Editors Liked

  • True 5.1channel sonics from a soundbar system, Reasonably neutral tonal balance, Fairly deep response, Unexpectedly substantial volume
  • Truly 5.1 discrete surround with a nice big sweet spot, Clear crisp sound with good bass (adjustable to suit your tastes), Simple setup, Wireless subwoofer and "wireless" rear speakers, Nice remote, Reasonable price
  • Real surround sound
  • The Vizio S5451wC2 sound bar includes two rear speakers, allowing it to deliver a real surround sound experience from a sound bar system. The sound bar itself is jumbosize, creating more stereo separation than traditional systems, and the plussize sub cre

Editors Didn't Like

  • Restrained treble, No IR passthrough
  • Wish there were a 2nd HDMI input, Some lack of high frequency detail, Remote's LCD screen is too dim to see when watching movies, Volume adjusts in steps as opposed to continuous sweep up or down
  • Remote panel doesn't light up
  • Truly massive system, especially compared with other sound bars. The sound bar's height might block your TV's remote sensor. And you can get similar surroundsound effects from Vizio's smaller 5.1 sound bar for half the price