Blu-ray Players

Vizio VBR231 Blu-ray Player with Wireless Internet Apps



Vizio initially made their mark by being one of the first companies to offer a plasma panel that was both affordable and a good performer. Since then they have continued to serve this niche by offering products that have very good performance for the price, but also have branched out to offer some truly high end home theater equipment. As Blu-ray players become more and more mainstream, I thought it was time to take a look at their VBR231 player to see how it performs compared to the more established brands. Remember when Blu-ray players first came out, they were all at least $500? The Vizio VBR231 sells for only $179. How does a < $200 Blu-ray player perform? We put it to our new Blu-ray Benchmark tests to find out.


  • Design: Blu-ray Player
  • Audio Codecs: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD (via HDMI)
  • Connections HDMI: 1.4a, Component Video, Composite Video, Optical Audio, LR RCA Audio, USB, Ethernet
  • Online Features: Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, Flickr, Twitter, Picasa, Facebook
  • Dimensions: 2" H x 16.9" W x 8.9" D
  • Weight: 5.7 Pounds
  • MSRP: $179.99 USA
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