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The Vizio VBR231 is one of three WiFi-equipped Blu-ray disc players (VBR210, VBR220, VBR231) released in late summer 2010.

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Pros

Excellent upconversion of standard DVD video to 1080p

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Cons

Can have trouble keeping the wireless connected

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Buttons on the remote are a little difficult to press and don't always take

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The Vizio VBR231 is one of three WiFi-equipped Blu-ray disc players (VBR210, VBR220, VBR231) released in late summer 2010. As an upgrade from the VBR210 and VBR220, the Vizio VBR231 utilizes dual-band Wireless Draft N, 2.4/5GHz technology. This allows it to deliver divided high-speed connectivity to multiple rooms. Like its peers, the Vizio VBR231 is designed to work alongside the XWR100 dual-band HD router (released in fall 2010) and includes a bevy of inputs/outputs and features such as 7.1 channels of digital audio output via HDMI, support for major Dolby / DTS codecs, a USB interface for JPEG/MP3 playback, and Vizio Internet Apps, which allow them to stream content from Vudu, Netflex, etc.

Features
  • Front-Loading Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Single-Disc Capacity
  • 1080p NativeResolution
  • 1080p Video Upconversion
  • Duale-Band Draft N Wireless (2.4/5GHz)
  • Multi-Channel Audio Output (HDMI)
  • Dolby Digital Decoder
  • DTS Decoder
  • USB Interface
  • Vizio Internet Apps
Specifications
  • Disc Capacity: 1
  • Digital Tuner: No
  • Vertical Resolution: 1080p
  • Video Upconversion: 1080p
  • A/V Compatibility: USB 2.0, HDTV, MP3 Player, Home Stereo, Digital TV
  • Media Compatibility: DVD, CD, BD
  • Wired Connectivity: Standard Ethernet
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11n (2.4/5GHz)
Playback Compatibility
  • MPEG 2
  • H.264/AVC
  • CD
  • MP3
  • CD-R/RW
  • Blu-ray Disc
  • DVD
  • USB
I/O
  • Optical Digital Audio
  • Coaxial Digital Audio
  • Coaxial Digital Video
  • Composite Video
  • Component Video
  • HDMI
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Don Ivo
01/03/2011 01:50

Please tell me which wi-fi blu-ray players priced $150.00 to $200.00 are consoidered the best at this time? For example, is Vizio bettter than Sony ? I'm doing preliminary research before buying one. My primary interest is to have movies "streamed" to my home television. Any suggestions?
Thank you in advance for your help.

Anonymous

Anonymous

01/08/2011 12:22

We purchased a Vizio and did not like the upconversion, the remote did not work and it did not keep its connection to the wireless internet. Just got a Sony yesterday and so far things are better. Our tv is a Samsung. One extra benefit is when you turn on the blu-ray the tv switches automatically. The internet stays connected. We paid $150 at Best Buy. So far Sony is waaaay better than the Vizio which was $130 at Sam's.

Shadowtech

Shadowtech

01/08/2011 07:05

If you need something for internet streaming, why not go for a decent set-top box? These are built specifically for this purpose. I like the Apple TV for its Netflix integration and movie rentals. The Boxee box probably isn't a bad choice either.

Anonymous

Anonymous

01/09/2011 01:05

Thank you both ("Anonymous" and "shadowtech") for your valuable suggestions. As a "senior citizen" (71 years old) with limited knowledge of the new "high-tech toys," your comments are appreciated. Have a great 2011 year!

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