VIZIO 38" 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with Intergrated Deep Bass - Black (S3820w-C0) product details page

VIZIO 38" 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with Intergrated Deep Bass - Black (S3820w-C0)

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$99.99

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Product Information

product specification

  • Electronics Model Compatibility: iPod Touch, iPhone 4/4s, iPad 2, iPad
  • Features Audio Receiver: Bluetooth Capability
  • Encasement: Material: Plastic, Metal
  • Center Channel Type: Sound Bar
  • Accessories Included: Electronics Product: Power Cord, Remote Control
  • Features Sound Bar: Wall Mountable
  • Speaker Enclosure Color: Black
  • Preamp Outputs: No
  • Number of Front/Mid/Rear Tweeters: 2
  • Input Type: Analog Audio, Optical
  • Number of Front/Mid/Rear Midranges: 2
  • Watts per Channel: 0.000
  • Number of Stereo Audio Inputs: 2
  • Phono Inputs: No
  • Product Width: 37.940
  • Number of Digital Audio Inputs: 2
  • Surround Sound Processing: Dolby Digital, DTS
  • Assembly details: assembly required
  • Product Depth: 2.880
  • Product Weight: 5.200
  • Product Height: 3.630
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Electronics General Compatibility: iPod Digital Music Players, iPhone Cell Phones, TVs
VIZIO 38" 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with Intergrated Deep Bass - Black (S3820w-C0) is rated 3.8333 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great sound and value Great value. Great sound. Must connect digital media player directly to sound bar.
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound bar! This is a good sound bar. Nothing "wow" but pretty good. I understand why people give it bad reviews... it all depends on your expectation AND how picky you are about the sound quality. I just wanted a sound bar that would be better compared to my TV, specially when I wanted to watch movies and sports. And this surely did!!! When increasing the volume (a lot) I found the sound quality dropped. But for a regular high volume to watch a movie, for example, in a living room, this is perfect, specially for the price I payed. Bottom line: if you wan a super plus sound quality, you will have to spend more money! If you want a better sound, get more clarity then the TV without investing too much, this is a great product.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Definite Good buy Surprisingly clear sound. Fills a room great. Wish it had better bass quality but I mainly got to balance out dialog in movies and the sound effects; which it does wonderfully.
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vizio sound bar 2.0 Got this product because spouse had a stroke and effected hearing. This does the trick! Easy to install, needs a visual volume label
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money Don't Waste your time or money. The bass in this doesn't exist. It crackled trying to handle a song with mild bass. The box also claims it has the feeling of "surround sound", lies!!
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of equipment for the price! Excellent accessibility, great sound quality, and looks good while doing it. Everything I was looking for in a sound bar.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Value This sound bar is a solid value for the money and was very easy to set-up and begin using right out of the box.
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bang for your buck This is a nice sound bar for the money. Very easy to set up and use. Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that sometimes your Bluetooth device doesn't always connect and you have to power cycle the sound bar.
Date published: 2014-01-30
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From the Manufacturer

The All-New 2.0 Audio Experience.

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Product Highlights

  • Product Description

    Upgrade your small to medium sized TV with serious audio from the VIZIO 38” 2.0 Sound Bar with Integrated Deep Bass. This sound bar cranks out serious audio from its stereo full range drivers, while dual deep bass modules add low end frequency without the need for an external subwoofer. Built-in Bluetooth allows you to stream music from your smartphone or tablet – even when the TV is off. It is also packed with the latest in audio technology including Dolby Digital® decoding, DTS TruSurround™ to simulate surround sound without the need for rear speakers, and DTS TruVolume™ which levels the volume of overly loud commercials.

    Key Features and Benefits

    • 98dB of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion*
    • Deep Bass Modules add serious low end frequency without the need for an external subwoofer
    • Stylish and compact – the perfect complement to any small to medium size HDTV
    • Wirelessly stream your music from a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth
    • Premium audio with Dolby Digital® decoding, plus DTS TruSurround™ and DTS TruSurround™ audio post processing
    • Connect to your TV with an easy, one-cable setup (analog and digital cables included in the box)
    • Wireless remote for convenient access to volume, input and audio controls
    • Table-stand or wall-mount options

    *Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.

VIZIO Sound Bar Video

Interactive Product Tour

  1. Stylish and Compact
  2. Deep Bass Technology
  3. Room Filling Sound
  4. Premium Audio
  5. Easy, One-Cable Setup
  6. Wireless Remote
  7. Wirelessly Stream
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Stylish and Compact

The perfect complement to any small to medium size HDTV

Deep Bass Technology

Deep Bass Modules add serious low end frequency without the need for an external subwoofer

Room Filling Sound

98dB of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion*

*Sound Pressure Level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, C-weighted.  Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion.

