VIZIO's Premium 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar Delivers Big Audio, Completing the Big Screen Experience

New Sound Bar Features Stunning Modern Design with Advanced Convenience Features like Bluetooth, Wireless Subwoofer and Display Remote

IRVINE, CA - May 21, 2013 - VIZIO, America's #1 Sound Bar company1, today announced the pricing and immediate availability of their award winning 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite speakers (S4251w). Winner of CNET's 2013 Best of CES Home Theater and Audio award, VIZIO's newest Sound Bar brings enhanced innovations to the category with superior surround sound and new convenience features, such as a Display Remote and Bluetooth connectivity.


Featuring a wireless subwoofer that can sit up to 60' feet away and rear satellite speakers that easily connect to the subwoofer, the 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar envelops the living room in immersive, true cinematic audio. Complete with Dolby Digital® and DTS Digital Surround™ audio technologies, the sound bar matches superior sound to great picture thanks to 102 dB of crystal clear, room shaking audio with less than 1% Total Harmonic Distortion2. Additionally, DTS Circle Surround™ upgrades standard stereo content from the listeners favorite band or artist, resulting in 5.1 surround sound playback. Ideal for medium to large sized HDTVs, VIZIO's newest audio solution sports a stylish design, comes with all the cables needed to connect to your TV and conveniently mounts under screens as a seamless extension of the entertainment experience.

"The new 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar has been engineered to project 102dB of sound with very low distortion, further ensuring audio is heard as the artist intended," said John Schindler, VIZIO VP of Product Management. "As one of the only 5.1 sound bars on the market, our award-winning 42" model is a great value, featuring a wireless subwoofer that offers room-shaking bass performance going down to 40Hz, satellite speakers for rich, immersive audio and Bluetooth so you can stream music from your smartphone or tablet and enjoy it in 5.1 surround sound without even turning on the TV."

Understanding how consumers interact with their sound bars, VIZIO's flagship 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar features a remote with built-in LCD display, making it easy to control volume and settings from a distance. This new Display Remote eliminates the need to squint across the room to view current input, adjust bass or enable the built-in DTS audio technologies. The added convenience of built-in Bluetooth support also gives consumers the ability to stream music to their VIZIO sound bar directly from Bluetooth-enabled smart phones, tablets or other audio playback devices.

Packed with the latest audio technology in a modern, industrial design, VIZIO's 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar provides a best-in-class surround sound solution, able to satisfy even the discerning ears of serious audiophiles. Additionally, the award-winning model has the ability to connect to nearly any HDTV right out of the box with all necessary audio cables included.

Consumers can find the 42" 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar now at Amazon.com, Costco, Costco.com, BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, VIZIO.com and in-store at Best Buy the week of 5/27 for $329.99.

VIZIO also currently offers a 32" 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar (VSB207BT) with Bluetooth through retailers such as Amazon.com, Walmart and Walmart.com and VIZIO.com for $89.99. Ideal for consumers with smaller TVs or living rooms, the 32" sound bar is a serious sound set-up with built-in Bluetooth that allows users to stream audio wirelessly from their smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth enabled device. Other exciting additions to the VIZIO sound bar family will roll out later this summer.

About VIZIO

VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. In Q4 2012, VIZIO became America's #1 60+ inch HDTV company based on units sold. VIZIO is the #1 Sound Bar Company and is a top rated sound bar brand 2-years running by leading consumer publications. As VIZIO celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary, it remains committed to what it does best, focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products.  VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, Home Theater Magazine's Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit at www.VIZIO.com.

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