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VIZIO VBR120 User Manual
Dear VIZIO Customer,
Congratulations on your new VIZIO VBR120 Blu-ray DVD Player with Internet. For maximum
benefit of your Blu-ray DVD Player, read these instructions before making any adjustments, and
retain them for future reference. We hope you will experience many years of enjoyment from your
new VIZIO Blu-ray DVD Player.
For assistance, please call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) or e-mail us at www.VIZIO.com.
To purchase or inquire about accessories and installation services for your VIZIO Blu-ray DVD
Player, please visit our website at www.VIZIO.com or call toll free at (888) 849-4623.
We recommend you register your VIZIO Blu-ray DVD Player at our website www.VIZIO.com.
For peace of mind and to protect your investment beyond the standard warranty, VIZIO offers onsite extended warranty service plans. These plans give additional coverage during the standard
warranty period. Visit our website or call us to purchase a plan.
Write down the serial number located on the back of your player for easy reference when
obtaining warranty support:
Serial #: _____________________
Purchase Date _____________________
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Important Safety Instructions
Please read the manual carefully before using this BD player, and keep it safe for future reference.
The lightening flash and
arrowhead within the triangle is a
warning sign alerting you of
dangerous voltage inside the
product.
To reduce the risk of electric
shock, do not remove the cover
(or back). No user-serviceable
parts are inside. Refer servicing
to qualified service personnel.
The exclamation point within the
triangle is a warning sign alerting
you of important instructions
accompanying the product.
Warning
In order to prevent the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the machine to rain or any moisture. Do
not open the case of the unit because of the risk of electric shock. Repair work must be undertaken by
qualified personnel.
Caution

This BD player has a laser system

Please note that hazardous radiation leakage may be caused if the player is misused in anyway.

Do not defeat the safety interlocks.

Do not open the case of the player. The laser light will become visible when the case is opened.
CLASS 1 Laser Product
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Precautions
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Following all the safety instructions
listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the
cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Do not expose unit to dripping or splashing and do not place liquid filled objects such as vases on
the unit.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions..................................................................................................................... 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................................... 4
Opening the Package ................................................................................................................................ 6
Package Contents ..................................................................................................................................... 6
Blu-ray DVD Player Accessories and Services......................................................................................... 6
Finding a Location for Your Player ............................................................................................................ 7
CHAPTER 1 FEATURES & FORMATS....................................................................................................... 7
Features .................................................................................................................................................... 7
Supported Discs ........................................................................................................................................ 8
Supported file extensions .......................................................................................................................... 8
Region codes............................................................................................................................................. 8
CHAPTER 2 BASIC CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS............................................................................ 9
Front .......................................................................................................................................................... 9
Rear Panel Connections.......................................................................................................................... 10
VIZIO Remote Control ............................................................................................................................. 11
Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control........................................................................................ 11
Remote Control Range ........................................................................................................................ 11
VIZIO Remote Control Precautions ..................................................................................................... 11
Remote Control Buttons....................................................................................................................... 12
CHAPTER 3 USING YOUR PLAYER FOR THE FIRST TIME .................................................................. 14
Connecting to the Internet ....................................................................................................................... 14
Exploring the Home Menu....................................................................................................................... 14
CHAPTER 4 CONNECTING EQUIPMENT ................................................................................................ 15
Which Video Connection Should I Use? ................................................................................................. 15
Which Audio Connection Should I Use? ................................................................................................. 16
Connecting to a TV.................................................................................................................................. 17
Using HDMI (Best) ............................................................................................................................... 17
Using Component Video (Better)......................................................................................................... 18
Using Composite/AV Video (Compatible)............................................................................................ 19
Connecting a USB drive .......................................................................................................................... 20
Connecting to your home network........................................................................................................... 20
Using a wired (Ethernet) connection.................................................................................................... 20
CHAPTER 5 USING NETFLIX ................................................................................................................... 21
Activating your player for Netflix.............................................................................................................. 21
Watching a movie with Netflix ................................................................................................................. 21
CHAPTER 6 USING VUDU ........................................................................................................................ 22
Activating your player for Vudu ............................................................................................................... 22
Watching a movie with Vudu ................................................................................................................... 22
CHAPTER 7 USING PANDORA ................................................................................................................ 23
Activating your player for Pandora .......................................................................................................... 23
Listening to music with Pandora.............................................................................................................. 23
CHAPTER 8 PLAYING A DISC ................................................................................................................. 24
CHAPTER 9 ACCESSING BD-LIVETM CONTENT .................................................................................... 25
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CHAPTER 10 PLAYING MUSIC FILES..................................................................................................... 26
Home.................................................................................................................................................... 26
Previous folder ..................................................................................................................................... 26
Media Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 26
Play Files ............................................................................................................................................. 26
Browse Pictures ................................................................................................................................... 27
Now Playing ......................................................................................................................................... 27
CHAPTER 11 VIEWING PICTURES.......................................................................................................... 27
Home.................................................................................................................................................... 27
Previous folder ..................................................................................................................................... 27
Media Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 27
Start Slide Show .................................................................................................................................. 27
Browse Music....................................................................................................................................... 28
Now Playing ......................................................................................................................................... 28
CHAPTER 12 ADJUSTING BLU-RAY DVD PLAYER SETTINGS ........................................................... 28
Display Menu........................................................................................................................................... 29
Resolution ............................................................................................................................................ 29
TV Aspect ............................................................................................................................................ 30
Film Mode (1080p24)........................................................................................................................... 30
Audio Menu ............................................................................................................................................. 31
PCM Downsampling ............................................................................................................................ 31
Digital Output ....................................................................................................................................... 31
Dynamic Range Control....................................................................................................................... 32
Language Menu....................................................................................................................................... 32
OSD ..................................................................................................................................................... 32
Menu .................................................................................................................................................... 32
Audio .................................................................................................................................................... 32
Subtitle ................................................................................................................................................. 32
Home Menu ............................................................................................................................................. 32
Parental Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 33
Parental Country .................................................................................................................................. 33
Parental Control ................................................................................................................................... 33
Parental Level ...................................................................................................................................... 33
Parental Password............................................................................................................................... 33
System Menu........................................................................................................................................... 34
Optical Disc AutoPlay .......................................................................................................................... 34
BD-LiveTM Internet Access ................................................................................................................... 34
BD-LiveTM Internet Storage .................................................................................................................. 34
Erase Blu-ray Storage.......................................................................................................................... 34
Screen Saver Duration......................................................................................................................... 34
Update Via Network ............................................................................................................................. 34
Restore Factory Defaults ..................................................................................................................... 35
Network Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 35
Wired (Dynamic) .................................................................................................................................. 36
Wired (Manual) .................................................................................................................................... 36
Info Menu................................................................................................................................................. 36
CHAPTER 13 MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................... 37
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................ 37
Updating Your Player .............................................................................................................................. 38
Updating your player via USB.............................................................................................................. 38
Updating your player via the Internet................................................................................................... 38
FAQ & Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................................... 39
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Operation Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................. 40
Audio Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................... 41
Video Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................... 42
BD-Live & USB Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................... 42
Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu Troubleshooting ....................................................................................... 43
Internet Connection Troubleshooting................................................................................................... 43
Telephone & Technical Support .............................................................................................................. 44
SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................................................................................... 45
LEGAL NOTICES ....................................................................................................................................... 46
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR ................................................................. 49
INDEX ......................................................................................................................................................... 50
Opening the Package
Your Blu-ray DVD Player and its accompanying accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton
that has been designed to protect it from transportation damage. Once you have opened the carton,
check that your player is in good condition and that all of the contents are included.
IMPORTANT: Save the carton and packing material for future shipping.
Package Contents

VIZIO VBR120

VIZIO remote control

AA batteries for the remote control (2)

Composite video and audio cable

Quick Setup Guide
Blu-ray DVD Player Accessories and Services
Additional certified accessories for your player are sold separately:



High Definition Video cables (HDMI or Component)
High Definition Audio cables (HDMI, Coaxial, or Optical)
Extra or replacement remote
VIZIO also offers installation services and extended warranty services for your player. To purchase or
inquire about additional accessories and services for your player, visit our website at www.VIZIO.com or
call us toll free at 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946).
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Finding a Location for Your Player
Here are some things you should consider when deciding on a proper location for your player:

The power consumption of your player is about 25W (average).
o Use the included power cord.
o When an extension cord is required, use one with the correct power rating.

To take full advantage of your player, you will need an Internet connection. Connect to the Internet by
plugging in an Ethernet cable (not included) from your Internet connection to the Ethernet port on
your player. See Connecting to your home network on page 20 for detailed information on setting up
your Internet connection.

For proper ventilation, you must allow at least 4 inches (10 cm) between the back of your player and
the wall.
Avoid installing your player in places with high humidity, dust, or smoke so you do not shorten the
service life of the electronic components.
Read this user manual carefully before setting up your player.


VIZIO offers professional installation services including home networking. Contact VIZIO for more
information on these services at 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) or www.VIZIO.com.
Chapter 1 Features & Formats
Features

Movies, music, photos, chat and more all from the Internet.
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Full, high-definition video playback at up to 1080p resolution for an amazing viewing experience.
Up-conversion of standard-definition DVDs for enhanced picture quality at up to 1080p via HDMI.
Rich multi-channel surround sound.

Easy HDTV connection using a single HDMI cable.

Multiple outputs for connecting your home theater system or amplifier.

PIP functionality that lets you display primary and secondary video at the same time (if available on
the Blu-ray Disc).

Pop-up menu display without interrupting playback (if available on the Blu-ray Disc).

HDMI 1080p output (Blu-ray Disc only) that provides smooth playback of video with a frame rate of 60
frames per second (TV must be connected with an HDMI cable and be compatible with 1080p 60
frames per second).

