Summary: Insignia products are really good and priced well. This is hardly a "cutting edge" Blu Ray Disc Player. But it does it's job; it has read discs that were scratched/used heavily. To me that is a sign it does it's job properly. Also it may have been a "fluke" but it read a region 4 disc without any trouble as well. I would've rated it 4 stars, the only reason being sometimes it is a bit slow to load. Then again, a $300 player my dad has is a bit slow to load.
Insignia Blu-Ray Player a great value for the money
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This review is on the latest model, the Insignia NS-BRDVD4. I've used the PS3 before and comparing the picture quality between it and this unit, I would have to say that the Insignia Blu-ray player is only slightly behind in terms of performance. To the average person, one probably wouldn't notice the PQ difference between this and one of the name brand competitors unless these players were playing a movie side-by-side.
Excerpt: I purchased a refurbished model of this blu-ray player. It came in perfect condition and looked flawless. I got a great discount on the already discounted price for the Insignia blu-ray player. When I opened it and tested it out, I was plesantly surprised to see the features and quality of the blu-ray player. First off this player is network capable which allows for both netflix streaming and pandora! Currently, it only allows for netflix, pandora, and BD-Live.
Excerpt: Insignia NS-BRDVD3 great value for $100 (sale price). easy setup, upon conection to lan network, power up indicated firmware update. took a few minutes. initial netflix setup very easy & fast. upon code retrievel & accessing NF account started streaming/viewing movies almost immediately! for best image using HDMI cable. player is a bit noisy, however, remote is also a bit picky about orientation. a bit slow for bluray discs to load/play. strange noises are present.
Excerpt: This review is about the insignia blu ray player with model number NSBRDVD3. I have been using this for over a year now and am happy with the results. The best part about it is because its insignia its very affordable especially if you can snag it on sale. It plays back in 1080p both blu ray movies and it upconverts dvds. My main gripe is they advertise internet, but don't make it clear it is wired internet.
Excerpt: When I was in the market for a blu-ray player I didn't want to drop the $200-400 dollars they were going for. I bought this model at Best Buy and I've been very happy with it. The picture is outstanding with a blu-ray dvd but Especially the upconvert that makes it very difficult to tell the difference between my standard def and blu-ray movies.
Excerpt: My husband and I bought this little blu-ray player after our dvd player stopped working. We decided to upgrade and did some extensive research into the blu-ray players available on the market. There is quite a range of prices and none of the blu-ray players that we could see were worth anymore than any other because they all had some bad reviews. SO, we decided to go with the most functional and cost friendly.
Summary: This a entry level player from a company with poor support of their products. Firmware upgrades are very challenges and effectively don't work. Good value, but expect a lot of personal effort to get the player to support a Blu-Ray manufactured less than 2 years ago. Also, very slow boot time. I would not recommend this product of Insignia as a manufacturer.
Summary: the price of this bluray player is very good. but you wont be able to update it.it dont have a ethernet port. the loading of a bluray movie takes a while.this is a entry level bluray player.my advise is do your research before you purchase a bluray player.dont get me wrong this a good bluray player.this dont have bluray live.