VIDEO QUALITY: Video connections for the VBR333 are a HDMI Output, Composite Video Outputs and Component Video Outputs. Unlike some 3D Blu-ray Players, it only has one HDMI Output. You will have to bypass your A/V receiver if it is not 3D capable. The HDMI connection will give you 1080p/24 video resolution for both 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs. And of course it will upscale any standard DVD to HD levels.
AUDIO QUALITY: Audio connections are the HDMI Output, 2.0-ch Analog Outputs and Digital Audio Outputs - Optical and Coaxial. The VBR333 supports decoding high-resolution Audio formats, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Or you have the option of sending these audio signals in their native bitstream form to an Audio/Video receiver to decode. This has to be accomplished through a HDMI connection, since the player lacks any multi-channel outputs.
While the VBR333 can support 3D Blu-ray discs, it also supports Blu-ray, DVD, CD audio, MP3, PNG, JPEG and WMA. The USB Port can be used to playback music and view photos. It has an built-in wireless 802.11n to connect to the internet. Providing access to BD-Live (a USB device is required for storing BD-Live content), firmware updates and online streaming much more convenient. The Vizio Internet Apps includes Vudu, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, Flickr and many more online services.
THE PROS: The Vizio VBR333 Blu-ray Disc Player is capable of 1080p/24 playback on Blu-ray Discs. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio high-resolution formats can be decoded internally or transferred in their native bitstream form via a HDMI cable to be decoded externally. The VBR333 supports 3D playback, BD-Live and Bonus View, Vizio Internet Apps and Wi-Fi.
THE CONS: Only has one HDMI output, can not transfer two separate signal to your 3D TV and A/V receiver. No multi-channel analog outputs or internally memory to store downloaded content. A USB memory device is needed for the BD-Live function. The VBR333 is also lacking any DLNA capability.
THE FINAL WORD: The Vizio VBR333 is one of the best deals around if you are looking for a Blu-ray Player with 3D capability and integrated Wi-Fi. It provides solid 1080p video resolution playback on Blu-ray Discs, with high-resolution audio formats. While not loaded with extra features, you can access online streaming services such as Netflix, VUDU Apps, Pandora, Flickr and Twitter. If you are looking for a Blu-ray Players to go with your new 3D TV, the VBR333 is worth checking out. -- Price you should look for when purchasing -- $180.00