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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I have a Dolby atmos home theater in the basement and bought this for in the living room. I am very impressed by the overall sound quality! I thought it had pretty decent atmos compared to others I have heard. It’s not as good of atmos as a home theater but does a great job producing it for being a soundbar. I was a little disappointed that the rear speakers have to be plugged into the subwoofer and don’t have their own power source. I would absolutely recommend this soundbar and for the price point it is a great value for atmos in a soundbar! Bass can thump as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound.

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    But not that great, For some reason I kept on having no sound when my Tv is tuned on. I have to keep unplugged and plug back in another to get the sound from my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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      Hello JMoys,

      Can you give us some additional details about the issue you are experiencing with having no sound when the TV is on? This may be related to how the sound bar is connected I would like to learn more so we can assist with troubleshooting/resolution. Please visit support.VIZIO.com and click on ‘Contact Us’. We’ve got agents ready to chat, text message, or speak with you on the phone. VIZIO

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    True Atmos sound

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    I have a good 5.1 surround sound system, but I wanted to move to Dolby Atmos. I decided a soundbar based system was a way to do that and also simplify the wiring and speaker clutter in my living room. Vizio’s new SB46514 is a true 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos system with 5 surround channels, sub-woofer, and 4 Atmos channels, and seemed to fit the bill. The question was whether a soundbar would leave me wanting. So far I’ve been very Impressed. The system comes in a big, awkward box. There was some obvious shipping rash, but everything was well protected and without damage. It’s a complete package including every cable type possibly needed to connect to your TV. However, I suggest getting stands for the rear speakers for easy placement. They are small but have both forward and upward speakers since Atmos sound is bounced off the ceiling. They can’t be placed with anything blocking them from above. This is true for the Atmos speakers in the 46” bar as well. It can’t be tucked closely under your TV for that reason. To get the sound to bounce back down, the room needs a flat ceiling suggested to be 8-12 feet high. If you really want a theater-like experience to match the sound, a 4K Blu-ray player and a large a UHD or DolbyVision 4K TV is the way to go. Physical setup was straightforward. Connections, setting up the Vizio Smartcast app and syncing things was fiddly and at times frustrating. Only HDMI connections can transfer Atmos sound, and you need to use the HDMI ARC connection with your TV to have flexibility. The bar will search for a connection when first powered on, and if your TV’s ARC sync and HDMI control (CEC) are enabled, they should find each other and link up for automatic use and handle power and volume from your TV remote. The sub-woofer connects with the bar wirelessly, and the rear speakers wire from the sub giving good flexibility in arrangement and keeping wire runs to a minimum. Typical of Vizio there’s a small, basic remote which I used some for initial setup. The Vizio Smartcast app syncs your phone to the bar and connects the system to your WIFI. As I said, that process was less than quick and easy in my case. Your phone then becomes a decent remote and Chromecast is enabled. Bluetooth is also supported for using the system like any wireless speaker. There is only one HDMI IN port on the bar to connect other devices such as a DVD player, RUKU or game console. If you have multiple HDMI sources, all but one will have to connect to the TV. The TV’s input selection will switch between sources and the HDMI ARC connection will send all the sound to the bar. If the other devices are CEC enabled, source switching “may” be automatic when they are powered on. I’ve always found HDMI CEC setup to be finicky. Now to the essential part … the sound. To really hear what this system is about, you do need an Atmos source. There’s a test DVD included which has some nice demo clips which show how the 360 effect really adds to the experience. Spatial or 360 sound is what you hear in a good theater with sound enveloping you from all directions. The 46” soundbar provides good left/right separation and sound width. The large 10” sub-woofer is amazing. It’s precise and powerful. It can provide room shaking bass and effects without muddling other frequencies, and yet it’s subtle and tight at lower volumes. The entire system is clear, the channels are discrete and separate, and they are well balanced. There’s an astounding amount of sound power available in this small package. I used a 4K DVD of “The Greatest Showman” for a serious Atmos listening test. I switched between my “big” system and the Vizio while watching various scenes over. I really expected 900 watts of discrete power and big speakers to win hands down. While the old system may have a bit more presence at lower volumes, that was the only potential win. The big musical numbers were astounding on the Vizio, and my wife thought the Vizio sounded better overall. I also switched the Atmos (height) effect on and off, and there’s no doubt it adds to the experience by filling the room with sound as does that excellent sub-woofer. That pushed the soundbar into the win column. I typically used my old surround system just for movies and big TV productions. Now I use this system for all listening. It just makes all TV better. The only reason for 4 stars not 5 were the setup issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Dolby Atmos home theater system

