I purchased this system as a sound bar skeptic and as a Vizio first timer. As a 'Once upon a long, long time ago music producer', sound quality is rather important to me. If the sound quality is less than superb, you will find me reading a book. So I was hesitant in buying audio devices with the Vizio label on them, simply because I had no past experience with them, however, I recently purchased 4 of their LED-LCD TV's that far exceeded my expectations; and I like to live in a world where the best accessories for products are made by the same manufacturer, thus after great internal debate, I finally clicked 'checkout' instead of 'remove from cart'.
I mounted this item approximately six feet above my TV on a cutaway ledge that my wife refuses to let me put anything else on because she is, "Still figuring out what would go just perfect up there." This puts the bar at approximately 12.5 ft from the floor with a slight downward angle pointing it at the center of the room. The sub is nearly 50 feet away under a side table at the back of the room with the rear speakers mounted at about 8 feet from the floor and 4 feet from the left and right wall respectively.
This Sound Bar and Sub home theatre system transforms my house into whatever world is on the screen flawlessly, as though it is some sort of futuristic life augmenting device. Given, I do have a little more experience and knowledge of how sound works/travels/bounces/etc., but that knowledge just gives me a better idea for placement.
--absolutely zero issues with connection at 50' apart and with couches/chairs/a marble table/ and more between the bar and sub. Very strong signal.
--I did not have to use anything that was not in the box to install this. (other than my ladder and drill/driver of course) plenty of speaker wire for the rear speakers, bar has very nice mounting hardware. easy.
--I have not pressed any buttons other than 'power' on the remote for this unit after my initial setup and sound test. Set levels and adjusted the TV Audio to variable out and enjoy.
--This is done with no receiver, blueray receiver, pre amp, or audio converter. TV out to Sound Bar using an optical cable.
--Every single person that has seen and heard this system has drooled with envy. My wife's sister called it amazing, and my wife was watching a cooking show... Thank you Vizio.
--55" TV + Sound bar + Delivery + 2 year protection on both was less than $1500.
--my brother has a $6000 professionally installed system that is not good enough to lie in the shadows my Vizio System casts.
-- it is a Window Rattling, Drink Spilling, Neighbor Irritating, Ground Shaking, Mind Blowing, Gives you that special feeling every time and you don't have to ask because it turns you on every time you turn it on experience.
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