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Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble with the vizio,
since you're able to get the initial disc menu to load, but not other functions, this could be a faulty remote, a firmware glitch, or a processor failure.
Do you have trouble with any other functions on the player (like netflix, etc)?
If you just press the PLAY button repeatedly, does it force the disc to start playing?
And when I say play, I mean the play icon on the players front panel, not the remote, as this could be a remote problem as well
Never used NETFLIX. The volumn, channel, guide, etc works on the remote but not the play, FF, REW, Stop, etc buttons.
Those are different functions, they aren't part of the bluray, they are functions of your tv, cable box, etc
sorry confused. when you say play icon several times I have not tried but I can.
but they are on my bluray remote
Are you using the vizio player remote? Or a universal remote (or one from cable/satellite box)?
Okay, just wanted to make sure you were using the right one.
Direct TV remote does nothing when movie is trying to play
It is quite possible for a single button on a remote to wear out or stop working though, so a bad remote is still a possibility.
should I try the play button option?
Yes, please do.
no go. I pressed the play/pause icon when the screen came up to select play movie or scene selection and "prohibited" came up in the right hand corner of my TV screen.
Okay, so that error message would tend to indicate this is a security/copy protection issue.
It is possible that the player isn't getting a good link to identify the tv as a secure display (hdcp/edid failure), which could cause this issue, even though there should be no security problems.
Have you attempted to update the firmware on the player yet?
If not, this should be the next step.
but I think the movie I'm trying to watch now - non Bluray is one I have watched before on this player.
ok how do I do that?
That can happen even on standard dvds.
There should be a firmware update function from within the vizio tools/settings menu.
You need to establish a wifi connection for the player, if you haven't already.
wireless router is in the next room. how do I verify that is picking up
It wouldn't automatically, unless you have configured it to do so before.
You'll have to go into the setup menu and look for wifi/network, and it will prompt you to choose your network, enter wifi password, etc
set-up menu from my direct tv remote or DVD remote?
or tv remote?
This would all be done with the vizio player remote
I dont see a set-up option. settings, CC, audio, etc.
I'm going to send you a copy of the user manual, so that you can follow along with the necessary steps,
that should make it a bit easier,
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MANUAL
Look at page 19 for the network setup steps, then after that check out page 41 for firmware update
Let me know if you get stuck along the way.
will do. trying to get my e-mail to cooperate.. :-)
I'm done.. I have no option of set-up.. I'm fine to pay the $28.. I will not purchase another Vizio device. Thanks for your help.
it may be listed as MENU, or TOOLS instead of setup,
I have menu on my remote but nothing comes up for tools.
What do you see on the screen when you press menu?
I see a "setup" button at toward the top left corner of your vizio remote, which should get you into the setup menu
settings, CC, input. timer, video, help.
Ok, and if you go into settings?
you should then see NETWORK, then WIRELESS
my remote doesn't have that... wonder if I have my TV Vizio remote in my hand versus my DVD? brb
Yes that could be, if they are both vizio
I am such an idiot...exactly the problem. Thanks so much for not giving up when I did or I wouldn't have worked it out. The remote description you gave set the light off. Thanks very much!! I'm typically not this air headed.. :-)
at least I gave you something to add to your troubleshooting list... :-)
No worries at all, I'm glad you thought of it though, I didn't realize you had a vizio TV too so it didn't occur to me to clarify that point
I hope you have a great weekend!!