Search Product Q&A

Looking for Answers about Vizio VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth?

ACCESSORIES(Q:50390 A:80537)
APPLIANCES AND STORAGE(Q:23650 A:69591)
AUDIO VIDEO(Q:23408 A:45489)
COMPACT AUDIO(Q:5522 A:9276)
GPS(Q:5281 A:10989)
HOME AUDIO VIDEO(Q:9056 A:18143)
AV ACCESSORIES OTHER(Q:662 A:1357)
BLU RAY PLAYERS(Q:1023 A:2180)
DIGITAL CONVERTER BOX(Q:114 A:255)
DVD AND VCR COMBO(Q:261 A:467)
DVD PLAYER(Q:525 A:1002)
DVD RECORDER(Q:1322 A:3798)
DVD RECORDER COMBO(Q:831 A:1104)
DVD RECORDER DVR(Q:67 A:166)
HOME THEATER ALL IN ONE(Q:1418 A:3007)
HOME THEATER COMPONENT(Q:128 A:305)
HOME THEATER SOUND BARS(Q:940 A:2035)
RECEIVERS STEREO(Q:200 A:286)
SPEAKERS(Q:898 A:1506)
VCRS(Q:5 A:41)
PORTABLE VIDEO AND MP3(Q:3549 A:7081)
BABY CARE(Q:4863 A:15680)
BABY GEAR(Q:7937 A:22933)
BABY NURSERY(Q:10090 A:23077)
BEAUTY(Q:10509 A:24027)
BED AND BATH(Q:12953 A:28599)
BIKES AND RIDE ONS(Q:12912 A:29741)
BOOKS(Q:2158 A:2252)
BOYS TOYS MUSIC AND GAMES(Q:6044 A:6484)
CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS(Q:7913 A:14047)
COMPUTERS(Q:9274 A:19258)
FITNESS(Q:11305 A:30285)
FOOD(Q:15043 A:9193)
FURNITURE(Q:59225 A:147096)
GIRLS TOYS AND ACTIVITIES(Q:4363 A:12252)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS(Q:17408 A:26154)
HOME DECOR(Q:18121 A:30883)
HOME IMPROVEMENT(Q:27238 A:43440)
HOUSEHOLD(Q:6817 A:9226)
JEWELRY(Q:11014 A:10817)
KIDS APPAREL(Q:930 A:2719)
KITCHEN AND DINING(Q:28850 A:83106)
MENS APPAREL(Q:2641 A:7525)
MOVIES(Q:5089 A:8933)
MUSIC(Q:740 A:921)
NON APPAREL(Q:4357 A:6334)
OFFICE SUPPLY AND CRAFTS(Q:16514 A:21639)
OUTDOOR LIVING(Q:25726 A:40170)
OUTDOOR PLAY(Q:9728 A:23143)
OUTDOOR SPORTS(Q:30060 A:52167)
PETS(Q:8942 A:17281)
PHOTO OUTLAB(Q:10 A:0)
PORTABLE ELECTRONICS(Q:11064 A:26344)
PRESCHOOL AND LEARNING(Q:3207 A:7598)
SEASONAL AND CELEBRATIONS(Q:5163 A:5873)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT(Q:6265 A:10003)
TIRES AND AUTOMOTIVE(Q:27017 A:24729)
TV(Q:9722 A:28519)
VIDEO GAMES(Q:11368 A:23226)
WIRELESS(Q:25819 A:37142)
WOMENS APPAREL(Q:5284 A:20879)
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Can you connect and I-Pod or an MP3 player to this soundbar?
Recent Question:
QUESTION! Is my magic sing or other karaoke microphone would work on this kind of speaker/soundbar??? I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE ANSWER PEOPLE!!! THANKS
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
My sound bar stopped working. It needs to be reprogrammed but I can't find the manual. How can I get another manual?
Question:
Does it come with remote or does it function off the tvs remote?

Customer Questions & Answers for
Vizio VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth

The VIZIO 38" 2.1-Channel sound bar works with your home theater system to provide an immersive audio experience. Compatible with HDTVs measuring 42" and larger, it comes packed with the latest Dolby Digital decoding and DTS sound enhancement technologies. An included subwoofer connects wirelessly to the sound bar, adding rich bass. The wireless connection allows it to be placed anywhere in the room. The VIZIO sound bar with wireless subwoofer projects 100dB of sound with less than 1 percent total harmonic distortion, creating clear and powerful audio for movies, music and games. The one-cable setup makes installation quick and easy. A remote control allows you to change settings on the VIZIO home theater sound bar from the comfort of your seat.
Customer Questions & Answers:
41 Questions
 | 
126 Answers
Overall Rating:
4.531 out of 5
4.5
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for Vizio VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth

Question

Does it have to hook up with a Vizio TV or can it be any make/model TV?

asked 4 months ago
By
falossy
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Works with any TV
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
It works with any TV that has connectors on the back that allow you to stream audio OUT. I suspect that covers just about every TV made in recent years.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
I have mine hooked up to a Westinghouse 39" HDTV
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Any model with external audio output should work.
answered 4 months ago
By
smartovoterepub
answer 5
Mine is hooked up to a sharp TV and it works fine
answered 4 months ago
By
Upde
answer 6
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The sound bar has the following inputs available to connect devices to: 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack,1x RCA (Coaxial), 1x Optical (Toslink) and 1x USB (for .WAV audio Playback).

