Originally Posted by feisty1
The VIZIO subwoofer still has to be plugged into an outlet just like the JVC surrounds, correct?? With the VIZIO setup, your stuck with placing the sub in the vicinity of the surrounds due to the hardwired connection. With the JVC system you gain a lot more flexibility in locating the sub with respect to the room and the surrounds. This can be very important in getting the best response from the sub as well as room aesthetics (wife factor). I presume the JVC sub will also require an outlet similar to the VIZIO. Wireless connections I have seen just transmit a signal-not power.
Persoanaly I think one would have much more flexibility and freedom for placement with the Vizio.
With the JVC your "stuck" with having to have 3 power outlets in the area you wish to have your rears and sub, each of the 2 speakers and the sub need a power outlet close by, to me that does not sound like greater flexibility but rather less.
As far a the wife factor, 3 power cords coming out of wall plate's with the power cords running up the walls would be much harder to hide than two thin speaker wires going to a sub using one power outlet.
With the Vizio one would only need one power outlet for the sub and both rear speakers, to me that translates into much more placement freedom.
Sorry but given those factors I would have to strongly dis-agree that the JVC offers more placement flexibility, matter of fact I would have to say the Vizio totaly blows away the JVC in terms of freedom of placement.
With all that being said I think both the JVC and the Vizio look very interesting, and knowing me, I will be buying both to try out,,,, but I have to say Im now looking around my room realizing that I dont have 3 power outlets close to were I would need to mount each speaker and the sub,, so much for freedom of placement with the JVC for "my" room.