VIZIO S3821w-C0 Stories November 10, 2015

expiredVIZIO Refurbished Soundbars: 2.1-ch. w/ wireless subwoofer $105 (Orig. $225), 2.0-ch. $55 (Orig. $200), more

Woot is offering a couple of nice deals on factory refurbished VIZIO soundbars. These speaker systems make a great addition to your existing setup. Many HDTVs are so thin that the built-in speakers are placed on the back, away from the viewer. In turn, audio quality is lost and can be difficult to understand. Add one of these soundbar systems and you’ll likely notice an improvement over your current setup. Both of the deals ship with Woot’s $5 flat-rate fee and a 30-day warranty from VIZIO is included, as well.

Our top pick is the refurbished VIZIO S3821w-C0 38-inch 2.1-channel Bluetooth Soundbar with wireless subwoofer for $99.99 + $5 shipping. That’s good for $55 off the original price, $30 less than Amazon’s refurbished listing and the lowest price that we can find. This soundbar system has garnered a 4.1/5 star rating from over 1,400 Amazon customers. It features a 2.1-channel design with a wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity plus RCA/optical inputs, and Dolby Digital encoding.

If a subwoofer isn’t a necessity, check out Woot’s deal on the refurbished VIZIO S2920W-C0B 29-inch 2.0-channel High Definition Bluetooth Soundbar for $49.99 + $5 shipping. This is a savings of over $150 off the original listing, $44 off Amazon’s refurbished listing and the lowest current price available from a trusted seller. Features include Bluetooth connectivity, Dolby encoding, and RCA/3.5mm/optical inputs. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 1,300 Amazon customers.

Amazon, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, also has the refurbished Yamaha ATS-1030-R Bluetooth Soundbar for $119.95 shipped. That’s good for $180 off the original price, roughly $70 off the regular going rate and the best price we can find. It has digital 7.1-channel sound, Bluetooth connectivity and ship with a one-year warranty. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Be sure to check out Best Buy’s Black Friday ad which hit over night and features a number of products that are on sale now, including a deal on an Insignia 2.1-channel soundbar system.

VIZIO S3821w-C0 Stories January 29, 2015


Flat screen HDTVs have come a long way in their development in the last few years, one of the down falls in their ever slimming design is speaker placement. Many HDTVs now ship with rear-facing speakers in an effort to slim down its profile. Simply put, your beautiful 4K television sounds terrible because the speakers are aimed towards the wall instead of the viewer.

There are a few ways to solve this problem, but the simplest option with the best results is a soundbar. For years, 5.1 surround sound systems have been the cream of the home theater crop but consumers are finding the wiring and installation process to be not worth the struggle. Soundbars are much simpler to install and offer a wide variety of extras such as wireless subwoofers, HDMI inputs and wireless Bluetooth audio at very competitive prices.

Below we’ve rounded up some of our top soundbar picks for each size budget, plus a number of other options as well.

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