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VIZIO V-Series 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar ...

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Pros and Cons
Pros2

The sound is amazing and the fact that the rear speakers are bluetooth and not wired to the tv or receiver is so cool. Great depth to movies and shows with the subwoofer and surround sound speakers. No delay in audio with the bluetooth satellite speak...  Read More

Sound is amazing for my smaller livingroom setup. Subwoofer is powerful enough to make a decent size living room shake. Only complaint (and may be just a limit of a mini 2.

Cons4

Not at all happy with this product or seller. Sound is ok my other vizio blew it out the water not even close.

Each time we turn off the tv we have to reconnect it through the settings. I reset the whole system and still it did not work. It also refuses to stay connected to our samsung tv and if you google why, it states to simply download a firmware update.

There is a persistent static issue going on with the device at low volumes. It comes and goes with no understandable reason and sometimes gets so loud it sounds like the garage door is being raised.

Vizio box was clearly previously opened and reused. They are willing to reimburse me for the sound bar. Off it goes to the thrift shop.

Pros3

If you’re looking to get rid of the speakers that are mounted to your walls, or on bookshelves or on stands behind your seating area, this is a good option. Important to if your tv has an hdmi (arc) input, you only need one hdmi cable.

Digital atmos surround mimicking does an exceptional job. Dialogues are nice and clear and clearly seems like it comes from the center driver (mimicking the center channel), even at smart mode on. I have a sonos beam gen 2 with play:1 as surround sate...  Read More

Easy for someone more agile, without trifocals & a bit overweight. That download is important. Makes everything sync with little effort on your part. Not much tuning available for eq, but this was expected.

Cons5

Jbl product wasn't meant to last. Unfortunately it disappoints. What a wast f of time. Cheapest chinese products have better quality control.

The speaker is still very muddy. Speech is difficult to decipher unless you crank the volume. The other one has a much safer simple plug and play option, the way a speaker should be.

Wireless subwoofer is worthless without control unit that fails to function. The bar itself works but sounds very flat without the sub. No true need to be connected to wifi or bluetooth should you not have those.

According to a lengthy on line research, many others are having the same problem. The fact this thing still didn’t get pacified by hooking up a live ethernet cable directly to it, makes me not want to use this. The use of the google assistant logo i c...  Read More

No warranty. Can't find receipt so no warranty coverage. Tried different connections to no avail. I'm super bummed because while it was working, it worked well.

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