Java support that enables you to get the most out of the latest Blu-ray discs. When a BD disc loads,
explore the title menu to enjoy these extra features.
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Supported Discs
Disc Type
Blu-ray Disc
DVD-video
(DVD-ROM)
DVD-RW
DVD-R
Logo
Note:

Your player can play CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD-RWs,
and DVD-Rs recorded with UDF or ISO9660 format.

Writeable DVDs (DVD-RW, DVD-R) must be
finalized (VR mode only).

Your player supports AVCHD playback on
writeable media (DVD±R, DVD±RW) only.
Supported file extensions

.mp3 (high bit-rate or variable bit-rate .mp3 files
may not play back correctly)

.jpeg
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.jpg
DVD+R
Region codes
DVD+RW
CD-R
Blu-ray Discs and DVDs have region codes to help prevent
illegal distribution of discs. If the disc’s region code does
not match your player’s region code, the disc will not play.
The disc’s region code is displayed on the disc or disc
packaging. You can only play Blu-ray Discs that have a
region code of A and you can only play DVDs that have a
region code of 1 or ALL.
CD-RW
Audio CDs
(CDDA)
MP3/JPEG/Data
CD
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Chapter 2 Basic Controls and Connections
Front
The controls on the front of your player are touch-sensitive. Just touch a finger anywhere on the
front panel and the controls will light up.
1. Disc Tray—Insert a disc with the label side up into this tray.
) —Press to open or close the disc tray.
2. Open/Close (
Note: Due to the nature of Blu-ray discs, it may take a moment for the disc tray to respond.
3. Play/Pause ( )—Press to play disc. Press again to pause play.
4. Stop ( )—Press to stop playback, and then press to begin playback at the beginning of
the disc.
5. Remote Control Sensor—Point the remote control directly at this sensor for the best
response to the remote signal.
6. Standby/On ( )—Press to turn your player on or off. When your player is off, power is still
entering your player. To disconnect all power, unplug the power cord.
7. USB—Connect a USB flash drive to view multimedia content such as pictures and music or
to view BD-LiveTM Content. Also use this port to perform system updates.
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Rear Panel Connections
1. POWER—Connect this cord into a power outlet.
2. HDMI—Connect a digital video and audio device, such as TV, to this all digital connector. No
additional audio connection is needed. Only HDMI is capable of delivering 1080p video and
the highest quality Dolby and DTS soundtracks.
3. COMPONENT (Y/CbPb/CrPr) —Connect a component video device, such as a TV. For
component TVs, you will also need to connect the red and white audio jacks (see #4 below)
to the L/R Audio Out jacks. Component video is limited to 1080i.
4. L/R AUDIO OUT—Connect the audio for the TV you connected to the VIDEO OUT or
COMPONENT jack to these audio jacks. You can connect the audio for a component TV to a
sound system instead of to the TV.
5. COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT— If you are not using an HDMI-capable audio receiver,
connect to a sound system that has a coaxial audio jack.
6. ETHERNET—Connect an Ethernet cable (not included) to access services such as Netflix
streaming, BD-Live, and software updates. See Connecting to your home network on page
20 for detailed information on setting up your Internet connection.
7. VIDEO OUT—Connect a standard AV TV. For composite TVs, you will also need to connect
the red and white audio jacks (see #4 above) to the L/R Audio Out jacks.
8. OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT—If you are not using an HDMI-capable audio receiver,
connect to a sound system that has an optical audio jack.
9. USB—Connect a USB flash drive to view multimedia content such as pictures and music or
to view BD-LiveTM Content. Also use this port to perform system updates.
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VIZIO Remote Control
Insertion of Batteries in the Remote Control
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Insert two AA batteries into the remote control. Make sure that
you match the (+) and (-) symbols on the batteries with the (+)
and (-) symbols inside the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Precautionary Tips for Inserting the Batteries:

Only use the specified AA batteries.

Do not mix new and old batteries. This may result in cracking or
leakage that may cause a fire or lead to personal injury.

Inserting the batteries incorrectly may also result in cracking or
leakage that may cause a fire or lead to personal injury.

Dispose of batteries according to local hazardous waste regulations.

Keep the batteries away from children and pets.
Remote Control Range

The effective range of the remote control is approximately 23 feet (7
meters) from the front of the remote control sensor, 30° to the left
and right, 30° up and down.

Point the remote control at the remote control sensor to transmit the commands.

Do not place any obstacles between the remote control and the remote control sensor.
VIZIO Remote Control Precautions

The remote control should be kept dry and away from heat sources. Avoid humidity.

If your player responds erratically to the remote control or does not respond at all, check the
batteries. If the batteries are low or exhausted, replace them with fresh batteries.

When not using the remote control for a long period of time, remove the batteries.

Do not take the batteries apart, heat them, or throw them into a fire.

Do not subject the remote control to undue physical stress, such as striking or dropping it.

