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Vizio VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth

The VIZIO Home Theater Sound Bar, 2.0-Channel, connects to your TV with an easy, one cable setup. Both analog and digital cables are included in the box for your convenience. This home sound bar can upgrade the sound on your small or medium sized television. This provides you with crystal clear sound with less than one percent total harmonic distortion. The VIZIO sound bar with high performance bass features radiators that add low end frequency without the need for a sub woofer. The sound bar is complete with a remote so you can easily access the functions without getting up. You are able to control the volume, input and audio levels from the remote. The VIZIO Home Theater Sound Bar, 2.0-Channel also lets you stream music through your Bluetooth enabled smart phone, iPod and iPhone. This device can be mounted or placed on a table.
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Questions & Answers for Vizio VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth

Question

Do the speakers in the tv still produce sound while the sound bar is on?

asked 6 months ago
By
posey
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. You can have the TV speakers on or off, your choice.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
WapitiKiller
answer 2
yes you can still use your tv's speakers but it almost every case you will probably have a audio sync problem (echo effect)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 3
No
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 4
Yes it does. I leave mine turned down and just use the sound bar
answered 6 months ago
By
jdthegame
answer 5
It can but some find that it echoes then coming from 2 different speaker sources. You can turn off the sound on your TV if you get an echo by going to you TV sound settings and pick external speaker. I just left my sound on low because I do not get an echo.
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 6
yes,you have to mute your tv.
answered 6 months ago
By
licketysplit420
answer 7
the sound is redirected to your sound bar.
answered 6 months ago
By
Muriel56
answer 8
Yes, you can adjust the sound level of your tv with the mute on the soundbar and then bring up the soundbar to meet it or vice versa and then have sound from your tv and soundbar at the same time at both the right volume.
answered 6 months ago
By
malchico
answer 9
Yes, unless you have them turned off.
answered 6 months ago
By
LFTGLF4
Question

Does this product come with hardware to allow wall mounting?

asked 8 months ago
By
Chilly
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GGMadison
answer 2
as I recall you have to get the screws to mount it
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 3
Yes
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 4
Yes it does.
answered 7 months ago
By
Brikk1
answer 5
Yes, all hardware is included and comes with a template formount.
answered 7 months ago
By
cdigger
answer 6
Yes & a wall placement mat, to show you how much space it take, & where to place the mount
answered 7 months ago
By
DSR58
answer 7
yes
answered 7 months ago
By
Lythal
answer 8
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This model does come with the wall mounting brackets.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 7 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

does it have its own power supply

does it run on ac power or battery???how is it powered
asked 9 months ago
By
bo
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 2
ac power
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 3
It plugs into the wall (ac).
answered 7 months ago
By
Brikk1
answer 4
it comes with an ac 110 volt power cord
answered 8 months ago
By
Kribbmann1964
answer 5
AC power
answered 8 months ago
By
CSM201
answer 6
ac- plugs into wall
answered 8 months ago
By
GManchild
answer 7
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This sound bar comes with a power supply that supports 120V 60Hz.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Does this product have FM radio capability?

asked 9 months ago
By
shopgirl
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
JWhitler
answer 2
nope
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 3
It's just a speaker... but you can connect your phone through bluetooth, and play the radio on your phone.
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 4
it has bluetooth that you can connect smart phones, ipads, mp3 players. if you have a stereo that has bluetooth you should be able to
answered 8 months ago
By
Kribbmann1964
answer 5
This product has Bluetooth capability so if you radio outputs a bluetooth signal the can connect. Though it does not have a built in FM radio if that's what you are asking.
answered 8 months ago
By
CSM201
answer 6
you can plug a radio as long as you have earphone jack on your radio
answered 8 months ago
By
GManchild
answer 7
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This model sound bar does not have FM radio capabilities.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Can you add a subwoofer to this?

asked 7 months ago
By
Kevin
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
7 answers
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answer 1
yes you can, I added my Sony powered sub to it with no problems as long as it it has a Sub cable , you cant use a speaker wired sub to it.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 2
Yes
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 3
Yes. A wired subwoofer though. If you want a wireless system you must get the Vizio sound bar that supports wireless. It looks the same as this one but costs a little more.
answered 7 months ago
By
Brikk1
answer 4
Yes, the manual says you may add a woofer and there is a subwoofer out RCA plug on the back.
answered 7 months ago
By
cdigger
answer 5
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This model does offer an RCA sub output.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 7 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 6
They Sell a sub-woofer combo set. So i would see why not. They have a Vizio sound bar, Satellite Speakers set.
answered 7 months ago
By
Sevoryn
answer 7
Yes,
answered 7 months ago
By
DSR58
Question

While watching movies, we have trouble hearing the dialogues clearly on our current speakers.Does this produce clear voice quality?

