Product Comparison: VIZIO SB3851-C0 vs VIZIO SB3851-D0

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General Specifications
About the Product
Surround yourself with amazing sound with VIZIO’s all-new 38” 5.1 Sound Bar System, a great fit for 42”+ Class TVs. The addition of the rear satellite speakers and wireless subwoofer creates a true 5.1 surround sound experience, immersing you in the middle of the action. Built-in Bluetooth® allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your mobile devices.
Introducing the all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ 38" 5.1 Sound Bar System. Combining high-caliber audio with elegant style, and Google Cast™ built in. What you love won't change, but how you experience it will never be the same.
Key Specs
Minimum Frequency Response
60 Hz
50 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
19 kHz
20 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
VIZIO SB3851-C0 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers
  • The sub-woofer is very powerful
  • Great product. Powerful sound. Goes great with my projector... Feels like I'm at the theater but at home
  • It has ample power and sound quality for family television viewing, and provides a huge improvement over the weak, tinny speakers in my new Sony flat screen TV. It worked right out of the box and installed in 15 minutes
  • High frequencies are cut out when there is not an instrument being played in that range. Sounds like low quality YouTube sound.
  • The system simply cannot be adjusted to provide the frequency response of a good stereo system.
VIZIO SB3851-D0 martCast 38” 5.1 Sound Bar System (2016 Model)
  • The subwoofer is powerful and will shake the walls.
  • The power in this speaker set up is remarkable.
  • This is a really nice system. Beyond the price, this is really nice! It is very powerful and you can not go near full power with out hurting your ears.
  • Sound quality is very good, sub has plenty of power, and satellite speakers are convenient to plug into the sub.
  • Bass is actually better than I had expected for something of that size and power.
Size & Weight
3 in.
6 in.
38 in.
38.2 in.
3 in.
3 in.
6.57 lbs.
16.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
VIZIO SB3851-C0 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers
  • Nice set up for my medium sized living room
  • My husband really loves this. It was easy to set up. Compact size and sounds great.
  • The Soundbar and the surround speakers are the perfect size and can be easily mounted on a wall.
  • Attractive yet not bulky nor causing clutter.
VIZIO SB3851-D0 martCast 38” 5.1 Sound Bar System (2016 Model)
  • Good quality sound for a medium sized room awesome.
  • This system has great sound for the size.
  • Like the system sounds great perfect size looks nice and doesn to take up to much room.
  • Excellent system for mid-sized family room. Good sound. Surround speakers work great.
  • The speakers are the perfect size to disappear on the top of the cabinets and the sub is small enough to creatively hide in a corner.
Installation Type
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Stand-alone, Wall-mount
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS Circle Surround, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruVolume
Dolby Digital, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruVolume
Streamlined Design, Seamless Streaming, Wireless subwoofer & rear satellite speakers
Experience VIZIO SmartCast, VIZIO SmartCast™ App, Cast From Apps You Already Know and Love, Elevated Engineering
What customers say about "Features"
VIZIO SB3851-C0 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers
  • With this Vizio soundbar the bass rumbles with movie explosions and action are clear while the dialog on the main bar (generally) is clear. The rear speakers handle the surround perfectly. Perhaps it's the inclusion of Dolby 5.1 DTS.
  • It offers 5.1 audio through both main audio codecs available today, DOLBY DIGITAL signals, and the plethora of DTS signals.
  • The Vizio sound system presents very clear 5.1 surround sound, with crisp dialog and a full warm range due to the subwoofer.
  • I love the wireless woofer and satellite speakers. This sounds awesome in my 20x14 family room. Sitting way back away from the TV and soundbar, but with the adjustable settings, I can increase the front center to make sure the dialog comes through clear.
  • There is no HDMI input as shown in many reviews.
VIZIO SB3851-D0 martCast 38” 5.1 Sound Bar System (2016 Model)
  • Package included everything needed to install.
  • Easy to install. Great subwoofer.
  • No more wires! I had this installed in our living room in minutes. Wifi Sub and satelite speakers work great.
  • This 5.1 channel sound bar system was installed in minutes.
  • Sound is nice and clear and channel separation is good.
  • Sound quality is Good. Didn't like the Wired connections to sub woofers.
Equalizer Settings
Bass/Tremble control, Night mode, Dialogue mode, Surround sound control
Bass/Tremble control, Surround sound control, Night mode
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth
3.5mm stereo mini jack, Stereo RCA, RCA (Coaxial), Digital optical audio, USB 2.0
3.5mm stereo mini jack, RCA (Coaxial), Digital optical audio, HDMI, LAN
What customers say about "Connectivity"
VIZIO SB3851-C0 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers
  • The system was super easy to install and the bluetooth is a really nice feature to push music to it when not watching TV
  • The system will play music from an aux port, as well as a speaker port and bluetooth
  • Great sound and easy to set up. Optical connect is way to go to TV.
  • The sound is great as long as the bluetooth is working but unfortunately it drops every 20 mn or so.
  • Does not include usb cables and DTS is not available over Bluetooth, which I kind of expected. System does provide digital sound and optical hookup for DTS.
  • There is a USB port, but no USB cable provided
VIZIO SB3851-D0 martCast 38” 5.1 Sound Bar System (2016 Model)
  • Excellent sound and very simple setup with Bluetooth feature.
  • Easy set up. Bluetooth works well. Better sound than that of tv.
  • This Vizio product features great audio sound with wireless speakers, bluetooth and wifi connectivity.
  • I was however unable to connect my sound bar via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to my phone or router with the SmartCast app after a few attempts.
  • The only 'con' is the BlueTooth phone connection isn't great.
  • However, the Bluetooth does not pair with any other device than one. It is very annoying. I would recommend some one to test pairing with two devices before buying it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
229.99 $
299.99 $

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