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Approximate retail price:
$160
Summary: A 2.1-channel soundbar.
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Community icon16 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Soundbars
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Good sound, while it worked.
4/15/2015
Pros
Ease Of Set Up Price
Cons
Remote stopped working
Best Uses
Comment:
Same complaint as the others. Remote stopped working, also my universal remote stopped talking to the sound bar. Took it back and got a refund. All Vizio products seem to have software problems.I am done with the brand.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Dead remote-again!
4/2/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
After a few months of use the remote stopped working so I changed the bateries to no avail. Wrote Vizio and they said it lost it's programming. What? A remote lost it's programming? They gave me the procedure to reprogram and it worked, for a bout a month. Two nights ago it lost it's programming again. And the sound quality of this unit is no better than the RCA unit it replaced.<br /><br />Steer clear of this one!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Remote fail
2/5/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
After 3 Weeks remote stop working.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Vizio S3821w is part of the Home theater systems & soundbars test program at Consumer Reports. The Vizio S3821w Home theater systems & soundbars features and specs include Analog to HDMI video conversion, Video player disc capacity, Wireless surround speaker amps, Plays 3D Blu-ray discs, AM tuner, Active subwoofer, Auto speaker calibration, Coaxial digital audio (in/out), FM tuner, HDMI (in/out), Internet streaming access, Receiver OSD, Stereo analog audio (in/out), Optical digital audio (in/out), 3D capable HDMI switching, Ethernet connection, WiFi connection, Wireless subwoofer, Component-video (in/out), iPod dock. In our lab tests, Home theater systems & soundbars models like the Vizio S3821w are reviewed on HD picture quality, 480i DVD picture quality, Upconverted DVD picture quality, Number of channels, Number of speakers supplied, Overall score, Sound quality, Versatility, Ease of use. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Vizio S3821w based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Vizio S3821w include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Vizio S3821w.
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