I want to make sure the bass and background sounds do not drown out the voice...
asked 7 months ago
By
AJ
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes, this is the same reason I bought the sound bar. YOu can adjust the bass, treble and a couple other features to make dialog much easier to hear without turning the volume too high.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
WapitiKiller
answer 2
It definitely does with my set, a 50" Vizio.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GGMadison
answer 3
it will help in that regard if your in doubt do what I did, buy it and try it out if you dont like it just return it within 15 days to Walmart and get your money back
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 4
I purchased this in order to hear voices clearer than the television was outputting, as I am deaf in one ear... It works fantastic!
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 5
It has worked well for me thus far. You can also make adjustments to the bass and treble via the remote as to your liking.
answered 7 months ago
By
Brikk1
answer 6
YES! I have the same problem. And, I have tried different speakers looking for a solution to no avail. This works. You will be amazed that the background sounds will sound like they are in the background for once, leaving the voices to remain in the foreground. It is truly awesome. I have been able to stop using CC for things for the first time in years.
answered 7 months ago
By
imelton2
answer 7
It will be much better than your tv speakers. I am totally satisfied.
answered 7 months ago
By
cdigger
Question

is this compatable with any brand of tvs, 42' or less?

asked 7 months ago
By
chooky
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes, any size
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
JWhitler
answer 2
It should be compatible with any TV that has an appropriate connection port. I use it with a 50" Vizio.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GGMadison
answer 3
as long as you have a audio connection left on the back of your Tv to connect it it will work with any TV
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 4
It depends on what hook ups the television has. It comes with a digital optical cable, coaxial audio cable, stereo RCS to 3.5mm Audio cable. I used the optical cable... and to avoid lag, I used a composite cable from the PS3 for Rocksmith, and discovered that it helped create clearer audio than waiting for it to route through the television!
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 5
Yes, but i hooked it up to a 60" and still sounds good.
answered 7 months ago
By
COPPERPOTAMUS
answer 6
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This model has the connections listed below:

Analog Audio Input: 1x Stereo RCA
Analog Audio Input: 1x 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Digital Audio Input: 1x RCA (Coaxial)
Digital Audio Input: 1x Optical (Toslink)
Subwoofer Output: 1 x RCA

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 7 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Do you have to hook up all five cable cords or can you hook up just a couple to make it work? And can you hook this up to a panasonic tv?

asked 7 months ago
By
Ahodge
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You do not have to hook up all five cords. I use only one- the digital audio cord.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GGMadison
answer 2
I dont know what you mean about all 5 cords? but all you do is connect the digital out from your tv to the soundbar if you have a older tv with no digital out I believe it has 2 rca connections ( red and white cacle)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 3
I only used the optical cable.
answered 6 months ago
By
Carrn2014
answer 4
Just one cable and one power cord is all you need. They give you more so you can choose based on your set up. I'm not sure about Panasonic but if it's a late model set, then I would say yes.
answered 7 months ago
By
Brikk1
answer 5
All i used was the Optical Digital Cable. And I hooked it up to a Phillips.
answered 7 months ago
By
COPPERPOTAMUS
answer 6
you only hook up one audio connection, the different cables are supplied to give you options to hook up depending on your system.
answered 7 months ago
By
imelton2
Question

Can one use a universal remote with the sound bar?

asked 7 months ago
By
Jim
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I know that the universal remote supplied by our provider, (a CISCO remote), does not work with this sound bar.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
GGMadison
answer 2
I was able to program my Comcast remote control to work with the sound bar, so it is likely that you could do the same with your remote.
answered 6 months ago
By
f1shst1ck
answer 3
I have Comcast and couldn't get the Checkmate IV remote to recognize it. Vizio isn't listed on their user guide and the universal codes didn't work.
My cable box is a couple of years old and not HD (in case that makes a difference).
answered 6 months ago
By
Carrn2014
answer 4
You would have to refer to the universal remote for compatibility and instructions.
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 5
yes
answered 7 months ago
By
SloppyRoydRage
answer 6
Yes its really easy if you have the codes. I have a vizio tv and soundbar they both sync together and I can use either the tv remote or a universal remote that I got for my cable box.
answered 7 months ago
By
deustchland
Question

does it have an hdmi input?

asked 9 months ago
By
woody
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
negative
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 2
No
answered 6 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 3
no
answered 8 months ago
By
Kribbmann1964
answer 4
No. It has an Optical cable to run to your game system and a Digital cable (orange connector) for your TV. It works great.
answered 9 months ago
By
Razchak
answer 5
no
answered 9 months ago
By
slammy10
answer 6
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

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

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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