SJ9 versus SK10Y Observations
Just one opinion here but decided to upgrade due to lip sync issues using the SJ9 with C7 OLED. The 9 was a solid bar, but had the opportunity to upgrade at minimal cost and decided what the heck due to the 'Meridian' technology and the ability to EQ the up firing speakers. Couple of thoughts. While the new bar to me has a 'wider' soundstage, vocals/speech in movies and or regular tv channels is drowned out and is not as present or clear as it was in the SJ9. Have played around w all the settings as I'm familiar with them as most are the same as was in the SJ9, but no luck. Speech is a problem, at least for me. While the owners manual indicates the ability to tweak 'each speaker" the only adjustments that are available is sub and up speaker volume, as well as treble and bass. What's really needed here is the ability to push more volume to the "center". Going to hold on to the unit as overall its a solid performer, but whether its the Meridian technology or simply more watts per speaker versus the SJ9, speech/vocals are compromised in this new unit. Hoping a firmware update is being considered as I've read others on the LG site raising the same issue. Last point, the lip sync issue is still there using HDMI ARC TV to Soundbar, though it doesn't seem to be "as bad" or noticeable with the 10 compared to the 9.