Originally Posted by MTSIndy
One caution: The Vizio VHT215 has received a number of bad reports on Amazon, due to a tendency for the LED indicators to fail. The problem has been noted on this forum with the VHT215's predecessor as well.
It costs about $100 more, but you may be interested in the Polk SurroundBar 3000.
Ok, so now the Vizio is out and the LG is also out. I checked the owner's manual of the Polk 3000 and it looks very promising. The type of audio out on the LG47Lk520 that I'm looking at can not be changed. I was told that PCM will be the audio type only if the OTA tuner is used. Is PCM the same as 2 channel?
The manual of the 3000 states:
"The SurroundBar 3000 is expecting the audio to be in 2-channel format. You may need to change your TV or cable/satellite box audio settings accordingly."
As I said, the audio of the TV can not be changed. Should I really be looking at the 4000 since it will do dolby (and I assume 2 channel and other types).
It seems finding compatible components is getting harder and harder.
Edit; just looked at the owner's manual for the 4000. It states:
"Why am I not hearing any sound from my SurroundBar 4000 when using the provided (optical) cable?
The SurroundBar 4000 is expecting the audio to be in Dolby® Digital or 2-channel format. You may need to change your
TV or cable/satellite box audio settings accordingly.
My audio sounds strange and distorted.
Your SurroundBar 4000 requires a clean, unaltered stereo signal for proper audio performance. If the sound from
your SurroundBar 4000 is strange or distorted, then check the audio menus of whatever source(s) are connected
to your SurroundBar 4000 and make sure any audio processing is turned off."
Will there be a problem with this one?