Do not attempt to clean the remote control with a volatile solvent. Wipe it with a clean, damp cloth.
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Remote Control Buttons
OPEN/CLOSE (
)—Press to open or close the disc tray.
Note: Due to the nature of Blu-ray discs, it may take a
moment for the disc tray to respond.
)—Press to turn your player on from the
STANDBY/ON (
Standby mode. Press it again to return to the Standby mode.
A (red), B (green), C (yellow), D (blue)—
o Press the A (red) button to exit from Apps, such
as Netflix, Vudu, and Pandora.
o Press the B (green) button to set up your
network connection, if prompted on the Home
menu.
o Press these buttons to control playback of Bluray Discs that have a Java™ application (BD-J).
For more information, see the documentation
that came with the Blu-ray Disc.
SETUP—Press to open the setup menu to adjust various
options.
DISC MENU—Press to stop playback and return to the main
Blu-ray/DVD title menu. This button also opens a menu to
control playback of MP3 or JPEG files.
▲▼◄ ►—Press to navigate the disc menu when playing a
Blu-ray Disc or DVD. These buttons also navigate the popup menu when playing MP3 or JPEG files.
SELECT—Press to select an option after it has been
highlighted in the menu.
RETURN—Press to return to the previous page:
o When using your Apps such as Netflix, Vudu,
and Pandora.
o When going through the Settings or Media
menus.
POPUP MENU/TITLE MENU—Press to open a menu that
lets you control Blu-ray Disc playback. This button also
opens the DVD menu (if available).
PREVIOUS ( )—Press to go to the previous title, chapter,
or track.
NEXT ( )—Press to go to the next title, chapter, or track.
FAST REVERSE( )—Press repeatedly to increase the
fast reverse speed from Fast x2, Fast x4, Fast x8, Fast x16,
Fast x32, Fast x64, to Fast x128. Press to resume
playback.
PLAY/PAUSE ( )—Press to start or pause playback of discs or multimedia files.
FAST FORWARD (
)—Press repeatedly to increase the fast forward speed from Fast x 2, Fast x 4,
to resume playback. When viewing
Fast x 8, Fast x 16, Fast x 32, Fast x 64, to Fast x 128. Press
picture files, press to change the slideshow speed from 5 seconds, 2 seconds, 1 second, to No Delay.
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STOP ( )—Press once to stop disc playback and then press to begin playback at the current
location. Press twice to fully stop disc playback then press to begin playback from the beginning of
the disc. Also, press once to stop streaming audio and video content.
Note: Some Blu-ray discs will only begin playing the disc from the beginning of the disc after you
press Stop. If you want to continue at your current location on those discs, it is recommended that
you press .
FRAME ADVANCE ( )—Press to advance the disc one frame at a time. Press to resume normal
playback.
VIZIO TV VOLUME DOWN (-)—If you have a VIZIO TV, press to turn the volume down on that TV.
MUTE—If you have a VIZIO TV, press to mute the volume on that TV.
VIZIO TV VOLUME UP (+)—If you have a VIZIO TV, press to turn the volume up on that TV.
INFO—Press to display Title Elapsed, Title Remaining, Chapter Elapsed, and Chapter Remaining.
Press again to turn the display Off.
PIP—Press to turn picture-in-picture (PIP) mode on or off. PIP is only available on supported Blu-ray
discs.
SUBTITLE—Press to select a subtitle language. SUBTITLE XX/XX XXX appears on the screen. The
first XX shows the number of the current language. The next XX shows the total number of languages
available. XXX shows the letter abbreviation for the country. Press again to turn subtitles off.
AUDIO—Press to select the audio language (if multiple languages are available on the disc). When
pressed, XX/XX XXX appears on the screen. The first XX shows the current audio language number.
The next XX shows the total number of audio languages available. And XXX describes the current
audio language.
RES—Press to select the video resolution. Choose from: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or HDMI
AUTO. Note: Setting a resolution your TV cannot support could result in an unstable picture or loss of
picture. Check your TV manual for guidance.
ANGLE—Press to select a viewing angle (if multiple angles are available on the disc). Angle X of X
appears on the screen. The first X shows the current viewing angle. The second X shows the total
number of viewing angles available.
A-B—Press to create a playback loop. Play the disc until it reaches the place where you want the
loop to start, and then press A-B. Play the disc until it reaches the place where you want the loop to
stop, and then press A-B again. Your player plays that loop continuously. Press A-B again to resume
normal playback.
REPEAT—When playing a standard disc (non-Blu-ray) press once to repeat the current title. Press
again to repeat the current chapter. Press a third time to resume normal playback.
NUMBER BUTTON PAD—While searching, press to enter a title, chapter, track, or time. If the
parental control function is enabled, use these buttons to enter or set a password.
SEARCH—Press to search for a title, chapter, or specific time on a disc.
CANCEL—Press to clear an input error.
Note: Not all remote control functions may work. Functionality depends on the Blu-ray DVD disc
being played.
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Chapter 3 Using Your Player for the First Time
1. Insert batteries into the remote control.
2. Connect a TV to your player (see Connecting Equipment on page 15 for detailed steps).
3. Connect the power cord into an AC wall socket.
4. Turn on your player and TV.
5. Select the correct input on your TV for your player (i.e. HDMI, Component, AV, etc.).
6. Press
to open the disc tray, place a disc with the label side up and then press
to close
the tray. The disc will start loading, and the main disc menu will appear or movie previews will
begin to play.
Connecting to the Internet
Your player delivers popular online content right to your TV! When you turn on your player or press
SETUP on your remote while a disc is playing, the Home menu appears in the middle of your screen
with a selection of different Apps that let you watch movies, TV shows, or listen to music, all on
demand.
A high-speed Internet connection is required to receive automatic product updates and to access your
favorite online content. Connect your player to the Internet using an Ethernet cable (not included).
See Connecting to your home network on page 20 for detailed information on setting up your Internet
connection.
Exploring the Home Menu
When you turn on your player or press SETUP on your remote while a disc is playing, the Home
menu appears in the middle of your screen. Press ◄ or ► to scroll through all of the Apps. Press
SELECT to open an App.
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Chapter 4 Connecting Equipment
Which Video Connection Should I Use?
You have three options for connecting your TV to your Blu-ray DVD Player: HDMI, Component, or
Composite. Based on your home theater configuration, you can decide which option is the right one
for you.
High-definition video is only available through HDMI and Component connections. To view highdefinition content, your TV must support high-definition video. Consult your TV user manual regarding
high-definition video support.
Connection
Quality
(type)
Connector
Description
Best
(digital)
HDMI delivers the best image quality of any of the cable types
available and it’s all done over one cable. You get a great
picture and cut down on your cable clutter. HDMI provides
digital quality and amazing sound so if your TV has HDMI, this
is the connection type you should be using.
Better
(analog)
Component consists of three cables for transmitting video and
two cables for transmitting audio: one red and one white.
Component video provides a sharper image than Composite
video and should be used instead of composite when possible.
However, because it is still an analog connection, it won’t
provide the high-quality video and audio that HDMI can
produce.
Compatible
(analog)
Composite consists of one yellow cable for transmitting video
and two cables for transmitting audio: one red and one white. It
is capable of transmitting stereo sound and standard definition
video (480i). While it provides a good image, it has lower image
quality than HDMI or Component. So try to use one of those
connections first.
Note: To maintain the display quality, use a VIZIO certified HDMI cable. This cable is available in 6, 8,
and 12 foot lengths. Visit www.vizio.com or call 1-888-VIZIOCE (1-888-849-4623) for details.
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Which Audio Connection Should I Use?
If you are not using HDMI, which carries both the video and the audio signal, you have three options
for connecting your Blu-ray DVD Player: Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, or Analog. Based on your
home theater configuration, you can decide which option is the right one for you.
Connection
Quality
(type)
Connector
Description
Best
(digital)
Digital Coaxial (or coax) carries the digital audio signal using
shielded copper wire and connects with RCA jacks, which stay
firmly connected. Coaxial cables may be susceptible to
interference so 'hum' problems in the system components. The
cable carries all available audio channels—left/right stereo and 5.1channel surround sound.
Best
(digital)
Digital Optical (also known as Toslink) carries the digital signal
using a red light beam through plastic fiber optic cable. Optical
cables are not susceptible to interference but are more fragile than
coax cables and cannot be bent or pinched. The ends of an optical
cable use an odd-shaped connector that is not as secure as a
coaxial cable with RCA jacks. The cable carries all available audio
channels—left/right stereo and 5.1-channel surround sound.
Compatible
(analog)
Analog consists of two cables for transmitting audio: one red and
one white. It is capable of transmitting stereo sound and while it
provides good sound, it is lower quality than HDMI or one of the
digital options. So try to use one of those connections first.
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Connecting to a TV
Using HDMI (Best)
HDMI with no HDMI-capable home theater sound system
1. Connect an HDMI cable (not included) from the HDMI IN jack on your TV to the HDMI
jack on the back of your player.
2. Turn on the power to your player.
3. Select the corresponding HDMI input on your TV to view the disc.
HDMI with an HDMI-capable home theater sound system
1. Connect an HDMI cable (not included) from the HDMI jack on your player to the HDMI IN
jack on the home theater system.
2. Use another HDMI cable (not included) to connect the HDMI OUT on the home theater
system to the HDMI IN on the TV.
3. Turn on the power to your player.
4. Select the corresponding HDMI input on your TV to view the disc.
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Using Component Video (Better)
Component Video with no home theater sound system
1. Connect the green, blue, and red component cables (not included) from your TV to the
COMPONENT jacks on the back of your player.
2. Connect the white and red audio cables (not included) from your TV to the adjacent
ANALOG L/R AUDIO OUT jacks on the back of your player.
3. Turn on the power to your player.
4. Select the corresponding Component input on your TV to view the disc.
Component Video with a home theater sound system using analog audio
1. Connect the green, blue, and red component cables from your TV to the COMPONENT
jacks on the back of your player.
2. Connect the white and red audio cables (not included) from your TV to the ANALOG L/R
AUDIO OUT jacks on the home theater system.
3. Turn on the power to your player.
4. Select the corresponding Component input on your TV to view the disc.
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Component Video with a home theater sound system using digital audio
Your Blu-ray Player has two digital audio jacks: coaxial and optical. If your home theater
system is equipped with one of these jacks, connect your digital home theater system from
your player to one of these jacks. Depending on your home theater system, your Blu-ray
player may need to be set to PCM or BITSTREAM audio output mode. See the
documentation that came with your home theater system.
1. Connect the green, blue, and red component cables (not included) from your TV to the
COMPONENT jacks on the back of your player.
2. Connect a coaxial digital audio cable (not included) from the COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT jack on the back of your player to the COAXIAL IN jack on the home theater system.
OR
Connect an optical digital audio cable (not included) from the OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT jack on the back of your player to the OPTICAL IN jack on the home theater system.
You may first need to remove the plug from the OPTICAL jack.
3. Turn on the power to your player.
4. Select the corresponding Component input on your TV to view the disc.
Using Composite/AV Video (Compatible)
1. Connect the yellow video cable from your TV to the VIDEO OUT jack on the back of your
player.
2. Connect the white and red audio cables on your TV to the corresponding ANALOG L/R
AUDIO OUT jacks on the back of your player.
3. Turn on your player and set-top box.
4. Select the corresponding AV input on your TV to view the disc.
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Connecting a USB drive
The USB port on the Blu-ray player allows you to:
 Access BD-LiveTM content on BD-LiveTM supported discs (see Accessing BDLiveTM Content on page 25).
 Play multimedia files such as pictures and music that are stored on the USB
device.
Note: The USB device should be larger than 1GB with at least 1GB of free space and
formatted FAT32. NTFS and other file systems are not supported.
Connecting to your home network
Connect to the Internet by plugging in an Ethernet cable (not included) from your Internet connection
to the Ethernet port on your player.
Using a wired (Ethernet) connection
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable (not included) to the Ethernet port on your player.
3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your home network (usually your router). Your
home network must have broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL. Your player
should automatically get an IP address on the network and display the Connected icon in the
upper right hand corner of your TV.
a. A small number of users may need to manually adjust the network settings. See the
Network Menu on page 35 for detailed information on configuring your Internet
connection.
b. If you need additional help setting up your network, please refer to the user manual
for your router or contact the manufacturer of either your router or your Internet
service provider if they provided the router for you.
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Chapter 5 Using Netflix
Instantly watch movies and TV episodes from Netflix streamed over the Internet to your TV via your
VIZIO Blu-ray player. Just connect to the Internet by plugging in an Ethernet cable (not included) from
your Internet connection to the Ethernet port on your player. IMPORTANT: You must first activate
your player before you can use it to watch movies from Netflix.
Activating your player for Netflix
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select Netflix and then
press SELECT.
3. If you do not have a Netflix account, select
no-start my FREE trial. Go to your computer
and sign at www.netflix.com/VIZIO, and
then come back to your player and select
I’m now a member. An activation code will
be displayed on your TV.
OR
If you do have an existing Netflix account,
select yes-activate instant streaming from
Netflix. Enter your email address and
password to log into your account. An activation code will be displayed on your TV.
4. Go to your computer and go to www.netflix.com/activate.
5. Enter the activation code that is displayed on your TV.
Watching a movie with Netflix
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Be sure you have activated your account.
Add movies to your Instant Queue from either your player or from the Netflix website.
Press ◄ or ► to select Netflix and then press SELECT.
Select and play movies or TV episodes.
When watching a movie, control the playback using your players remote control:

Press
to pause playback. Press it again to resume playback.

Press
to stop playback and return to the Instant Queue.

Press◄ or ► to pause playback and enter frame scanning mode. Repeatedly press
► to scan backward or forward one frame at a time. To resume playing from the
point you paused the movie, press ▲.

or
to pause playback and scan forward or backward through the movie.
Press
To scan faster, press the button again. To play the highlighted scene, press SELECT.
To resume playing from the point you paused the movie, press ▲.

Press the A (red) button on your remote to close Netflix and return to your player’s
Home Menu.
Notes:

Even with a high-resolution setup, quality may be compromised because of your Internet
connection speed. We recommend a minimum connection speed of 1.5 Mbps. For the best
quality, a connection speed of 4.0 Mbps is required. Sometimes your broadband speed varies
based on your ISP’s network conditions. Contact your ISP if you have problems maintaining a
fast connection that is reliable, or if you want to increase your connection speed.
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
Deactivate streaming from Netflix to your player using the Deactivate Netflix option in the Settings
menu. See Restore Factory Defaults on page 35 for more information.

