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Vizio 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

is it hard to hook up?

asked 2 years, 11 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, 10 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
picky11
 - Dallas, TX
Question

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

asked 2 years, 10 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, 9 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, 9 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Adonian
 - Chula Vista Ca
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, 9 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
answer 3
YES!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
arcangael69
answer 4
Yes it does have a remote.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BroMickey
answer 5
Yes it has a very small remote that goes with it.
answered 2 years, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
Cate0508
 - South TX
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, 7 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
caldude2nc
 - High Point, NC
answer 5
You would have to get a splitter to do both.
answered 2 years, 6 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, 7 months ago
By
tee109
 - Mississippi
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, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
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answer 1
Read the instruction manual on what the 2 settings are for. You use based on your hearing preference.
answered 2 years, 1 month 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 6 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, 7 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
Question

can i hook this sound bar to my Emerson 27 inch tv Model # EWF2703 ?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If it has jacks in the back labeled external speakers.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
hawkster74
answer 2
ONLY comes with RCA cables, and input for optical cable from TV output.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
tallstuff
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 3
If your tv has audio out
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
DolphinsLEM
 - howard ks
answer 4
That is the old-style tube TV, right? The speaker comes with the standard red and white RCA audio cable. If you have that output on your TV it should work, but I haven't tried to connect it to anything but HDTV.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
caldude2nc
 - High Point, NC
answer 5
As long as you have a sound outlet I can only assume that is all that is needed and should work just great. I hope it gives you as much great sound as this one is providing for me.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
rpetty
 - AL
answer 6
You should be able to but you'll wnat to check what kind of Audio OUT ports you have on the TV so you know what type of cables you will need to use
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
VIZIOSupport
 - South Dakota, USA
Question

Will I have to purchase a cable separately?

Will I have to purchase a cable separately?
asked 2 years, 6 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, 4 months 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 5 months ago
By
david142
answer 4
Comes with rca
answered 2 years, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
caldude2nc
 - High Point, NC
answer 6
no - comes with a RCA cable
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
dannyt123
 - Arkansas
Question

What kind of audio cable is included?

What are the end connections?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Nozy
 - Blue Ridge, GA
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
6 answers
Answers
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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
tallstuff
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 2
RCA cable with white and red connectors.
answered 2 years, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
TicTacFriend
 - northern Nevada
answer 5
2 wire rca
answered 2 years, 5 months 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, 5 months ago
By
david142
Question

I would like to use sound bar for movies and music with a dvd/cd or blue ray player. was wondering how good music sounds

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Quincy MA
on VIZIO High Definition SoundBar, VSB200
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
it is one hundred watts.which would sound as good as a one hundred watt stereo.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
djo43
answer 2
Music sounds fine. Needs an external subwoofer to make it sound great.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
biotox
 - PA
answer 3
I have this hooked up to my TV and blueray player for movies and the TrueSurround sound is excellent and if you buy the sound bar with the surround sound woofer even more awesome.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
Hawaiianshoppa
 - Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
answer 4
dear Quincy,its me tony again,let me correct somenthing ,i mentioned almost at the end advicing you to buy a "fiber optical cable ",thats not the one,the perfect one is DIGITAL OPTICAL CABLE.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
tonycuba71
 - miami fl
answer 5
dear Quincy,im tony,i bought the vizio hd sound bar last year and it was really worth to buy it and it really,really sounds SUPER AWESOME!! when u play cd,dvd,blue ray dvds you name it..you are gonna love it.oh..a tip..if you buy a fiber optical cable for it,it will sound even much better.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
tonycuba71
 - miami fl
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