Best Buy Launches Insignia Blu-ray Deck for $349.99

Best Buy has begun selling a Blu-ray deck under their in-house Insignia brand, the Insignia NS-BRDVD. This is very likely another variant of the Funai NB500. That would mean it is Bonus View/Profile 1.1 only, no BD-Live/Profile 2.0. And the Magnavox NB500NG9, a Funai NB500 variant, sells for $298 at Wal*Mart, so that’s a better value. In fact, the Samsung BD-P1500, which is ‘BD-Live Ready’, sells for $348 at Wal*Mart, and a 40GB PS3, which is a better BD deck and a gaming system, is $399 (with a free movie and remote through today). So there really isn’t a good reason to buy one of these.

But it is still nice to see the general trend for more Blu-ray players hitting the market with lower prices.

Via EngadgetHD.

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