For questions regarding the Netflix service please visit: www.netflix.com/help or call 1-866-5797113.
Chapter 6 Using Vudu
Instantly watch 1080p High Definition movies from the largest HD movie library. Access popular
internet services directly from your TV. Just connect to the Internet by plugging in an Ethernet cable
(not included) from your Internet connection to the Ethernet port on your player. IMPORTANT: You
must first activate your player before you can use it to watch movies from Vudu.
Activating your player for Vudu
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select Vudu, and then
press SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select Vudu movies, and
then press SELECT.
4. Select the Vudu offer displayed and then
press SELECT.
5. Enter your e-mail address using the onscreen keyboard.
6. Go to your computer and find the e-mail
sent to you from Vudu (it might be in your
Junk mail folder). Follow the instructions in
the e-mail to complete account setup.
Watching a movie with Vudu
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Be sure you have activated your account.
Turn on your player.
Press ◄ or ► to select Vudu and then press SELECT.
Add movies and TV shows to your Wish List from either your player or from the Vudu website.
When watching a movie, control the playback using your players remote control:

Press

Press◄ or ► to pause playback and enter frame scanning mode. Repeatedly press
► to scan backward or forward one frame at a time. To resume playing from the
point you paused the movie, press .

or
to pause playback and scan backward or forward through the movie.
Press
To scan faster, press the button again. To play the highlighted scene, press SELECT.
To resume playing from the point you paused the movie, press .
to pause playback. Press it again to resume playback.

Press INFO to display information about the movie.

Press RETURN or

Press SETUP or the A (red) button to stop playback and return to your players Home
Menu.
to stop playback and return to the movie details page.
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
Deactivate streaming from Vudu to your player using the Deactivate Vudu option in the Settings
menu. See Restore Factory Defaults on page 35 for more information.

For questions regarding the Vudu service please contact them directly by calling toll free (888)
554-VUDU (8838) 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST, 7 days a week, except holidays.
Chapter 7 Using Pandora
Free and personalized just for you, playing only the music that you love. Simply enter one of your
favorite songs or artists and Pandora creates a radio station that explores jus that kind of music. Just
connect to the Internet by plugging in an Ethernet cable (not included) from your Internet connection
to the Ethernet port on your player.
Activating your player for Pandora
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select Pandora and then
press SELECT.
3. If you do have an existing Pandora account,
select I have a Pandora account. Enter your
email address and password to log into your
account.
OR
If you do not have a Pandora account, select I
am new to Pandora. Go to your computer and
sign at http://www.pandora.com/vizio.
4. Enter the activation code that is displayed on
your TV and follow the on screen instructions.
5. The player will be updated automatically with your account information.
6. Type the name of your favorite artist, song or composer to create a radio station using the onscreen keyboard, select Search, and then press SELECT.
7. The radio station will begin playing.
Listening to music with Pandora
1.
2.
3.
4.
Be sure you have activated your account.
Turn on your player.
Press ◄ or ► to select Pandora and then press SELECT.
Create a new station by entering a favorite song or artist using the on-screen keyboard. The
music begins playing and information about the song is displayed. You can also create
stations on the Pandora website.
OR
Select a previously created station. The music begins playing and information about the song
is displayed.
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5. When listening to a song, control the playback using your remote control:

Press ►II to pause playback. Press it again to resume playback.

Press◄ ►

Press ▲ or ▼ to select Thumbs Up and then press SELECT to have Pandora plays
more songs like the one currently playing.

Press ▲ or ▼ to select Thumbs Down and then press SELECT to have Pandora
plays fewer songs like the one currently playing.

Press ▲ or ▼ to select Menu and then press SELECT to display a variety of song
and station options including setting bookmarks, deleting and renaming stations, and
learning why a song is playing.

Press RETURN to return to the Pandora menu.

Press SETUP or the A (red) button on your remote to exit from Pandora.
or
to go to the previous or next song.
Notes:

Deactivate streaming from Pandora to your player using the Deactivate Pandora option in the
Settings menu. See Restore Factory Defaults on page 35 for more information.

For questions regarding the Pandora service please visit: http://www.pandora.com/support/
Chapter 8 Playing a Disc
1. Connect a TV to your player (see Connecting Equipment on page 15 for detailed steps).
2. Connect the power cord into an AC wall socket.
3. Turn on your player and TV.
4. Select the correct input on your TV for your player (i.e. HDMI, Component, AV, etc.).
5. Press
to open the disc tray, place a disc with the label side up and then press
to close
the tray. The disc begins loading, and the main disc menu will appear or movie previews
recorded on the disc will begin to play.

Press

Press once to stop playback and then press to begin playback at the current
location. Press twice to fully stop playback then press to begin playback from the
beginning of the disc. Note: some Blu-ray discs will only begin playing the disc from
the beginning of the disc after you press Stop. If you want to continue at your current
location on those discs, it is recommended that you press .

or
to fast forward or fast reverse the speed from Fast x 2,
Repeatedly press
to resume
Fast x 4, Fast x 8, Fast x 16, Fast x 32, Fast x 64, to Fast x 128. Press
playback.

once to go to the beginning of the current chapter or track. Press
Press
to go to the previous chapter or track.
to pause playback. Press it again to resume playback.
twice

Press

to advance the disc forward one frame at a time (if allowed by
Repeatedly press
the disc). Press to resume playback.

To open a menu, press POPUP MENU/TITLE MENU, press ▲▼◄, or ► to select
an option, and then press SELECT.
to go to the next title, chapter, or track.
6. When you are finished playing the disc, press
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appears on the screen, the operation you are trying to do is not allowed by your player or the
If
disc. For example, most discs will not allow you to fast forward through the warning information at
the beginning of a movie.

Due to the nature of Blu-ray discs, the Eject function may take a moment to respond.

Some Blu-ray Discs and DVDs play movie trailers before the movie. Some will allow you to skip
these trailers by pressing or DISC MENU on the remote control.

Some Blu-ray Discs and DVDs contain more than one movie soundtrack, in different languages
and audio quality. You can select the best soundtrack for your audio receiver from the main menu,
or by pressing the DISC MENU on the remote control.
Chapter 9 Accessing BD-LiveTM Content
BD-LiveTM allows you to download additional content for your Blu-ray movie using your Internet
connection.
Add features beyond what came with the disc. BD-LiveTM is available on supported discs. Look for the
BD-LiveTM logo and consult the documentation that came with the Blu-ray disc.
1. Connect a TV to your player (see Connecting Equipment on page 15 for detailed steps).
2. Connect the power cord into an AC wall socket.
3. Turn on your player and TV.
4. Select the correct input on your TV for your player (i.e. HDMI, Component, AV, etc.).
5. Connect your Blu-ray player to your home network (see Connecting to your home network on
page 20).
6. Connect a USB storage device to the USB port on the front of your player.
Note: The USB device should be larger than 1GB with at least 1GB of
free space and formatted FAT32. NTFS and other file systems are not
supported.
7. Turn on your player and TV.
8. Press
to open the disc tray.
9. Press
to open the disc tray, place a BD-LiveTM capable disc on the tray
to close the tray. It may take a
with the label facing up and then press
few seconds for the disc to load.
10. If the disc menu does not display, wait for the movie to begin playing and then press DISC
MENU.
11. Press ▲▼◄ or ► to select the BD-LiveTM option (most often found under Special Features),
and then press SELECT. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take
several seconds to connect to the BD-LiveTM content.
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Chapter 10 Playing Music files
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Insert a disc or connect a USB device
containing music files to your player.
Press ◄ or ► to select Media. The
Media menu opens.
3. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Music and then
press SELECT.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the device
containing your files, and then press
SELECT. Choose USB or Optical Disc.
5. Press ▲▼◄ or ► to scroll through the
folders and/or thumbnails.
6. Press SELECT to begin playing a song
or to open a folder.
7. Press ◄ to select a menu option.
Home
Return to the DVD player’s main menu.
Previous folder
This option is displayed when you have
opened a folder containing files. Select it to
return to the previous folder and then
eventually back to the Music menu.
Media Menu
This option is displayed when you have files on both a USB device and a disc. Select it to return
to the menu to select either the USB device or the disc.
Play Files
Play all of the songs on the selected device.

Press ►II to pause playback. Press it again to resume playback.

Press ■ to stop playback and return to the Music menu.

Press
or
to fast forward or fast reverse. Press ►II to resume playback.

once to go to the beginning of the current song. Press
twice to go to the
Press
to go to the next song.
previous song. Press
Note: and only work when you select Play Files to begin playing all of the songs.
When you select an individual song, go back to the menu to select the next or previous
song.

Press REPEAT cycle through the repeat and random settings. The icons next to the
Play button will change accordingly. The options are Repeat Off, Repeat All,
Random On, and Repeat File.

Press SEARCH to go to a specific track number.

Press RETURN to go back to the previous menu.
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Browse Pictures
Go to the Pictures menu.
Now Playing
Display information about the song currently playing.
Chapter 11 Viewing Pictures
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Insert a disc or connect a USB device
containing picture files to your player.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select Media. The
Media menu opens.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Pictures and
then press SELECT.
5. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the device
containing your files, and then press
SELECT. Choose USB or Optical
Disc. Thumbnails of the pictures on
that device are displayed.
6. Press ▲▼◄ or ► to scroll trough
the folders and/or thumbnails.
7. Press SELECT to begin playing a
song or to open a folder.
8. Press ◄ to select a menu option.
Home
Return to the DVD player’s main menu.
Previous folder
This option is displayed when you have
opened a folder containing files. Select it to return to the previous folder and then eventually back
to the Pictures menu.
Media Menu
This option is displayed when you have files on both a USB device and a disc. Select it to return
to the menu to select either the USB device or the disc.
Start Slide Show
Play a slide show of all of the picture files on the selected device.

