Vizio is best known for its low prices on HDTVs, but the company is branching out into Blu-ray with the new VBR100 player. From the specs, the biggest selling point is the $200 price tag, and we were surprised to see 7.1 analog outputs available too. Here are the details.
Key features of the Vizio VBR100:
- Onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-Master Audio decoding
- 7.1 analog audio outputs
- Optical and coaxial digital audio outputs
- Available in April, $200 list price
Most of the players we've seen here at CES have tried to differentiate themselves with additional content sources, like Netflix streaming or, but there's still a lot of demand for barebones Blu-ray playback.
The 7.1 analog outputs may also be a draw for budget buyers who are planning to keep using their older non-HDMI receivers. We could see these flying of the shelves at Costco if the price starts creeping toward $150.