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Costco has for it's Members: Vizio 5.1.4-Channel 36" Home Theater Sound System w/ 6" Wireless Subwoofer & Dolby Atmos (SB36514-G6) on sale for $299.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Complejo
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Title says it all. Been looking for a cheap atmos system and this fits the bill.
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Got this for $400 back in November. Very happy with it. Seems they even fixed their crappy app
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Awesome deal for 5.1.4. Already got this for $400 in November. Bought couple more for family.. Seems Vizio will be launching their new premium 2020 dolby atmos bars soon and want to get rid of this at very cheap prices. Wont see this price again. People get confused between 5.1.2 and 5.1.4 and compare the prices. 5.1.4 is much better than 5.1.2
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How much did that run you though? I'd be willing to bet it's about double if you're talking about atmos front and back and an atmos receiver.
Whoops I meant to put 5.2.2 setup. You definitely can't beat the sale price for the vizio. I got a used pioneer 7.2 for $150. The sony core towers, bookshelves, and 2 subs I bought used for under $400. I bought 2 cheap small speakers to screw into the ceiling for atmos which does a decent job.

I had originally bought the 5.1.2 vizio from Costco for around $330 in 2018. I returned it a year later after the holidays since it wouldn't work properly with the tv and no firmware fix was available at the time.

I know it's completely ymmv as far as used market speaker prices. However, spending the additional $220 or so on my current setup was probably the best thing I could've done for my amateur home theater setup. The sound alone is a lot better and the atmos works a lot better as well. I didn't really experience atmos with the 5.1.2 setup from vizio. I'm not sure if this 5.1.4 is any better but from my understanding on/in ceiling atmos will always be better than bouncing the sound off the ceiling.

Edit: I should also add that I started with the receiver and 2 towers plus the center. That setup equalled the vizio cost of around $330. Over time I picked up the bookshelves and small speakers for atmos. This helped with cost spread over time rather than all at once.
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In for one...
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Are the 2 surrounds wireless?
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Are the 2 surrounds wireless?
No and yes. They are wired to the sub, but the sub is wireless. So no need for wires from the TV to the surrounds, just the sub to the surrounds.
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Good deal! I bought the 5.1.2 vizio from woot on a slick deal last month. Ended up returning, bad lag issues. Bought this for $500 and it is awesome... would be happy with it at $500, I am f%$*ing ecstatic at $300! Asking for price match.
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I had the 5.1.2 version before, and returned it to Costco. We got a new x950g for Christmas and the system didn't work too well with the TV. The arc connections weren't communicating properly.

I went with a budget ht setup with the Sony core series (5.2.4 config) and a cheap pioneer receiver. This setup is leaps above anything the vizio soundbar setup. IMO better to save up money and get a budget HT setup.
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Got this for $400 back in November. Very happy with it. Seems they even fixed their crappy app
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Awesome deal. Already got this for $400 in November. Bought couple more for family.. Seems Vizio will be launching their new premium 2020 dolby atmos bars soon and want to get rid of this at very cheap prices. Wont see this price again.
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Good deal! I bought the 5.1.2 vizio from woot on a slick deal last month. Ended up returning, bad lag issues. Bought this for $500 and it is awesome... would be happy with it at $500, I am f%$*ing ecstatic at $300! Asking for price match.
After reading these comments, it is likely that the 5.1.2 model had firmware issues and they are most likely resolved in the later 5.1.4 one.
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I bought it at $500 a few weeks ago and now will be returning that for this deal. I got it via Google Shopping and it doesn't look like they have price adjustment. Overall, I was really happy with the soundbar.
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Ordered the 5.1.2 last month for 299.
Getting this for the same price is a steal.
Ordered. Thanks OP Smilie
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Vizio soundbars with wifi (SmartCast) are buggy. They keep broadcast wifi signal even after paired.
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Whoops I meant to put 5.2.2 setup. You definitely can't beat the sale price for the vizio. I got a used pioneer 7.2 for $150. The sony core towers, bookshelves, and 2 subs I bought used for under $400. I bought 2 cheap small speakers to screw into the ceiling for atmos which does a decent job.

I had originally bought the 5.1.2 vizio from Costco for around $330 in 2018. I returned it a year later after the holidays since it wouldn't work properly with the tv and no firmware fix was available at the time.

I know it's completely ymmv as far as used market speaker prices. However, spending the additional $220 or so on my current setup was probably the best thing I could've done for my amateur home theater setup. The sound alone is a lot better and the atmos works a lot better as well. I didn't really experience atmos with the 5.1.2 setup from vizio. I'm not sure if this 5.1.4 is any better but from my understanding on/in ceiling atmos will always be better than bouncing the sound off the ceiling.

Edit: I should also add that I started with the receiver and 2 towers plus the center. That setup equalled the vizio cost of around $330. Over time I picked up the bookshelves and small speakers for atmos. This helped with cost spread over time rather than all at once.
This is the same sort of thing that I've mentioned before in these threads; home theater systems are often less than they think. See all kinds of deals on bookshelves or in-wall speakers. Receivers do pop up occasionally, but I've gotten some good deals in the past on open box ones. And you don't have to buy everything at once as you were saying. You could even start with a small set of bookshelves and move them to the rear down the road.
I guess some are limited by space or whatever and these sorts of things are good for bedrooms, but even a low end surround sound setup is going to trump even high end soundbars - you can't get good stereo separation in the front from the soundbar (that's the most important part and that's where your ears will be able to detect direction) and no 6" sub is going to go as low as a 12" one (especially not at any volume). And Vizio typically makes flakey products from my experience (have good features/specs but often don't work right all the time or don't last long). This one sounds like it may be an exception though (assuming it doesn't go kaput in one year lol).
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I grabbed one, I already have a Vizio 5.1 wireless soundbar setup but it doesn't support CEC, this will be an upgrade plus allow me to control everything with 1 remote. The way my setup is ran, the wires from the sub to the rears are in the wall, this new one will be a direct swap letting me use the same wires.
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This is the same sort of thing that I've mentioned before in these threads; home theater systems are often less than they think. See all kinds of deals on bookshelves or in-wall speakers. Receivers do pop up occasionally, but I've gotten some good deals in the past on open box ones. And you don't have to buy everything at once as you were saying. You could even start with a small set of bookshelves and move them to the rear down the road.
I guess some are limited by space or whatever and these sorts of things are good for bedrooms, but even a low end surround sound setup is going to trump even high end soundbars - you can't get good stereo separation in the front from the soundbar (that's the most important part and that's where your ears will be able to detect direction) and no 6" sub is going to go as low as a 12" one (especially not at any volume). And Vizio typically makes flakey products from my experience (have good features/specs but often don't work right all the time or don't last long). This one sounds like it may be an exception though (assuming it doesn't go kaput in one year lol).
AVR setup is not comparable. I had a $1500 system 10 years ago and sold it for cheap before a cross country move. That system uses a lot of space, weigh like 150 lbs and require many many speak wires. Now I am going the soundbar route.

Edit: do agree that Vizio is buggy with their advanced models. Their simple models (2.0, 2.1) are good.
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$299 this system is no brainer deal, buy it and if you face issue then first check your network and related things. Vizio Atmos works and you can feel the difference in sound if your speaker placement is absolutely right. For $299 you will enjoy this system for sure
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