Sound Quality: The sound quality will be much better with the Vizio, but the Sony has more inputs.
Set-Up: The Sony comes with a controller box that you have to find a place for in your setup. With the Vizio, you mount the SoundBar under your TV and you are done.
Hook-Up: With the Sony, you will be able to hook-up all your components to the controller box and have a single HDMI cable going from the box to the TV. With the Vizio you may have to attach the cable box directly to the TV (because you run out of inputs on the VSoundBar) and then run one HDMI cable from the TV to the SoundBar.
I would go with the Vizio over the Sony because set-up is a one-time hassle, but poor sound quality will bother you every day.
Thanks for the kick in the pants, needed that one
I have a Logitech harmony remote so if i just program that thing to work with everything, i shouldnt have any issues with remotes or having to switch inputs or what not.
I did want to look into the whole ARC ability in this SB..