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    I originally got the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4 system which had much better surround sound than this Vizio. BUT the Nakamichi had a ton of technical problems and would not work consistently, so I returned it. This Vizio 5.1.4 is the same set up with a soundbar, subwoofer, and two rear surround speakers. Since it's a 5.1.4 system and not a 7.1.4 system, I could hear a big difference in surround sound quality from lacking those two additional side-firing speakers on the Nakamichi. Listening to the Nakamichi was like driving a Porsche, while listening to the Vizio is like driving a Mustang. It's kinda thumpy and still a solidly performing home theater sound system, but it's not mind-blowing like the Nakamichi. The Nakamichi sounded like being in a movie theater, but this Vizio sounds like a good, solid home theater system. It has been working absolutely consistently and has not had any of the same problems I had with the Nakamichi. Before getting this Vizio SB46514-F6, I listened to the Vizio ELEVATE in store and was going to buy it, but it was out of stock. I liked the ELEVATE but the rotating Dolby Atmos speakers seemed gimmicky and a potential issue. Others mentioned that since the Dolby Atmos speakers were on the ends of the ELEVATE, it diminished the sound stage width because the forward firing speakers were closer to the center. This Vizio SB46514-F6 has the upward firing Dolby Atmos speakers closer to the middle (around the middle thirds of the soundbar) than the ELEVATE. Plus, rtings.com gave the SB46514-F6 a better review for it's more balanced sound quality. I could hear that. The ELEVATE had overwhelming bass. The SB46514-F6 has a more neutral sound profile that makes it a better sound system for movies, music, and television shows. The ELEVATE is supposed to be better for movies, but not necessarily as good for music and TV shows. In addition, the SB46514-F6 only has an ARC connection and one HMDI input, while the ELEVATE has an E-ARC connection and two HDMI inputs. This is not an issue for me, but I could see how it could be an issue for others. Sometimes, I wish I got the ELEVATE instead because it's the hottest, latest model from Vizio. But the SB46514-F6 fulfills my needs fine. The HDMI is hooked up to my Sony PS4. The ARC connection alternates between my Toshiba FIRE 4K Smart TV and my old Sony BRAVIA 3D TV depending on my content. What I really like is how I can switch between TVs without any issues, while the Nakamichi was an absolute nightmare, the biggest headache with this! So while the Nakamichi was like that hot chick you had a crazy affair with, the Vizio SB46514-F6 is the solid, mature woman you settle down with. Good bass, good sound quality, fulfills your needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound System with Dolby Atmos

