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Vizio VBR200W

Vizio VBR200W
alaScore 74

4 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Vizio VBR200W

 

Known for its reasonably priced HDTVs featured in retail outlets such as Costco, BJ's, and Walmart, Vizio has added yet another affordable home theater component to its lineup: The connected Blu-ray player. The Vizio VBR200W ($199.99 list) is a...

Affordable. Good performance. Solid feature set including integrated Wi-Fi, the usual Web app suspects, plus Facebook and Twitter

Bulky build. Slow disc loads. Lacks internal memory for BD Live. Using social networking apps is almost impossible with the bundled remote control

The Vizio VBR200W may not be the slimmest Blu-ray player on the block, but it delivers solid image quality and a wider than typical assortment of Web apps—all at a palatable price.

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Review: Vizio VBR200W Blu-ray player

 

This unit offers most of what you'd want in a multimedia Blu-ray player, and it does so at a reasonable price; but its design and its handling of DVD upscaling miss the mark.

If you buy a VBR200W, consider playing DVDs at 480p and letting your HDTV do the upscaling. Depending on how well your TV upscales standard-definition video, the image may look better that way

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Vizio VBR200W Blu-ray Player Reviewed

 

One of the least expensive Blu-ray players to offer built-in 802.11n for network access, Vizio's VBR200W ($199.99) also includes the well-rounded Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) platform, with Netflix, VUDU, Twitter, Pandora, and more....

The VBR200W supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs ; The player has internal high-resolution audio decoding and can pass these formats in bitstream form over HDMI ; It supports BD-Live Web content and can play picture-in-picture bonus content ;...

The VBR200W lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; This player lacks onboard memory to store downloadable BD-Live content ; You can't stream digital media from a PC or...

The addition of Vizio Internet Apps makes the VBR200W much more competitive with Blu-ray players from manufacturers like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and LG. In terms of price, Vizio doesn't have quite the edge here that you see in the HDTV realm: the...

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And though the Vizio BR200W player's internet capabilities permit you to stream videos, it doesn't support YouTube playback - a feature found on competing models at roughly the same price. We also found its physical design frustrating to use. We tested...

If you have a large DVD collection that you plan to watch via your Blu-ray player, look for a player that offers stronger DVD upscaling than the Vizio BR200W does. Beyond that, this model has a lot to offer for both Blu-ray playback and internet...

Product Specifications

Delivering the high resolution 1080p high definition video playback, VIZIO's Blu-ray player also provides HD 7.1-channel audio in the lossless high-resolution Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. With integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n) networking, the VBR200W offers users additional entertainment content on demand from the Internet from top brands like Netflix, VUDU and Pandora. Also for a limited time, purchasers of the VBR200W can also receive 3 free 1080p HD movie rentals from VUDU - the only Internet app that lets consumers watch the latest movies on demand in brilliant 1080p HD. In addition to Blu-ray discs, the player accommodates standard DVDs, recordable DVDs, MP3 CDs and other formats. Its USB port allows viewing of photos or videos, as well as listening to music through the television by using a thumb drive.
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