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Forum: Soundbars   12-07-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Shockwave199
The page is found here- ...

The page is found here-

http://www.vizio.com/audio/s4251wb4.html

Interesting because this firmware update is supposed to fix exactly what you're saying it breaks. Are you sure you're on...
Forum: Soundbars   12-07-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Shockwave199
In terms of just the vizio, I use it both ways,...

In terms of just the vizio, I use it both ways, faux 5.1 [PCM stereo] and DD 5.1, which my Sony bravia passes via optical. There is a difference, DD sounds better. But in my opinion, the faux sounds...
Forum: Soundbars   12-06-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Shockwave199
Get a 100' spool of cheap speaker speaker wire...

Get a 100' spool of cheap speaker speaker wire and the rca connectors to wire on and have at it. No need to spend fortunes. Good luck.
Forum: Soundbars   12-05-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
Try going analog out from the TV into rca on the...

Try going analog out from the TV into rca on the sound bar. You can get much better volume behavior for late night lower volume and actually, the faux surround is pretty damn impressive. I compare DD...
Forum: Soundbars   11-23-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
One way or another they'd probably work. At that...

One way or another they'd probably work. At that price, why the heck not try.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,366
Posted By Shockwave199
It seems the audio drop out is an age old problem...

It seems the audio drop out is an age old problem with many different configurations, and rarely fixed! It's amazing to me how this has lingered on for years and years in one form or another. I see...
Forum: Soundbars   11-23-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
It the tv IR is on the bottom of the set and the...

It the tv IR is on the bottom of the set and the bar is high enough to block it, yes, it will be blocked.

For my 42" 5.1, I use these stands for the rears-
...
Forum: Soundbars   11-23-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 138,103
Posted By Shockwave199
The 42" version has the volume thing too. It's...

The 42" version has the volume thing too. It's actually easiest to nudge the volume increments with the sound bar remote. Also because of another issue I was having, I've settled on using the RCA out...
Forum: Soundbars   11-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
I have the 42" 5.1 vizio. I also use chrome cast...

I have the 42" 5.1 vizio. I also use chrome cast and soon, amazon fire stick. That audio comes out from the tv. I need optical from the tv to carry all that audio. Having optical come from the cable...
Forum: Soundbars   11-22-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
I hope it works out for you! My vizio 5.1 bar...

I hope it works out for you! My vizio 5.1 bar paired with a Vizio M-series tv did not. Via optical from the tv to the bar, the audio sync was bad and could not be overcome. Hope it's better for you....
Forum: Soundbars   11-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
The sub is wireless, not the rears. You'll only...

The sub is wireless, not the rears. You'll only benefit from wires not running front to back, however you will have wires running from the sub to the rears. As well, the sub has a power plug.
Forum: Soundbars   11-19-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
Lol, too funny. That's the good thing about the...

Lol, too funny. That's the good thing about the Vizio, it's flexible. You can lower the volume of the rears quite a bit so it's just a good sounding bar up front for typical TV watching all day, and...
Forum: Soundbars   11-19-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
Remotes are one thing. It was a tricky bit of...

Remotes are one thing. It was a tricky bit of business getting a long black speaker thing accepted. That had to be made to look right. Then there was the sub, which I knew would be the easiest to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-18-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 247,974
Posted By Shockwave199
You can tolerate only so much being out of sync...

You can tolerate only so much being out of sync before it's not watchable- the audio has a serious disconnect. We are all used to dealing with some. I'm talking about more than that.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 246,149
Posted By Shockwave199
For those of you with a 700b, how long does it...

For those of you with a 700b, how long does it take for a cable signal to come up when you first turn on the set? A long time is a deal breaker for me. Thanks.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 247,974
Posted By Shockwave199
That is interesting, especially the vizio brand...

That is interesting, especially the vizio brand hdmi. I would be interested to know if the sync holds up now if you went back to using the optical from the tv. That would point to something about a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 131,466
Posted By Shockwave199
My girlfriend does fine with a vizio 42" 5.1 bar....

My girlfriend does fine with a vizio 42" 5.1 bar. Since it's best to put the bar in eco mode, where it goes off after 30 minutes of no signal, it takes two button pushes from the cable remote- first...
Forum: Soundbars   11-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 138,103
Posted By Shockwave199
There can be one of a few quirks with the bar, or...

There can be one of a few quirks with the bar, or there can be none. I recommend trying it at least. Buy it locally at a BB in case it doesn't work out for you. Since I have solved a quirk I was...
Forum: Soundbars   11-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
So going optical from the cable box does light it...

So going optical from the cable box does light it up DD? The tv may not pass DD, but you can check and see that you at least have audio out in the tv set to bit stream or raw and not PCM. Then via...
Forum: Soundbars   11-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
You could try the optical from the tv to the bar...

You could try the optical from the tv to the bar and see if the bar lights up DD. That would free up ARC for another HDMI, no?
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 247,974
Posted By Shockwave199
I had the 49" M-series for a day. It has lip sync...

I had the 49" M-series for a day. It has lip sync adjustment. But it only delays the audio more. It can't go the other way and push it ahead. Shame. Nothing I tried helped the problem. Back it went....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 76,630
Posted By Shockwave199
I think the 700b is 120Hz.

I think the 700b is 120Hz.
Forum: Soundbars   11-06-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,245
Posted By Shockwave199
No, it will not work like that. Btw, I have...

No, it will not work like that.

Btw, I have solved my audio dropout problem with broadcast cable by using the rca stereo out from the TV. The faux surround is excellent and I no longer have the...
Forum: Soundbars   11-06-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,930
Posted By Shockwave199
You know it's interesting how things work out...

You know it's interesting how things work out sometimes. I've been plagued with audio drop outs since day one with my 42" 5.1 bar. Then for some reason I look in this thread and Larry mentions the...
Forum: Soundbars   11-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,930
Posted By Shockwave199
Yeah, hooked up the Dvr player to the sound bar...

Yeah, hooked up the Dvr player to the sound bar via digital coax in the end. Cable box hdmi to the TV, TV out to sound bar via optical.
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