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Vizio VBR100 Blu-ray Player

Vizio VBR100 Blu-ray Player

Summary

  • Product Name: VBR100 Blu-ray Player
  • Manufacturer: Vizio
  • Review Date: January 10, 2009 14:10
  • MSRP: $199.99
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
  • Buy Now
  • Video outputs: HDMI (1.3), component, and composite
  • Audio outputs: 7.1 channel analog audio, coax and optical digital audio, and analog stereo (RCA)
  • Dimensions: 17" X 11" X 2”
  • Includes Remote Control

Executive Overview

VIZIO's VBR100 Blu-ray player is outfitted with a 108MHz/11-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and provides 720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for standard definition DVD discs via HDMI. A 24-bit/192kHz audio Digital to Analog Converter delivers audio playback from all of the latest surround sound formats and the VBR100 decodes uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio.

The player is super-slim and will fit in any entertainment cabinet. In addition to Blu-ray discs and BD-Live content, the player also plays standard definition DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, audio CD-R and CD-RW, plus MP3 CDs.

Additional VBR100 Features

  • Video outputs: HDMI (1.3), component, and composite
  • Audio outputs: 7.1 channel analog audio, coax and optical digital audio, and analog stereo (RCA)
  • Dimensions: 17 X 11 X 2”
  • Includes Remote Control

VIZIO demonstrated the new player at the WYNN Hotel during this week's International CES. The VBR100 is going to be available in April of this year and will have a retail price of just $199.

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Recent Forum Posts:

GlocksRock posts on September 15, 2009 16:40
If I were in the market for a standalone player I would not hesitate to pick that up. With as much as prices have come down on blu ray players, I'm excited to see what kind of sales we will see during the holiday season.
jostenmeat posts on September 15, 2009 16:34
GlocksRock, post: 623326
You can get a Panasonic DMP-BD60 from amazon.com for under $180.00 with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BD60-Blu-ray-Player-Black/dp/B001V9LA44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253026995&sr=8-1

Seems like that would be your best bet for a budget blu-ray player.

This is a great price. I just logged on to Pana Direct, using my friend's login (who's worked for them for over a decade) and the employee pricing is like $10 worse, and then add tax.

For anyone outside CA (woe is 3db), this is a no-brainer at the price point, IMO.
GlocksRock posts on September 15, 2009 16:33
Ah, didn't know you were in Canada, that does make things a bit more difficult then.
3db posts on September 15, 2009 14:40
GlocksRock, post: 623326
You can get a Panasonic DMP-BD60 from amazon.com for under $180.00 with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BD60-Blu-ray-Player-Black/dp/B001V9LA44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253026995&sr=8-1

Seems like that would be your best bet for a budget blu-ray player.

Not in Canada and not to mention paying customs.
GlocksRock posts on September 15, 2009 11:04
You can get a Panasonic DMP-BD60 from amazon.com for under $180.00 with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BD60-Blu-ray-Player-Black/dp/B001V9LA44/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1253026995&sr=8-1

Seems like that would be your best bet for a budget blu-ray player.
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