I found myself in need of an inexpensive Bluray player that would fit in a narrow space, just 15.5" available. After quite a man hunt, I decided to pick up a Vizio VBR133 for the low, low price of $98 + tax from Wally World.
It's a nice looking device and I like that the remote shows a decent sense of style. So far everything seems to be working well and painlessly. The firmware updated automatically in about 3 mins when I first turned it on. I've played a couple of Blurays and they look and sound great, though it seems I had to turn up the volume just a little higher than I remember doing on my HTPC. Certainly, a player like this isn't going to compare to an Oppo. But then, I didn't have room or a budget for an Oppo anyway.
Streaming apps all work properly, quickly and look good. Netflix streaming seems to latch onto the hidef signal within just a few seconds and it looks great. All the audio support I need is there since I'm connecting this to an older receiver via an optical cable. It will successfully output a 5.1 signal by down-mixing the 7.1 original track.
This is an HDMI only player, so no component outputs at all. Quality seems just fine, though I haven't run it through any benchmark tests.
The final thing that made me decide to post this review was Top Gear's new season. I was thrilled that I could pop a .mkv file onto a USB stick and plug it into the front of the player and it just works! Considering my other option was to use Handbrake to re-encode it for my Apple TV, this is much faster. I'll still make a copy for the Apple TV for archiving purposes but being able to watch it immediately on this player is just sweet.
Anyway, thats my two cents. For an inexpensive player I'm just thrilled.