Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Preliminary Ratings for the Vizio VBR231 Blu-ray Player

Here are my initial thoughts on how the Vizio VBR231 stacks up:
  • Playing Blu-ray disks:    not yet rated
  • Playing DVDs:              not yet rated
  • Network setup:             D due to requirement to support Shared WEP
  • Network operation:       C due to connection difficulties that have not been resolved yet
  • Service Availability:       B due to limited set of applications supported
  • Service set up:              A  very easy
  • Service operation:         A easy to use
Over all I am happy with the unit for my purposes, especially at the $150 price point that includes WiFi. I think that Vizio has some work to do on the WiFi support so that it fits more easily into home networks. At a minimum, Vizio should support Open WEP.

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