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Most Recent Questions
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will this soundbar work on my 40' samsung?
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Does this $299 system come with a remote?
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Does this soundbar have bluetooth I don't have bluetooth can i use it anyway.
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will soundbar work with LG 29" flat screen
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How long is the cord to connect to the tv?? I want to mount it in the rear of the room about 25feet away??
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Is this the only surround sound bar that I can use on the Vizo 32" TV?

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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 8 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 3
No
answered 8 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 4
Yes it does. I leave mine turned down and just use the sound bar
answered 8 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 8 months ago
By
PME55
answer 6
yes,you have to mute your tv.
answered 8 months ago
By
licketysplit420
answer 7
the sound is redirected to your sound bar.
answered 8 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 8 months ago
By
malchico
answer 9
Yes, unless you have them turned off.
answered 8 months ago
By
LFTGLF4
Question

Does this product come with hardware to allow wall mounting?

asked 9 months ago
By
Chilly
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes!
answered 7 months ago
By
GGMadison
answer 2
as I recall you have to get the screws to mount it
answered 7 months ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 3
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 4
Yes it does.
answered 9 months ago
By
Brikk1
answer 5
Yes, all hardware is included and comes with a template formount.
answered 9 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 9 months ago
By
DSR58
answer 7
yes
answered 9 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 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Can you add a subwoofer to this?

asked 9 months ago
By
Kevin
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
7 answers
Answers
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 7 months ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 2
Yes
answered 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
By
Sevoryn
answer 7
Yes,
answered 9 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 9 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 7 months ago
By
WapitiKiller
answer 2
It definitely does with my set, a 50" Vizio.
answered 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 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 9 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 9 months ago
By
imelton2
answer 7
It will be much better than your tv speakers. I am totally satisfied.
answered 9 months ago
By
cdigger
Question

Does this product have FM radio capability?

asked 10 months ago
By
shopgirl
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
7 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 6 months ago
By
JWhitler
answer 2
nope
answered 7 months 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 8 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 9 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 10 months ago
By
CSM201
answer 6
you can plug a radio as long as you have earphone jack on your radio
answered 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
bo
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
7 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 7 months ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 2
ac power
answered 8 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 3
It plugs into the wall (ac).
answered 9 months ago
By
Brikk1
answer 4
it comes with an ac 110 volt power cord
answered 9 months ago
By
Kribbmann1964
answer 5
AC power
answered 10 months ago
By
CSM201
answer 6
ac- plugs into wall
answered 10 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 10 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Can one use a universal remote with the sound bar?

asked 9 months ago
By
Jim
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
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answer 1
I know that the universal remote supplied by our provider, (a CISCO remote), does not work with this sound bar.
answered 7 months 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 8 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 8 months ago
By
Carrn2014
answer 4
You would have to refer to the universal remote for compatibility and instructions.
answered 8 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 5
yes
answered 9 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 9 months ago
By
deustchland
Question

can you hook stero to sound bar

can you also hook up a stero to the sound bar after the tv is hooked up it?
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
nicki
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. Has right and left inputs on the unit.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
Fibee
answer 2
Yes, you can connect a stereo to the sound bar!
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
Izba
answer 3
Yes, use one of the unused inputs to connect your stereo. I have my TV connected with a digital cable, so the Stereo RCA Audio cable is available. You will need to make sure your stereo has a fixed audio output so you don't get sound out of both the stereo speakers and the soundbar (unless you want this).
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
TraditionRider
answer 4
the other way around.hook sound bar to stereo.just don't turn stereo up to loud and blow the soundbar speakers up
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
kalnflorida
answer 5
Yes you can with the RCA sound plugs.
answered 3 months ago
By
Samslop
answer 6
it has several ways to hook different things to it. it can handle a lot. and I have yet to find in anyway that I'm disappointed. for the price, there's no beating it.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
BARRYEM
Question

does it have an hdmi input?

asked 11 months ago
By
woody
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
negative
answered 7 months ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 2
No
answered 8 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 3
no
answered 9 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 11 months ago
By
Razchak
answer 5
no
answered 11 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 11 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

the only hookup i have left is a hdmi, how would i make this work

asked 9 months ago
By
mike
on VIZIO S3820W-C0 2.0 Channel Home Theater Sound Bar with Bluetooth
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
if all you have is a HDMI then it wont work as it doesnt have a HDMI connection..but theres only a few sound bars that have a HDMI connection and they are very exspensive top of the line soundbars
answered 7 months ago
By
DhDolphns
answer 2
That wouldn't work
answered 8 months ago
By
WQXYZ
answer 3
This sound bar does not have a hdmi connection. You will need a splitter or adapter for digital or analog. If you have a headphones output, that will work.
answered 8 months ago
By
LFTGLF4
answer 4
This doesn't have hdmi output. Please consider this only if your output option is optical only .
answered 8 months ago
By
Vasu1234331
answer 5
Honestly, the only way would be to unplug what ever is using your current fiber optic line...
answered 9 months ago
By
COPPERPOTAMUS
answer 6
use your RCA jacks red to red white to white or if TV has orange caps to orange caps or use optical cord supplied to TV if you have one.
answered 9 months ago
By
PJ1234567
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