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post #1291 of 1299 Old 11-30-2016, 09:15 PM
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Which Vizio Soundbar should I keep?

So I bought two Vizio soundbars to try out. I would appreciate some help deciding which to keep. I have an LG OLED EG9600 and an XBOX One S I will be using this with primarily.

SB3851-D0 (2016 SmartCast model)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/vizio-sm...erID=108073984

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S4251w-B4 (Older model)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I'm trying to decide between a ZVOX SB500 or a LG SH7B.
Does anyone have experience with either? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm trying to decide between a ZVOX SB500 or a LG SH7B.
Does anyone have experience with either? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
I've been going back and forth on the sh7b or Sony htct790. the sh7b seems to get good reviews, but I want to use the chromecast feature and it appears that it's a nightmare to keep things in sync and still isn't updated to work with multiroom despite lg promising an update by October. if you're just planning to use the soundbar itself it seems like as good option, but personally I'm going with the sony
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I've been going back and forth on the sh7b or Sony htct790. the sh7b seems to get good reviews, but I want to use the chromecast feature and it appears that it's a nightmare to keep things in sync and still isn't updated to work with multiroom despite lg promising an update by October. if you're just planning to use the soundbar itself it seems like as good option, but personally I'm going with the sony
Why not go with a Vizio soundbar then? They have the built in Google Cast feature and in my experience it works pretty good. Sound quality is also very good.
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1) Ok, I have 2016 M80-D3, 80" vizio M series.... I love the built in smartcast chromecast, etc. I'm a little confused with adding a soundbar. For these 2016 Vizio M/P tv's would this be the best sound bar to get for functionality with all the smartcast stuff and being compatible the most?

2 )Anyone have a 2016 Vizio with one of these soundbars and the voice activated google home device?

3) When turning on the vizio tv with the new vizio soundbar, would I have to use a remote for the soundbar, or could I just use my comcast remote for the tv volume like I do now for the built in tv speakers????

4) I just want this soundbar to work seemless and not have to do anything extra.

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Why not go with a Vizio soundbar then? They have the built in Google Cast feature and in my experience it works pretty good. Sound quality is also very good.
looking for truly wireless surround, my setup won't allow the rears to be tethered to the sub. plus I've been pretty happy with my current 7 year old Sony
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Looking at sound bars for my mother in law. I dont know the tv model or blue ray player. I do know that it is a smart tv ansd she has Roku. I was looming at one of the Klipsch models around $200-$250.00
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Best Vizio soundbar for 55" LG C6

I'm looking to find a decent 5.1 soundbar for my new 55" LG C6. I've narrowed it down to 3 of the new Vizio soundbars: SB4051-D5, SB4451-C0 and SB4551-D5. Does anyone have experience with any of them and know how they compare to each other? Vizio's website isn't really helpful in understanding the differences.
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I'm looking to find a decent 5.1 soundbar for my new 55" LG C6. I've narrowed it down to 3 of the new Vizio soundbars: SB4051-D5, SB4451-C0 and SB4551-D5. Does anyone have experience with any of them and know how they compare to each other? Vizio's website isn't really helpful in understanding the differences.
The 1st number is the Soundbar width.
Generally a wider Soundbar provides better right / left sound separation.

It looks like the -D5 models have the "flat subwoofer" that may fit under some couches. The -C0 model has a more traditional cube subwoofer.

In theory, the traditional cube could be better, but I've heard complaints from at least 1 of the 40" models saying they thought the 38 or 45 models sounded better.
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