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post #31 of 1663 Old 05-13-2016, 01:23 PM
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SB4551-D5 is showing on Sam's for $379, but out of stock. Must be coming soon.
I happened to look that up on Sam's Club and it shows the SB4551-D5 with the slim profile sub but the SB3851-D0 looks like it comes with the regular sized sub from last year unless it happens to be a generic picture from last years model I might have to wait it out and get the 45" instead of the 38" I really want that slim profile sub.
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Do it!

Stock seems to be depleting from Best Buy and the Vizio online store, so my guess is they'll be out very soon.

As far as I can tell, the model number of the 2016 bars all start with SP
You mean SB?

Anyway, I stopped by a BestBuy I saw one 38 3.1 piece. No price and no other models...
I can't post links yet, but I took pictures of it on imgur.com /a/OvuoN

Looks like the flagship 45" is the one that has the slim subwoofer?
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You mean SB?

Anyway, I stopped by a BestBuy I saw one 38 3.1 piece. No price and no other models...
I can't post links yet, but I took pictures of it on imgur.com /a/OvuoN

Looks like the flagship 45" is the one that has the slim subwoofer?
Did you catch the price on it?
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Did you catch the price on it?
No price on shelf, no sticker on box, Best Buy employee couldn't tell me either sorry
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Stopped at Best Buy since their site listed one in stock, SB-3831-D0. $269, has HDMI and the Best Buy listing shows the display remote, but nothing on the packaging indicated if this was correct.



It appears SB models will have the old square subwoofer and the bar itself will be 3" which is too tall to fit under the displays that have the chicken feet.

SP appears to be the low profile bar and sub.
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Nice thanks for the update, I wonder if the 379 place holder Sam's has on the flagship model with the low profile sub is really going to be only 379.00. I'm dying to pick it up it needs to hurry and release!

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Does anyone have any word on whether they'll be selling a 2.0 system (ie - soundbar without the sub?) I live in an apartment and can't have a subwoofer because of cranky neighbours. :/
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Does anyone have any word on whether they'll be selling a 2.0 system (ie - soundbar without the sub?) I live in an apartment and can't have a subwoofer because of cranky neighbours. :/
Yep they have in the past. You are looking for SP3830-D0 a 3.0 soundbar
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Yep they have in the past. You are looking for SP3830-D0 a 3.0 soundbar
Sorry, I meant in the 2016 collection. That is the ideal model for me, but I'm waiting for Google Cast integration.
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it also looks like the one listed at bestbuy only supports DD not DD+.
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Sorry, I meant in the 2016 collection. That is the ideal model for me, but I'm waiting for Google Cast integration.
I bet they will do a stand alone sound bar with Google cast, worse case scenario you could buy a 2.1 and just save the sub until you move or something but it seems unlikely that they would discontinue the 2.0 sound bar.

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I bet they will do a stand alone sound bar with Google cast, worse case scenario you could buy a 2.1 and just save the sub until you move or something but it seems unlikely that they would discontinue the 2.0 sound bar.

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With the prices, I would actually be shocked if they continue to sell just the soundbar. It seems like all of the entry level models from all companies come with a sub now.
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Does anyone have any word on whether they'll be selling a 2.0 system (ie - soundbar without the sub?) I live in an apartment and can't have a subwoofer because of cranky neighbours. :/
They just posted this a new video on YouTube a few days ago (May 13) which says that they will definitely have a 2.0 system. Can't post link here since I'm a new member but the video is titled 2016 SmartCast Sound Bar Collection

Anxiously awaiting this to go on sale as well!
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Wow these look really nice! This video is just making the anticipation worse. lol

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Curious that they don't show a non-slim sub in that video...but then BB is selling one?
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Curious that they don't show a non-slim sub in that video...but then BB is selling one?
I don't think they showed every possible iteration they are going to have just that no matter what they basically have you covered

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Sorry, I meant in the 2016 collection. That is the ideal model for me, but I'm waiting for Google Cast integration.
Supposedly all the 2016 Smartcast soundbars have the -Dx in their model.

You can see all their whole collection here http://audio.vizio.com/
1) Scroll down to the bottom to Audio Recommender (Build Your Audio Setup) click "Let's Start"
2) Different sizes and needs give different results

40” 3.1 Sound Bar System - SP4031-D5

38" 3.0 Sound Bar System - SP3830-D0

45" 5.1 Sound Bar System - SP4551-D5 - Flagship

45" 3.1 Sound Bar System - SP4531-D5

etc.
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Supposedly all the 2016 Smartcast soundbars have the -Dx in their model.

