Vizio’s 5.1 sound systems are by far the easiest way to enjoy surround sound in your home theater, and thousands of our readers have taken the plunge over the years on various models.

You can read more about these systems here, but the upshot is that you don’t need a receiver, and you won’t need to run a wire from your TV cabinet to the back of the room. The resulting sound isn’t world class, but it’s good enough for almost everyone, especially at the modest prices Vizio charges.

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