Press
to pause playback. Press it again to resume playback.

Press
to stop playback and return to the menu.

Press

Press

Press REPEAT cycle through the repeat settings. The icons next to the Play button
will change accordingly. The options are Repeat Off and Repeat All.

Press INFO to see file information about the displayed picture.

Press SEARCH to go to a specific picture.

Press RETURN to go back to the previous menu.
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Browse Music
Go to the Music menu. The menu showing the devices connected to your player that contains
music files is displayed.
Now Playing
When music is playing, the track number and progress indicator is displayed in this area.
Chapter 12 Adjusting Blu-ray DVD Player Settings
The Settings menu allows you to adjust language, display, audio, and other settings. Your player will
save changes made to the settings, even when your player is turned off.
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select Settings and then press SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select one of the menus:

Display

Audio

Language

Home

Parental

System

Network
 Info
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to make your selection and then press SELECT.
5. Press RETURN once to return to the sub-menu OR press SETUP to exit the Settings menu.
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Display Menu
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select Settings and then press SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select Display. The Display menu opens.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to make your selection.
5. Press ◄ or ► or SELECT to change the setting.
6. Press RETURN once to return to the sub-menu OR press SETUP to exit the Settings menu.
Resolution
Select the video output resolution option that best
fits the type of TV you have connected to your
player:
o HDMI Auto—Automatically sets the
resolution if the TV is connected to the
HDMI jack
o 1080p (HDMI)—Select if the TV is a
HDTV that can display 1080p (any
frame rate) and is connected to the
HDMI jack
o 1080i—Select if the TV is a HDTV capable of 1080i only
o 720p—Select if the TV is a HDTV capable of 720p only
o 480p—Select if the TV is an EDTV (enhanced-definition TV)
o 480i—Select if the TV is standard definition NTSC TV
Notes:

Only the HDMI jack supports 1080p video output at any frame rate.

The component jacks are limited to 1080i and the composite jacks are limited to 480i.
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TV Aspect
Choose from 16:9 Wide, 16:9 Pillarbox, 4:3 Pan and Scan, or 4:3 Letterbox to set the picture size.
If you have a wide-screen TV, select one of the 16:9 aspect ratios. If you have a standard TV, select
one of the 4:3 aspect ratios.
TV Aspect Menu Selection
If your TV is more rectangular (16:9),
choose:
If your TV is more square (4:3), choose:
16:9 Wide
16:9 Pillarbox
4:3 Pan and Scan
4:3 Letterbox
No effect - Movie will
fill entire screen
Center of movie will
be shown on TV. Left
and right portions of
movie contents will
not be shown
Movie will be shown
in rectangular “wide”
aspect ratio
(Horizontal bars will
be shown
above/below movie)
Episode will be
shown in rectangular
“wide” aspect ratio
(Horizontal bars will
be shown
above/below
episode)
Disc
Contents
Movie in
widescreen
format
Movie will fill entire
screen
HD
television
episodes in
widescreen
format
Episode will fill
entire screen
No effect – Episode
will fill entire screen
Center of episode
will be shown on TV.
Left and right
portions of episode
contents will not be
shown
SD (4:3)
television
episodes
Episode will be
stretched
horizontally to fit
entire screen
Episode will be
shown in center of
screen. Vertical bars
will appear on sides
of screen
No effect—Episode
will fill entire screen
No effect—Episode
will fill entire screen
Cropped
Movie
(Movie put
on disc in
4:3 aspect
ratio)
Movie will be
stretched
Horizontally to fit
entire screen
Movie will be shown
in center of screen.
Vertical bars will
appear on sides of
screen
No effect—Cropped
movie will fill entire
screen
No effect—Cropped
movie will fill entire
screen
Note: Setting your player for one of the 16:9 settings when connected to a 4:3 TV could result in the
picture not filling the screen correctly.
Film Mode (1080p24)
Many movies recorded on Blu-ray discs are recorded at 24 frames per second (fps). If your player is
connected to the TV via HDMI, and the TV has the capability to display 24 fps, setting Film Mode to
On tells your player to output content recorded at 24 fps (without converting it to 30 or 60
frames/second).
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Audio Menu
1. Turn on your player and your
TV. If a DVD is not in the disc
tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the
disc tray, press SETUP to
display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select
Settings and then press
SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select Audio.
The Audio menu opens.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to make your selection.
5. Press ◄ or ► or SELECT to change the setting.
6. Press RETURN once to return to the sub-menu OR press SETUP to exit the Settings menu.
PCM Downsampling
Select from 96KHz, 48KH, or Off. When connecting an audio receiver to your player using DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT (coax or optical), set the PCM downsampling rate to match your audio receiver
capabilities. Consult your audio receiver documentation for details on the supported PCM sampling
rate.
Digital Output
Select from PCM Stereo, Bitstream HD, Bitstream Legacy, Bitstream Mixed, PCM 5.1, or PCM
7.1.

PCM Stereo sends mixed digital audio (main audio track plus PIP audio) over HDMI in 2.1
channel PCM (if supported by HDMI device) and Digital Audio Out (coax or optical) in twochannel PCM format.

PCM 5.1 sends mixed digital audio (main audio track plus PIP audio) over HDMI in 5.1 channel
PCM (if supported by HDMI device) and Digital Audio Out (coax or optical) in two-channel PCM
format.

PCM 7.1 sends mixed digital audio (main audio track plus PIP audio) over HDMI in 7.1 channel
PCM (if supported by HDMI device) and Digital Audio Out (coax or optical) in two-channel PCM
format.

Bitstream HD sends the bitstream from the disc over HDMI and Digital Audio Out (coax or
optical)using the highest quality possible. HDMI has higher quality capabilities with advanced
audio codecs like Dolby TruHD and DTS-HD. Blu-ray disc audio is limited to the soundtrack for
the main movie and the player does not send PIP audio or audio effects.

Bitstream Legacy sends the audio from the disc over HDMI or Digital Audio Out (coax or
optical)using legacy DVD audio formats. Blu-ray disc audio is limited to the soundtrack for main
movie and does not send PIP audio or audio effects.

Bitstream Mixed sends mixed disc audio streams (including director’s commentary and PIP
audio, if enabled, and menu sound effects) in a single DTS bitstream. Use this option if you want
to enjoy mixed Blu-ray Disc audio in surround sound.
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Dynamic Range Control
This option is only used when a Dolby soundtrack is selected from the main menu on the disc. If
Dolby movie soundtracks are played at a low volume and you set this option to On, your player
applies appropriate automatic volume adjustments to make quiet scenes slightly louder, and loud
scenes quieter. If set to Off, listen to movies at the original volume in which they were recorded. If
you have selected a Dolby TruHD track on the BD disc, selecting Auto tells the BD player to only turn
on dynamic range control if information embedded in the Dolby TruHD sound track tells it to do so.
Language Menu
Change the default language (English) used to set up the player and the default language presented
when discs load and play. (Note: Many discs do not support multiple languages).
1. Turn on your player and your
TV. If a DVD is not in the disc
tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the
disc tray, press SETUP to
display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select
Settings and then press
SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select
Language. The Language
menu opens.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to make your
selection.
5. Press ◄ or ► or SELECT to change the setting.
6. Press RETURN once to return to the sub-menu OR press SETUP to exit the Settings menu.
OSD
Select the Settings menu language. Choose from English, French, or Spanish.
Menu
Select the disc menu language. The number of languages depends on the disc. Most discs have only
one language available.
Audio
Select the disc audio language. The number of languages depends on the disc. Some discs do not
allow you to select the audio language from the Settings menu. Instead, select the audio language
from the main disc menu.
Subtitle
Select the disc subtitle language. The number of languages depends on the disc. Some discs do not
allow you to select the subtitle language from the Settings menu. Instead, select the subtitle language
from the main disc menu.
Home Menu
Return to your player’s Home menu.
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Parental Menu
Many discs are encoded with a rating, similar to the MPAA movie rating system. Configure your
player to prevent playback of discs with a certain rating.
1. Turn on your player and your
TV. If a DVD is not in the disc
tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the
disc tray, press SETUP to
display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select
Settings and then press
SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select
Parental. The Parental menu
opens.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to make your
selection.
5. Press ◄ or ► or SELECT to change the setting.
6. Press RETURN once to return to the sub-menu OR press SETUP to exit the Settings menu.
Parental Country
Select to set the preferred country region language as the default when playing Blu-ray discs, if the
disc supports that language.
Parental Control
Turn parental controls on or off. Selected programs, movies, and channels can only be viewed after
you enter the password. Choose from On or Off. This option must be set to On to change other
parental control options.
Parental Level
Select one of the following parental ratings to restrict program viewing on DVDs:
o 1 [Kid Safe]—Suitable for all children
o 2 [G]—General audiences
o 3 [PG]—Parental guidance suggested
o 4 [PG-13]—Not suitable for anyone under 13
o 5 [PG-R]—Parental guidance recommended
o 6 [R]—Not suitable for anyone under 17 unless supervised by a parent or adult guardian
o 7 [NC-17]—Not suitable for anyone under 17
o 8 [Adult]—All DVDs can be played
Note: The parental ratings apply only to DVDs and do not apply to Blu-ray discs.
Parental Password
To change the password, enter a new, 4-digit password using the number buttons on the remote. The
default password is 0 0 0 0. Press ▼ to select OK, and then press SELECT.
Note: The System Reset feature will reset the password, but it will also reset all settings you may
have changed.
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System Menu
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select
Settings and then press
SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select
System. The System menu
opens.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to make your
selection.
5. Press ◄ or ► or SELECT to
change the setting.
6. Press RETURN once to
return to the sub-menu OR
press SETUP to exit the
Settings menu.
Optical Disc AutoPlay
Turn this option On if you would like to automatically start playback when a disc is inserted. Select
Off if you do not.
BD-LiveTM Internet Access
Control your player’s access to websites for downloading BD-LiveTM content.
o Limit Access will only allow your player to download content from a website which has a
valid online certificate. This will reduce the chances of downloading malicious content
onto your player.
o Always Allow Access allows your player to download content from any BD-LiveTM
website whose Internet address is encoded onto the BD Disc. There is no danger of
malicious code download from valid commercial BD discs, but choosing this option and
downloading BD-LiveTM content via illegally authored BD discs, or discs obtained from
questionable sources, could result in malicious code being downloaded onto your player.
o Prohibit Access prevents your player from downloading content from any BD-LiveTM
website.
BD-LiveTM Internet Storage
Show the available capacity for BD-LiveTM storage. You can also select BD-LiveTM files to delete.
Erase Blu-ray Storage
Select to delete saved BD-LiveTM files.
Screen Saver Duration
Set the length time your player is idle before the screen saver (black screen) begins. Choose from 5,
10, 20, or 30 minutes. When set to OFF, the screen saver will not begin.
Update Via Network
Download and install product updates for your player. See Updating Your Player on page 38 for
detailed instructions.
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Restore Factory Defaults

