Vizio S3821w Home theater system & soundbar

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$122.95 - $204.99
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Summary: A 2.1-channel soundbar.
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Type: Soundbars
About - Vizio S3821w

A 2.1-channel soundbar that features a two-channel front speaker array and a wireless active subwoofer. This model provides decoding of standard digital-audio signals.

About This Brand

A major TV brand, Vizio has also entered several audio and video categories. The company offers 2.0-, 2.1-, and 5.1-channel sound bar speaker systems—some with wireless rear speakers—and a speaker base that complements its TV line. Vizio’s products are typically value priced.

Features & Specs - Vizio S3821w
info Video player disc capacity NA
info Active subwoofer Yes
info Wireless subwoofer Yes
info Receiver OSD No
info Auto speaker calibration No
info Plays 3D Blu-ray discs NA
info Analog to HDMI video conversion NA
info 3D capable HDMI switching NA
info FM tuner No
info AM tuner No
info Internet streaming access No
info Stereo analog audio (in/out) 2/0
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User Reviews - Vizio S3821w
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2 dead remotes in a row
Good sound
Dead Remote
Best Uses
Exercise From Sofa To Set
Purchased from Costco before Christmas. Remote died first day of use. Returned to Costco for exchange. Second unit's remote died after 3 weeks of use. I will be returning the unit and not getting another Visio product.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great when it works
Best Uses
At first, I loved this system, the setup was very easy, it sounds fantastic, the bluetooth feature worked just fine, I could listen to Spotify from my smartphone without any problems, but after 3 weeks the remote stopped working, tried resetting it, nothing doing. I ended up returning it. Good thing I was still within the warranty period.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Remote won't pair
Good sound quality
Best Uses
The sound is pretty good, this is my first sound bar and I'm not an audiophile, no complaints on the sound, but I can be easily fooled with even not that great sounding speakers, I would not know the difference. Big upgrade from my Samsung TV's sound. The problem is that the remote won't pair with the TV remote or the cable tv universal remote. I have to use the small remote and that too you have to point directly at the sound bar, something like Apple TV remote and it is not very sensitive, so every time you have to adjust the volume you have to go and grab the remote, correctly point and press buttons. Not at all convenient, will remove 2 stars. Will I recommend, yes I will since it sounds okay and someone will be able to pair it with the remote ( I tried multiple options even called the customer care )
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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