Originally Posted by mjkachin
Ah...It is as I thought. It is not true 5.1 but a pseudo 5.1 whereby the sound "emphasizes" at the appropriate time. My guess is their thinking was that the system is too small to have discrete channels.
No, it's because of the wireless soundbar to sub/satellites connection, and bandwidth issues. It was surmised from the earlier models (like my SB4051-C0) that the bar combines both rear channels into one channel to transmit to the subwoofer wirelessly. The subwoofer re-processes that signal into the LR & RR channels to send to the satellites. Because this process isn't perfect, it results in some cross-talk between the LR & RR channels, as people have noted.
Originally Posted by IntenseImage
Can anyone confirm that I did my setup correctly ... When I tried the Disney WOW disc the 5.1 test was playing both rears together.
Does the sound "mostly" come from the proper side? Unless Vizio completely re-did their 5.1 bars for 2016, some crosstalk between the rears seems to be inherent in the design.
On mine, it's really only noticeable from test patterns. With real content, the channel separation is still good enough to get a true 5.1 surround effect.
I have my TiVo ran into my XBox One S ... The XB1S is then connected to HDMI 2 on my P75-C1. I have the HDMI 1 port (ARC) connected to the sound bar.
Audio setting on the XB1S is Bitstream/Dolby Digital ... The TV audio out is set to Auto
If the P75 will pass DD bitstream over ARC, that should work. If it doesn't, you'll wind up with downmixed stereo @ the soundbar with this setup. I don't own a P75, so I don't know offhand what audio formats it will/will not pass over HDMI ARC.