Vizio intros 3 budget Blu-ray players with Wi-Fi

Vizio announced three new Blu-ray players, including the VBR231, which Vizio claims offers improved Wi-Fi performance.

Vizio VBR210

Along with new HDTV details , Vizio also announced three new Blu-ray players on Tuesday, all of which support the Vizio Apps platform that we first tested on the Vizio VBR200W . The company's new release is scarce on details, but the VBR210, VBR220, and VBR231 will all have built-in Wi-Fi and a suite of streaming-media features that includes Vudu, Netflix, and Pandora. The VBR210 and VBR220 both have onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and are available now for $190 list price. The VBR231 is coming a little later in July for $200, and, according to Vizio, it will have superior  wireless performance because of built-in dual-band Wi-Fi.

We knocked the VBR200W because of its Wi-Fi performance issues in our review, so we're hoping the VBR231's improved performance fixes those issues. We're also hoping the new models address some of our other complaints--such as slow load times and some operational glitches--although at these prices you can't expect perfection.

 

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