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I might buy this ! Wireless rear speakers !
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I've been waiting for this and its larger brother since CES.

I started a thread on them, but there has been no news in all this time.

Having real rear speakers is better than any emulation, or beamed channels.
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Do you still have to plug the rear speakers to the sub with it ?
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Do you still have to plug the rear speakers to the sub with it ?

If you click the link, you'll see that it says that the rear speakers are wireless.

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If you click the link, you'll see that it says that the rear speakers are wireless.

Yeah I know, but could they mean that you don't have to connect it to the sound bar but it is wired to the subwoofer, which is wireless ?
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I'm pretty sure, from what I've read since CES, that the rear surrounds are wireless, as is the sub...unlike the Vizio 510, which tethers the surrounds to the wireless sub.

As mentioned in the other thread, Philips is introducing a wireless 5.1 soundbar, but at a higher projected price point.
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No new soundbar from Vizio, what is taking so long, it's now April 10th??? Disappointed in you Vizio...........
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No new soundbar from Vizio, what is taking so long, it's now April 10th??? Disappointed in you Vizio...........

I'm impatient as well, but I do believe their new soundbars are coming.
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Gotta watch out with wireless if you have other sources like an Xbox running. My wireless sub woofer interfered with Xbox live. Had trouble with wireless and my Roku as well. Plus, wireless just adds more RF to your surroundings which is not the healthiest thing already. I've reverted to being a wired guy myself as a result. Old can be better sometimes.
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Apparently they'll be arriving Late April or early May.

Personally, given that the soundbar is likely to be used mostly with Movies, I'm not concerned about the additional radiation. Wired systems are a lot more complex than an easy to set up Wireless 5.1 Soundbar. They apparently produce low distortion and high ouput.

I'm interested.
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The satelitte speakers are wireless to the soundbar but not to the subwoofer. frown.gif

http://store.vizio.com/documents/downloads/accessories/S4251W-B4/QSG_S4251WB4.pdf

Vizio also made a webpage fot it, with the mention coming soon : http://store.vizio.com/home-theater-1/s4251wb4.html
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The satelitte speakers are wireless to the soundbar but not to the subwoofer. frown.gif

http://store.vizio.com/documents/downloads/accessories/S4251W-B4/QSG_S4251WB4.pdf

Vizio also made a webpage fot it, with the mention coming soon : http://store.vizio.com/home-theater-1/s4251wb4.html

I read that document and you're right! It appears to follow the formula of their last 5.1 Soundbar, the 510, which also has the satellites tethered.

I wonder if the larger version uses the same method.

The forthcoming Philips 5.1 soundbar definitely has completely wireless rears. More money, though.

Interestingly, the Phillips uses a wireless technology that is similar but not identical to Bluetooth, and it appears that there will be less possibility of interference than with a Wifi based system.
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This Soundbar is now in stock on the Vizio site. I am disappointed to see there is no hdmi arc connection.
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Already out of stock.
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This Soundbar is now in stock on the Vizio site. I am disappointed to see there is no hdmi arc connection.

You should get the same sound quality using optical.

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Received mine yesterday. The remote does not work. Vizio shipping me a replacement remote not a good start.
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How does it sound is the more important question...
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Does anyone know if I import this from either the US or Japan (holiday next month), Will the wireless devices be compatible for my use back home in Australia?

any advise would be great.

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Strongly considering getting this unit, pending initial reviews and availability. Looks to be a pretty sweet unit that should be easy to set up.

Too bad on the first remote.. hopefully it's not a widespread issue.
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The VIZIO new sound bar Model# S4251W the sat speakers connect to the sub, The Subwoofer is wireless
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I have my TV on an articulating wall mount.
Can this, or any opthe soundbar, be mounted under (on) the TV itself?
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Many soundbars are mounted on shelves below a TV.
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Back in stock on vizio.com, just fyi
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Also, if anyone is ordering this off Vizio's site, I was able to use coupon code REGVIZIO10 for 10% off the order, which was pretty sweet. Unfortunately, California tax just about brought it back to the full price..
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Also, if anyone is ordering this off Vizio's site, I was able to use coupon code REGVIZIO10 for 10% off the order, which was pretty sweet. Unfortunately, California tax just about brought it back to the full price..

Interesting. I just tried to use that code and it didn't work.

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Worked for me. smile.gif Didnt buy it though. Haha
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Make sure there's no spaces in front or behind the code?
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I have diagnosed the problem with my remote control intermittently not working is a problem with the soundbar. I have a Vizio tv who's remote also controls the soundbar. When it works both soundbar and tv remote works but somedays the soundbar will not work with either remote proving it is not a remote problem. Vizio are jerking me around on this and are insisting they send a remote. I have lost confidence in the soundbar I have and will press for replacement once I have received remote.
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