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    My old soundbar finally died so I began a search for a new one. The first really good one I found was the Vizio SB36512-F6. This is the baby brother of the Vizio Atmos family and overall, it is quite excellent. It produces great sound and the Vizio app connected to my Motorola phone without issue. Still, I wanted to try the Granddaddy of the Vizio line in order to see if it was worth the difference in price. I am glad that I did, but that's no cut on the 36 inch model which is quite good in it's own right. Many people have left reviews on the SB46514, so I won't go over everything already addressed there-in. My bar came fully up-to-date with the latest firmware which corrected many of the issues discussed in the other reviews. Most important of these is that all 4 Height speakers now deliver their own content. There is also a Height Level adjustment to increase/decrease the volume of the Height channels, although it adjusts all 4 at the same time, not independently. However, that does not seem to pose any kind of listening issue as the VIZIO app allows for a lot of customizing of the overall sound profile. While the Vizio remote is hard to read in lower light as others have noted, I hardly ever use it as the smart phone app is excellent and very comprehensive. I started off using the Movie EQ mode and it is rich and full in it's sound spectrum. However, when using an Atmos source or the Virtual setting, I have found that selecting the Music EQ mode often creates an even more enveloping soundscape, even for movies and TV. Further, the Virtual mode is an excellent substitute for when Atmos is not available. I tested this by comparing the Fifth Element in both HD and UHD versions. The HD version does not have Atmos, but the UHD version does. In my comparison, the Virtual mode kept pace with the Atmos mode very well, with only minor differences noted. It is a really nice addition to watching regular TV and it is nice that Vizio gives you so many optional ways to adjust their soundbar settings. As hoped for, I have noticed that the extra 12 inches in the length of the 46" unit does provide a bit wider soundstage than does the 36" unit. The massive 10 inch Subwoofer is also a bit of a step up from the one provided with the smaller unit. Again, the 6" one is good, but the 10 incher is just a bit better. All this works well with my 82" Samsung Q70, although getting Atmos from Netflix remains difficult. However, I don't think that is a soundbar issue, but rather a problem between Netflix and Samsung. In fact, the system has no problem playing Atmos on Amazon Prime selections or from my UHD BluRay player. Sadly, many calls to Netflix have resulted in no help on this whatsoever. In my online searches, it seems that many others have reported the same problem with Netflix and none of it seems related to Vizio's bars. While the two Vizio units are very close overall, the 46" unit does outperform the 36" unit, but the difference in price should be considered. I was lucky to get my SB46514 as an Open Box, thus cutting the price difference significantly. I should mention that both units are 2018 models and software wise, they operate pretty much identically. Vizio introduced the SB36514-G6 in 2019 which might be a great compromise between the 2 older models as it has added the 2 rear Height speakers missing in the SB36512. Also, Vizio has announced that newer units are on the way once the pandemic is under control. None of the current models support DTS:X, which upcoming models are supposed to. Not a big deal, especially since the Virtual mode works so well. Still, many of my BluRay's use DTS:X so it would be a nice upgrade if they decide to offer it in a firmware update. Generally, Vizio support is excellent. If you have an issue, they will work hard to resolve it for you. If they determine that your issue is covered under warranty, they won't hesitate to send you a replacement unit. My Open Box unit did have a problem and the team at Vizio got my new unit to me in just a few days, along with a prepaid return label for the defective unit...sweet. Finally, I must say that the SB46514 is a really good sound system. I have had component systems and this setup will hold its own with anything in its price category that I have heard and even beyond. The sound is as close to being at a movie theater as anything I have tried. And, the SB36512, isn't too far behind in that regard. Either way, Vizio provides truly enjoyable solutions to your home audio needs. Now, I just need to find a new home for my 36 inch unit!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great surround sound bar.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Great for a surround sound bar but doesn't surround you quite like having a traditional 5.1, and as for the .4, it was barely noticeable and I had perfect conditions. And has a poor remote design that you can't see if it's a little dark, but there is an app that you can use in place of the remote that works much better. It's really Great for those who dont want the hassle(fun) of buying/connecting their own 5.1.4 by buying a reciever, speakers, wire...etc. ultimately, that's what I did. I went with a pioneer 9.2 channel reciever($600), and manufacturer refurbished pioneer Andrew Jones speakers to get 5.0.4($400), and got a Klipsch 12" subwoofer ($250). With wires, it totalled $1,325.00, all entry-level products, but it is well worth the extra $400. A much higher quality, more encompassing surround sound, and I always have the option and ability to up/downgrade,add/subtract, or reconfigure any/all of my components which is something that you're unable to do with this product & most all other soundbar surround packages. you're basically stuck with what's included in that package, and not able to add, upgrade or substitute any of the speakers being that they won't be able to connect to anything different as they are configured to only connect and communicate with only the other components inside the same package. Don't get me wrong, All in all, if you're looking for an easy, clean setup with great sound, this is an awesome soundbar setup. One of the best I've heard! And has a nice app and works well with Google assistant but again, it still doesn't match up to the real deal(a/v reciever to speakers) when it comes to truly surrounding you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds awesome once connected

