Love this product, mine works great and I am replacing my Sony I had for about 2 years now. I bought this just for the all the extra Internet Apps. The Internet Apps are awesome, VUDU, Pandora Radio and we use Netflix a lot at home. I see a lot of negative reviews here but I don’t understand, everything works great maybe the complainers should do the firmware upgrade, that is the first thing I do on all my electronic products is check for the latest updates. I bought an Acer laptop from Wally World last year and every driver was out of date, new out of the box. I would recommend you connect it with a Ethernet cable to your network, it can be updated so easy. Also the small size of this player fits great next to my cable box (same size)!
Over all Vizio is a great brand always finding ways to give you more then you expect and this VBR120 is not one to complain about.
Blu-Ray movie picture quality is life like, even on DVD’s the upscaling is tremendous. The 7.1 channel surround sound is fantastic especially with Pandora, and now I can watch Netflix anytime. I really excepted just an average unit at this price, but you got to hand it to Vizio all this for only $98, unbelievable. Vizio didn’t include a user manual or was that a Wal-Mart request to save the environment? I guess I am one of those people who doesn’t read the instructions anyway, if I can figure it out without a book, I just take it back, but this little unit is superb, easy to use.
The remote control has these little half moon buttons which are a bit funky (looks good, but hard to use), the overall feel of the remote is a bit cheesy. The Blu-Ray player response time is twice as fast as my old Sony, but still slow, my advice to owners is don’t push too many buttons at once you will just make it worse. I had this problem on my Sony when I asked them why it was so slow they explained how much data is being loaded (about 28gig’s) to get such a good picture. The other thing that bugged me was some of the default settings like “Auto Play” which makes the unit play the disc automatically ever time you turn the unit on. Sometimes I just want to use the internet app’s and if I forget to take the disc out, I have to wait to get to Pandora or Netflix, so I had to change a few settings in the setup menu no big deal.
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