VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

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Rating 4.3 4.3

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison chart

VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Vizio V51-H6 review

VIZIO SB36512-F6
vs
Vizio V51-H6

The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Vizio V51-H6 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 was rated 7.4, while the Vizio V51-H6 has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB36512-F6 and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V51-H6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 and V51-H6 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SB36512-F6 via wireless, but V51-H6 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the VIZIO SB36512-F6 for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V51-H6 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The SB36512-F6 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB36512-F6. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the VIZIO SB36512-F6 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V51-H6. As in the SB36512-F6, so in the V51-H6 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SB36512-F6 at 8 out of 10, while the V51-H6 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Vizio V51-H6 equipped with a microphone. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the SB36512-F6. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SB36512-F6 was rated 7/10, while the V51-H6 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages VIZIO SB36512-F6 over Vizio V51-H6

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos

Advantages Vizio V51-H6 over VIZIO SB36512-F6

  • Microphone
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB36512-F6
Vizio V51-H6

Model

SB36512-F6
V51-H6

Brand

VIZIO
Vizio

Reviews

165
189

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, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

2
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/1

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

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
99 x 27.2 x 40/39 x 11 x 16

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5.6
2/5

Other

Release year

2018
2020
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Vizio V51-H6
VIZIO SB36512-F6
Vizio V51-H6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 6
  • 7.4VIZIO SB36512-F6
  • 6Vizio V51-H6

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