A great value for the money, one of the best model Vizio produces for today - VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Vizio SB4451-C0 is the company's new penultimate sound bar and is the "cheapest" model to feature HDMI ports. The Vizio SB4451-C0 packs a wealth of features into a compact sound bar/wireless sub system, and its satellite speakers produce true, room-filling surround sound. Follow our VIZIO SB4451-C0 review for more VIZIO SB4451-C0 specs.
This is a 5.1 surround system. Even so, the soundbar alone is pretty impressive. Right off the bat, it is worth mentioning that VIZIO loaded this thing with a full Dolby Digital and Dolby Surround suite. That means Dolby’s TruVolume, Studio Sound as well as Circle Surround. By being wireless, you don’t have to worry about wires and positioning of the satellites. This is especially true if you are planning on mounting the entire thing on the wall.
It is aesthetically pleasing sound bar/subwoofer combo. While the less-expensive models in the line feature cloth grilles, the SB4451-C0 features a fully metal design with a black powder coating. As the name suggests, this is a 40-inch-wide 5.1 system which features discrete rear-channel speakers and a 10-inch-square subwoofer.
The Vizio offers Bluetooth with aptX compatibility for streaming from tablets and phones. Other inputs include coaxial and optical digital, plus stereo RCA, USB and a 3.5mm auxiliary.
The SB4451-C0 doesn't have a LCD display - it's all on the remote control - but the left side of the sound bar has a vertical row of tiny white LEDs that light up sequentially as you adjust the overall volume, center speaker, and subwoofer, or tweak the bass and treble, and so on. These indicate how high or low the settings are. The remote control is actually quite useful. It looks like most other remotes made by the company, but the addition of that screen makes all the difference and elevates it above the competition. Changing settings is so much easier when you can actually see what parameter you're adjusting.