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Official Vizio 2020/2021 Soundbars Thread
Welcome to the Vizio 2020/2021 soundbars thread. This is the thread to post your questions, thoughts, and overall experience with any of these new Vizio soundbars. Here's the entire confirmed lineup:
V-series: The entry-level soundbar of the year and will by far be the most affordable of them all. It'll have up to 6 total drivers, SPL up to 96, Voice Assistant input, HDMI-ARC, DTS Virtual:X (it allows you to experience immersive sound without any height speakers), Dual Stereo Mode (V51 only), Front Surround Mode (V51 only), supports just Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround 5.1 decoding (only for the 5.1 soundbar), and 4K HDR passthrough.
M-series All-in-one: A slight step-up from the V-series, this all-in-one soundbar is of course just the soundbar only and has built-in subwoofers. Has 100 SPL, DTS Virtual:X (read above to see the purpose of this), and a HDMI input with 4K HDR pass through support.
M-series: The most mid-range model of the year. Stepping up from the below two, this one you'll gain a ton of features such as SPL up to 103, 4K HDR pass through (Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10+), HDMI-eARC (allows you to send lossless uncompressed audio from the TV to the sound device), one HDMI input, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 5.1.2.
Elevate: The flagship model of the year thus it'll be the most expensive of them all. Stepping up from the M-series, you gain 18 total drivers, 107 SPL, two HDMI inputs, built-in Chromecast, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 5.1.4, and Auto-Rotating drivers. How that works is that when playing anything in DTS:X or Atmos, the rotating drivers will raise up to perform the height effects, when playing just Stereo or 5.1/7.1 content the rotating drivers raise down.
Fun Facts: The remotes are getting a brand new design, they look way better than the previous designs that has been in use for years. Hopefully using the remotes will be better too.
This year makes the official debut for DTS:X support on Vizio soundbars since last year and the year before that, Vizio only supported its more popular rival Dolby Atmos.
The flagship soundbar Elevate is mostly designed to be the perfect compliment with Vizio's first OLED TV coming soon this year.
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