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Old 01-08-2009, 05:57 PM   #46
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Remember, that's based on a slide in a presentation. First, it could be a simple misprint. Second, it could be that the Vizio is not BDLive. Third, it could be that it is BDLive, but doesn't ship active. Forth, it could be that when Vizio told the BDA for the slide it wasn't BDLive, but then they changed the spec and now it is.

Too many could be's. Still, even without BDLive, it'd make a good kids player.
Well - for me - No 2.0 - no sale.
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Remember, that's based on a slide in a presentation. First, it could be a simple misprint. Second, it could be that the Vizio is not BDLive. Third, it could be that it is BDLive, but doesn't ship active. Forth, it could be that when Vizio told the BDA for the slide it wasn't BDLive, but then they changed the spec and now it is.

Too many could be's. Still, even without BDLive, it'd make a good kids player.
That's correct. It could be profile 1.1 or 2.0. Will have to wait for confirmation.

The statement below, found in the OP article, leads me to believe it may be a 1.1 BD-Live Ready player. Maybe not, just a guess at this time.

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The super-slim player will fit in any entertainment cabinet, and is not only compatible with Blu-ray discs and BD-Live content, but it plays standard definition DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, audio CD-R and CD-RW, plus MP3 CDs.
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The specifications obviously aren’t as impressive as higher-priced players, but the VBR100 is Profile 2.0 compatible, has 7.1 analog audio outputs, onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-Master Audio, and also has optical and coaxial digital audio outputs.

It's unlikely the drive will have BD-Live 2.0 support, which has been reserved for more expensive Blu-ray players.

Link: http://www.dailytech.com/Vizio+Blura...icle13879c.htm
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It doesn’t appear to be BD-Live 2.0, but at that price, you can still expect the VBR100 to convert a few more consumers to Blu-ray
Link: http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...under_200/C157
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Any 1.1 player with an ethernet port and a SD card reader/USB port can be upgraded to 2.0

The spec is the same aside from the memory.

I would actually PREFER a SD card port to internal memory.

The BD Live content on 'Tropic Thunder' was great, and it took up over 500MB. Be handy if you could save that for future viewing instead of having to redownload it.

With SD cards you can do that.
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Any 1.1 player with an ethernet port and a SD card reader/USB port can be upgraded to 2.0

The spec is the same aside from the memory.

I would actually PREFER a SD card port to internal memory.

The BD Live content on 'Tropic Thunder' was great, and it took up over 500MB. Be handy if you could save that for future viewing instead of having to redownload it.

With SD cards you can do that.
If it does have a SD card slot it could be turned into a SD card reader as well.
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Does anyone have a link to the specs? I'd still buy it without BDLive.
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If it does have a SD card slot it could be turned into a SD card reader as well.
Most the ones with SD slots and USB ports let you view JPEGs from them.
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Seems to have everything I would want in a BD player.

I will be watching reviews and threads to see the quality and reliability of this player.

But it definitely looks like a round peg for a round hole.
The blu-bots would have collective heart attacks. They'd lose a big chunk of their attack ammo on you!!
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The blu-bots would have collective heart attacks. They'd lose a big chunk of their attack ammo on you!!
I think the red-bots would too. Heck if Lee bought a BD player I think the space time continuum would sheer and a rift would develop causing half the earth to be ripped off and sent into an alternate universe. Life as we know it would end. That's all I'm saying. Life would end.

Listen, all I'm sayin is for the sake of the world and life and all, I just think it's better if Lee avoids the BD players. That's all.
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I think the red-bots would too. Heck if Lee bought a BD player I think the space time continuum would sheer and a rift would develop causing half the earth to be ripped off and sent into an alternate universe. Life as we know it would end. That's all I'm saying. Life would end.

Listen, all I'm sayin is for the sake of the world and life and all, I just think it's better if Lee avoids the BD players. That's all.
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This article claims it will be a sub $150 player with ethernet and 1 gig internal storage. Sounds like 2.0 to me.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2338658,00.asp
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I think the red-bots would too. Heck if Lee bought a BD player I think the space time continuum would sheer and a rift would develop causing half the earth to be ripped off and sent into an alternate universe. Life as we know it would end. That's all I'm saying. Life would end.

Listen, all I'm sayin is for the sake of the world and life and all, I just think it's better if Lee avoids the BD players. That's all.
There may be more truth to that than you think! Lee is really a Time lord... how else could find all that good info for us!
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There may be more truth to that than you think! Lee is really a Time lord... how else could find all that good info for us!
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