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VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200

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VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200

Designed for home theater enthusiasts, the VIZIO High Definition SoundBar VSB200 delivers a complete audio solution. The VIZIO High Definition SoundBar VSB200 can be placed anywhere in your home theater's stereo arrangement, and cutting edge VIZIO sound technologies such as SRS TruSurroundHD and SRS TruVolume deliver the high-definition experience you've always desired. Plus, the VIZIO High Definition SoundBar VSB200 boasts the lasted virtualization and volume leveling technology from SRS Labs, for bringing the ultimate in HD sound right to your home theater.
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Questions & Answers for Vizio VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200

Question

i have 3 choices to hook up soundbar which 1 is the best, cable box,dvd player or TV? all 3 have rca jacks

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
fedexretiree
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can take your pick,as the unit has 2 RCA jacks
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
m2player
 - albuquerque,nm
answer 2
The best would be the OUTPUT from your TV. That would be the best because then whatever you watch on TV would be enhanced by the soundbar. If you hook up the soundbar to your DVD or cable, then the soundbar would only work when watching which it is hooked up to (not both).
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
01GT
 - Pennsylvania
answer 3
You want to connect soundbar to cable box and DVD player. Not TV.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Ryanpm
 - Beverly, MA
answer 4
I have Direct TV and was advised by VIZIO to hook it to their box but that didn't work for me. Just connect it to your TV direct and match your input on your remote. I Hope that helps you.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
stany
 - GALION, OHIO
answer 5
If your TV has an audio output and more than one input you can connect the cable box and the dvd player to the tv, then connect the tv to the soundbar. This way you'll have a free input to connect something like an mp3 player. If you only have one input on your tv, I'd suggest connecting the cable box to it and connecting the dvd player directly to the soundbar. This way you can play cd's without turning the tv on.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 6
the digital optical is best, other than that is is preference on what you want to listen to
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
drewsreview
 - baltimore md
Question

receiver to run this?

do you need a receiver to run this sound bar or will it run off your tv thank you.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Walnut357
 - Knoxville, Tn.
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will run off the TV
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
m2player
 - albuquerque,nm
answer 2
no, u don't need a seperate amp/receiver. the soundar has a built-in amplifier. you can hook to ur tv if it has a R/L audio output, or u can also connect it if your tv has a toslink style digital output. (most LCD and Plasma TV's have them.)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
JWC0824
 - Cinti, OH
answer 3
You don't need a receiver to hook this to your tv. It has 2 RCA plugs and an optical input. But I think you have to set your tv or dvd player to PCM if you want to listen through the optical output.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
MovieLover35
 - NY
answer 4
Runs off TV do not connect to amplified source because it has an internal amp.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
focus123
 - Port Arthur,Tx
answer 5
It runs on your tv.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
clbev
 - St. Petersburg, FL
answer 6
will run off tv.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
jbulldog
 - frostproof fl
Question

Does this unit come with an optical cable ?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
skinandbones
 - Worcester, Ma.
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it does not.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 2
NO!
answered 4 years ago
By
AMERC
 - Miami, FL
answer 3
No. RCA only
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
TEXUN
 - New Orleans, LA
answer 4
No just an RCA cable
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
sullione
answer 5
No.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
getaheadintherace
 - NJ
answer 6
It comes with an RCA cable.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
bigD63
Question

Will this work with any LCD tv, I just purchased a 52" toshiba and not sure how it would hook up???

asked 5 years ago
By
slindberg54
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
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answer 1
It will work with any brand as long as you have RCA (red and white) connections on the television.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
crayb
 - Madison, Mississippi
answer 2
The TV instructions will show you.Yes it will work.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
m2player
 - albuquerque,nm
answer 3
yes and you connect the adio out on the tv to the audio in on the sound bar
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
drewsreview
 - baltimore md
answer 4
As long as you have RCA jack (red & white) audio out.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
washmont
 - Great Falls, Mt
answer 5
This will work work on ANY TV;
LCD,Plasma,CRT any TV so long as you have either a set of RCA line outs or S/PDIF digital out.
Easiest setup is using the supplied cable from the fix/var line out to the speaker input.
Or use the digital input but you need to buy the cable which is about $10 online
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
jamescyberjoe
 - Staten Island NY
answer 6
Yes it will work with any TV
answered 5 years ago
By
xfactorstl
Question

