This week’s Blu Ray player is a budget Bluy Ray player, the Insignia NS-BRDVD3. From the Insignia house brand of Best Buy, after the accomplished HDTV/player combo, this Blu-ray deck upscales DVDs to 1080p HD, supports decoding of lossless Dolby TrueHD sound, though, unfortunately, it doesn’t natively support DTS-HD Master Audio. All this topped off with an Ethernet port that provides BD-Live access for movie extras, and subscription-based access to 17,000 streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix.
The BRDVD3 is selling at its all time low; a week ago, this ‘budget package’ would’ve set you back by $179 on Best Buy’s site. But, as of today, the Insignia BR-DVD3 could be yours for $99. If you insist on Wi-Fi, that version is up for grabs at a competitive $199.
Though the BRDVD3 isn’t the first to get into 2-figure prices for Blu Ray players, the first $99 player, Sears’ refurbished Magnavox BD player, is no longer in stock, so, for the moment, this is it. And this is certified fresh.
Things’re getting more budget-friendly as we approach Black Friday; in fact some people predict a few $49 Blu Ray player deals on Black Friday. Not Sonys and Denons, obviously, but all this budget-packing for Black Friday ought to nudge those prices down as well. That also means you’ll see some more $99 deals.
Now or then, your HD dreams are within budget reach.