Originally Posted by mastamoon
Please let us know how the replacement works out!
Finally got my replacement 36" Smartcast soundbar. Everything working perfectly
so far, so second time's a charm.
Hooked it up to the P50-c1 using HDMI-ARC in a small room. I use this setup mostly for PC and console gaming, and occasional TV (Amazon/Netflix) watching.
Very pleased with the surround imaging... the soundstage is nicely balanced* and the panning objects seem very precise and in the right place. The subwoofer is fairly small and doesn't go subsonic, but with that said, I'm surprised at times for how deep it can get. And pretty loud, too.
*The sub's deep bass can be a little more isolated than I'm used to, probably because of the size. It's currently placed on my left, and some of the sound seems to be balanced on the left at times. I'm going to need to mess with position and room placement of the sub to try to centralize bass.
I haven't messed with the SmartCast option, and not sure I'll bother.
For $250, the Vizio SB3651-E6 is a solid 5.1 performer, especially with games - pleased with my purchase!