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Vizio SB3651-E6 vs. SB3651-F6?

Hi everyone - was hoping someone could help clarify what the difference between the Vizio SB3651 E6 and F6 model is - aside from the former being a 2017 release and the latter being 2018 (but without Atmos and also possibly an Amazon specific model?). There is a $50 difference between the two and wondering if the F6 ($250) is worth the $50 compared to the E6 ($200).
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Not sure of any difference other than the F6 has two upfiring speakers in the bar for Dolby Atmos.
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Not sure of any difference other than the F6 has two upfiring speakers in the bar for Dolby Atmos.
My understanding is that the particular model of the F6 Amazon is selling does NOT have the upward speakers for Dolby Atmos. The 5.1 model that Amazon is offering is just 5.1, not the 5.1.2 (or 5.1.4) - which ultimately would cost more.

So:
The 36" 5.1-E6 is $200 (from Costco)
The 36" 5.1-F6 is $250 (from Amazon)
The 36" 5.1.2-F6 is $500 (from Vizio)

The 5.1 vs. 5.1.2 price difference makes sense, but just not sure what the difference is between the 5.1-E6 and the 5.1-F6
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F6 Includes DTS Virtual:X

Was wondering the same myself as I ordered the F6, but saw the E6 at Costco for $65 cheaper... the F6 replaces DTS: StudioSound with DTS Virtual:X. I've never tried it before, but am looking forward to hearing it when the system arrives.
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I believe the F6 also has a larger subwoofer.
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I believe the F6 also has a larger subwoofer.
it doesn't show in the specs. Both are rated down to 50hz. While the 5.1.2 speaker bar system is rated down to 40hz.

I'm glad I was able to get my Vizio 5.1.2 for under $275 last month from Best Buy..

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it doesn't show in the specs. Both are rated down to 50hz. While the 5.1.2 speaker bar system is rated down to 40hz.

I'm glad I was able to get my Vizio 5.1.2 for under $275 last month from Best Buy..
Oh I mean, the E6 (of which I own) has a smaller 5.2inch sub per their tech spec on Vizio's site.

The F6 ATMOS is listed at 6inches on its own tech spec site. However, I also just realized that we're not talking about the ATMOS bar just a newer 5.1 F6. My apologies
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it doesn't show in the specs. Both are rated down to 50hz. While the 5.1.2 speaker bar system is rated down to 40hz.

I'm glad I was able to get my Vizio 5.1.2 for under $275 last month from Best Buy..
Lucky dog; the best I can find is $349 at Sam's Club.

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The main difference is the E6 should have been recalled for having a connection issues. The E6 randomly cuts off during long sessions due to poor Bluetooth frequencies and needs to be hard reset upon the issue. This is a common issue among customers which is why I say it should have been recalled. The F6 connects over WiFi and pretty much was the fix to the E6 connectivity issues. Also the F6 can be controlled by the VizioCast app
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The main difference is the E6 should have been recalled for having a connection issues. The E6 randomly cuts off during long sessions due to poor Bluetooth frequencies and needs to be hard reset upon the issue. This is a common issue among customers which is why I say it should have been recalled. The F6 connects over WiFi and pretty much was the fix to the E6 connectivity issues. Also the F6 can be controlled by the VizioCast app
e6 works fine for me with the 1.0.8.1 firmware people whove been updating it to 2.something via app have had problems
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can you buy any speakers that have a rca connection to replace the satelites?
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anyone have experience with the vizio's when comparing 4kuhd blu ray vs kodi real debrid 4k hdr audio and video?

streaming's just so much cheaper less than 4 bucks cnd a month real debrid with the fidelity points and way more convenient
but the consensus is that discs are superior audio/video
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