CES: VIZIO Bows VBR200W Wireless Blu-ray Disc Player
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January 11, 2009
Like many manufacturers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), VIZIO joined the Internet "app" party with the release of their Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) platform. Delivering rich Internet-based content such as Netflix Watch Instantly, VUDU movie rentals and Pandora music streaming, VIA adds considerably to the traditional television-viewing experience. If you're not yet ready to splurge on a VIA-enabled HDTV, Vizio's VBR200W Blu-ray Disc player may be just the ticket.
In addition to traditional Blu-ray features such as 1080/24p high definition video and compatibility with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio sound, the VBR200W also features integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi (and an Ethernet port, if you prefer) to deliver Vizio's robust VIA services in addition to BD-LIVE online content from the various movie studios.
To further entice shoppers, VIZIO and VUDU have teamed up to offer three free 1080p "HDX" movie rentals with the purchase of a VBR200W when it begins shipping in March. HDX is the term VUDU uses to describe their 1080p HD movie downloads, with video quality nearly rivaling that of Blu-ray.
Pricing and Availability:
The VBR200W begins shipping in March with an MSRP of $199.
Where to Buy:
VIZIO products on Amazon.com (Note: new models not yet available)