You can see all their whole collection here http://audio.vizio.com/
1) Scroll down to the bottom to Audio Recommender (Build Your Audio Setup) click "Let's Start"
2) Different sizes and needs give different results

40” 3.1 Sound Bar System - SP4031-D5

38" 3.0 Sound Bar System - SP3830-D0

45" 5.1 Sound Bar System - SP4551-D5 - Flagship

45" 3.1 Sound Bar System - SP4531-D5

etc.
After doing this, one of the options it showed me is:

40" 5.1 Sound Bar System - SP4051-D5
The picture shows the slim sub too. I wonder if this will be the $380 version, while moving up to a 45" bar will cost $500?

Another option I found is:

38" 3.1 Sound Bar System - SP3831-D0
This one is also pictured with a slim sub.

There were a couple of models ending with -Cx that showed "coming soon"; these all had the cube sub.
Seems to be way too many different models?...
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After doing this, one of the options it showed me is:

40" 5.1 Sound Bar System - SP4051-D5
The picture shows the slim sub too. I wonder if this will be the $380 version, while moving up to a 45" bar will cost $500?

Another option I found is:

38" 3.1 Sound Bar System - SP3831-D0
This one is also pictured with a slim sub.

There were a couple of models ending with -Cx that showed "coming soon"; these all had the cube sub.
Seems to be way too many different models?...
My theory on the -Cx "coming soon" models is that this is the same section of the website that had the 2015 models and they never fixed the "coming soon" tag as one coming soon model is the SB-4451-C0 which is already released.
Not all the subs in the 2016 will be slim as we've already seen the 2016 38" with a normal size sub. The 45" is the $380 version at least at Sam's Club

I think it's safe to say the 2016 38" are out as I've also seen them at Walmart today.
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Looks like Sam's club has the 2.1 and 5.1 with the cube sub available to ship the 45" with the slim sub still says out of stock :/

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it also looks like the one listed at bestbuy only supports DD not DD+.
Does this mean no sound from Netflix apps?
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It's definitely a bummer that they only support bare minimum Dolby and DTS features. No Dolby HD ect. I'm definitely in the market for a quality 5.1 soundbar system that can at least come close to replacing my bulky wire filled speaker setup.
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It's definitely a bummer that they only support bare minimum Dolby and DTS features. No Dolby HD ect. I'm definitely in the market for a quality 5.1 soundbar system that can at least come close to replacing my bulky wire filled speaker setup.
If the bars support LPCM 5.1 over HDMI then it will do the hd formats minus atmos/dts-x

Here is what I am talking about

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?...350#pid2294350

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Just ordered the SB3831-DO (3.1) from Best Buy. Pick-up this afternoon. All others on the site appear to be last years models.

Just saw pic posted by dishdude1 of this model. Appears to have square sub. If it does have the square sub I will pass on it.

Also, just spoke to "sales" at Vizio and was told the SB3831-DO was NOT a new SmartCast soundbar.

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Just ordered the SB3831-DO (3.1) from Best Buy. Pick-up this afternoon. All others on the site appear to be last years models.

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That's not the new Smartcast model and it doesn't have the slim sub.

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That's not the new Smartcast model and it doesn't have the slim sub.
It is, not all 2016 Smartcast models have the slim sub. Only the SB4551 and the SB4531 so far
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It is, not all 2016 Smartcast models have the slim sub. Only the SB4551 and the SB4531 so far
We won't know until they actually come out which they haven't yet on the Vizio website.
If you look at the picture in the second post the Smartcast models start with SP not SB.

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If you look at Dishdude's pic and mine http://imgur.com/a/OvuoN , we are taking pics of the same soundbar
2016 38" 3.1 Smartcast Soundbar SB3831. I'm sure it has Smartcast, as it says so on the box. It's model also ends in -D as shown here on bestbuy

I'm just confused on why there is SB vs SP on the sound bars, but like others have said, it's too early to tell as all the new 2016 models on Vizio's website lists them as SP while every model we see on the internet and instore is SB.

We haven't seen any slim subwoofers, but by Vizio's website, it is only on the 45"
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If you look at Dishdude's pic and mine http://imgur.com/a/OvuoN , we are taking pics of the same soundbar
2016 38" 3.1 Smartcast Soundbar SB3831. I'm sure it has Smartcast, as it says so on the box. It's model also ends in -D as shown here on bestbuy

I'm just confused on why there is SB vs SP on the sound bars, but like others have said, it's too early to tell as all the new 2016 models on Vizio's website lists them as SP while every model we see on the internet and instore is SB.

We haven't seen any slim subwoofers, but by Vizio's website, it is only on the 45"
Which is why we should wait for Vizio to actually announce models and specs and not speculate on rumors.

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Which is why we should wait for Vizio to actually announce models and specs and not speculate on rumors.
How is a physical box in store a rumor?
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