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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 I have to purchase a cable separately?

Will I have to purchase a cable separately?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
pampra
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes with RCA type plug combo cable.
answered 1 year ago
By
hawkster74
answer 2
No, RCA cables come with unit. Also has optical input, with I would suggest you use because sound will be better, and less cables to play with. (1 vs. 2 with the RCA). Optical cable not included and about $18 at Radio Shack.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tallstuff
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 3
if poor rca plugs is good enough , no... spdif cables are much better and can cost under 12 dollars
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
david142
answer 4
Comes with rca
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
DolphinsLEM
 - howard ks
answer 5
It comes with the standard red and white RCA cable, but don't use that. I bought an optical digital TOSLINK cable locally for $7 to connect my old LG 37" HDTV. You should have an optical audio output on your TV. That is the best quality connection.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
caldude2nc
 - High Point, NC
answer 6
no - comes with a RCA cable
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dannyt123
 - Arkansas
Question

What kind of audio cable is included?

What are the end connections?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Nozy
 - Blue Ridge, GA
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
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answer 1
Only RCA cables are provided. Has connections for RCA and optical input for optical output from TV. This cable is not included and I bought from Radio Shack because Optical is supposed to give better sound with less cables.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tallstuff
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 2
RCA cable with white and red connectors.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
wdwkr46
 - Greer, SC
answer 3
The only included audio cable was composite (red/white) cable with one end being a right angle style plug which would allow the sound bar to be wall mounted, otherwise the cord would stick out of the back too far.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThunderGunExpress
 - Fargo, ND
answer 4
Standard red, yellow, white RCA connections like for a stereo. I recommend buying an optical cable for around 6 bucks. Well worth it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
TicTacFriend
 - northern Nevada
answer 5
2 wire rca
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
DolphinsLEM
 - howard ks
answer 6
one rca red/white comes with. but has 1 spdif in and 1 sub woofer out connections available.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
david142
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, 3 months 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 3 years, 7 months ago
By
crayb
 - Madison, Mississippi
answer 2
The TV instructions will show you.Yes it will work.
answered 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 11 months ago
By
drewsreview
 - baltimore md
answer 4
As long as you have RCA jack (red & white) audio out.
answered 4 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
jamescyberjoe
 - Staten Island NY
answer 6
Yes it will work with any TV
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
xfactorstl
Question

is it hard to hook up?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
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answer 1
It was very easy. Had issue with getting sound - see my review. Hope this helps. Cate0508
answered 2 years, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
picky11
 - Dallas, TX
Question

Does this unit come with an optical cable ?

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

I stream Netflix through my pc and I want to know if I can connect my soundbar to my pc and tv at the same time?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
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answer 1
Has (2) inputs via RCA cables. You probably can.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tallstuff
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 2
The Vizo VSB200 has three inputs, two RCA and one optical input. You can select which input you want to use with the remote.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
wdwkr46
 - Greer, SC
answer 3
if your pc, has rca out or optical, spdif out, then yes... hook it and your tv up to the bar directly. since it probably does not, stream the video from pc to tv via ethernet, vga, bd player, or game console instead.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
david142
answer 4
If you connect the speaker to your TV using an optical audio cable, whatever devices sending sound to your TV will come out of the speaker. I have streaming Netflix through my Wii, DirecTV and a DVD player and all come out of the speaker.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
caldude2nc
 - High Point, NC
answer 5
You would have to get a splitter to do both.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kota57
 - Arizona
answer 6
If your pc have an hdmi port you can and you have to have a second hdmi cord, just make sure you change the input to the one you have it installed into
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
tee109
 - Mississippi
Question

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

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
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answer 1
no, mounting brackets only, for stand alone or wall mounting
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
emptynet
 - tillamook, or
answer 2
no
answered 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 10 months 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 3 years, 10 months ago
By
MovieLover35
 - NY
answer 5
Yes and wall mount.
answered 3 years, 10 months 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 3 years, 10 months ago
By
LtSarah04
Question

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

asked 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 5 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 2
We have the soundbar hooked up to our 42 inch LG flat screen TV.
answered 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 months ago
By
tiger8896
Question

TVOL vs TSHD

Which setting will give you the best sound? Can you turn both setting on at the same time?
I'm not sure what the difference is between the 2 settings.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Read the instruction manual on what the 2 settings are for. You use based on your hearing preference.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tallstuff
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 2
The left side blue light lets you know sound control is on.The right side blue indicates it is in surround sound.Listen when music is played and turn it off and on again and you'll hear the difference.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Overtimeman
 - Central,S.C.
answer 3
i found having both on is best, both blue lights. not as much bass, but better depth.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
david142
answer 4
TSHD is TruSurroundHD and that is the setting I use, but try each one to see which you like best. TVOL means TruVolume. I didn't like it as well as TSHD. I don't see any reason to use both at the same time.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
caldude2nc
 - High Point, NC
answer 5
Yes, both settings can be on at the same time. TVOL seems to add only more volume and the TSHD seems to add a surround type sound. I have them both on. Just try either, both or none of the settings to see which one you like.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
RTTony
 - Canby, OR
answer 6
These two functions do two different things. the TVOL (TruVolume) will give you a balanced even sound when switching between commercial and program as many commercials have a higher volume. the TSHD (TruSurround HD) will give you a more high definition surround sound feel with the sound bar. So you can have both on at the same time to perform their functions simultaneously.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
Question

The sound has gone out on my HDTV if I connect this sound bar will I have sound again?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
sherry411
 - cincinnati
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes,as long as you have the cables.Most all TV's have a red-white output.Those are your audio outputs.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
m2player
 - albuquerque,nm
answer 2
So long as there is an audio signal at a set of audio outputs this speaker will work. But chances are if the sound don't work on the TV there's something wrong with the TV.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
jamescyberjoe
 - Staten Island NY
answer 3
It will unless the audio amp in your tv died. Plug in headphones to the headphone jack to see if sound comes out. If so, then at least you can buy a headphome line out to rca cable to plug into the Vizio.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
jasz
answer 4
How do you know the sound has 'gone out' ? Is it possible that some menu selection was made that muted the sound or lowered the volume to zero? You didn't say what TV you have or whether you contacted the manufacturer or the owner's manual.
Normally, the audio/sound you get depends on the video signal's source. If the sound bar is connected to a DVD or BD, then you should get the sound. However, you won't get the audio when watching TV unless the signal has already been processed by a cable box (or similar device).

My TV has a setting to switch the audio from the TV to the external/home theater receiver. If that is not set properly, I get no sound. If I don't have the AV sound system set for TV when I am watching TV, I get no sound. Many factors control audio. It could even be as simple as a blown fuse.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
doctordon614
answer 5
I'm no audio expert but if you connect the correct cables from where the original audio is coming from, this should help. If you connect from the soundbar direct to the cable box and/or dvd player, you should be fine.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
JerseyJiants
 - NYC Burbs
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