Moneysaver One-Shot: Simple Surround Sound (VIZIO S4251w-b4 Soundbar)

No wires for you! (Well, a few wires actually).

Update: This is a little complicated, but the deal is still good. If you want to buy the system, click on "more buying choices" in the right column, then select show "Prime offers only," then choose the one sold by Amazon. Savings will be displayed in the cart.

Depending on your living situation you might be able to lace your wall with speaker cable, but that's not an option for a lot of people, including me, and it's a pain. Enter the Vizio S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar, a very cool product with a terrible name. The Vizio has all the trimmings you'd expect from a budget soundbar, but pulls a Roku 3 trick by connecting the rear left and right speakers to the wireless subwoofer, effectively giving you actual 5.1 surround with a soundbar system. It's kind of cheating, and kind of brilliant.

The Vizio typically retails for $330, but we recently saw Costco knock it down to an insane $230. Now Amazon has done the same, offering the product to their Prime members for $228 bucks. This is both the easiest 5.1 solution ever and the best deal on a 5.1 solution.

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