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 4 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Will it work with a 60" tv (Vizio)?

asked 4 months ago
By
Frankie
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes sound bar just a little narrower.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Yes .....
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
NormSax
answer 3
Yes, it offers 4 ways to get sound from your TV to the speakers via hardwiring, plus Bluetooth. That pretty much covers the waterfront.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DonB2000
answer 4
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

Yes this model sound bar is compatible with VIZIO TVs.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 5
Yes, but the longer sound bars will "throw" the sound to a larger area.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
tommyb46
answer 6
Yes, just fine.
answered 4 months ago
By
AlfoJr
Question

Does this sound bar turn on automatically when it receives an audio input?

I want one that will turn on and off automatically so my Mom doesn't have to mess with another remote just to watch TV
asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Guy
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
sound bar turns off automatically when there's no signal activity on certain time but sub-woofer is always on, has to turn off manually.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
I have not found a way to make this work. We have to turn on the soundbar separately from the TV.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
No...you will need to select the input from the remote unless you are only using one input and then you could simply leave it there if you don't want to mess with another remote
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Unfortunately, no, you want to look for one that has HDMI throughput (in from the receiver, then out to the tv). They are more expensive, but HDMI allows the tv and sound bar to communicate whereas optical and analog cables are sound only
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
mrdwilson
answer 5
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This model doesn't power on automatically when it receives an audio signal.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Is this sound bar too big for a 39" tv?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Bird
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Just a little wider.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
The soundbar is 38" wide, and it is exactly the same width as my 43" TV. (Recall that the size of a TV is measured diagonally.) The soundbar will be wider than a 39" tv. It will surely work, but your call whether the visual aspect will bug you.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
No....I have a39" tv and it works great....assuming you have right hookups...but this sound bar has many inputs so it shouldn't be a problem.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
It's not too big, should sound awsome.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
No, It is 38" wide.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Sapplenc
Question

can this unit be hooked up to a dvd/cd player?

asked 3 months ago
By
Bucky
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes works on anything except HDMI connection.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
You bet it can! It has three type of cable that come WITH the sound bar. Your TV is bound to have one of these output types.
answered 1 month ago
By
jdlmkl
answer 3
yes there are several different hook ups on the back I used the optical on for the tv and the orange one which for the dvd The bar came with the orange sound wire but the optical one I already had and does give the best sound although the orange one is close second
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Tazzo
answer 4
Yes, you can connect up to five different devices to the sound bar per the vizio instructions that it comes with.
answered 3 months ago
By
bigdaddychevelle
answer 5
i hooked up my system to my blue ray player
answered 3 months ago
By
kmerk1
Question

Will it work with a 50" TV?

I read in an article it is recommended for TVs up to 46" - is there another model for larger screen TVs?
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
ErinsEile
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Vizio 4251 model
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
I can't imagine any reason it wouldn't work with a 50" TV. The soundbar itself is 38" wide, and if that visual aspect of putting a 38" soundbar under a 50" TV bugs you, then so be it. (Keep in mind that a 50" TV is measured diagonally, and that it is actually < 50" wide.) Notwithstanding, this speaker should work fine.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
Try vizio, we have 55".
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
works great with my 55 inch vizio tv
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
allen68
Question

How do you get the sound bar to play without a echo? Aside from turning off the sound from the tv?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Gillotte
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
read users manual online.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Great question, this is one of many questions I had to figure out during the 3 hours it took me to get it working correctly. The only way I could find to reliably avoid this problem was going into my TV's audio settings and turning off the TV's own speakers. That did the trick. And the sound from the Vizio speakers is WAY better than what I got from my TV, fwiw.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
There's an echo because your tv has to processes the sound and sends it to its speakers and the unit at the same time and any further processing will cause a delay. I am guessing you're using optical audio...the unit has to process that signal so there's lag. Try using RCA jacks instead or just put up with it
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
mrdwilson
answer 4
Have the tv & the soundbar on the same #.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

can you connect multiple devices to this unit?

can you connect tv on one input (coaxial digital) and bluray (optical digital) on another, for example? Or does it support one input at a time?
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
James
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Works on anything except HDMI connection, cables comes with the system.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Yes...that is exactly how I have mine set up
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
I think u can hook up multiple devices as long u have the right connections.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This TV will support one connection at a time.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

wil this sound bar work with my xbox 360?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
meow
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Works on anything except HDMI connection
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The sound bar has the following input available to connect devices: 1 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack, 1x RCA (Coaxial), 1x Optical (Toslink),1x USB (for .WAV audio Playback).

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 4 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 3
Yup, it will work well. You can use RCA jacks for audio if you like or use optical audio (though I don't think that's an option with the xbox)
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
mrdwilson
answer 4
Yes. The sound bar connects using optical input to the TV and the sound from both the XBox360 abd the PS3 is excellent.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
StayatHomeMotherofThree
Question

I have a tv with 3 HDMI inputs, does the selected source pass through the tv to the sound bar?

asked 4 months ago
By
sparky77
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes audio signal is coming from the TV to sound bar.
Sound bar works with any connection, digital optical, coaxial and etc. (except HDMI connection) cables comes with the system.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Yes, I am doing exactly that and it works fine.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
yes, just select the HDMI input the soundbar is connected to
answered 4 months ago
By
AlfoJr
answer 4
if your source is set up into the tv,then yes it would go thru the tv then to the sound bar.
answered 4 months ago
By
smartovoterepub
1 of 5 total pages