Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
The VIZIO VBR122 Blu-ray Player with VIZIO Internet Apps delivers full 1080p high-definition video for razor sharp images, 7.1 surround sound for amazing audio, and connects to the Internet to stream movies, TV shows, music and more. Enjoy your Blu-ray and DVD discs, audio CDs, MP3/AAC, and JPEG files. When you need a little more entertainment, access content from top online brands like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU, Pandora, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
NOTE: This Blu-ray Player is designed to play high-definition audio and video using an HDMI cable. You'll need an HDMI port on your television, as no analog video outputs are provided.
Internet-Connected Blu-ray Entertainment
Enjoy Blu-ray video in Full HD 1080p resolution, for a picture with amazing clarity and detail.
1080p Full HD
Take advantage of your HDTV with Blu-ray titles in Full HD 1080p resolution, for a picture with amazing clarity and detail.
Blu-ray Discs and More
Play Blu-ray Discs and access both included Bonus View and online BD Live bonus features such as games, trailers, director commentaries, and more, thanks to Internet connectivity. You can also play back your DVDs, complete with up-conversion from standard-definition to 1080p, for enhanced picture quality. And of course, you're also covered on playing back your favorite CDs.
VIZIO Internet Apps gives you a wealth of connected entertainment options.
USB Media Playback
In addition to the above disc formats, the VBR122 lets you play back MP3 and AAC audio files from a connected USB device, or display and view slideshows of your favorite JPEG photos, with customizeable display time and a handful of transition effects.
Full HD resolution video is even better when you have the immersive audio to match. The VBR122 delivers rich multi-channel surround sound, decoding audio codecs like Dolby TruHD and DTS-HD and outputting 7.1-channel surround sound through your HDMI connection, for the best audio experience available. Standard SPDIF and Coaxial digital outs are also provided for older receivers that lack an HDMI connection.
VIZIO Internet Apps
Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. The VBR122 connects wirelessly over an 802.11n Wi-Fi connection (or via a built-in Ethernet port if you'd prefer) to your home network. Once you're set up, you'll enjoy access to Internet content such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and VUDU for streaming TV shows and movies; Pandora Internet Radio for discovering new music; your favorite social networking apps like Twitter or Facebook; photo-sharing services like Flickr and Picasa; and the latest news from the Associated Press and The New York Times. With a simple Internet connection, you'll get all that and plenty more.
Enhanced QWERTY Remote
The VBR122 also ships with an enhanced two-sided remote. Up top you'll appreciate one-button access to Amazon Instant Video, Netlix, and Vudu. Flip it over and you get a full QWERTY keypad, for easy data-entry, search, or updating those ever-important social network statuses.
VIZIO VBR122 Select Specifications
|Supported Media |
|Disc Formats: ||Blu-ray Disc, DVD Video, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, Audio CD (CD-DA), CD-R/RW |
|Audio Codecs: ||Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround / DTS (up to 7.1 Digital Audio via HDMI, 24-bit / 192KHz Audio DAC) |
|Audio File Formats: ||MP3, AAC, WMA |
|Image File Formats: ||JPEG |
|HDMI: ||1 (HDMI 1.4) |
|Digital Audio Optical: ||1 |
|Digital Audio Coaxial: ||1 |
|USB 2.0: ||1 |
|Ethernet: ||1 |
|Weight and Dimensions |
|Dimensions (WxHxD): ||12.60 x 1.77 x 8.23 Inches (W x H x D) |
|Weight: ||4.96 lbs. |
What's in the Box
VIZIO VBR122 Blu-Ray Disc Player, QWERTY Remote Control With Batteries, Documentation