VIZIO Sound Bar 5.1 S5451w C2 54-inch Review
The Music Lover’s Choice
The new VIZIO S5451w-C2 has a polished and neat look to it, one that is sure to fit in well in any modern home. It comes with two external speakers to enable surround sound, along with a wireless subwoofer. In other words, it provides as good as a complete home theatre solution for a very reasonable price and should be considered a steal by any household.
- 5.1 Home Theatre System
- Top Audio Performance with technology from Dolby Digital
- Wireless Streaming
- Rear Speakers and a Subwoofer
Its polished look means that it will go well with any system and will have the pride of the place along with the TV.
- Easy to set up and install
- Clear sound with no distortion
- Comes with a manual
- Sleek and Sophisticated look, allows it to easily fit in
It’s a system that performs extremely well as compared to some of the older Vizio counterparts as testing has proved a distinct difference in sound. It is pretty easy to set up since it only has a few cable and it also comes with a manual to solve any problems that you may have. In other words, you don’t have to be a techie to set this up and enjoy its audio which really is booming.
5.1 systems have always had their issues, because in order to work to their full capacity, they would have to have their settings changed several times which really made them quite a headache to operate. A lot of them had six or more speakers and had to be wired separately in order to receive full audio. Therefore, not only was the set up difficult (the customer was often lost under the tangle of wires) but it had to be constantly changed even during the use of the system.
However, VIZIO S5451w-C2 Soundbar has all the problems taken care of simply by combining all separate modules into a single module with a built in amplifier, therefore eliminating all the problems that made the previous systems unusable from the get go.
Not only can that, but the module which controls bass sound be placed behind your seating area in order to ensure maximum sound. Everything in this system is arranged for the maximum convenience of the users from a small LCD screen on your remote control to allow you better control over the system to a power saving feature which means that the system will note for itself when it is at low power and turn itself off.
- Early systems often have a defect where sound malfunctions
- Price is slightly high for a ‘casual’ buyer
- Placing of channels might be slightly closer than comfortable
As noted above, some early version was shipped with a defect. However rest assured that there is a fix for that now and the problem has been fixed in later versions of the system so if you’re planning to buy it now, have no worries.
Therefore, the VIZIO S5451w-C2 Home Theater Soundbar is a superb buy despite its admittingly steep price. It provides you will all the comforts of a home theatre system with none of the problems associated with either.