Because the Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player only has an HDMI output port as the lone video output option, you may need to use a converter, such as an HDMI-to-composite cable converter because you don't have an HDMI input available on your external monitor. As a result, the video that appears on your monitor will be reduced to the quality of the lowest-quality cable you're using. For example, if you are using an HDMI-to-composite cable converter, the video will be outputted on the external monitor in standard video quality, which is the highest quality the composite video cable can carry.
The video quality of streaming video watched using the Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player's Internet apps will be standard quality if no high-definition video feed is available for the specific content you're attempting to watch. Alternatively, the video may appear choppy or appear in standard quality even if a high-definition video feed is available if your Internet connection is weak or not fast enough. Consider contacting your Internet provider and upgrading your Internet speed if you're experiencing problems with streaming video through Netflix or any other streaming video providers on the Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player.
Check your video cable for damage. If the video cable you're using is worn or damaged in any way, replace it with another cable to see if that resolves the issue.
Make sure the video cables are plugged in firmly to the output jacks on both the Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player, the external device and any converters in between. Loose connections can result in low-quality video.
The Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player displays best on a monitor that supports either a 720p or 1080p resolution. Other resolutions, such as 1080i, 780i, 480p or 480i won't look as good.
DVDs won't look as good as Blu-ray discs because they only play in a 480p resolution. If you have the option between watching a Blu-ray or DVD version of the same content, Blu-ray will always produce a better quality picture.
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Discs Won't Play
Remove the disc from the player and check it for damage. Discs may not play if there is excessive scratching, dirt or debris have become stuck to the disc, the disc is warped as a result of heat exposure or if the disc is cracked. Dirt and debris can be cleaned off using a soft cloth, and even problems with scratches can occasionally be worked out by cleaning the disc. However, a cracked or otherwise physically damaged disc is often permanently ruined.
Parental controls may be enabled that prevent the Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player from playing the disc. Enter the parental passcode if prompted. If you've forgotten the parental passcode, you'll need to restore the Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player to its factory settings. You can recover the device's factory settings by removing any discs from the Blu-ray player, highlighting "Settings" using the arrow buttons and then pressing "OK." Highlight "Restore Factory Defaults" and then press "OK." Select the factory recovery setting from the list that works best for you and then press "OK" to begin the recovery. Any of the options that appear will work.
The region code associated with the disc and the region code associated with your Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player may not be compatible. The region code for your player can be found on the back of your Blu-ray player and looks like a world icon with a number in it. The same icon can be found on your disc or the disc's packaging.
Player Won't Connect to Network
Perform a soft reset on your modem or wireless router by disconnecting the power cable from the device, waiting for 30 seconds and then reconnecting the power cable to the device. A soft reset resets the device's firmware and can resolve software glitches that may be preventing those devices from working properly.
Make sure the Ethernet cable connected to either the wireless router or the modem is securely connected to the device and that the cable is not damaged. To ensure that the problem isn't with the Ethernet cable, use a different Ethernet cable that you're certain works.
Check your wireless key to make sure you're entering it correctly. Specifically, be careful when entering special characters and capital letters.
Make sure you've selected the correct wireless network to connect to. To make sure you're attempting to connect to the right network, back out to the Network List and carefully select your network.
If you modified the settings associated with your network, such as the IP Address, Subnet Mask or Primary DNS, entering incorrect numbers can result in failure to connect to the network. If you did modify these settings and you feel your Vizio VBR122 Blu-ray player is not working as a result, contact your Internet provider and explain your situation. They should be able to provide you with correct numbers you can use.
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