Premium Audio

Premium audio with Dolby Digital® decoding, plus DTS TruSurround™ and DTS TruSurround™ audio post processing

Easy, One-Cable Setup

Connect to your TV with an easy, one-cable setup (analog and digital cables included in the box)

Wireless Remote

Wireless remote for convenient access to volume, input and audio controls

Wirelessly Stream

Wirelessly stream your music from a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth

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Feature Detail

  • America’s #1 Sound Bar Company*

    VIZIO Sound Bars are backed by award-winning, US-based service and support. With trusted and proven quality you can rely on, VIZIO is America’s #1 brand in sound bars for a reason.

    *Source: NPD POS Data January – October 2012


  • Deep Bass Technology

    Built-in Deep Bass Modules add serious low end frequency without the need for a separate subwoofer. This added bass response creates a more dynamic listening experience that adds that extra punch to movies, music, and games.

  • Bluetooth® Streaming

    Bluetooth®allows for wireless streaming of music from a smartphone, tablet, computer or music player etc. Simply pair your Bluetooth enabled device with the sound bar, then sit back and DJ from the comfort of the couch.
  • Dolby Digital®

    The audio standard for cinema, broadcast, DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming content Dolby Digital® surround sound provides dramatic spatial dimension to soundtracks and enhanced audio definition for an engaging listening experience.

  • DTS TruVolume™

    DTS TruVolume™ is a revolutionary solution that provides a consistent and comfortable volume level for a more enjoyable multimedia experience. Simply set the volume once.

  • DTS TruSurround™

    DTS TruSurround™ delivers immersive and natural surround sound without adding cumbersome rear speakers and provides amazing clarity, depth and detail.

Set Up. Connect. Enjoy. It’s as Easy as 1-2-3.


  • Convenient and Easy Installation -
    All VIZIO Sound Bars offer optional wall mounting and convenient one-cable setup. Within minutes you can kick back and enjoy your enhanced audio experience.

    Wireless Remote-
    Using the Sound Bar is simple with a beautifully redesigned remote that makes setting up and controlling your sound bar a breeze.

    Bluetooth Connectivity- Built-in Bluetooth technology to let you stream music from your smart phone, tablet, music player or computer without even turning on your TV.

Technical Data

  • Specifications

    Sound bar Size: 38”
    Sound bar Speakers: Left & Right Channels (each) – 3.0” Full-range driver, 2.0” x 4.0” Deep Bass Module
    Sound Pressure Level: 98dB
    Sound Bar Frequency: 60Hz - 19kHz
    Audio Decoding Technology: Dolby Digital
    Sound Enhancement Technology: DTS TruSurround, DTS TruVolume
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Sound bar buttons: Power, Input, Bluetooth, Volume Up, Volume Down
    Remote: Yes
    Power Input: 120V 60Hz
    Installation: Table top and wall-mountable
    Package Contents: Sound Bar, Remote, RCA to 3.5mm Audio Cable, Digital Coaxial Cable, Optical Digital Cable, Wall mounts, Quick Start Guide, Sound Bar Power Cable

    Connections (Rear)

    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

    Dimensions - Sound Bar w/ Feet (rubber pads)

    Inches: 37.94”W x 3.63”H x 2.88”D
    Product Weight: 5.2 lbs

    Packaging Dimensions

    Inches: 40.08”W x 4.48”H x 4.92”D
    Product Weight With Box: 7.1 lbs

Comparison Chart

Ideal for HDTV Size
Screen Size 47" and Larger 42" and Larger 42" and Larger 32" and Larger 55" and Larger
Tech Specs
Sound Bar Size 42" 38" 38" 29" 54"
Audio Channels 5.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 3.0
Sound Pressure Level 102dB 100dB 98dB 95dB 103dB
Sound Enhancement Technology Dolby Digital®, DTS Digital Surround™, DTS Circle Surround™, DTS TruVolume™ Dolby Digital®, DTS TruSurround™, DTS TruVolume™ Dolby Digital®, DTS TruSurround™, DTS TruVolume™ DTS TruSurround™, DTS TruVolume™ Dolby Digital®, DTS TruSurround™, DTS TruVolume™
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subwoofer Yes-Wireless Yes-Wireless N/A N/A N/A
Surround Sound Speakers Yes No No No No
Wireless Range (Subwoofer) 60' line of sight 60' line of sight N/A N/A N/A
Installation Table top and wall-mountable Table top and wall-mountable Table top and wall-mountable Table top and wall-mountable Table top and wall-mountable
Connections
Analog Audio Input 1 x Stereo RCA 1 x Stereo RCA 1 x Stereo RCA 1 x Stereo RCA 1 x Stereo RCA
Analog Audio Input 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack
Digital Audio Input 1 x Optical (Toslink) 1 x Optical (Toslink) 1 x Optical (Toslink) 1 x Optical (Toslink) 1 x Optical (Toslink)
Digital Audio Input 1 x Digital Coaxial 1 x Digital Coaxial 1 x Digital Coaxial 1 x Digital Coaxial 1 x Digital Coaxial
HDMI Input N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 x HDMI-In
HDMI Output N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 x HDMI-out (ARC)
Subwoofer Output N/A N/A 1 x RCA 1 x RCA 1 x RCA
USB Input N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A