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SoundAndVision.com
By Brent Butterworth
November 13, 2013

What’s a $249 soundbar doing in a test with models costing two times as much? Well, Vizio is currently number one in soundbar sales, so we thought we’d be remiss in excluding it. The S4221w-C4 is the most expensive of Vizio’s 2.1 soundbars. There’s also a 5.1 model, the $329 S4251w-B4, but we wanted to stick with 2.1 soundbars for this test.

The S4221w-C4 lacks HDMI input. But otherwise, it offers more inputs than most soundbars: RCA analog, 3.5mm analog, TosLink optical digital, coaxial digital, and a rear USB input. (The latter is marginally useful, though, because it plays only WAV files.)

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Top TVs For Football Season

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ConsumerReports.org
By James K. Wilcox
September 18, 2013

If you're a football fan, it's time to admit that it's hard to watch a big game on a small TV. Thankfully, larger-sized TVs continue to drop in price. A quick look at our just-published TV Ratings (available to subscribers) shows that you can now get a 60-inch set with very good or even excellent high-definition picture quality for as little as $1,000.

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VIZIO CA27T-B1 Review and Ratings

Friday, August 16, 2013

ComputerShopper.com
By William Harrel
August 16, 2013

It's been almost a year now since Vizio, a Southern California electronics firm far better known for its extensive line of HDTVs than computers, introduced its first 27-inch all-in-one PC, the CA27-A1. And while we had a few quibbles about it, considering that this was the company's first big-screen desktop, it wasn't a half-bad machine.

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Top 70 Inch Flat Panel TVs

Friday, July 26, 2013

Business2Community.com
July 26, 2013
Shantha Kumari

VIZIO E701i-A3
The only other notable competitor for Vizio in the 70 inch flat panel segment is Sharp. With both brands offering good picture quality, Vizio has an edge over Sharp because of its lower pricing. The E701i-A3 offers a big screen with accurate color and very good bright-room performance. A VIA (Vizio Internet Apps) button in the remote lets you access the Smart TV apps without interrupting what you’re watching. The lack of 3D or Bluetooth connectivity or a dedicated hub for apps may seem like a setback for some but Vizio makes it up by way of ethernet for connecting to your home network to view media files.

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Reviewed.com
By Lee Neikirk
July 23, 2013

The Story
Strap on your spurs and dump out that tea: This edge-LED LCD from Vizio is our first taste of the American company's 2013 line-up. Yeehaw! Okay, so maybe they're as much Taiwanese as American—they still make major rounds in stateside retail branches.

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VIZIO SB4251W-B4 Review

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DigitalTrends.com EDITOR'S CHOICE
By Caleb Denison
May 14, 2013

Vizio’s SB4251W-B4 delivers the sort of features and control that users have been longed after for years now, and does it with style, finesse and surprisingly good audio quality.

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VIZIO S4251W Review

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

HDTVSolutions.com
By Dick De Jong
May 14, 2013

Introduction


In almost every review of a TV - even the most expensive ones - I state that if you want to do justice to the TV's picture quality, you need to invest in a dedicated audio system. Almost all the tiny, low powered speakers that are integrated into TVs these days are simply not up to the task.

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CNET.com
May 14, 2013

The good: The Vizio S4251w-B4 sound bar includes two rear speakers, allowing it to deliver a real surround sound experience from a sound bar system. Its smart design lets you to connect the rear speakers to the wireless subwoofer in the back of the room, which minimizes the wire clutter that often accompanies surround sound. The sound bar itself has a stylish look with a great remote that includes a built-in display. Features are well-covered, too, with built-in Bluetooth and Dolby/DTS decoding. And it's a good value, considering it includes two additional speakers.

The bad: The sound bar may block your TV's remote sensor when used in tabletop position. Also, if you use your TV to switch inputs, you likely won't get the best possible surround experience, although most listeners won't notice. And there's no guided speaker calibration, so you'll need to rely on your own ears for setup.

The bottom line: Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.

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VIZIO Co-Star Stream Player Review

Friday, May 10, 2013

MamaCheaps.com
May 10, 2013

Do you ever feel like you aren’t getting what you should be out of various services you subscribe to?  Perfect examples for me – Netflix and Amazon Prime.  Lily and Bob use the Netflix streaming ALL of the time – on their iPad or iPod Touch usually.  I never get a chance to watch anything Netflix because it’s not hooked up to our tv and that’s where I watch my shows and movies.

Amazon Prime is a service that I love when it comes to the free 2-day shipping and the Kindle Lending Library.  But Prime also entitles members to access their online streaming content – over 150,000 tv shows and movies – many of which are free.  But again, I’m not big on watching tv on my computer (uh, because I’m always posting deals from it!).  If it’s not on a television screen, I’m probably not watching.

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Review: VIZIO Co-Star Google TV

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AndroidHeadlines.com
By Randy Arrowood
May 7, 2013

Oh come on, yes you have heard of Google TV. We may be late the Vizio Co-Star review party, but over the 4 months that I’ve had this device I’ve watched it improve and become the type of Google TV box that my Logitech Revue just couldn’t grow into.

The Vizio Co-Star was the first of the second generation Google TV devices to hit the scene, and though there have been other entrants since, it remains a bestseller. Normally, we have just a few weeks with a device loaned for review, but the timing ran me up against the Vizio presentation at CES this year, and then there was the Google TV 3.0 update that came to my review device in early March, so I’ve had and used this device for a very long time.

Had this review been written sooner, I’d have different feelings about the device. Given time, I’ve experienced the effort that Vizio has put into improving the Co-Star and ironing out the issues that exist in all new products.

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