Vizio’s 2022 soundbar lineup will boast more eARC models – Ben Patterson

Barely a year ago, only a handful of high-end soundbars could handle eARC, an “enhanced” version of the ARC (or “audio return channel”) standard that allows for lossless audio. But this year, eARC support for soundbars is becoming decidedly mainstream, with Vizio announcing that more of its mid-range models will support the feature.

Vizio took the wraps off its 2022 line of soundbars on Wednesday, and no, you won’t have to wait a year before they appear in stores, with several of the new models going on sale today.

Included in the lineup is the M512a-H6, a 5.1.2-channel soundbar that we just reviewed. Slated to go on sale next month for $450, the M512a-H6 comes with surround speakers that connect to a wireless soundbar, while a pair of upfiring drivers deliver height cues for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks.

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