07-20-2009 10:57 AM
I got over the weekend a samsung BD-P1600 and a insignia NS-BDLIVE01 for $169 for testing purposes and planing to keep the best of them, even on some stores insignia model was advertised as $199. Well first at all, my impressions, samsung blu-ray player did perform pretty well, and I was expecting that for $299, I was highly surprised when my 14 blu-ray movies perform identical on the insignia player. I did watch them all. Identical means fast loading times(3-5 seconds) , compatibility(all my titles performed perfectly, no firmware was necessary on any of the players) and LAN response was simply fast for BD-live features. I also tried some of my best DVD's(from my over 1000 movie collection) on it and the upscaling was great, however it was slightly inferior(you won't notice that, I'm sure..I'm a perfectionist techie) comparing to samsung upscaling feature.
Best of all, there is no really any single reason to spend more money on the samsung model, at lease you need pandora and netflix streaming feature. I'm only expecting insignia add those missing features on the NS-BDLIVE01 and eventually add compatibility to BD-DL and BD+R, BD-R as well. This would make the insignia a killer blu-ray player. Anyway I will keep both players just in case.
07-22-2009 11:39 AM
Welcome to Community@Insignia™!
Thank you for taking the time to give us feed back on the NS-BDLIVE01 Blu-ray player. I found what you had to say extremely informative and I'm sure other Insignia enthusiasts will too!
I'll pass on your comments about the Pandora and Netflix features. It's always good to know what you're looking for in a product.
Thanks for writing!