Other features include HDMI connectivity, support for Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround and DTS TruVolume, and VIZIO's own Surround Matrix technology.
Late last year, VIZIO started shipping its 54" 3.0 Home Theater Soundbar. For those in need of a little extra oomph, the company is packaging up a three-channel soundbar with two satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer. The 54" 5.1 Soundbar System is shipping now.
The 54" soundbar boasts a wide sound stage for music, movies and everyday TV watching. It delivers that by separating out the left and right channels inside the main speakerbar. It even has a third center channel for dialogue -- all inside a single cabinet. To round out the system, the package includes two rear satellite speakers and a wireless 8-inch subwoofer. It also comes with an LCD display remote for adjusting the input, enabling and disabling audio technologies, and manually adjusting the left, right or rear speakers.
Promising up to 104dB of sound, the 54" 5.1 Home Theater Soundbar System boasts a low-frequency response down to 35Hz. Designed for TVs 55 inches and up, the 54" 5.1 Home Theater Soundbar System also includes aptX Bluetooth audio coding for wireless streaming to the system from any smartphone, tablet or other compatible device.
For those of you with mid-size TVs, VIZIO is also planning to ship the 38" 5.1 Soundbar System in the coming weeks. Designed for TVs 42 inches and up, this setup has the two rear satellite speakers, a wireless subwoofer, and the ability to crank out up to 100dB of sound. This model will include DTS Studio Sound and DTS Circle Surround.
"With picture quality standards of today's HDTV continuing to elevate, consumers are now demanding an enhanced audio solution that completes their home theater experience," said Matt McRae, VIZIO's chief technology officer. "VIZIO is bringing true 5.1 soundbar solutions into living rooms, and now consumers with both large- and mid-size HDTVs can enjoy best-in-class, true cinematic audio."
VIZIO is shipping the 54" 5.1 Soundbar System now for $499.99, with the 54" 3.0 Home Theater Soundbar still selling for $299.99. The 38" 5.1 Soundbar System is expected to ship sometime in July, with an MSRP of $279.99.