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This is the fourth Vizio soundbar system I've purchased. You'd think it'd get easier to connect to them as the years go. Sadly this is not the case. Then why would I buy yet another one? Simplicity around the house? Sound is awesome? Loyal to a brand person? Maybe all of those? I got an 'open box' and saved over $200 off the sale price so I figured why not? The connection process is similar but instead of hearing a tone proving connected, it just kept saying, "Searching" so I pressed the + key anyway and my phone made the expected tone and the soundbar quit saying "Searching". But when I tried to Cast, it wouldn't. I had to factory reset a few times to get it to work. Took about 25 minutes before I could even use it. I've had plenty of experience with Vizio soundbars and what's worked for me so I used those skills on this thing. Then the next morning, same thing. "Searching". Had to reconfigure it again. I got my TV a couple days later and have had zero issues since. Maybe it was open box because the previous person couldn't get it to connect? The rear speakers appeared untouched. There was some damage to the soundbar but none worth returning it for. Using the ARC connection, when I turn my TV on (an LG), the soundbar turns on. Same with turning it off. The bass is amazing (just like my other Vizio soundbar subs) and surround is amazing. The sound these systems produce makes the pain of getting it set up worth it (though you shouldn't have to endure pain in the first place). I didn't have any issues with my other systems. Fortunately, I've not experienced any issues since it finally started working!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing system that beets all others

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    1st; I am replacing an old Samsung 61" DLP TV with a Samsung 65" Q80 QLED TV, an old receiver with large front, center, rear speakers and many cables surround system. Clutter gone I am choosing a Sound Bar. I started with the JBL, it sounded a bit tinny. Then the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro ($650), great sounding system with many features but didn't play nice with the new Samsung TV. So, I bought the highly recommended Samsung HW-Q90R ($1500) from a local Best Buy store. The Q90 had many issues including little sound from rear speakers and the bars right up-firing speaker was defective with a bad crackling sound - added to Samsungs known Firmware issues. Next I tried the Visio 36" 5.1.2 that I just happened to see at Sams Club ($290). Wow, great sound from such little speakers but at 36" wide it didn't fit the 65" TV. Then I found this Visio 46" 5.1.4 on sale and ordered online. This an awesome system, amazing surround sound, Dolby Atmos test sources wrap around your head, and all for a great price ($755). The Visio also automatically paired with the DirecTV sat box/remote. One con: only one HDMI input, but that's why they make HDMI switches. Bottom line: I should have tried the Visio in the 1st place.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the wait

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I have been eyeing this system since Jan/2019. I read alot of reviews and issues on the forums (AVS forums) with this system. The cost along with the frustrations are why I "waited in the weeds" on this. Well pulled the trigger a month ago when it was on sale. I read about the numerous firmware updates fixing a lot of the early problems people were encountering. Once set up, it updated the firmware and all has been great. No cut out, no crackle, no handshake issues, all is good. I am using HDMI for my setup to ensure I get the full experience. The 4K pass through helps with my PS4 Pro hooked up to the "HDMI in" connection on the soundbar. I have a theater with in ceiling Atmos speakers and there is a difference. But that said, I love the sound and spacial sound this system provides for my main living room. Esp with my growing UHD VUDU library. The sub is thankfully not "boomy" at all, don't get me wrong, this sub shakes the house when the media calls for it, but it is not that hollow "boomy" sound that over powers the rest of the sound field and is bass just for bass sake. It is a great smooth low end you can feel more than hear. If you download the Vizio Smartcast APP, there is much more available audio tweaking you can do to get the sound where you like. So, my advice is when reading reviews, pay attention to the date they were posted, because with all the firmware updates this system had had, and continues to get, all of the major bugs have been worked out. I am happy I waited for the updates because this is a great system. Not regretting my purchase at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Bass/Sub - The Bar set-up for blu-rays.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    If you want bass in your blu-rays, this is the soundbar to buy. Its worth it just to get the 33 lb sub with 10 inch driver. Its the biggest sub for a soundbar setup around. Get it before its discontinued. Crank it to 12 and place it even remotely near a wall, and you'll see what youve been missing. Its like watching movies for the first time all over again. Getting it for 599.99 is criminal. If you dont want to go the full home theatre set-up route, buy this instead. Ill be honest: I did have to contact vizio to find out how to run a firmware re-load and had to run a soft power cycle on a tcl tv before I got it working with manageable quirks. Right out of the box, the bar wasnt reading youtube tv or tv apps on start-up all the time. And, when I used fast forward or rewind or if a new episode on youtubetv or a tv app would start, the sub wouldnt play audio. Now, however, the only problem it really has is reading youtubetv/tv apps on start-up after i turn the tv off after watching a bluray through hdmi. If you go back to the tv home screen after the movie that can help. I guess the point im making is, it wont be for everyone. Im not going to lie and say i didnt have to work through problems. Its not perfect, but I have it close enough. And I wouldnt trade the bass for anything. I dont even use the satelites and the immersion from the awesome bass qnd the nice stereo soundstage from the 46-inch bar is as good as it gets for a soundbar set-up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great start for a great home surround sound.