Would this work with any HD TV or is it just for a larger TV

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Oneofeight
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This will work on any HDTV or any TV or device that has analog or digital audio out ports.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 2
We have the soundbar hooked up to our 42 inch LG flat screen TV.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Cate0508
 - South TX
answer 3
I use my sound bar on a 24" Haier through the headphone jack as my tv does not have the two RCA outlets on it, works great!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
CentroSD
 - San Diego
answer 4
The sound bar should work with any HDTV. It is almost 40" long, so it comes down to looks, not function. My HDTV is about 8" shorter than the sound bar, so I just have it centered in the front. It's a little more noticeable than if it were in front of a bigger tv, but I'm glad I got it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
countrydoctor
 - horse capital of the world
answer 5
Any TV is fine but the size is just about perfect for a 42 inch TV since it is roughly the same width. If you use it for a smaller TV it might just not look as good in your living room.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Afrugalbuyer
 - North Carolina
answer 6
It has two RCA inputs and an optical input so you can connect this to any TV that has RCA or optical out jacks. I have this working with a Toshiba 24 inch TV, it's 4 times as loud as the speakers on my TV so it's great for small TVs.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
tiger8896
Question

I bought a Visio Sound Bar with a wireless subwolfer today. I came home and hooked it up like it said and there is no sound on the soundbar.

I have dish network and was wondering if that is the reason. I hooked it up to the red and white audio in the back of my TV. The power light was on and the subwolfer was linked to it but still no sound. when I unplugged it from the back of the TV the red and white controls touched and there was sound coming out of the soundbar. I gave up and turned everything off.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The sound bar needs to be connected to audio out ports it will no produce sound if connected to an audio in port
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 2
the vsb200 needs to be connected to subwoofer with rca subwoofer cable! this unit doesn't have a wireless sub with it.use your dish,satelite box for best audio,connect your RCA cables to your sound bar from your satelite box!!the red, and white cables,for good stereo sound, and use DIGITAL optical cable for the best sound!turn off dolby digital through your satelite box,click menu on sat/remote go to audio settings to see if you have this option.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
arcangael69
answer 3
I experienced the same thing. After giving up, I pressed the power ON button on the sound bar remote and the sound bar worked. The sound bar remote requires that the power ON button be pressed twice in order for the sound bar to work. When looking at the lights to the right on the sound bar - when pressing the remote power ON button once - there will be a row of approx. 6 or 7 white lights. Press the sound bar remote power ON a second time and you will see approx. 3 white lights and maybe 2 blue lights (the blue lights indicate that the TVOL & TSHD are on - no blue lights and the tvol & tshd are off). Hope this helps in time.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Cate0508
 - South TX
answer 4
I think you have to use your TV's remote, hit menu, go to "sound', and set the speakers to "external" (or similar language that your TV uses). You have to tell the TV to send the sound to the right place.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
countrydoctor
 - horse capital of the world
answer 5
It took me a couple trial runs to get everything to work together. Mainly, I had to understand how to "see" which input the soundbar was recognizing. If you are in input, then the light on the soundbar will blink for whatever input you are on.

That is when things straightened out for me.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Spintello
answer 6
you DON'T HOOK THIS TO AUDIO IN... audio IN is just that audio IN, NOT OUT, so no signal will be coming OUT of the tv and into your sound bar. You will need to use your tv's audio OUT connection if you have it, or the audio out from your Dish network box which is the red and white OUT on the back of the box.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Adonian
 - Chula Vista Ca
Question

Does this come with it's own remote?

asked 4 years ago
By
BelleC
 - Indio, CA
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES with a flat battery installed.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Topdawg48
answer 2
Yes, but it does not work well. It is easy to get a universal remote to work with it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
LeaveThisFieldBlank
answer 3
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 4
Yes, much ado about it not working well. Mine seems to be OK from where I use it.
answered 4 years ago
By
geekspeak
 - Lincoln, NE
answer 5
Yes, w/ three type of sound characteristic available!
answered 4 years ago
By
Rendgrad
 - Smallville, WI
answer 6
Yes
answered 4 years ago
By
nivnik
 - Michigan
Question

is it hard to hook up?

