VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6

SB36512-F6 vs SB46514-F6 comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB36512-F6
7.4
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
7
10

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

VIZIO SB46514-F6 vs VIZIO SB36512-F6

VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

This is a 5.1.4-channel device. The VIZIO Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos produces sound from all around you even from above. Like premium theaters powered by Dolby Atmos, these immersive experiences let you “Go Inside the Story”. VIZIO have a fantastic app, called SmartCast, which you use to set up the SB46514-F6. It’s designed to be a central place for you to stream content. The SB46514-F6 is not a fully wireless system, despite the presence of a wireless subwoofer. VIZIO SB46514-F6

VIZIO SB36512-F6 review

On the top panel of the soundbar is a pair of speakers for high-altitude channels that reproduce the effects of Dolby Atmos tracks. Their sound comes to the audience after reflection from the ceiling, as in other similar systems. There is a minimal set of controls on the soundbar, and it can be hung on the wall. The weak point in the design of SB36512-F6, as in the models of previous years, is the limited indication of operating modes. SB36512-F6 is equipped with a line of LEDs that shows the volume level, but not currently selected signal source. VIZIO SB36512-F6

VIZIO SB46514-F6 pros & cons

Pros

  • The design is very sleek and modern
  • The satellites have some decent weight to them and look good
  • The sub looks like it would fit in well with any hardwired true 5.1 or 5.2 system

Cons

  • This system isn’t very user friendly
  • The remote is kind of hard to navigate
  • The app makes it easier but the only display that the sound bar has is a series of LED dots that are hard to interpret without the user guide

VIZIO SB36512-F6 pros & cons

Pros

  • The satellite speakers have color coded inputs of blue and gray to help indicate which speaker is which
  • I’ve also Chromecasted music from my Google Play Music library directly onto the soundbar and having the sound setting being defaulted to “music” instead of “direct” also blew my mind away

Cons

  • It does not process HDR color information accurately with apple TV 4k

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Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

SB36512-F6
SB46514-F6

Brand

VIZIO
VIZIO

Reviews

150
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General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

91.4 x 6.3 x 8.1/36 x 2.5 x 3.1
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
3.2/7.2

Other

Release year

2018
2018
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