Review of VIZIO SB4051 5.1 Ch Sound Bar/Wireless Sub/Bluetooth aptX

By Staff
May 19, 2015

Flat screen TVs have been around for a long time, and with every year they are getting more advanced in functionality and thinner in size.  But the problem still remains where a picture quality goes up, while a sound quality goes down.  It's all part of a natural evolution with thinner TV frames not being able to accommodate large drivers.  Speakers built into TV are just OK to hear what's going on, but they don't do justice to watching the latest Marvel superhero flicks, as an example, denying you a full experience of HD picture with HD sound.  Even if you have a decent 5.1 Receiver with a set of 5 Speakers + Subwoofer, dealing with extra components and wires for your rear satellite speakers and subwoofer could be a hassle.  Or if you like to throw a party where your TV is a center of home entertainment system, why not use your existing speakers to pair your smartphone or tablet?  Didn't realize all of this could be possible in one compact setup with hardly any wire clutter when I got a chance to test the latest VIZIO SB4051 Sound Bar 40" 5.1 Channel system. Here is what I found.

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