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Sam's Club Members: VIZIO 5.1.2-Chan Soundbar System w/ 6" Wireless Subwoofer EXPIRED

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Sam's Club has for its Members: VIZIO 5.1.2-Channel Soundbar System w/ 6" Wireless Subwoofer & Dolby Atmos (SB36512-F6) for $279. Shipping is free, otherwise free store pickup is available where stock permits. Thanks jthamaraikannan

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Includes:
  • 2x rear satellite speakers
  • 2x satellite speaker audio cables
  • 36" 5-channel Sound bar
  • HDMI 2.0 cable, digital optical cable, stereo RCA to 3.5mm audio cable, 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable, coaxial audio cable
  • LCD display remote control with 2x AAA batteries
  • Quick start guide
  • Sound bar and subwoofer power cables
  • Wall mount accessories and template
  • Wireless subwoofer with 6" driver
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Vizio 36" 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Home Theater System

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I will be returning the ~490$ Vizio sound bar system that I bought from Costco on this deal. It comes with the 46" soundbar vs the 36" on this deal.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14239823-vizio-sb46514-f6-5-1-4-home-theater-system-with-dolby-atmos-back-at-costco-479-99

The soundbar refuses to come out of sleep mode even if i have it set to Sleep Timer->Off via the remote. This has occurred multiple times. I've had to hit Power Cycle on the remote to make things work again.
The rear speakers sound a bit scratchy when playing music.
Music shouldn't be played through the rear speakers. You need to switch it to 2.1 if possible
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How is this for connecting a projector over Bluetooth?
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How do these compare to the 5.1 non Atmos version? I have those and don't know if it's worth the upgrade
I got 5.1 before these but had to return instantly because of the issues like disconnection etc. Then bought 5.1.2 atmos and these are incredible, much more powerful and no issues anymore. The ability to decode atmos changes everything. You wouldn't really notice the upward firing speakers unless you follow the exact setup positions but they are great at creating the immersive envelope effect. I guess 5.1.4 would be a great option if you can get them for little more.
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ARC would be preferable though in most cases. Potentially better audio (depending on how new his or her TV is) and plus you'll probably be able to use the TV remote to control it (HDMI CEC).
Once connected I had no issues controlling the volume via tv remote using optical cable, you can control how high the tv speakers volume is vs the sound system by adjusting the sound on the remote of the system, then just control up and down with the tv remote.
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I would try and get my hands on a 5.1.4 system. The rear Atmos upfiring speakers will give you a much better experience than just the sounbar Atmos. Or wait till the 5.1.4 this on sale again.
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I picked up this system a couple months back off craigslist for my bedroom. I put the subwoofer under my bed and the two rear speakers on the nightstands. This system is the bees knees. Subwoofer if a bit much but I personally love it.
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terrific deal
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How do you connect these to both the TV and a cable box? One HDMI one optical?
HDMI Arc I think. The cable box goes to the TV and the sound bar connects to the tv via HDMI ARC (if your TV supports it)
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Once connected I had no issues controlling the volume via tv remote using optical cable, you can control how high the tv speakers volume is vs the sound system by adjusting the sound on the remote of the system, then just control up and down with the tv remote.
Does it turn on and off with the TV though? I have a couple of older Vizio 5.1 sound bars and they only work that way if you use ARC with a HDMI cable. Plus with this system you probably wont get atmos via optical (may not get it anyway via ARC if the TV is a couple of years older so that aspect may be a moot point).
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How do you connect these to both the TV and a cable box? One HDMI one optical?
Don't have time to google it right now but I have one of these and to get the 4K video and Atmos technology your source must be connected through HDMI. Optical will not carry Atmos.
I plug my 4K Apple TV into this and the rest of my stuff (PS4, etc) into the TV, and feed that audio into the optical.
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We have this same sound bar from Bestbuy. Via HDMI-ARC it is particular on the TV—the connected HDMI device doesn't seem to matter much between our Apple TV and PS4 Pro though. Out of the box, setup was not easy. The app never seemed to work consistently and the firmware update soft-bricked the sound bar. We ended up having to use a USB stick with the firmware files to update it and get it working again.