Restore factory settings and deactivate all connected applications: reset your player to the
default factory settings and deactivate applications such as Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu you set up
on your player.
Note: This DOES reset the Parental Control Password.

Restore factory settings: reset your player to the default factory settings.
Note: This DOES reset the Parental Control Password.

Deactivate all connected applications: Deactivate applications such as Netflix, Pandora, and
Vudu you set up on your player.

Deactivate Netflix: Select to deactivate the Netflix account you set up on your player.

Deactivate Pandora: Select to deactivate the Pandora account you set up on your player.

Deactivate Vudu: Select to deactivate the Vudu account you set up on your player.
Network Menu
You can connect to the Internet by plugging in an Ethernet cable from your Internet connection to the
Ethernet port on your player.
1. Turn on your player and your
TV. If a DVD is not in the disc
tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the
disc tray, press SETUP to
display the Home menu.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select
Settings and then press
SELECT.
3. Press ◄ or ► to select
Network. The Network menu
opens.
4. Press ▲ or ▼ to make your selection.
5. Press ◄ or ► or SELECT to change the setting.
6. Press RETURN once to return to the sub-menu OR press SETUP to exit the Settings menu.
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Wired (Dynamic)
The default IP mode is set to Dynamic, which means your player will automatically detect and use
your network settings after you connect your Ethernet cable.
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable (not included) to the Ethernet port on your player.
3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your home network (usually your router). Your
home network must have broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL. Your player
should automatically get an IP address on the network and display the Connected icon in the
upper right hand corner of your TV.
Note: If you need additional help setting up your network, please refer to the user manual for your
router or contact the manufacturer of either your router or your Internet service provider if they
provided the router for you.
Wired (Manual)
The default IP mode is set to Dynamic, which means your player will automatically detect and use
your network settings after you connect your Ethernet cable, but you can manually change those
settings if you are an advanced user and are comfortable with networks.
1. Turn on your player and your TV. If a DVD is not in the disc tray, the Home menu will be
displayed. If a DVD is in the disc tray, press SETUP to display the Home menu.
2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable (not included) to the Ethernet port on your player.
3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your home network (usually your router). Your
home network must have broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL.
4. Press ◄ or ► to select Settings, and then press SELECT.
5. Press ◄ or ► to select Network, and then press SELECT.
6. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Wired and then press SELECT.
7. Press ◄ or ► to change IP Mode to Manual and then press SELECT.
8. Manually change your network settings such as IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default
Gateway, the Primary DNS, and Secondary DNS.
9. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Apply and then press SELECT.
Note: If you need additional help setting up your network, please refer to the user manual for your
router or contact the manufacturer of either your router or your Internet service provider if they
provided the router for you.
Info Menu
View information about your player such as the current software version.
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Chapter 13 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Maintenance
Cleaning the Housing and Remote Control

Use a soft cloth for cleaning.

Do not use chemicals or abrasive cleaners because they can damage the finish.
General guidelines

The top and back panels of your player may become hot after a long period of use.

Remove the disc and put your player into standby mode when you are not using your player.
Condensation

If condensation forms inside your player, your player will not work correctly. Turn on your player,
remove the disc, leave the tray open, and then leave your player on for two to three hours.

To minimize condensation problems, keep the power cord connected to a power outlet.
Storing discs

Do not store discs in a place that is exposed to direct sunlight or heat.

Do not store discs in a place that is exposed to moisture and dust, such as a bathroom or near a
humidifier.

Store discs vertically in their cases. Stacking discs or placing objects on discs when not in their
cases may cause warping.
Cleaning & Handling discs

Before playback, wipe the disc outwards from the center (not in a circle) with clean, lint-free cloth.

To keep a disc clean, do not touch the play side of the disc.

Do not attach paper or tape to the disc.
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Updating Your Player
Your player has the ability to download and install product updates. All you need is an Internet
connection – wired. There are two methods you can choose from to update your player: using the
USB thumb drive or using the Internet connection.
Updating your player via USB
1. Download the software from www.vizio.com to the root directory of a USB thumb drive.
Notes:

The USB storage device should be 1GB or larger with at least 100MB of free space and
formatted FAT32. NTFS and other file systems are not supported.
 The USB storage device must not have other .iso or .dat files in the root directory.
2. Connect the USB storage device to the USB port on the front of your player.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to update your player.
Updating your player via the Internet
When a new software update is available, a message will be displayed on the Home menu. To
update the software:
1. Connect your Blu-ray player to your home network (see Connecting to your home network on
page 20).
2. Press the B (green) button.
OR
a. Press ◄ or ► to select
Settings and then press
SELECT.
b. Press ◄ or ► to select
System. The System menu
opens.
Press▼ to select Update
Via Network and then press
SELECT.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to update your player.
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FAQ & Troubleshooting
If your player fails or the performance changes dramatically, check the FAQ and Troubleshooting
solutions below. If your player still fails to perform as expected, contact VIZIO by calling 1-877MYVIZIO (698-4946) or e-mail us at techsupport@vizio.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How do I play multi-channel surround sound?

Connect a home theater system to the HDMI, DIGITAL OPTICAL AUDIO OUT, or DIGITAL COAXIAL
AUDIO OUT.

Choose a multichannel soundtrack from the main disc menu.
2) Can I connect headphones or speakers to my player?

You cannot connect headphones and speakers directly to your player. If you want to use headphones
or speakers, connect a sound system to your player, and then connect the speakers or headphones to
the sound system.
3) My TV has Composite In, Component In, and HDMI In jacks. Which should I use to connect my player?

HDMI video provides the best picture and should be the first choice if your TV has HDMI jacks.

Component video is the next best choice and provides a better picture than composite video.

A high-definition picture is not possible using the composite video output.
4) Can I play Blu-ray Discs or DVDs that I bought in another country?

You can play the discs if the video was recorded in standard NTSC format. You cannot play:
o Blu-ray Discs that do not have a region code of A.
o DVDs that do not have a region code of 1 or ALL.
5) Can I play Blu-ray Discs or DVDs that do not have region codes?

The region management information for Blu-ray discs and DVDs video proves that the disc conforms to
industry standards. You cannot play discs that do not conform to industry standards or do not have a
region code.
6) What types of discs will my player play?

o
o
o
o
o
Your player can play the following discs:
Blu-ray Disc
DVD
Audio CD containing media files
DVD-R/RW
DVD-R DL

You must close the session when you record discs.

You cannot record discs with your player.
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o
o
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD+R DL
CD-Rs and CD-RWs
VBR120 – How to retrieve a stuck disc
Step 1: Unplug
the power cord.
Step 2: Turn the player over and place it on a soft surface to avoid scratching the enclosure.
Step 3: Locate the eject lever slot next to the foot at the lower right of the player bottom. (Detail Figure 1).
Figure 1
Insert a small flat blade screwdriver at an angle as shown in the picture so it contacts the end of the eject lever,
and push it to the left until it stops.
VBR120 – How to retrieve a stuck disc
Figure 2
The lever will move to approximately half the width of the slot.
Figure 3 Tray in closed position.
VBR120 – How to retrieve a stuck disc
Figure 4 The tray will open slightly, and can then be pulled manually to open it fully and retrieve the disc.
CAUTION: BEFORE OPENING THE TRAY, TILT THE PLAYER UP SO THE FRONT IS FACING
DOWNWARD. THIS WILL REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DISC SLIPPING INTO THE INTERIOR
OF THE PLAYER WHEN THE HOLDING MECHANISM IS RELEASED.
Step 5: Grasp lip of tray and pull open. The disc can now be retrieved. After the disc has been removed, gently
push straight in to close the tray.
Step 6: Turn player over, connect power cord and any other cables that were removed during the recovery procedure.
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Operation Troubleshooting
Issue
No power.
Remote control does
not work.
Player does not work.
Solution

Make sure the power is ON.

Make sure the AC power cord is securely connected to the AC socket.

Plug another electrical device into the power outlet to verify that the outlet is working.

Point the remote directly at the remote sensor on your player.

Remove any obstacles between the remote control and the remote sensor.

Make sure that bright light does not shine on the remote control sensor or that colored
glass is not in front of the sensor. Bright light and colored glass can interfere with
signal reception.

