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Vizio VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth

With the VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1-Channel Home Theater Sound Bar you can immerse yourself in the sounds of your favorite movies, TV shows and music. You can arrange the satellite speakers, wireless subwoofer and sound bar in optimal locations so that audio can come across loud and clear. Bluetooth-capable devices, such as smartphones, can also stream music wirelessly to the VIZIO Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers.
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Questions & Answers for Vizio VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth

Question

wifi interference

Im really interested in the Vizio S4251W-B4.

I believe the rear speakers are wired to the subwoofer and the subwoofer communicates wirelessly with the soundbar (which is perfectly fine with me).

Does anyone have any additional information on whether the wireless communication between soundbar and subwoofer will introduce any wifi interference? Does anyone know if the wireless communication is indeed on the 2.4 GHz spectrum?

Im concerned that the wireless communication between the soundbar and subwoofer will interfere with my router's wifi connection which I will use to stream to TV and Bluray player.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
newton
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The sub-woofer is a bluetooth device, so it will not interfere with the 2.4 GHz spectrum.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CramBone
answer 2
I had this unit for a week and I do not experience any problem with any of my wireless device (phone, internet, wireless microphone).
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Chris5239
answer 3
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The soundbar uses a pairing function to link to only the Subwoofer, preventing wireless interference.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 4
The sound system is on the 5ghz spectrum according to Vizio customer service. It does not cause any interference with my wifi. I've been using it daily for a few weeks with no issues.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Bub1023
Question

back speakers

are the back speakers wireless?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
klucky
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
6 answers
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answer 1
No, but... They do connect to the wireless subwoofer. This allows you to place the the subwoofer by your couch plug the satellite speakers into it then just put them on the end tables on either side of your couch and your ready to go. No wires across the room! Plus they sound great.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CramBone
answer 2
No...just the sub-woofer.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
HampyBVB
answer 3
No they connect to the SUB
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
GENE81
answer 4
No, the subwoofer is but the satellite speakers plug in to it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
dparkjr
answer 5
No. They connect to the subwoofer.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Bob6252
answer 6
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The satellite speakers connect to the subwoofer through a wired connection.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Is this sound system compatible with my 60" Visio "E" series television

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
spender
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
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answer 1
Short answer, yes. I have a 55" TV, they look great together. The sound bar is 42", but it still looks good and the sound is awesome.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CramBone
answer 2
YES
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
GENE81
answer 3
Yes. I bought the sound system with my 50" M series tv, and it totally rocks. You are going to love it!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Earthstar1b
answer 4
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The sound bar has an optical audio connection, a digital coaxial input, a 3.5mm audio connection and a red and white RCA input for connecting devices.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Can the Vizio 70" TV remote also control the sound bar volume?

Or must you use the remote that comes with the soundbar?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
joe
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, The remote that comes with the sound bar has a small LCD display. There is a button on the remote called menu, press it once, then use the arrow up button to scroll through the different functions on the LCD screen. As you scroll through you'll get to one called VZtvRmtOff... Now press the right arrow button once, it's now on then press the menu button once more and your done. It's cool, I have an LG TV and it works with mine. They must have similar codes.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CramBone
answer 2
Your setup papers should have come with instructions on how to sync your TV remote with the soundbar.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Earthstar1b
answer 3
My soundbar works with all the remote I have that controls the TV volume out of the box. On the remote menu, it has a VizioRemote setting that is defaulted to "ON".

I have an LG TV and when I have the VizioRemote setting to "ON" position, my tv remote controls the soundbar. Since you have a Vizio TV you should not have a problem with this.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Chris5239
Question

how long are speaker wires to sub woofer and rear speakers?

asked 1 year ago
By
linnie
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
3 answers
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answer 1
13 feet 4 inches.
answered 1 year ago
By
TennTom1
answer 2
Sub woofer is wireless. Back right approx 5', back left approx 10'. Enough for separation effect.
answered 1 year ago
By
olddan1
answer 3
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The speaker wires are approximately 13 feet in length.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Is this product compatible with the iPhone 5?

asked 11 months ago
By
Gomanutd
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
3 answers
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answer 1
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

Yes this sound bar is compatible with the iPhone 5.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 10 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 2
As long as you have bluetooth enabled on your phone, it can sync to these speakers.
answered 10 months ago
By
FeeWaybill
answer 3
Yes, I have the I phone 5 and can play my music through this system- works great!
answered 11 months ago
By
HD1DS
Question

Do I need an AV receiver to connect to my television?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Jane
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
An AV receiver is not necessary to operate this product.
answered 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No you do not, the sound bar has built in amplifier, and they measure it in decibels, not watts.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
MusicManHW
answer 3
No, I eliminate the receiver that was hooked up to the original system.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
MrRogerK
Question

can sub volume adjust or turn off?

i was wondering what if i just want the sound bar and rear speakers to play sound instead of the sub, can the sub be turn off or lower the volume?
asked 1 year ago
By
hcha
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
3 answers
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answer 1
hcha:

You have to have the sub turned on to power the 2 rear speakers but you can turn the volume down to 0 with the remote.
answered 1 year ago
By
TennTom1
answer 2
Yes, the subwoofer volume is adjustable
answered 1 year ago
By
franko66
answer 3
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

There is an option to lower the volume of the subwoofer.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

How many "watts" does this system put out?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Russ
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
2 answers
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answer 1
The spec Vizio have on display at Costco says that this is a total of 360 watts which include the 60 Watts Subwoofer. Other reviews I've also seen online says that it has a 60 Watts sub but no mention of speakers.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Chris5239
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The soundbar offers three 80 watt speakers. The Subwoofer is 200 Watts, and the Satellite speakers are 40 Watt.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

How will I know when it is processing 5.1 or stereo signal

Is there any visual indication when the device is processing and receiving a true 5.1 dolby signal or do I just have to rely on my hearing?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Chris
on VIZIO S4251W-B4 5.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
2 answers
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answer 1
Actually the Visio support answer is not correct. I was the one who asked this question. After playing with the unit some more and streaming movie from Netflix with 5.1 audio and setting up my DVD to output from PCM stereo to DTS Re-encode, I noticed that a "[ ] Dolby" sign lights up for about 2 or 3 second before the sound comes out of the speaker.

The Dolby sign will not come out if you are sending 2 channel signal to the unit. So, make sure that you see that light else, you will want to look at your other device setting making sure that it is sending a 5.1 signal to the soundbar for you to get a true surround.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Chris5239
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

There is not a visual indicator that shows when 5.1 audio is being produced. The device will output what it receives. If it receives 5.1 from your connected device, it will output 5.1.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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