Cons Loud while loading(quiet during playback)
Sluggish at times
Summary If your looking for a basic blu-ray player that has a few extras, this is definately worth looking into. I had a samsung BD player that died after just a year. The only real gripe I have with this player is the remote, its huge, it doesn't seem very responsive, and the batteries it came with had to be replaced out of the box. Video playback looks great on my 47" 1080P LCD. VUDU streaming 1080P looks so great you'll forget you aren't watching a BD. The load times don't seem all that different from the Samsung player that I previously had. This seems like a fairly solid player to me.
Pros Attractive panel, will play every disk in my collection (That's BIG guys... a lot of players stutter on homemade DVDs), Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu. Has ONBOARD WiFi! No need to purchase an adapter! Nice price! (under 2 bills at a big retailer)
Cons Panel is "touch sensitve" (ie capacitor discharge switches) and sometimes takes several attempts to work. Is limited to ONLY Netflix, Pandora and Vudu. WiFi not ready for prime time. :-( Glitchy and out of character with the standards.
Summary I really wish I could totally love this player. It's on probabation right now and may well be returned within the first 90 days of ownership. I can live with everything but the WiFi glitches, but that's why I chose this player... the built in WiFi!
Using DHCP and automated set-up gets you Netflix etc. But! It fails the network test as it assigns 0.0.0.0 to the Gateway! If you manually enter the correct Gateway, it will pass the network diags and get you Netflix.... ONCE! Then it errors out and will no longer connect to Netflix. After that, it then fails the net diags. Go figure....
So what's the problem? Why not use the automated set-up and just watch Netflix? That's fine... if you NEVER want to update the player's firmware via the network... which would require a working Gateway. :-(
All in all this player is not yet ready for prime time if you wish to use the built in WiFi. If you don't care about the WiFi, it's a pretty nice middle/lower end player with acceptable audio and video output and OUTSTANDING disk compatibility.
The call to Vizio product support was like a very NICE dream. A real human that (almost) spoke great English got on the line without having to press 8 thousand buttons. The bump to Level Two support (and real English!) happened IMMEDIATELY after explaining the problem. Level Three was in a meeting and I was promised a callback... which never happened. (Yes, I record caller ID and would know if it had happened) Anyway, that's the only beef I have with Vizio's phone support.
DogGonnit! I WANT to like this player! But, I don't want to get stuck with an out of warranty glitchy piece of junk that can't update it's own firmware. I will continue playing with it and research a possible work around. If I can't find one, this one is going back to the big W.
Hope this helps.
Pros Great picture with blu-ray or standard DVD
Cons No front USB.....very inconvenant, also when connect to TV with HDMI cable, it has a lot of noise lines in thew picture.
Summary I will use it for the 15 days, I have to try it then decide if I will keep it.
Pros Price. Great picture.
Cons Big remote. Buttons on front don't work too well.
Summary I have a Blu-Ray player with a great picture for under $100. Haven't tried WiFi
Pros Sleek design with capacitive touch front panel. Vizio name inspires confidence.
Cons WiFi VERY unreliable, even though access point is 10 feet away with max bars. Drops downloads inmiddle of the movie again and again. GUI is terrible for troubleshooting. Tech support good, but couldn't solve basic problem in design. Remote terrible
Summary Great disappointment.