Vizio Launches a Google TV Powered Blu-ray Player and Streamer

Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Both will be shipping in 2012 with prices yet to be announced.

Remember when Vizio was a brand that home theater enthusiasts scoffed at or just plain ignored?  This year's CES really goes to show that those days are behind us.  They may not be the highest rated company around, but they're definitely not slouches when it comes to cool new products.

Their latest Blu-ray player, for example, handles 3D movies, boasts Vizio Internet Apps, and comes with a QWERTY remote.  Oh, and the VBR430 also packs the Android powered Google TV platform which gives you access to thousands of apps, the Chrome web browser and a glut of content.

If you've already got yourself a Blu-ray player but you still want Google TV you can check out the VAP430 streaming player. It offers the Google TV platform of course, but a few other bonuses like HDMI inputs with pass-through functionality so you can hook whatever you like up to the streamer and switch sources without having to change the channel.

Both the Blu-ray player and streamer will be available this year, but pricing hasn't been announced for either.

Source: PR Newswire

Tags: Google TV, Streamers, Blu-ray Players, Vizio (all tags)