Ok,,,, two reviews today for everyone,,the Vizio VHT210 and my reviews on a bunch of other soundbars I have owned and tried out,,, (page link at the bottom)
Ok,,, picked up my very own Vizio VHT210 today after setting my friends up last night,,,, I had put mine on hold a few days ago at my local Target and it was the only one they had at that store location,,, so Im real glad I had put it on hold.
Been playing with the new VHT210 all morning,,,, test BluRay's were the new "Star Trek" and "I am Legend",, direct optical conection from my BD player to the Vizio bar, walls on all sides of me.
My positive impressions of the VHT210 are as good as they were last night, prehaps even greater,,,, in short, this Vizio is a clear up-grade from the older first gen Vizio bar.
The size of the bar and the sub are just freak'ishly small, so small that ya just dont think this bar can put out any sound that is worth listening to,,,, but I gota say this little set-up kicks ass.
Big wide soundstage and a very nice convincing surround effect,, with this bar your very much in a sound bubble,,, sound all around you with crystal clear dialog,,,, you will NEVER have a problem hearing the dialog in a movie with this bar.
Very nice overall tone.
Love the slide out remote and just the right controls needed are on the remote.
I did get what I "think" might have been an almost non-exisitant touch of sub distortion during a loud scene in "Legend" when I had the Vizio cranked up, but other than that everything sounds great.
Im guessing the better sound than the first gen Vizio is because this new Vizio can now decode Dolby Digital,,,,,,,,, and its also very nice now being able to adjust the treble, bass and sub levels with the remote.
Anyhow, I cant really think of much to say that I did not cover in my other little review of my friends VHT210.
What I do know is this new Vizio VHT210 is a total keeper,,,, if you dont need HDMI connections I would very much recomend the VHT210 over a Sony CT any day of the week.
As far as the Vizio vs the JVC TH-BA1,,,, that was a tough one,,,, I really really liked the JVC alot !!!!!!! and would also recomend the JVC over the Sony CT's as well.
Like I said in my other review,,,, I think the only thing the Sony CT's have going for them is just the HDMI inputs,,,, so if you really need the HDMI's then its a no-brainer,,,, get one of the Sony CT's.
I use my Vizio 55" LED panel as my HDMI switcher,,, run my optical out of my BD player directly to the Vizio bar,,, my HD cable box and HD DVD are ran to my panel with HDMI's and I use the RCA out's from my panel to the RCA inputs on the Vizio bar,,,,, it all works perfectly and sounds great.
Anyhow,,,, I am quite certain this new Vizio is going to do very well and get alot of love,,,, its the smallest, lightest, cheapest soundbar and in my opinion the best sounding.
Any questions, feel free to ask.
My reviews of all the soundbars I can remember owning, that I just posted today,,, with some soundbar pictures as well,,,,, http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post18957486