Vizio Blu-Ray Problems

by Tyson Cliffton

Vizio Blu-ray players offer a variety of video and audio outputs that make the players compatible with almost any TV and stereo receiver. Vizio Blu-ray players offer composite, HDMI and component video outputs, and standard, optical and coaxial digital audio outputs. If you are experiencing problems with your Vizio Blu-ray player, trying resolving the problems through troubleshooting to see if you can fix the problem on your own before consulting a professional repair person.

Remote Control

Check to make sure no obstacles could be blocking communication between the remote control and the sensor on the Vizio Blu-ray player. For example, a child's toy or coffee table are items that, if positioned correctly, could cause a problem. Do not operate the remote control while the remote or the Vizio Blu-ray player is in bright light. Bright light can deflect the signal transmitted from the remote.

Disc Won't Play

Check the DVD case or the physical disc to see if the region code associated with the disc is incompatible with your Vizio Blu-ray player. Clean the disc using a silk cloth to remove dirt or debris; the disc will automatically be ejected if the disc is dirty and can no longer be played by the player. Enter the four-digit passcode when prompted if you have set up a parental passcode on the device that does not permit certain material to be played. Try connecting the Blu-ray player to your TV using an HDMI cable; some discs will only play if the device is connected to the TV via an HDMI cable.

Tray Opens Automatically

Clean the disc using a silk cloth and check it for scratches and cracks. If the disc is dirty or damaged, the player will automatically eject it. Check the edges of the tray for obstacles that could be preventing the player from closing. Also, check for damage to the tray or the area that surround the tray on the player, as chipped pieces can prevent the player from closing. Ensure that you have not inserted a blank disc, as a blank disc will be ejected automatically.

No Sound

Press the "Mute" button on the remote control that came with the Vizio Blu-ray player in case the button was pressed accidentally, and the device was muted. Alternatively, press the "+" button to the right of the Mute button on the remote control to un-mute the player. Disconnect any headphones that are connected to the player, as the sound automatically goes through the headphones only if a pair is connected. As a last resort, ensure some type of audio output cable is connecting the player to the appropriate input on the TV if you are using a component or standard audio/video connection.

About the Author

Tyson Cliffton has been writing professionally since 2001. His work has been published at thealestle.com and KMOX.com. Cliffton earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in management and leadership from Webster University.