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post #901 of 908 Old 12-19-2014, 01:16 AM
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I just got this soundbar today, my first impressions are its just Okay!

1) 2 two rear speakers are very very quiet compared to the central bar and i barely notice them

2) when i link it to the ps4 with optical and try to get a dolby or dts sound it flashes and recognizes but the speakers stop functionning for some reasons i ignore.

3) i had a samsung F450 winch i returned and i prefered the quality of the basa on that even if the mids and highs were not so clear the precision and depth of drums, guitars were better sounding and there was a wow factor each time , even if the vizio sounds more natural its a little more boring too.

maybe ill change my mind in time once i figure out how to set everything properly but for now the only think i like his hearing the bullets in the subwoofer in COD...
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I went overboard and bought a Refurbd Sony 550, a Monoprice switcher and a couple new speaker stands.
I mean to set up the Sony and the switcher so I can compare the audio from Vizio TV > Vizio Soundboard combi to that of the Vizio TV > Sony > 5.1 Surround Speakers.
I realize that the tonal quality is one issue and true Surround sound is another. But hey, life's an adventure.
Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it๐Ÿ˜€
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I just got this soundbar today, my first impressions are its just Okay!

1) 2 two rear speakers are very very quiet compared to the central bar and i barely notice them
That is adjustable with the remote, but IMHO you should just barely notice them, unless there's something specific in the sound track that is intended to be noticeable--e.g. tires screeching as a car speeds away.

I don't want to be constantly reminded that there are rear speakers.
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That is adjustable with the remote, but IMHO you should just barely notice them, unless there's something specific in the sound track that is intended to be noticeable--e.g. tires screeching as a car speeds away.

I don't want to be constantly reminded that there are rear speakers.
Funny, I'm exactly the opposite, I have my rear speakers waaaay higher than the center, I don't want to ever forget that there are rear speakers :-)
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Yes i just figures out what works best is to have the rear speakers at higher volume to get more a surround feel, and i turned out surround and there still working well..problem fixed. New problem now cant get aux to work from tv or cable box for some reason,
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123go,
How exactly do I make the rear speakers volume higher? I just setup my Vizio's S4251w-B4 yesterday.

I am kinda disappointed since my new Samsung smartTV's optical out doesn't pass through 5.1 from HDMI sources. For now, I have connected my blu-ray layer to sound bar's digital input.

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in order to make the rear speakers higher u have to play with the setting i don't remember by heart but its with:
center and mostly surround balance wich has to be at max or almost

i also turned off truevolume and surround mode , i don't know if that changes anything but the rear speakers are very loud and perfect like this u actually feel ure in a hockey game and the fans are chanting next to u ...try to play with these settings u should be able to reach a good sound , not sure however if u have to turn down truevolume and surround, i like the sound like that so i just keep them off for now.
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How exactly do I make the rear speakers volume higher? I just setup my Vizio's S4251w-B4 yesterday.
From the remote. From memory it's the middle button at the top, and then you toggle through the choices until you get to rear surround level.
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