Replace dead batteries with new ones.

If you see

A built-in safety device may have been activated. Press
on the front of your player
to turn it off, and then turn it on again. If your player still does not turn on, unplug the
, the action you are trying to do is not allowed by your player or the disc.
power cord, wait about one minute, plug it in again, and then press
your player.
on the front of

Condensation may have formed inside your player. Turn on your player, remove the
disc, leave the tray open, and then leave your player on for two to three hours.

Make sure that the disc has the same region code as your player.

Make sure that the disc is not dirty or defective.

The Parental Controls rating may be blocking the disc. Enter the 4-digit password and
change the parental settings.
Receive the error
message “No Signal”
on my TV.

Press the input or source button on the TV remote control to select the input source for
your player.
Playback will not
start, or playback
starts then stops.

Make sure that the disc is inserted with the label facing up.

Make sure that the disc is not dirty or defective.

The disc may be blank or not compatible with your player. For a list of compatible
discs, see “Playable discs.”
Subtitles do not
display.

Subtitles are not recorded on the disc.

Turn the subtitles on from the main disc menu.
Resume feature does
not work.

Resume information is lost when you press

Most Blu-ray discs do not support the resume feature.
Disc tray opens
automatically while
playing a disc.

Make sure that the disc is not dirty or defective.

Make sure there are no obstacles blocking the tray.

The disc may be blank or not compatible with your player. For a list of compatible
discs, see “Playable discs”.

Press

Clean the disc if it is dirty.

Press

Set Optical Disc AutoPlay to On.
Blu-ray Disc or DVD
does not play.
The player is on and
displays the start
logo and menu, but
there is no image
from the disc.
, wait five seconds and then press
, wait five seconds, and then press
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again to reset your player.
again to reset your player.
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Issue
The player freezes
when reading a CD-R
or DVD-R.
Solution

When you see “loading” on the screen, press
then try again.
, remove the disc and clean it and
Audio Troubleshooting
Issue
Solution
No sound.

Press Volume + (Up) on the TV remote control.

Press MUTE on the TV remote control to make sure that MUTE is not ON.

Make sure headphones are not connected to the TV or home theater system.

Check the audio connections of external devices that may be connected.
Audio pauses
momentarily.

This occurs normally between play list chapters or scenes.

Audio momentarily pauses when your player switches between layers on a dual-layer
disc.
You can see a picture
but you cannot hear
sound.

Press Volume + (Up) on the TV remote control.
Cannot switch audio.
Incorrect audio type.
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Press MUTE on the TV remote control to make sure that MUTE is not ON.

Press AUDIO to select the audio.

Make sure headphones are not connected to the TV or home theater system.

Check the audio connections of external devices that may be connected.

Audio may not be heard when more than four devices are connected with HDMI
cables. Reduce the number of connected devices.

Some discs do not let you change the audio.

When connecting a home theater system using a coaxial digital cable, optical digital
audio cable, or an HDMI cable, set Digital Audio Output to PCM or connect the home
theater system using a standard audio cable.

Depending on the connected equipment, not all audio tracks may be available if your
player is connected with an HDMI cable and the TV or receiver does not support the
audio track selected.

Sound effects are only sent to the audio outputs (HDMI jack or the DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT jack) if Bitstream Mixed is selected from the audio menu.

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD, and DTS-HD cannot be output from the DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT jacks. Instead, these BD audio tracks, if present, are output as Dolby
Digital or DTS Digital Surround bitstreams. (The HDMI still outputs Dolby Digital Plus,
Dolby TruHD, and DTS-HD bitstreams, as long as the HDMI receiver supports these
formats).

Some audio tracks may be changed prior to being sent to the audio jack, depending
on the Audio settings and the receiver capabilities. For instance, selecting “Bitstream
Mixed” will cause the BD player to output a (remixed) DTS stream, regardless of the
audio track selected.
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Video Troubleshooting
Issue
Solution
Video is not in highdefinition.

Connect the TV using HDMI or Component video. Composite video cannot output in
high-definition.

If you have connected the TV to the HDMI or component video jacks, make sure that
you have selected the correct resolution in the Settings menu.

Almost all commercial DVDs (but not Blu-ray discs) limit component video resolution to
480p. Upscaling of commercial DVD content is only possible over HDMI.

Your TV is not capable of displaying HD video. Consult your TV documentation.
Video pauses
momentarily.

This occurs normally between play list chapters or scenes.

Video momentarily pauses when your player switches between layers on a dual-layer
disc.
4:3 aspect ratio
picture expands left
and right or screen
size is incorrect.

Use the TV to change the aspect ratio. See the documentation that came with the TV.

If the TV is connected to the component video jacks, set TV Aspect to 4:3 Pan & Scan.

If the TV is connected to HDMI, set the TV Aspect to 16:9.
The screen is black.

Make sure the power is ON.

Press the input or source button on the TV remote control to select the input source for
your player.

Make sure the cables are securely connected to your TV and any external devices.

Make sure that the disc is not dirty or defective.

Press
PIP does not work
with a Blu-ray Disc.

Make sure that the Blu-ray disc allows PIP. See the documentation that came with the
disc.
Cannot change the
viewing angle.

Not all discs or scenes are recorded with multiple viewing angles.
Power is ON but
there is no image on
the screen.

Make sure the cables are securely connected to your TV and any external devices.

Adjust brightness, contrast, or backlight on the TV.

Press the input or source button on the TV remote control to select the input source for
your player.
The picture is
distorted.

Press

Check the video cables to make sure they are securely connected.
, wait five seconds, and then press
, wait five seconds, and then press
again to reset your player.
again.
BD-LiveTM & USB Troubleshooting
Issue
Solution
Cannot connect to
the Internet.

Make sure the Internet connection is set up correctly. See Connecting to your
home network on page 20 for detailed information.

Test the Internet connection to make sure it is working. See the Network Menu on
page 35 for detailed information.

Make sure the BD-LiveTM Internet Access option is not set to Prohibit Access. For
more information, see the System menu section.

Make sure the disc you are playing is a legal copy.

Test the Internet connection to make sure it is working. For more information, see the
Network Menu section.

The USB storage device should be 1GB or larger with at least 1GB of free space and
Connected to BDTM
Live , but cannot
download files.
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Issue
Solution
formatted FAT32. NTFS and other file systems are not supported.
Downloaded files
keep pausing during
playback.

Try a different USB drive.

Make sure the USB storage device is a USB 2.0 device. If the device is a USB 1.1
device, pausing can occur.
Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu Troubleshooting
Issue
Solution

The Apps are not
working correctly
If you are experiencing an issue with the functionality or features of Netflix, Pandora,
or Vudu, please contact these companies directly.
o Netflix: www.netflix.com/help or call 1-866-579-7113
o Vudu: 888-554-VUDU (8838)
o Pandora: http://www.pandora.com/support/
Note: VIZIO is not responsible for customer service related to content and/or services
provided by the third parties who create the Apps. Any questions or requests for service
relating to the content or services should be made directly to the specific App service
providers.
Internet Connection Troubleshooting
Issue
Ethernet (Wired)
Connection Issues
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
Insure that the Ethernet cable is securely inserted into your access point and the back
of the player.

Make sure the Internet connection is set up correctly. See Connecting to your
home network on page 20 for detailed information.

Test the Internet connection to make sure it is working. See the Network Menu on
page 34 for detailed information.

Check network connectivity with other devices (such as computer).

If you require further assistance, please contact your Internet Service Provider.
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Telephone & Technical Support
Products are often returned due to a technical problem rather than a defective product that may result in
unnecessary shipping charges billed to you. Our trained support personnel can often resolve the problem
over the phone. For more information on warranty service or repair, after the warranty period, please
contact our Support Department at the number below.
Customer support and quality service are integral parts of VIZIO’s commitment to service excellence.
For technical assistance contact our VIZIO Technical Support Department via email or phone.
Email: techsupport@vizio.com
(877) 698-4946 Fax: (949) 585-9563
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 6 am to 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm
Please have your VIZIO model number, serial number, and date of purchase available before you call.
VIZIO
Address:
39 Tesla
Irvine, CA 92618, USA
Telephone: (949) 428-2525 Fax: 949-585-9514
Web: www.vizio.com
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Specifications
Resolution
Supported
Blu-ray Disc Resolutions of 1080p (HDMI Out) 1080i / 720p / 480i / 480p (HDMI / Component Out)
DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW Selectable Resolutions of 1080p (HDMI) 1080i / 720p / 480i / 480p
(HDMI / Component Out)
Video Features
Rovi, HDCP, HDMI 1.3c, MPEG-2 / VC-1, H.264/AVC, JPEG
Audio Features
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 Support
7.1 Digital Audio via HDMI
24-bit / 192KHz Audio DAC
Inputs
2x USB (1 front, 1 rear)
Outputs
1x HDMI
1x Component Video
1x Composite Video
1x Ethernet 10/100
Features
Blu-ray Disc Resolutions of 1080p (HDMI Out) 1080i/720p/480p/480i (Component Out) DVD,
DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW Selectable Resolutions of 1080p (HDMI) 1080i/720p/480p/480i (HDMI /
Component Out),CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CD Support, Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby
Digital TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround, BD-LiveTM, JPG, MP3, Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, Media
Playback through USB for Photo/MP3
1x Stereo Audio
1x Optical Audio
1x Coaxial Audio
Power
Voltage Range
110-120V at 60Hz
Power Consumption
<25W (average), <1W Standby
Environmental Conditions
Operating
Temperature: 41°F ~ 113°F (5°C~45°C), Relative Humidity: 10~80%, Altitude: 0~14,000 ft
Dimensions
12.598 × 1.969 × 9.449 inches (32 × 5 × 11.3 cm)
Net Weight
4.96 lbs. (2.2 kg)
Gross Weight
7.275 lbs. (3.3 kg)
Certifications
CUL, UL, FCC Class B, HDMI, BDA, Adobe, Netflix, Pandora, Vudu
Compliances
Energy Star 2.0, ROHS
*Product specifications may change without notice or obligation.
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Legal notices
FCC Class B Radio Interference Statement
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Notice:
1. The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
2. Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the
emission limits.
3. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized
modification to this equipment. It is the responsibilities of the user to correct such interference.
FCC Part 15
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has
been tested and found to comply within the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
FCC warning
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance with the FCC
Rules could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
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DHHS and FDA safety certification
This product is made and tested to meet safety standards of the FCC, requirements and compliance with
safety performance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and also with FDA Radiation
Performance Standards 21 CFR Subchapter J.
Canada ICES-003 statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Copyrights

