VIZIO 42” 5.1 Sound Bar Wins CNET Best of CES Award

We are excited to announce that VIZIO has won a Best of CES Award for our 42” 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with wireless subwoofer and surrounds (S4251w-B4).  Produced and judged by editors from CNET, the winners of the Best of CES Awards were named Thursday, January 10, at 2013 CES in Las Vegas. Check out videos of the winners and finalist here.

Selected by CNET’s expert editors, the winners were the most exciting, innovative and promising products at the show. CNET editors scoured the 2013 CES show floor for products to consider for the prestigious award. In addition, CNET awarded a Best of Show product and thousands of online readers and viewers voted for the CNET People’s Voice winner.

“We’re very proud our 42” 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar was named Best of CES 2013,” said John Schindler, VIZIO Vice President of Product Management. “This product is engineered to elevate the consumer home theater experience to new heights at an unparalleled value. VIZIO’s new slim, modern, size-matched design complements a range of HDTV sizes and are packed with technologies to amplify audio to match the visual experience consumers have grown to expect from their HDTVs.”  

Designed to deliver a best-in-class audio experience that serves as the perfect complement for today’s advanced HDTVs, VIZIO looks to further innovate the category with superior surround sound and new convenience features, such as a Display Remote and Bluetooth connectivity.

“Hundreds of companies and manufacturers descend on Las Vegas each January to announce the products that will make news in the coming year,” said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor in Chief of CNET Reviews. “CNET’s army of editors work tirelessly to meet with industry insiders, explore every inch of the CES show floor, and live blog every major press conference to make sure we find the most exciting new tech from the show. We’re happy to have selected VIZIO for a Best of CES Award.”

With a consistent focus on enhanced sound quality for today’s thin HDTVs, VIZIO’s new sound bars pack must-have technologies into a compact and modern industrial design.  Upwards of 102 dB of crystal clear audio with less than 1% Total Harmonic Distortion2 resonates from the sound bars to match great picture with superior sound. The added convenience of built-in Bluetooth support gives consumers the ability to stream music to their VIZIO sound bar directly from Bluetooth-enabled smart phones, tablets or other audio playback devices. Understanding how consumers interact with their sound bars, VIZIO developed an innovative Display Remote, eliminating the need to squint across the room to view current input, adjust bass or enable the built-in DTS audio technologies. VIZIO’s Display Remote is included with select sound bars and contains a built-in LCD display, making it easy to control sound bar settings while still relaxing on the couch.   

Packed with advanced audio technology, VIZIO’s 42” 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with wireless subwoofer and surrounds provides a best-in-class surround sound solution, able to satisfy even the discerning ears of serious audiophiles.  With integrated center, left and right front channels, a wireless subwoofer that can sit up to 60’ feet away and two rear satellite speakers, the S4251w-B4 Home Theater Sound Bar envelops the living room in immersive, true cinematic audio.  Size-matched for 46” – 47” HDTVs, VIZIO’s newest audio solution sports a stylish design and mounts under screens as a seamless extension of the entertainment experience.

The Best of CES award further reinforces VIZIO’s position as America’s #1 Sound Bar Company1, with the S4251w-B4 amplifying the TV-watching experience by providing audio enthusiasts with a substantial quality and clarity upgrade when compared to standard, thin-frame HDTV speakers.  For more information on VIZIO’s award-winning 42” 5.1 Sound Bar and all other audio products, visit www.VIZIO.com