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Does this sound bar come with a remote? How many inputs does it have?
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does this soundbar work on a tv that is more than 3 years old and is not a "smart" tv?
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I want to hook up all my electronics...dvd player, stereo system, vcr etc. Can I do this?
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I want to hook up all my electronics...dvd player, stereo system, vcr etc. Can I do this?
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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 Sound Bar delivers a complete audio solution. It 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 Sound Bar 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

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

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
slindberg54
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will work with any brand as long as you have RCA (red and white) connections on the television.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
crayb
 - Madison, Mississippi
answer 2
The TV instructions will show you.Yes it will work.
answered 4 years 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, 2 months ago
By
drewsreview
 - baltimore md
answer 4
As long as you have RCA jack (red & white) audio out.
answered 4 years, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
jamescyberjoe
 - Staten Island NY
answer 6
Yes it will work with any TV
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
xfactorstl
Question

Is there any danger of magnetic damage to my televison by having this speaker right up against it?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Trance530
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 4 years ago
By
m2player
 - albuquerque,nm
answer 2
No, it is shielded
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
jamescyberjoe
 - Staten Island NY
answer 3
No, as long as you do not put the sound bar ontop of your CRT tv but at the base, as intended. It will NOT affect a lcd, led, or plasma tv at all. It is a class b FCC certified unit so it may cause interference but only on nearby antennaes (rabbit ears).
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
jasz
answer 4
For a magnet to interfere with the image on a TV, it has to be a very strong magnet and/or be very close to the TV. The problem is not as severe with a TV that is LCD as it was with a CRT/tube-type TV. Those older TVs have a cathode in the rear that sends a beam of electrons toward the front of the TV - the inside of the picture tube. A magnetic field will cause a deflection of the electron beams. On a color TV, that makes for an interesting pattern. However, getting a magnet too close to the TV for too long will cause that pattern to remain on the screen because the screen is magnetized (in simple terms). It can be degaussed by a repair shop, though.

When I had an older tube-type TV with a small poor-sounding speaker, I installed a larger, better speaker inside the cabinet. I also installed some sheet metal around it to block the magnet's effect on the tube.

If the sound bar remains six inches away from the TV, it should cause no interference with the image.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
doctordon614
answer 5
No
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
1337n00b
 - Greensboro NC
answer 6
you should not put this particular sound bar right on your tv.this model does not have the magnetic shielding that some other sound bars offer.walmart has another model available for like 99.00 dollars that i was looking at.which does have that feature.but with the vizio.you would want to keep it at least six to egiht inches from your tv.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
djo43
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, 2 months ago
By
Walnut357
 - Knoxville, Tn.
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
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answer 1
It will run off the TV
answered 4 years 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
MovieLover35
 - NY
answer 4
Runs off TV do not connect to amplified source because it has an internal amp.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
focus123
 - Port Arthur,Tx
answer 5
It runs on your tv.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
clbev
 - St. Petersburg, FL
answer 6
will run off tv.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
jbulldog
 - frostproof fl
Question

Does the Vizio VSB 200 sound bar come with a stand?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, mounting brackets only, for stand alone or wall mounting
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
emptynet
 - tillamook, or
answer 2
no
answered 4 years ago
By
m2player
 - albuquerque,nm
answer 3
From: www.vizio.com
The Stand are nice shiny metal colored legs (small - see spec).
•Height: 4.67” with stand, 3.69” without stand
SYSTEM INSTALLATION:
•Two analog and 1 S/PDIF connectors
•Flexible stand supporting both desktop and wall mount configurations
•AC (100V-240V, 50-60Hz) Power Supply Connection to Speaker Bar
•Line output to optional subwoofer, 2Vpp
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
ProjectFL
 - GirlnFlorida
answer 4
It does, but I just hung it on my wall. The sound bar didn't look right next to the tv. I guess because the soundbar is long. But it does come with stands, and you can reverse them to hang it on y our wall.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
MovieLover35
 - NY
answer 5
Yes and wall mount.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
focus123
 - Port Arthur,Tx
answer 6
It comes with two small silver "feet" that raise it off a surface about 2 inches. It also comes with wall mounting brackets if you want to use them.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
LtSarah04
Question

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

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
NY1711
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
In front of the TV.
answered 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 months ago
By
thatguy85
answer 3
I have mine on the table right in front
of the tv. Works great there.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
nivnik
 - Michigan
answer 4
In front of the tv, like i did. Look at my pic.
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answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Divinityinmotion
 - Astoria/Queens, New York
answer 5
I put mine right in front of the tv on the tv stand.
answered 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 months ago
By
srose815
 - Uniontown, PA
Question

can i mount it on wall ... is there mounting option?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Aqeel
 - NY
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. It comes with mounts that serve as feet or wall hanging mounts.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
crayb
 - Madison, Mississippi
answer 2
It comes with metal feet that can be turned around and wall mounted.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
musicman293
 - Colorado mountains
answer 3
Yes
answered 4 years ago
By
m2player
 - albuquerque,nm
answer 4
yes
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
drewsreview
 - baltimore md
answer 5
Yes, the brackets can be used for a wall mount per the instructions, but I didn't wall mount mine.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
washmont
 - Great Falls, Mt
answer 6
Yes. It is an easy process.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
qmodo
 - Indianapolis, IN
Question

Does this unit come with an optical cable ?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
skinandbones
 - Worcester, Ma.
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it does not.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 2
NO!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
AMERC
 - Miami, FL
answer 3
No. RCA only
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
TEXUN
 - New Orleans, LA
answer 4
No just an RCA cable
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
sullione
answer 5
No.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
getaheadintherace
 - NJ
answer 6
It comes with an RCA cable.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
bigD63
Question

is it hard to hook up?

asked 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 months ago
By
picky11
 - Dallas, TX
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, 2 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 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, 2 months ago
By
01GT
 - Pennsylvania
answer 3
You want to connect soundbar to cable box and DVD player. Not TV.
answered 4 years, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
drewsreview
 - baltimore md
Question

does it have a remote control?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
arnyms
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES BUT IT VERY SMALL
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
IRISHWOLF34
 - Carbondale,il
answer 2
Yes.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 3
YES!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
arcangael69
answer 4
Yes it does have a remote.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
BroMickey
answer 5
Yes it has a very small remote that goes with it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
shortfuse232
 - GEORGIA
answer 6
Yes it does. When operating the soundbar remote - it's important to know that you need to press the "power" button on the soundbar remote TWICE in order for the soundbar to work.

We turn off our television with our Direct TV remote. We leave the soundbar "on" after we turn off the TV.

When we turn the TV on with our Direct TV remote, we then have to press the "power" button on the soundbar remote ONE TIME.

The key is to look at the lights on the right side of the sound bar. When there are 7 or so white lights lit up on the sound bar - I think that means the sound bar is TURNED ON. When you press the power on the soundbar remote ANOTHER TIME - the 7 or so white lights should be replaced with 3 or so white lights and maybe 2 blue lights - that indicates that the sound is working on the soundbar.

Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Cate0508
 - South TX
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