The VIZIO SmartCast 38” 5.1 Sound Bar System delivers true surround sound that produces up to 101 dB1. Download the VIZIO SmartCast app2 to turn your mobile device into the ultimate remote and discover music across multiple apps at once.
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Football... is... amazing!
Posted by: FootballisAmazingonThis from: on
Spent $399 on the Sony ht-ct790 and was extremely disappointed. I bought the soundbar for one reason and one reason only... football. I don't have an optical connection on my TV, but I do have coax digital. I hooked this bad boy up to it and wow... just wow. The back speakers are the winner. If you're looking for a soundbar just for football... can't beat this. $100 cheaper than the Sony and blows it out of the water. I don't write reviews often, but when I do, trust them. (insert meme here)
34 out of 38 found this review helpful.
Simple and Inexpensive Way Into Real 5.1 Sound
Posted by: Alpha013 from: Portland, OR on
I looked for a long time before going with this system. I own one of Vizio's new P-series TVs, so the new SmartCast series of soundbars seemed like the perfect compliment to my TV.
The rear satellite speakers are wired and connect to the wireless subwoofer. I have the subwoofer placed in the back of the room and the cables that are provided for the speakers give you plenty of length to route them as needed. The sound is great and I don't think you can do any better for this price. I was looking at home theater in a box systems, but I did not want to mess with all of those wires and a Blu Ray player that wasn't 4K. With this soundbar connected to my TVs HDMI-ARC port I can get 5.1 sound from everything connected to my TV. The soundbar has Google Cast built into as well and you can download the Vizio SmartCast app to your phone or tablet to adjust the settings or power it on (an actual remote is included as well).
For me, simplicity won out in the end. I knew I could have gone for an AV receiver and speakers for $100-$200 more and I would likely have had better sound and support for more audio formats, but I just did not have the room for all of that stuff. I'm very happy with what I get from this and it just acts like a part of my TV.
37 out of 45 found this review helpful.
Excellent Quality, Easy Set-Up
Posted by: Philip from: on
I purchased a 55" Samsung 4K and, because I wanted them to match, purchased a Samsung soundbar with it. The TV is fine, but the Samsung sound bar was awful. My wife and I took turns getting down on the ground with our ear to the subwoofer asking each other "Is this thing on?" So we returned it and decided to TRY this Vizio soundbar, mostly for comparison. The subwoofer shakes our apartment. Exactly what I was looking for. I'd like to point out that this Vizio device generously includes all the wires you need (and spare ones that you probably won't) and is extremely conveniently and thoughtfully laid out. It took some time getting it installed on the wall, but after that, dialing it in was a breeze. I'm a big fan of the remote itself which has a nice little screen on it, leaving the soundbar very simplistic and modern. Well worth the money, and well worth the very positive reviews it has received. It's hard for me to imagine that spending twice this much would result in perceptibly better home theater audio. Definitely worth it.
28 out of 35 found this review helpful.
Great sound in a small package
Posted by: Abram from: on
When I upgraded my main TV to 4K, I moved my old TV up to the bedroom. It's definitely an above average bedroom TV, but as with all TVs, the factory speakers just don't sound very good. This 5.1 surround sound bar is a huge improvement. Good price too. Highly recommended.
20 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Great 5.1 system for the price
Posted by: OGLOG from: on
Set-up was very easy and the sound bar connected flawlessly to my Vizio TV. Having the wireless sub-woofer with wired rear speakers made placing the speakers a breeze. The wires to rear speakers are definitely long enough even for a very large room. The bass can be punchy but there is adequate settings to adjust for this. Great product for the value.
8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
GREAT SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Posted by: dynojet1 from: on
THE VIZIO SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM SOUNDS GREAT. IT WAS EASY TO INSTALL, IT WORKS WITH MY VIZIO TV REMOTE AND THE SUBWOOFER AND SATALITE SPEAKERS HOOK TO THE SOUND BAR WIRELESSLY VIA BLUETOOTH MINIMIZING THE NUMBER OF WIRES I HAD TO RUN.
9 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Amazing sound bar
Posted by: Bpatt from: on
If you are in the market for a powerful sound bar, then this is the one you want. I was comparing this with the Sony CT-390. The Vizio blows the sony out of the water. I hooked it up to my 55 inch Sony 4k TV with no issued. The setup was a breeze. Vizio provides all of the connections and wiring you need. The subwoofer is powerful and will shake the walls. The sound bar along with the rear speakers fill the room with no problem. I barely have to turn the volume up on it to enjoy it. This is an awesome product!
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Surprising good sound
Posted by: Russ777 from: on
I purchased the Samsung sound bar similar to thus Visio because I have Samsung television. Side by side, Visio was definitely the better sound. It pained me to return the Samsung, but it wasn't even close. For the money, this sound bar is a very solid pick.
8 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Davidson from: on
Quite pleased with the help and support that lead me to purchasing this product which was not what I went in to purchase originally. Ryder sound and quality are outstanding. Purchased as Fathers Day gift and it was much appreciated.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Louder than expected
Posted by: JonE from: Mechanicsburg, PA on
I like the quality of sound that this soundbar delivers for the price, but it doesn't behave through the ARC port as it should. I have a new Samsung TV. if i turn on the TV, the soundbar doesn't come on like it should, but if the soundbar is on and i turn the TV off, then it turns off as expected. Not sure if this is a setup issue or the soundbar. But otherwise, it is pretty nice. I really like the wireless subwoofer and rear connected speakers. You don't need to wrap cables around the room or buy a wireless adapter.