Before you rule out the VSB-200, it might be a good idea to read some of the reviews in this or other forums or even user comments.
I still have a VSB-200 connected to TV, Blu-Ray and MP3 player in the bedroom and it does a very good job. Decent bass even without a sub-woofer, balanced sound troughout the musical spectrum. Low end rolls off below 120hz so if you want serious bass impact, you would need a sub-woofer, but for less than a c-note, an amazing deal.
As info, the VSB-200 replaced a Sony CT-100 (about $ 300) that had several months earlier replaced a Yamaha YSP-950 plus sub-woofer (about $ 1,600). My son continues to use the Yamaha and the Sony was sold about a year ago. The Vizio has much better dynamic range than either of the other units and a more natural sound on most program material than either.
Weakest surround effects of the three units, but I prefer good sound over so-so sound mixed with various effects.
Based on consumer reviews, the VSB-200 also seems very reliable. Few reported problems.