Costco Vizio Sound Bars, The Top 4

The Costco VIZIO Sound Bar is an all-inclusive speaker system that delivers top notch TV sound without taking up a lot of space in your home.


Unfortunately, many consumers spend a good chunk of change on beautiful, modern flat screen televisions and don’t realize that the compactness of the device often compromises sound quality. This is because the speakers in most flat panel TVs are quite small. Poor sound quality can completely ruin the fun of watching your favorite television show or movie. Sound bars are simple and minimally invasive way to get around this problem.

When you invest in a VIZIO Sound Bar from Costco, the clear picture of your flat screen will match up with the crystal-like sound quality of the device, enhancing your TV watching experience! Below you’ll find information on the four best models of the Video Sound bar available at Costco. 

The Top 4

VIZIO SB4051-D5 Smartcast 40” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System

Vizio SB4051 D5 Smartcast 40 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System

The VIZIO SB4051-D5 Smartcast 40” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System comes with a wireless subwoofer and rear satellite speakers, which connect via Bluetooth.

Wifi is not required. The satellite speakers deliver immersive 5.1 genuine surround sound at levels up to 101 dB1. The slim wireless subwoofer can be tucked away conveniently beneath or beside your coach.

This product comes with a wall mount for simple and convenient placement. The set up in general is quite quick and easy for the average consumer. You can also connect multiple VIZIO Smart Cast sound bars or speakers to play the same music to every room in your home, which is great for entertaining guests and hosting parties of any size.


Does this have both an in and out connection for HDMI?
Yes, it does.

How tall is the flat subwoofer?

2 to 3 inches thick.

Does this system require internet connection?

No, it relies on Bluetooth technology.

VIZIO SmartCast 40" 3.1 Sound Bar System Bundle

Vizio SmartCast 40 3.1 Sound Bar System Bundle

The VIZIO SmartCast 40” 3.1 Sound Bar system bundle is a three-channel sound bar that includes a wireless subwoofer, sure to deliver 101 db of strong and even toned base with less than 1% total harmonic distortion. Exactly what does this mean? Well, if you invest in this bundle, you’ll have car explosions that pack more punch, dramatic scenes that are edgier, and more powerful and an overall more enhanced, fulfilling and realistic TV watching and/or gaming experience.

 This package deal prevents you from having to buy a subwoofer separately. Also, because the subwoofer connects wirelessly, there are no extra cords or attachments, simplifying the set up and preventing it from appearing cluttered or messy.

Adding to the convenience and over all ease of use is the VIZIO Smart Case app. Download this bad boy onto your phone or tablet and you’ve instantly transformed your device into a touch screen remote. 

The VIZIO SmartCast 40” Sound Bar System bundle also has access to over 100 audio apps that are likely already familiar to you. You’ll feel like you’re there when watching concert footage and really get the house party bumping with easy access to your own playlists. 


Does it come with a stand for the subwoofer?

You can stand the subwoofer on its edge using attachable feet that come with the bundle.

Do you have to use a remote or can the Sound bar and subwoofer audio be controlled by the T remote?

Your TV remote can control the volume after you set the preferences on settings.

Can this be transformed into a 5.1 sound bar?

No, it does not have that ability.

Vizio SmartCast 38" 3.0 Sound Bar System w/ Bundle

Vizio SmartCast 38 3.0 Sound Bar System w Bundle

The major difference between the VIZIO SmartCast 38” 3.0 Sound Bar and previously mentioned systems is that it connects over Wifi. This helps to avoid call or texting interruptions that can occur when using Bluetooth.

It has a three-channel bar, with three speakers; left, right and center. It is compatible with Google Home and also supports UHD pass through. This unit is good for those not particularly interested in surround sound but instead looking only to enhance the sound quality of their television when watching shows.

It will quickly prove a vast improvement over television speakers while saving you from having to deal with larger models and subwoofers. 


Are there different modes, for example one for movies, and one for music? Is there a way to enhance dialogue?

Yes, there are various modes for the different abilities of the sound bar. There is a feature to enhance dialogue. 

Is the hdmi cord provided arc compatible?

Yes the cord provided is hdmi arc. 

Does this work with Google Home?

a.Yes, the sound bar is compatible with Google Home. You can change tracks, adjust volume and play pause with any of the supported applications, such as Pandora, Google Music, Spotify.

Vizio SB2820n-E0 Sound bar Home Speaker

Vizio SB2820n E0 Sound bar Home Speaker

The most inexpensive of the units mentioned here, the VIZIO SB2820n-E0 Sound Bar Home Speaker is best for those looking to improve their TV watching experience for an excellent value.

 Although this unit is quite small, it boasts enormous, crisp, clear sound, even without a subwoofer. This system may not impress the elite audiophile, but it is a good fit for the average consumer. I

It is ideal for individuals with hearing disabilities, making it a serious upgrade from reading captions, for example. 


Can you use a VIZIO remote from another VIZIO product, such as a TV, to operate the sound bar?


Does it turn on when the TV is turned on?

No, it must be turned on separately. 

What comes with the Sound Bar?

The sound bar itself, the remote with two (2) AAA batteries, an instruction manual and two (2) cords, one (1) power adapter and a stereo RCA to 3.5mm audio cable. In addition, there is a digital optical cable plus brackets and screws if you want to mount the sound bar on the wall.