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Vizio TV 2020 Series

Step-by-Step Instructions for Best Experience
(Reference Model: M-Series)

Select the User Interface below that matches your TV:

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M-Series (2020)
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M50Q (2019)
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Audio Settings

User Interface 2
User Interface 3
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HDMI CEC Settings

 

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE:

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NOTE

Option 1: Connect TV's HDMI ARC to soundbar HDMI 1 ARC with a HDMI-certified High-Speed 2.0 cable (18Gbps) for high quality video and audio. Recommended HDMI Cable >

 

Option 2: Connect TV's Optical Out to soundbar Optical In with a Optical cable

Select output or Dolby Digital Plus for audio systems supporting Dolby Digital Plsu and ARC. If you use ARC and optical audio out, select [Dolby Digital]. (Dolby Digital Plus will be muted over optical audio out.)

If your TV has been connected to a sound system previously, perform full reset on your TV to clear the cache >

Play a video with 5.1 surround audio (e.g Stranger Things on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video) before setting up

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NOTE

Connect TV's HDMI ARC to soundbar HDMI 1 ARC with a HDMI-certified High-Speed 2.0 cable (18Gbps) for high quality video and audio. Recommended HDMI Cable >

Select output or Dolby Digital Plus for audio systems supporting Dolby Digital Plus and ARC. If you use ARC and optical audio out, select [Dolby Digital]. (Dolby Digital Plus will be muted over optical audio out.)

 

If your TV has been connected to a sound system previously, perform full reset on your TV to clear the cache >

Play a video with 5.1 surround audio (e.g Stranger Things on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video) before setting up

1. AUDIO SETTINGS

Scroll left and right to see the audio settings for you TV. (Enlarge image by clicking on it)

Sequence:

  1. Settings > Audio

  2. Settings > Audio > TV Speakers > Off

  3. Settings > Audio > Volume Levelling > Off

  4. Settings > Audio > Digital Audio Out > Auto

  5. Settings > Audio > eARC > Off

1. Settings > Audio

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  1. Power cycling can solve a lot of odd problems with Vizio TVs.

  2. First disconnect the TV’s power cord from the power outlet and leave it unplugged for an hour.

  3. Then press and hold the power button on the TV or remote for 10 seconds to drain out remaining power. Plug TV back into power outlet and power it back on. 

  4. For more information, visit here

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Option 1: Switch the soundbar to TVHDMI 1 input and observe the LED light status at the front of soundbar when playing content (3 LED = Dolby Digital; 2 LED = DTS)

Option 2: Switch the soundbar to OPTICAL input and observe the LED light status at the front of soundbar when playing content (3 LED = Dolby Digital; 2 LED = DTS)

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Press INFO button on soundbar remote control to verify audio format received on soundbar (Dolby/DTS audio for best audio)

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