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2020 Vizio V51-H6 36" 5.1 Channel Home Theater Soundbar System - $199.99 + free shipping at Costco

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Costco has the new 2020 Vizio V51-H6 36" 5.1 Channel Home Theater Soundbar System for $199.99 + free ship. Includes the 2 year warranty from Costco plus their excellent return policy (sound bars are not an exception item and fall under the satisfaction guarantee, with no written return time period).

Requires membership - but all other stores sell for $249.99 currently, so essentially pays for a membership with the discount.

This is the new 2020 redesigned Vizio 5.1 system. Other noticeable new features compared to the last generation: this has a dedicated aux or Bluetooth input specific to smart devices. This allows your Alexa or Google Home to always work, regardless of what input you're on, as it will temporarily switch to the virtual assistant input the moment you use the command (requires a smart device). Will be very nice to not have to remember to switch to Bluetooth or aux for the soundbar to play your smart device audio!

Also, this has two new EQ modes:

Dual Stereo - giving equal sound to all 5 speakers no matter the audio codec from the TV.

Front Surround, using DTS Virtual X to simulate surround sound, no matter the audio codec from the TV, with all 5 speakers in the front, in the event your room isn't really set up for rear speakers to be placed behind or to the side of you.

Being so new, very little reviews, but some Reddit posts have already said this sounds much better than the precious SB3651 generation. It defaults Eco-mode to "off", so it won't always turn off after a period of time like the older generation, and it doesn't have audio sync issues, like the others did. Seems great so far! I have ordered and waiting for the delivery.

https://www.costco.com/vizio-v51-...69728.html

Final side note: Sam's Club has the same soundbar and deal right now.
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Tempting, I bought the previous 36" 5.1.4 and it has been a nonstop fight to get to function properly for the past couple months. Luckily Costco return policy is fantastic
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Tempting, I bought the previous 36" 5.1.4 and it has been a nonstop fight to get to function properly for the past couple months. Luckily Costco return policy is fantastic
I have owned 2 different vizio sound bar models and both constantly had remote control problems.
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I have the previous version soundbar. It doesn't support HDCP 2.2 so I was screwed with the thing. Be careful with this one and make sure it supports HDCP 2.2 if you want to run a 4k source thru the soundbar. Vizios are pretty lousy, IMHO.
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I have the older generation SB3651 system from last year. I have to say "Stay the fxck away from Vizio". To be fair, the speaker system sounds great when it works but I find myself having to reset the power occasionally to re-gain connection. Yes, the sound bar is connected to the HDMI-ARC port of the TV. The problem happens very randomly. That's a huge inconvenience.
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The newest VIZIO 36" 5.1 soundbar | model: V51-H6 has a 5" subwoofer and one HDMI out; while, the prior 2017 VIZIO 36" 5.1 soundbar | model: SB3651-E6 has a 5.2" subwoofer, one HDMI in, and one HDMI out. Therefore, isn't the older 2017 VIZIO 36" 5.1 soundbar | model: SB3651-E6 better?
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The newest VIZIO 36" 5.1 soundbar | model: V51-H6 has a 5" subwoofer and one HDMI out; while, the prior 2017 VIZIO 36" 5.1 soundbar | model: SB3651-E6 has a 5.2" subwoofer, one HDMI in, and one HDMI out. Therefore, isn't the older 2017 VIZIO 36" 5.1 soundbar | model: SB3651-E6 better?
From reading the earlier reviews from other users, I believe this one fixed a lot of the issues that plagued the 2017 SB3651 model, while adding the features in the original post. From the input perspective, similar to smaller laptops these days, there is 1 less HDMI port in this one vs more.
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Best Buy members get it for the same price and membership is free
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I bought this from BB a couple weeks ago. I'm returning it. The Bluetooth and satellite speakers suck and there is a sound delay. Also can't get the optical to produce any sound at all.
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I bought this from BB a couple weeks ago. I'm returning it. The Bluetooth and satellite speakers suck and there is a sound delay. Also can't get the optical to produce any sound at all.
Might have just been a bad unit. Not going to swap it out for another one?
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I bought this from BB a couple weeks ago. I'm returning it. The Bluetooth and satellite speakers suck and there is a sound delay. Also can't get the optical to produce any sound at all.
And no Smartcast
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Might have just been a bad unit. Not going to swap it out for another one?
I've heard other buyers having issues with bad Bluetooth connectivity, so no. I'm returning it and spending more on something better.
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@mutigers42 wondering what your feedback is after purchasing

I have two older models of these sb4051 and this one but older gen, I have had great experiences with both in bedrooms and a small living room. I had similar issues of audio lag and stuff but messing with the settings between my tv and the soundbar I was able to fix it.

Not mind blowing or anything like that, def not the same as surround sound through a receiver (I've always used Bose and that will cost you $500-$600 min) but overall for $200ish, it'll get you 60-70% of the way there in my opinion, especially in bedroom. not sure you can beat these in terms of balanced quality and price in the lower price ranges.
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Does this have 4K video pass through?
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And no Smartcast
Yea, major bummer, seems like this was removed to save their team from endless update maintenance related to casting.
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