Because AACS (Advanced Access Content System) is approved as content protection system for BD
format, similar to use of CSS (Content Scramble System) for DVD format, certain restrictions are
imposed on playback, analog signal output, etc., of AACS protected contents. The operation of this
product and restrictions on this product may vary depending on your time of purchase as those
restrictions may be adopted and/or changed by AACS after the production of this product.
Furthermore, BD-ROM Mark and BD+ are additionally used as content protection systems for BD
format, which imposes certain restrictions including playback restrictions for BD-ROM Mark and/or
BD+ protected contents. To obtain additional information on AACS, BD-ROM Mark, BD+, or this
product, please contact an authorized Customer Service Center.

Many BD-ROM/DVD discs are encoded with copy protection. Because of this, you should only
connect your player directly to your TV, not to a VCR. Connecting to a VCR results in a distorted
picture from copy-protected discs.

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Rovi,
and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Rovi.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

Under the U.S. Copyright laws and Copyright laws of other countries, unauthorized recording, use,
display, distribution, or revision of television programs, videotapes, BD-ROM discs, DVDs, CDs and
other materials may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.
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Licenses

Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.

Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,487,535 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered
trademarks, & DTS-HD, DTS-HD Advanced Digital Out and the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS,
Inc. Product includes software. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“BD-LIVE” logo is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association.

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI licensing LLC.

“DVD Logo” is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.

“Blu-ray Disc” is a trademark.

“BONUSVIEW” is trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association.

This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license and VC-1 patent portfolio license for
the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC
Standard and VC-1 Standard (“AVC/VC-1 Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC/VC-1 Video that was
encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained
from a video provider licensed to provide AVC/VC-1 Video. No license is granted or shall be implied
for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. See
http://www.mpegla.com.

“AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR
Covers units purchased as new in United States and Puerto Rico Only
VIZIO provides a warranty to the original purchaser of a new Product against defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of one year of non-commercial usage and ninety (90) days of commercial use.
If a Product covered by this warranty is determined to be defective within the warranty period, VIZIO will
either repair or replace the Product at its sole option and discretion.
To obtain warranty service, contact VIZIO Technical Support via email: TechSupport@VIZIO.com or via
phone at 877 MY VIZIO (877.698.4946) from 6:00AM to 9:00PM Monday through Friday and 8:00AM to
4:00PM Saturday and Sunday, Pacific Time, or visit www.VIZIO.com. PRE-AUTHORIZATION MUST BE
OBTAINED BEFORE SENDING ANY PRODUCT TO A VIZIO SERVICE CENTER. Proof of purchase in
the form of a purchase receipt or copy thereof is required to show that a Product is within the warranty
period.
Parts and Labor
There will be no charge for parts or labor during the warranty period. Replacement parts and Products
may be new or recertified at VIZIO’s option and sole discretion. Replacement parts and Products are
warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty or for ninety (90) days from warranty service
or replacement, whichever is greater.
Type of Service
Defective Products must be sent to a VIZIO service center to obtain warranty service. VIZIO is not
responsible for transportation costs to the service center, but VIZIO will cover return shipping to the
customer. PRE-AUTHORIZATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE SENDING ANY PRODUCT TO A VIZIO
SERVICE CENTER FOR WARRANTY SERVICE.
Product returns to VIZIO’s service centers must utilize either the original carton box and shipping material
or packaging that affords an equal degree of protection. VIZIO Technical Support will provide instructions
for packing and shipping the covered Product to the VIZIO service center.
Limitations and Exclusions
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not cover, for example: cosmetic damage, normal wear and tear, improper operation, improper voltage
supply or power surges, signal issues, damages from shipping, acts of God, any type of customer misuse,
modifications or adjustments, as well as installation and set-up issues or any repairs attempted by anyone
other than by a VIZIO authorized service center. Products with unreadable or removed serial numbers, or
requiring routine maintenance are not covered. This one year limited warranty does not cover Products
sold “AS IS”, “FACTORY RECERTIFIED”, or by a non-authorized reseller.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED OR DESCRIBED ABOVE.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
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TIME SET FORTH ABOVE. VIZIO'S TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER INCLUDING VIZIO’S NEGLIGENCE, ALLEGED
DAMAGE, OR DEFECTIVE GOODS, WHETHER SUCH DEFECTS ARE DISCOVERABLE OR LATENT,
SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT. VIZIO SHALL NOT BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, COMMERCIAL LOSS, LOST
REVENUE OR LOST PROFITS, OR OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE
EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS,
AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THIS
WARRANTY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CHECK www.VIZIO.com FOR THE MOST
CURRENT VERSION.
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Index
16:9 ..........................................................................30
4:3 ............................................................................30
Accessories................................................................6
Adjusting Settings ....................................................28
Aspect Ratio.......................................................13, 30
Audio Menu
Digital Output .......................................................31
Dynamic Range Control .......................................32
PCM Downsampling.............................................31
TM
BD-Live .................................................................25
Erase storage.......................................................34
Internet Access ....................................................34
Internet Storage ...................................................34
Bitstream
HD........................................................................31
Legacy .................................................................31
Mixed ...................................................................31
Cleaning...................................................................37
Connecting
Component Video ....................................15, 16, 18
Composite Video......................................15, 16, 19
Digital Audio .........................................................19
HDMI..............................................................15, 16
Home Theater ................................................17, 18
Rear Panel Connections ......................................10
TV with a component cable ..................................18
TV with a composite(AV) cable ............................19
USB......................................................................20
Connecting a TV ......................................................17
Connecting Equipment.......................................15, 16
Connecting to the Internet ............................14, 20, 35
Discs
Cleaning ...............................................................37
File Extensions.......................................................8
Playing .................................................................24
Supported ..............................................................8
Display Menu
Film Mode ............................................................30
Resolution ............................................................29
TV Aspect ............................................................30
FAQ..........................................................................39
Features .....................................................................7
Film Mode ................................................................30
Firmware
Updating.........................................................34, 38
Front Panel Controls ..................................................9
Home Menu .............................................................32
Exploring ..............................................................14
Info Menu .................................................................36
Installation services....................................................6
Internet
Connecting ...............................................14, 20, 35
Language Menu
Audio....................................................................32
Menu ....................................................................32
OSD .....................................................................32
Subtitles ...............................................................32
Legal notices ............................................................46
Maintenance ............................................................37
Media
Playing Music .......................................................26
Viewing Pictures...................................................27
Menu ........................................................................28
Audio Menu ..........................................................31
Display Menu .......................................................29
Home Menu..........................................................32
Info Menu .............................................................36
Language Menu ...................................................32
Network Menu ......................................................35
Parental Menu......................................................33
System Menu .......................................................34
Music
Playing .................................................................26
Netflix
Activating .............................................................21
Deactivating ...................................................22, 35
Support ................................................................22
Using....................................................................21
Network
Setting up .......................................................20, 35
Wired (Ethernet) Connection................................20
Network Menu ..........................................................35
Package
Contents.................................................................6
Opening .................................................................6
Pandora
Activating .............................................................23
Deactivating .........................................................35
Using....................................................................23
Parental Controls .....................................................33
Parental Menu
Parental Control ...................................................33
Parental Country ..................................................33
Parental Level ......................................................33
Parental Password ...............................................33
Password .................................................................33
Pictures
Viewing ................................................................27
PIP ...........................................................................13
Placement of player ...................................................7
Player placement .......................................................7
Playing a Disc ..........................................................24
Region Codes ............................................................8
Remote Control ........................................................11
Batteries ...............................................................11
Buttons .................................................................12
Precautions ..........................................................11
Range ..................................................................11
Resolution ..........................................................13, 29
Restore Factory Defaults .........................................35
Safety instructions......................................................2
Screen Saver ...........................................................34
Settings Menu ..........................................................28
Specifications ...........................................................45
Subtitles ...................................................................32
Supported discs .........................................................8
Supported File Extensions .........................................8
System Menu
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BD-LiveTM Internet Access ...................................34
TM
BD-Live Internet Storage ..................................34
Erase Blu-Ray Storage ........................................34
Optical Disc AutoPlay...........................................34
Restore Factory Defaults .....................................35
Screen Saver .......................................................34
Update Software ............................................34, 38
Technical Support ....................................................44
Netflix ...................................................................22
Vudu.....................................................................23
Troubleshooting .......................................................39
Audio Issues.........................................................41
BD-Live and USB Issues......................................42
Internet Issues......................................................43
Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu Issues .......................43
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Video Issues.........................................................42
TV
Connecting to .......................................................17
Update Software ................................................34, 38
USB drive
Connecting ...........................................................20
Using........................................................................14
Vudu
Activating .............................................................22
Deactivating ...................................................23, 35
Support ................................................................23
Using....................................................................22
Warranty ..................................................................49
Warranty services ......................................................6
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