LG SL5Y vs Vizio V21-H8 review

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LG SL5Y vs Vizio V21-H8 comparison chart

LG SL5Y vs Vizio V21-H8 review

LG SL5Y
vs
Vizio V21-H8

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG SL5Y vs Vizio V21-H8 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG SL5Y was rated 5, while the Vizio V21-H8 has a rating 5.5. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SL5Y and power, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth for the V21-H8.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SL5Y via wireless, but V21-H8 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Vizio V21-H8 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL5Y versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Vizio V21-H8. As in the SL5Y, so in the V21-H8 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SL5Y at 7 out of 10, while the V21-H8 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the V21-H8 provides a device control application. The Vizio V21-H8 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SL5Y or V21-H8. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SL5Y was rated 6/10, while the V21-H8 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Vizio V21-H8 over LG SL5Y

  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Vizio V21-H8

Model

SL5Y
V21-H8

Brand

LG
Vizio

Reviews

311
14

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, volume down, volume up, source, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

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

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
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)

DTS Virtual: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
100 x 27.4 x 37.6/39 x 11 x 15

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
2/5

Other

Release year

2019
2020
LG SL5Y
Vizio V21-H8
LG SL5Y
Vizio V21-H8

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5.5
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 5.5Vizio V21-H8

The Vizio V21-H8 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Vizio V21-H8 price

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