are examples of the sound bouncing off the walls). I'm thinking of the CT500, simply because of the inputs and decoding. If it's good enough, I'll be taking the plunge on it.
The CT-500 vs the Vizio,,,, the CT-500 is much better at a surround effect, and it actually did a very good job of making me think there were speakers on each side wall.
The Vizio does not really do a surround sound effect, but more of a room filling sound,,, and in my opinion, puts out a better overall tone.
I choose the Vizio over the CT-500 because the Vizio offered me a more stealthy install and less wires to run,,, also the Vizio TruSound feature is a big plus for me as I live in a condo and share a wall with a neighbor, with the Vizio I am no longer diving for a remote to adjust volume levels for late night viewing or when watching an action type movie with big explosions and stuff.
The shape of your room looks very soundbar friendly, two things though,,, experiment with the mounting height,, I have found above a display is better for reflecting sound,,,, the other thing,, were your bed is at has your head right against the back wall,,, sometimes that can diminish the amount of sound you will hear,,,, I would recomend sitting in different locations on your bed and even at the foot of your bed, just for fun, to see if the sound forms better more in the center of the room,,,,, hope that made sense.