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Vizio SB36512-F6 sound bar - Costco - $289.99

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I was about to get this, but started to do some reading. What I gathered from a lot of people is, stay away from Vizio sound bars. I normally don't let negative reviews bother me, but the amount of people having issues with this system and the 3.1.2 system is WAY more than you normally see. I even chatted with people on Reddit who have it (and still do) and even they tell me the system is buggy as hell and are constantly dealing with issues (disconnects, shutoffs, etc)

It looks like Vizio last updated the FW on this almost 6 months ago and nothing since. People still have a ton of issues on that latest FW. My guess is, this is a dead product to Vizio and retailers are moving the last of their stock.

Just a word of warning to anyone thinking of picking this up. I wound up canceling my order.
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yea but im pretty sure costco does lifetime returns
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For these atmos soundbars to work do i need to have a flat ceiling?
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For these atmos soundbars to work do i need to have a flat ceiling?
it helps for sure.

I am was pretty impressed with this for $300 but ended up returning and getting a real sound system.

Good deal.
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yea but im pretty sure costco does lifetime returns
90 days on electronics. I mean, don't get me wrong. From everything I've read, the system sounds awesome, when it works. And at this price, a lot of people might be willing to take a shot. Just be warned there's for sure a reason Vizio isn't making this one any longer.
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90 days on electronics. I mean, don't get me wrong. From everything I've read, the system sounds awesome, when it works. And at this price, a lot of people might be willing to take a shot. Just be warned there's for sure a reason Vizio isn't making this one any longer.
Not true. It is 90 days in specific items, not all electronics. These aren't mentioned. On their costco warehouse site these specifically say lifetime.
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Not true. It is 90 days in specific items, not all electronics. These aren't mentioned. On their costco warehouse site these specifically say lifetime.
Not seeing that on the item. Where is that listed?
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Not seeing that on the item. Where is that listed?

https://www.google.com/shopping/p...2AQ8wII-gQ
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Looks like it's oos
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I was about to get this, but started to do some reading. What I gathered from a lot of people is, stay away from Vizio sound bars. I normally don't let negative reviews bother me, but the amount of people having issues with this system and the 3.1.2 system is WAY more than you normally see. I even chatted with people on Reddit who have it (and still do) and even they tell me the system is buggy as hell and are constantly dealing with issues (disconnects, shutoffs, etc)

It looks like Vizio last updated the FW on this almost 6 months ago and nothing since. People still have a ton of issues on that latest FW. My guess is, this is a dead product to Vizio and retailers are moving the last of their stock.

Just a word of warning to anyone thinking of picking this up. I wound up canceling my order.
I bought one of these when they were on sale at BB for $300 and its the best 300 I could have ever spent on a soundbar. I havehad close to 0 issues and have owned for 6 months. There is no way in hell you can get this quality for this price anywhere else. The satellite speakers are a must and every other option I was looking at was at least double the price. This is my first vizio product and I am a fan of their affordable prices. I have this system set up with my c9 oled and feel like it cant get much better for the price. Last week BB had a deal on open box tv's, ended up getting a second tv for the bedroom in addtion to the c9.. a vizio m series 65 inch for $300 f-ing dollars lol. I got a steal, the tv looks damn great for the price too, and still have the oled for the bedroom. So yeah, I am literally now considering buying the even better version of this soundbar, the Vizio SB46514-F6. It is way more powerful than this one and even has upfiring speakers on the satellites! The price is insane, retails for $999 which i would never spend but down to $850 at best buy and they have some open boxes for around $550, I cant believe I am about to spend more on the soundbar than the tv I got but I am completely sold by Vizio and almost want to give it a try. .... end rant lol
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I bought one of these when they were on sale at BB for $300 and its the best 300 I could have ever spent on a soundbar. I havehad close to 0 issues and have owned for 6 months. There is no way in hell you can get this quality for this price anywhere else. The satellite speakers are a must and every other option I was looking at was at least double the price. This is my first vizio product and I am a fan of their affordable prices. I have this system set up with my c9 oled and feel like it cant get much better for the price. Last week BB had a deal on open box tv's, ended up getting a second tv for the bedroom in addtion to the c9.. a vizio m series 65 inch for $300 f-ing dollars lol. I got a steal, the tv looks damn great for the price too, and still have the oled for the bedroom. So yeah, I am literally now considering buying the even better version of this soundbar, the Vizio SB46514-F6. It is way more powerful than this one and even has upfiring speakers on the satellites! The price is insane, retails for $999 which i would never spend but down to $850 at best buy and they have some open boxes for around $550, I cant believe I am about to spend more on the soundbar than the tv I got but I am completely sold by Vizio and almost want to give it a try. .... end rant lol
I bought this a few weeks ago and also have this paired with my LG Oled C9 65 via ARC. It works pretty well once it's on, but startup is a pain!

When turning on the TV, there seems to be a handshake issue with ARC because the sound switches back and forth from the soundbar to the TV a few times before finally working through the soundbar. This happens with all sources and adjusting the volume during startup is hit or miss because it changes the internal TV volume for a few seconds and then eventually changes the volume for the soundbar. Playing music via chromecast also takes some time to connect. I've seen many others on reddit and on SD have similar issues with this soundbar.

When it works, it sounds great! However, I'm eager to see what the new M series and Elevate soundbars cost when they go on sale soon because the bugs during startup are frustrating.
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