An Inclusive Review of Vizio's VBR200W Blu-ray Player

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The hot thing among a lot of people is streaming online flicks and TV shows. It's already a commonly held belief that Blu-ray is out-of-date. Still, web streaming cannot compete with the quality you get from viewing from a Blu-ray disc.

Now you have the opportunity to enjoy the quality of Blu-ray not only with discs, but also streaming, with the up-to-date players. One such Blu-ray player is the new Blu-ray player offered by Vizio, the VBR200W. It is on the same line as Vizio's older Blu-ray players, but with extra features. Movies can be streamed from Netflix and VUDU, using a wireless connection, because of the integrated Wi-Fi ability blended with Vizio's Internet Apps . The front panel of the VBR200W features the controls, which are touch sensitive, and the player is a mere 2.4 inches tall. The disc tray is in the center on the front, and the player comes across as really advanced with its black, glossy finish.

The I/O connections are concealed on the back end of the player. The video quality of the VBR200W Blu-ray player by Vizio is Full HD 1080p while using a Blu-ray disc and it plays regular DVDs at levels nearly as good as High Definition. Component, HDMI, and ComPosite outputs offer three modes to connect the video. You get the optimum video result for Blu-ray discs and DVD discs when you go with the HDMI connection.

The sound playback quality is 7.1 multi channel surround sound by way of HTMI, and likewise, other connections are analog and Digital Optical/Coaxial outputs. Provision is given for DTS-Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD internal decoding, but not for 7.1 analog outputs. Television news, music, radio, movies and a lot more streaming options are done using Vizio's Internet Apps for the VBR200W Blu-ray player. Twitter, Facebook, Netfix, Pandora Internet Radio, The New York Times, Associated Press,and a lot more services can be accessed. Evidently, web streaming calls for an internet connection, which can be made by way of the ethernet port or a wireles connection.

Along with an owner's manual, you get a quick-start guide to help use the unit without any problem. It's unfortunate that you won't have the capability to stream music or video files straight from your computer to the VBR200W. The superb video and audio made by the VIZIO VBR200W Blu-ray Player are but two of the reasons for getting one. The playback for video on the Blu-ray disc is Full 1080p via HDMI. DTS-HD and Dolby Digital TrueHD audio signals can both be decoded internally. The VBR200W has access to a number of web streaming services including VUDU, Netflix, etc., and also has built-in WI-Fi. The downsides to the Vizio VBR200W are that it doesn't come with a Quick Start Mode, and it doesn't have DLNA capabilities.

If you are searching for a Blu-ray player,The Vizio VBR200W gives you many features at a very modest cost. The video and audio quality is superlative, you get streaming functionality, built-in Wi-Fi, and the VBR200W has a menu that is not hard to navigate. The VBR200W should be priced in-store at less than $200.

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