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It was very easy. Had issue with getting sound - see my review. Hope this helps. Cate0508
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Cate0508
 - South TX
answer 2
It's easy to hook up if you have the right cables that go on your tv. If your tv takes RCA cables then you can use it with the RCA cables in the box. Other tv's will require purchasing an extra Optical Cable, or a 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable. Then, the power cord plugs into the wall and the Sound Bar. Once hooked up, point the remote towards the right speaker on the bar (where the LED lights are inside) and press the Input button on the remote until there is sound out of the Vizio Sound Bar.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
LivingLifeVision
 - United States
answer 3
Very easy to connect. The cable you need is in the box. Just plug red to red and white to white on the back of the bar, and connect the same way to the "audio out" on the back of the TV.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
countrydoctor
 - horse capital of the world
answer 4
I did optical to optical. 1 input and one output connection. Awesome sound.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
djsupanova1
answer 5
not at all, didn't take me more than 5 minutes... Honestly took longer to unpack than to hook up!!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
RioP
 - chicago
answer 6
No, it is not hard to hook up at all. I used an optical cord, and hooked it up to my Visio TV. It works quite well.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
picky11
 - Dallas, TX
Question

why does the remote control have a problem when pressing buttons to get the funtions working?I have waisted so much time trying to get it to work. Adv

remote jusrt does not work and have trouble adjusting sound etc . advise
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
joeyusa1
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Mine works fine. You have too point it to it's sensor, which is on the right side of the speaker, where the lights are that light up when you change anything.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
WalmartShopper415645698
answer 2
While I have not had this problem have read somewhere that others have had it and the removed the cover and broke a couple of little pieces off around where the sensor is, also remember seeing a video on you tube about it looked easy to do.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Topdawg48
answer 3
i had the same problem . had to remove and or adjust some foam around the remote sensor , it was blocking the remote signal
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
kelley6668
 - mississippi
answer 4
For some reason the plastic about the receiver is not cut out well. I took the cover off the speaker and trimmed the plastic under the speaker cloth a little. This helped some and made the remote usable.

I eventually went to a universal remote and that helped more.

I planned on going to a universal anyway so that was not a big deal but you would think they would have test the design before building the darn things!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
LeaveThisFieldBlank
answer 5
If remote doesn't work at all, check polarity of battery. Maybe need a new battery. If it only works sometimes, this is because of limited range from the device itself.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
picky11
 - Dallas, TX
answer 6
I apologize for the inconvience. Please contact us so we can assist you. Technical support is available through chat: chat.vizio.com, e-mail: techsupp@vizio.com, or phones: 877-698-4946.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
Question

I don't want to wall mount. I have razor Vizio, where would be the best place to put this Sound Bar?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
NY1711
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
In front of the TV.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
musicman293
 - Colorado mountains
answer 2
I have the 47" razor vizio on a tv stand that has the top to it where you can put stuff up there for looks but I have a decent gap from the stand to my tv so I'm thinking of mounting it to the stand so it just hangs above. Thats what I'm doing with mine. I just bought my vizio sound bar and I'm impressed with it.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
thatguy85
answer 3
I have mine on the table right in front
of the tv. Works great there.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
nivnik
 - Michigan
answer 4
In front of the tv, like i did. Look at my pic.
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answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Divinityinmotion
 - Astoria/Queens, New York
answer 5
I put mine right in front of the tv on the tv stand.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
emptynet
 - tillamook, or
answer 6
We put it right in front of our flat screen. Our tv is the exact length as the sound bar. We did put the tv up on a couple books so it wouldn't block the remote, but it looks good there.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
srose815
 - Uniontown, PA
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