Vizio VBR100 Blu-ray Player: Pretty, $US200, But Don't Buy It

I almost expect Vizio to drop the price on its $US200 VBR100 Blu-ray player to $150 at launch, but since it's not BD-Live 2.0 spec as it stands, you shouldn't buy it.

The VIZIO Blu-ray Player

Providing the most superb images and stunning audio performance, Blu-ray
discs deliver 1080p perfection. Retailing for $199.99, the release of VIZIO's
VBR100 Blu-Ray Player means everyone can afford to bring these exquisite
sights and sounds into their home theatre.

Outfitted with a 108MHz/11-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), the VBR100
delivers phenomenal 1080p video from native Blu-rays discs and offers
selectable 720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for standard definition DVD
discs (HDMI output only).

A 24-bit/192kHz audio Digital to Analogue Converter ensures pristine audio
playback from all of the latest surround sound formats. The VBR100 provides
built-in audio decoding for uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio, and multi-channel PCM in additional to all other surround
codecs (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS).

The super-slim player will fit in any entertainment cabinet, and is not only
compatible with Blu-ray discs and BD-Live content, but it plays standard
definition DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, audio CD-R and CD-RW, plus MP3

Additional VBR100 Features

Video outputs: HDMI (1.3), component, and composite
Audio outputs: 7.1 channel analogue audio, coax and optical digital audio, and
analogue stereo (RCA)
Dimensions: 17 X 11 X 2"
Includes Remote Control
Availability: April 2009
Price: $199.99

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