We first used it with our 4ish year old Hisense 4K TV. It would cut out all the time, and the fact that on the this particular TV the HDMI-ARC port was not HDMI 2.0 compatible caused further issues. It had to be plugged into optical to fix these issues. However I wanted Atmos and Dolby Vision, so we decided to upgrade our TV. We picked up a TCL 55R613 from Costco. The TV was nice and bright and Dolby Atmos/Vision content were incredible, however sometimes the sound bar would stop working completely and in many Netflix shows, the center sound channel just wouldn't work. Restarting the TV would fix the issues for some time but they would return. A month in to our ownership of the TCL, de-judder became stuck on for all sources even though the menus said it was off (it persisted through factory reset). That was the final straw so back to Costco it went.

I played around with a LG C9 and really liked it so we picked up a LG 55CX from Costco. Big price increase, but everything works out of the box. Center channel works all the time, no more sound bar no longer working until a TV restart. The TV is not as bright as the TCL, but colors are so much better and I like webOS over Roku. Every 10 to 20 hours or so the sound bar seems to restart on its own, but it takes a few seconds to boot back up. This sound bar sounds really good for a sound bar and Atmos content is pretty incredible.

Overall, if I did it again, I probably would have not purchased this sound bar and waited for eARC to mature first. However the LG 55CX and this Vizio Atmos sound bar make for an incredible combo for under $2k total. If you already own a LG tv or plan to get one, I would recommend this sound bar. However beware of compatibility and issues with other TV brands if you want to use HDMI-ARC and Dolby Atmos.
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I gave two generations of these sound bars with wireless sub a chance.

1st set stopped responding to any and all remotes. Never got fixed.

2nd one I got on the direct from Visio slick deal and the wireless sub (and speakers) doesn't connect where it used to, and has to be roughly 2ft or less from soundbar completely defeating the purpose (imho).

Never taking a chance again.
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We have this same sound bar from Bestbuy. Via HDMI-ARC it is particular on the TV—the connected HDMI device doesn't seem to matter much between our Apple TV and PS4 Pro though. Out of the box, setup was not easy. The app never seemed to work consistently and the firmware update soft-bricked the sound bar. We ended up having to use a USB stick with the firmware files to update it and get it working again.

We first used it with our 4ish year old Hisense 4K TV. It would cut out all the time, and the fact that on the this particular TV the HDMI-ARC port was not HDMI 2.0 compatible caused further issues. It had to be plugged into optical to fix these issues. However I wanted Atmos and Dolby Vision, so we decided to upgrade our TV. We picked up a TCL 55R613 from Costco. The TV was nice and bright and Dolby Atmos/Vision content were incredible, however sometimes the sound bar would stop working completely and in many Netflix shows, the center sound channel just wouldn't work. Restarting the TV would fix the issues for some time but they would return. A month in to our ownership of the TCL, de-judder became stuck on for all sources even though the menus said it was off (it persisted through factory reset). That was the final straw so back to Costco it went.

I played around with a LG C9 and really liked it so we picked up a LG 55CX from Costco. Big price increase, but everything works out of the box. Center channel works all the time, no more sound bar no longer working until a TV restart. The TV is not as bright as the TCL, but colors are so much better and I like webOS over Roku. Every 10 to 20 hours or so the sound bar seems to restart on its own, but it takes a few seconds to boot back up. This sound bar sounds really good for a sound bar and Atmos content is pretty incredible.

Overall, if I did it again, I probably would have not purchased this sound bar and waited for eARC to mature first. However the LG 55CX and this Vizio Atmos sound bar make for an incredible combo for under $2k total. If you already own a LG tv or plan to get one, I would recommend this sound bar. However beware of compatibility and issues with other TV brands if you want to use HDMI-ARC and Dolby Atmos.
Totally agree with the lg compatibility. I have a C8, and this soundbar works well with it. Though there have been connectivity issues with the handshake, but updating the firmware seems to have solved it. For this price, you get a decent atmos soundbar. The bass us a bit too much at times, and clarity for things like dialogue arent the greatest, but for under $300, its worth it.
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Vizio quality control is hit or miss. But I have been using this particular sound bar for 2 years without issue. My connection is via optical connection and Fios, 4K firetv connected. The sub has a lot of boom, sometimes from tv show to commercial the sound goes from high to low all of a sudden. But everything else works phenomenal right out of the box. I have recommended the htib to several people.
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I have this and love it. Hate the fact that I share a wall with an annoying neighbor so rarely get t to use it. Excellent sound and features. Atmos is noticed although my living room is not completely ideal. The biggest issue is sleep mode! I changed the settings and that has fixed the issue but before it might take 100 minutes or longer to wake up oh and actually the WORST BY FAR is the REMOTE!!!!!!! but I use the smartcast app and that is fine
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