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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

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

asked 8 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 5 months, 1 week 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 7 months ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
I have mine hooked up to a Westinghouse 39" HDTV
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Any model with external audio output should work.
answered 8 months ago
By
smartovoterepub
answer 5
Mine is hooked up to a sharp TV and it works fine
answered 8 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 8 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

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

asked 8 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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Yes .....
answered 7 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 7 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 8 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 5
Yes, but the longer sound bars will "throw" the sound to a larger area.
answered 8 months ago
By
tommyb46
answer 6
Yes, just fine.
answered 8 months ago
By
AlfoJr
Question

Is wall mounting hardware in the box?

asked 3 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 1 week ago
By
floorman55
answer 2
brackets yes, wall anchors no
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
yes
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
mfob1
answer 4
The purchase of this item does include the wall mounting hardware.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months ago
By
DwntwnBill
answer 6
Yes. Hardware came with it.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Leger72
Question

Is this too big for a 40 inch tv

asked 1 month, 4 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 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
It should work fine, but it will put out a lot of sound for a smaller TV..
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
DaddyRat24
answer 3
NO WAY. ITS THE PERFECT SIZE. I KNOW YUL LOVE IT.
answered 1 month, 3 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 1 month, 3 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 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
cyberlily
answer 6
No, not all. Although advertized for the 40" or larger, I am using it with a 32".
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Constantinois
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 9 months 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 5 months, 1 week 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 7 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 8 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 8 months 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 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

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

asked 8 months ago
By
Bird
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
5 answers
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answer 1
Just a little wider.
answered 5 months, 1 week 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 7 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 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
It's not too big, should sound awsome.
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
No, It is 38" wide.
answered 8 months ago
By
Sapplenc
Question

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

asked 7 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 7 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 7 months ago
By
bigdaddychevelle
answer 5
i hooked up my system to my blue ray player
answered 7 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 9 months ago
By
ErinsEile
on VIZIO S3821w-C0 2.1 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Bluetooth
4 answers
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answer 1
Vizio 4251 model
answered 5 months, 1 week 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 7 months ago
By
DonB2000
answer 3
Try vizio, we have 55".
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
works great with my 55 inch vizio tv
answered 9 months 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 8 months 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 5 months, 1 week 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 7 months 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 8 months ago
By
mrdwilson
answer 4
Have the tv & the soundbar on the same #.
answered 8 months 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 8 months 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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Work2Smart
answer 2
Yes...that is exactly how I have mine set up
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
I think u can hook up multiple devices as long u have the right connections.
answered 8 months 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 8 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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