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Most Recent Questions
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What is the bluetooth range of this Sound Bar?
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Can the volume be controlled by a DirecTV remote?
Recent Question:
Can this be used with a Visio 60" lED TV
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can u hook this system to the tv using a HDMI cable?
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can this unit be used with other brands of HDTV's?

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

Question

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

asked 1 year 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 8 months ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Yes .....
answered 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 5
Yes, but the longer sound bars will "throw" the sound to a larger area.
answered 11 months ago
By
tommyb46
answer 6
Yes, just fine.
answered 1 year ago
By
AlfoJr
Question

Is this too big for a 40 inch tv

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Bev
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
6 answers
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answer 1
No, the soundbar measures 38'' and would be a great choice for a 40'' TV.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
It should work fine, but it will put out a lot of sound for a smaller TV..
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DaddyRat24
answer 3
NO WAY. ITS THE PERFECT SIZE. I KNOW YUL LOVE IT.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
BELIEVEME1
answer 4
the sound bar is 38 inches wide,it sets in front of my 42 in vizio,just about even with the tv from side to side
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Shalyss
answer 5
No, but just make sure you have room to place it. It is very long. Will block your remote sensor unless you have your tv higher.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
cyberlily
answer 6
No, not all. Although advertized for the 40" or larger, I am using it with a 32".
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Constantinois
Question

Is wall mounting hardware in the box?

asked 7 months ago
By
ALK
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes it is
answered 6 months ago
By
floorman55
answer 2
brackets yes, wall anchors no
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
yes
answered 6 months ago
By
mfob1
answer 4
The purchase of this item does include the wall mounting hardware.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
Yes it was in the box. However it is only two small brackets, with screws that hitch in sound bar. But it will do the job.
answered 6 months ago
By
DwntwnBill
answer 6
Yes. Hardware came with it.
answered 7 months ago
By
Leger72
Question

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

asked 1 year ago
By
falossy
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
6 answers
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answer 1
Works with any TV
answered 8 months 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 11 months ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
I have mine hooked up to a Westinghouse 39" HDTV
answered 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Any model with external audio output should work.
answered 1 year ago
By
smartovoterepub
answer 5
Mine is hooked up to a sharp TV and it works fine
answered 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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 1 year ago
By
Guy
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
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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 8 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

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

asked 11 months ago
By
Bucky
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes works on anything except HDMI connection.
answered 8 months 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 9 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
bigdaddychevelle
answer 5
i hooked up my system to my blue ray player
answered 11 months ago
By
kmerk1
Question

Can you mount this sound bar on top of TV ?

asked 10 months ago
By
Kove
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
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answer 1
The VIZIO S3821w-C0 38 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar is not compatble with mounting of the top of a TV.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No.
answered 8 months ago
By
BobboTube
answer 3
Wall-mount above TV yes, System comes with wall-mount accessories.
answered 8 months ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 4
Not likely on the TV, but easily above the TV, like on the wall. It comes with mounting brackets for the wall.
answered 10 months ago
By
Gcraft
answer 5
You could. You'll have to make 2 brackets. There are 2 holes for screws on the back of the speaker. It comes with the screws and 2 brackets to mount to a wall. You can mount it to the wall above the tv.
answered 10 months ago
By
VegasIronman
Question

HOW FAR AWAY DOES THE REMOTE WORK

THE SONY ONE IS ONLY 5 FEET AWAY
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GT55
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
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answer 1
Mine works at least 20 feet away. But I programmed my satellite remote to direct the sound bar. I only use the Vizio bar remote to set the bass and treble. Rest of the time it sits in the drawer.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Msherw
answer 2
I am not sure of the max distance but ours works from more than 10 feet away.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
konsent
answer 3
Mine is approx 10 ft away, but sometimes i must hold it straight at the unit..
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
DaddyRat24
answer 4
I'M AT LEAST TEN FEET. THIS REMOTE IS GOOD. LOTS OF OPTIONS ON IT TOO. NOT CONFUSING TO USE EITHER.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
BELIEVEME1
answer 5
I am using constantly from 8 to 12 feet. One caviat, though, and this does not relate to distance ... when pressing the INPUT button, be patient for about three seconds when shifting from one in put to another.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Constantinois
Question

will this work with a 60in vizio tv???

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Drew
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
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answer 1
Will work with any size TV. But your separation will be better if you choose a long sound bar. Remember it fits below the TV. My Visio TV is 48 inch so this 38 inch bar looks good. A wider TV might benefit from a wider bar.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Msherw
answer 2
I have a 55 inch and it works just fine.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
terry4327
answer 3
I guess it depends on what you mean by "work with". I own a 60" Vizio and I have the sound bar plugged into the optical out on the TV. But, my Vizio TV is BRAND new (got it today).
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
coachglove
answer 4
I wouldn't know why not I have a 46" and the sound is amazing I highly recommend this product
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Steelcity75
answer 5
yes this is for 42" or larger
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
floorman55
Question

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

asked 1 year 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 8 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
It's not too big, should sound awsome.
answered 1 year ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
No, It is 38" wide.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sapplenc
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