LG SL5Y vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 review

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LG SL5Y
vs
VIZIO SB3820-C6

The LG SL5Y vs VIZIO SB3820-C6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 4.6 for SB3820-C6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SL5Y has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the VIZIO SB3820-C6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB3820-C6 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SL5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.

Features

App control is available for the SB3820-C6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround LG SL5Y got a rating of 4, and VIZIO SB3820-C6 2 out of 10.

Advantages LG SL5Y over VIZIO SB3820-C6

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages VIZIO SB3820-C6 over LG SL5Y

  • App control

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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Model

SL5Y
SB3820-C6

Brand

LG
VIZIO

Reviews

134
2037

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
TIDAL, VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4
96.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/38.1 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
2.6/5.7
LG SL5Y
VIZIO SB3820-C6
LG SL5Y
VIZIO SB3820-C6

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  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 4.6
  • 4.5LG SL5Y
  • 4.6VIZIO SB3820-C6

The VIZIO SB3820-C6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB3820-C6 price