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Old 01-08-2009, 03:53 PM
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Default Vizio announces $199.99 player at CES 2009

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...BD_Player/2394

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Funny there's no mention of what profile the player is. You think that would be one of the more important specs. I'll take that as a sign it's profile 1.1.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:28 PM
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Well I don't see anything about network connectivity so Profile 1.1 is probably accurate.

But analog audio output for less than $200? Now we're getting somewhere!
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isn't vizio a questionable CEM? i'd be interested in how one of their players faires after six months to a year.
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Well, the article does state that it can decode True HD and DTS HD Master Audio in the player, which is fantastic. Combine that with 7.1 analog outs, it sounds like an absolute raging deal for having an MSRP of 199, which we all know amounts to an actual price of $179 at most online retailers.
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As for Vizio's products, they actually have been pretty darn reliable according to published reports.

The problem with Vizio's TV is not the longevity, its the picture quality in the first place, which is slightly below average when compared to the top brands.

However, I'm sure there Blu-ray player will be fine, it seems like all of the cheaper Bluray players, ie. Funai, Memorex, etc., they all seem to operate quite well actually.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:39 PM
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Profile 2.0.

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Exciting player. Maybe if I get a second job...yeah, my financial situation is that dire right now. But wow, <$200, 2.0, and analog full hd audio. I can't ask for more. Except some disposable income
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Bleh...when I think Vizio, I just...bleh.
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Bash Vizio all you want. The reality is that this player is a great thing for the entire BLU-RAY INDUSTRY. Profile 2.0, decodes all HD-Audio formats, analog 7.1 audio out...all for $199?!?! This player may very well signal the transition of mass blu-ray adoption from DVD.
 

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