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    Great system. Always been a fan of vizio, and again they didn’t disappoint. Love everything about this unit, love the Dolby atmos feature. Only thing I dislike is having to use another hdmi to connect directly from player to sound-bar in order to use/hear Dolby atmos. Would be nice if vizio could make it useable by just one connection. Also dislike price, pricey for what your getting compared to the 5.1.2 system. If you don’t care about having upward firing speakers on the rear satellites and the huge subwoofer, then I suggest going with the 5.1.2 system, it’s a lot cheaper and still give the same quality sound. If you are a tech nerd like myself and can tell the difference then I suggest this 5.1.4 system. All in all, inlove this system, everything sounds great even in regular HD.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound at a great price

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I got this bar because of the way it sounds - in my opinion it sounds better than most of the brand name soundbars offered at the store. The sound is clear, rich, and with a nice deep base. It also looks good. I had some issues with the phone app setup where it got stuck on the version update and I had to start over but once configured and updated it is working just fine. Another point I want to bring up is the integration with the TV. I have a Samsung Q90 2019 tv and sometimes it switches to tv speakers when I power up the tv. This could be a problem with the tv or my particular setup since I have another 2019 Samsung tv which never switches the output to tv speakers by itself. The product is very well packaged with everything labeled and organized. The speakers and cables are high quality and the subwoofer connected right away and you can't tell that it is wirelessly connected. Also, I never experienced any connection or interference issues. Overall I like the Vizio soundbar and the sound it delivers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your buck

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    Up until now, I did not have much hope from soundbars but this is a game changer. This soundbar is capable of generating enormous engulfing sound which keeps you wondering where the sound is coming from. The sub performs best when kept beside your seating area/couch. The Atmos effect is for real and its able to achieve over head sounds by its up firing speaker configurations. The sound clarity is really nice for both music and movie and has serious punch to it. The soundbar is sleek smart and futuristic with no bulkiness attached to it. They purposely made the sub larger to do the heavy lifting. Overall it has a smaller footprint with invisible larger sound(Theater like experience). I got an open box and at that price, its impossible for any other brand to beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    After initial issues,tech support fixed, excellent

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    On any electronic equipment I never jump the gun and blast a manufacturer if it has problems especially since this is the flagship soundbar from Vizio. From the the first power up, nothing worked correctly. I had no issues at all with physical set up it was the when I attempted to configure the bar to my brand new 2019 55” LG Series 9 Nano TV. I guess I’m spoiled by equipment that just matches up right off the bat but compared to LG’s refined interface, Vizios way to set up is like night and day. So, after I changed and fiddled with every conceivable way to get sound, there was total silence on everything. Finally I called Vizio Tech support. The first guy was good but when I still couldn’t get sound, he ramped up the call to the top. Talked with a nice guy in South Dakota named John with premium support. After going over all of it he told me if this doesn’t work, pack it up and take it back to Best Buy. Somehow someway we found the firmware was corrupted and the board on this model has a recovery SSD to do a complete reformat on the operating SSD. Well that fixed it by holding down the power and up arrow for 10 seconds it takes a good 20 minutes to reformat the main drive. After that it suddenly started working and I had it on a Dolby Vision/Atmos movie and the sound about blew me off the chair! What a fabulous sounding system! John stayed with me until I rebooted the system. Very patient and nice tech support! If it hadn’t been for the excellent support, this would have been a one star review so now you realize how important it is to have great support. I makes the difference between a dissatisfied and a loyal customer. Great job Vizio!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but has some issues

