Originally Posted by davyo
Actually one thing to try when hooking it up is running a optical directly from a BluRay or HD cable box and see (and tell us) how it sounds.
Reason its a good idea to do this is the Vizio will decode Dolby Digital and your TV's optical might not pass DD,,, if your TV only pass's 2.1 stereo thru the optical then you wont be hearing what the Vizio can really do.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Vizio after ya get it up and running with the sub working.
Davyo,Thats the route I took. I tried the HD box first, then moved to the blu-ray. I waited on the phone line for like 20 minutes last night for help with the SW, and just got tired/frustrated even more so I'll look at it again this evening. I was in a bit of a rush trying to throw things together last night, so when things didn't work right out of the box, I got put up with it pretty quick.
I had no luck with running the optical out of the tv. My tv is a bit old, a sony KDL-46S2010 which is the neighborhood of 5 years. I have my HD cable box ran with to the tv with component cables, and the pana blu-ray takes up the lone hdmi plug. I will check in after work for any other suggestions posted after this one, and hopefully have better feedback on the soundbar and SW. Sorry.
The SW has no adjustment knobs, just a link button and a power switch.It is a small thing too, only 10-12"high and 8-10" wide. Kinda cheap looking to me. Off to a wonderful day @ work! Whatever.