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I was looking forward to this purchase after hearing nothing but great things about this particular Soundbar. I was given a preview of the sound at my local Best-Buy and it was one of the best soundbars I had ever heard! It was loud, lots of bass, and crisp dialogue. I quickly made the purchase and was ready for this new home theater experience. The set-up was easy and took less than 10 minutes to sync everything up. Immediately after starting to play a Dolby Atmos movie, there was some crackling in the rear speakers. I figured maybe it was trying to adjust or maybe the wires weren’t fully connected. Turns out that wasn’t the problem and the crackling never went away. Eventually, there were problems with the syncing of the subwoofer and it kept going in and out as if it was turning off and on every 5 seconds. This became pretty annoying very quickly. I called Vizio Customer Service and they tried to help me as much as they could but just ended up telling me that my TV was the problem. I definitely didn’t think it was my TV because it was Dolby Atmos capable and a brand new 6-series Roku TV. I soon read that this very same problem had occurred with many different people. I returned the soundbar and I am hoping that it was just a defected system but I may do some more research and be extra careful with my next soundbar purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Great sound

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The sound that is able to be produced from this unit is pretty amazing. Set up was relatively straight forward. I did run across an issue be where it completely bombed out and had to reach out to Vizio for support. Ended up having to factory reset it to get it to work again. Also, it's great that I'm able to configure the EQ and other features with the Vizio app instead of using the remote and light up dots on the sound bar. Bass is definitely heavy and I love it! I'm sure I'll be more impressed when I put this in a smaller room with a flat ceiling instead of a pitched one. I'd buy this again if I had to.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality control!!Great BB xchange policy

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I was waiting for good deal to experience Atmos system and BB offered $699 on this soundbar and jumped on it. For first couple weeks the system performed flawlessly i.e., no dropouts, no crackling sound or any issues. Out of nowhere my shield TV unable to passthrough any signal to TV, I've contacted Vizio customer service and as always they blamed the TV's ARC connection but that was not the case. I took the system back to BB for exchange. The new system out of the box suffered from crackling sounds from sound bar and rear channels. The first two weeks having this system was soo good and wanted to give another last chance. Again BB's exchange policy was so good they allowed me for another exchange. Unfortunately the third system suffered from same crackling issues in rear speakers and it was so annoying. Finally, I decided to return and just today I ordered Nakamichi 7.1.4 which seems better on paper with respect to build quality, number of inputs and object based sound output. Vizio, I really wanted to like and keep this system but you really need correct the system suffering from these issues especially considering the price tag. Thank you BestBuy for the best shopping experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good intro to atmos, plus chromecast is welcome

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I upgraded from an older visio soundbar and like the quality of the new one. If your TV doesn't support eArc - like mine. The is a good alternative to ones that only have 1 hdmi port. I can imagine it can fill a reasonably sized room very well, and those with apartments will appreciate the clarity. My room may be bigger than most and can find it difficult to fill the room without turning it up, to a level that distorts. Pop and edm music do okay, however rock really suffers, from the lack of properly sized midrange speakers. A tip to visio, id buy a set of bookshelf speakers to compliment the setup, if available

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I love this thing

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    It's great, good looking, but there are some issues with connectivity, issues with the VIZIO app. If you keep at it, the soundbar will eventually work like it should. So the soundbar supports DOLBY ATMOS, as well as DOLBY VISION, which is a big deal because some soundbars don't support both. The ARC feature is not fully fleshed out in the literature, does not say if it's a 4K pass-thru, HDR, ATMOS/VISION. Also, the soundbar is heavy, larger than other Vizio soundbars. but mounting sites are the same, in case your just upgrading.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Lasted Less Than 14 Months

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I have had this VIZIO Soundbar surround sound system for less than 14 months and now the wireless subwoofer/rear speakers cut in and out. The receiver on the sub loses connection every 20 or 30 seconds. Luckily I bought the 4 year warranty!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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