Insignia™ - Internet Connectable / Wi-Fi Built-in Blu-ray Disc Player - Multi
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- Product NameInternet Connectable / Wi-Fi Built-in Blu-ray Disc Player
- Model NumberNS-WBRDVD
- Color CategoryMulti
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year limited
- Product Width16.9 inches
- Product Height2.2 inches
- Product Weight6.2 pounds
- Product Length10 inches
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 740 reviews(740 Reviews)
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Pro's: Price, this product has a price that is tough to beat by the competitors, considering the ability to stream netflix utilizing wifi. BR-D playback is crisp, I have this player connected a Sony 52-z5100 (1080p, 240Hz). Sound is through a Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH, which has HDMI switching and up-conversion. Neat interface for netflix, browsing for the movies on the queue and recent additions are easy to search through and view. User friendly menu for the player, specially for people who might be technology inclined (like the wife). The remote control could be a great paper weight, I'd recommend a logitech harmony remote. Logitech offers a great solution for the systems that are out on the market. It handles the Insignia BR player without a hitch, and you do not need to be right in front of the player. Con's: I was told by salesperson and manager that this player would up-convert my regular (480i) dvd's, which are around more than 250 dvd's, to 1080p. This is disappointing considering that is also stated on the owners manual under FEATURES, on page 2. This fact has me mad, considering that saying " Your system is as good as its weakest link." I will be taking it back, and considering a Sony of Samsung. I wish Insignia could address this issue with a firmware, since they offer a lot of great features for a great price.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I love this Blu-Ray player!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I picked this up on sale for $150 and I'm very impressed with what I got for my money. The Blu-Ray player works flawlessly and BD-live is an extra bonus. Aside from it doing what every Blu-ray player should do-- play BD discs flawlessly-- it also has several impressive features when you consider the price: 1. Netflix streaming. If you are a member of Netflix and are tired of watching streaming movies on your pc screen, you'll be very happy with this player. Even videos that aren't streamed in HD look great. 2. Built in Wi-Fi. I originally bought the ns-brdvd that is Netflix and BD-live capable, but requires a wired internet connection. I realized for $20 more I could pick the ns-wbrdvd up and save the pain in the rear of running cat-5 across my house. The Wi-Fi connects easily and is a painless set-up. All I had to do was choose my network ID, enter the passcode for wpa2, and I was off and running. 3. USB port. I really didn't pay too much attention to the USB port functionality when I decided to get this player. However, I must say that now that I've had time to play with the features, this is definitely a nice surprise. With a USB flash drive or an external hard drive you can watch WMV, XviD avi, H.264 MPeg4, and MKV hi-res files. This has become my favorite feature! Final thoughts: The unit seems to be well made and looks stylish with its shiny black faceplate. We'll see how it holds up for the long haul. The remote is waaaay to big and clunky. Also the buttons are hard to press. In addition, it seems ridiculous that I can't just use a code to program my remote from my Insignia 42" tv (NS-L42Q120-10A)! It is possible to control the player with the TV remote, but I had to use the learning function of the remote and it's not only a hassle but impossible to program every button. But I think I can live with it, at least until I can afford a Harmony universal remote... For the money, I don't think there is another Blu-ray player out there that compares.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Buggy wi-fi, Otherwise OKPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
The main reason I got this was for its wireless capabilities since i use Netflix alot and didnt want more wires, but I just can not get the wi-fi to work consistently. Have tried every combination of tricks including upgrading firmware, changing from WEP to WPA, etc. It will say its "connected" to the network at the top of the screen, then at the bottom "your blu-ray player is not connected to the internet....". The wireless did work for one session but have not been able to repeat the success. Maybe its a compatibility issue with my Linksys router? At any rate I now just hardwired it and it works perfect. Picture quality as good as the PS3 it replaced, and netflix runs faster than it did on the PS3, plus no disc needed to access netflix. Load times are quick and have had no issues with blu ray or standard DVD's. The remote for this thing is useless though. Its laggy and often takes several button presses to perform a command. It is indeed the remote itself though and not the unit. I immediately replaced the factory remote with my Sony universal and now it zips through menus and functions no problems. Bummer the wi-fi doesnt work very well, but for the sale price, its still a decent player with good features, just dont buy it exclusively for the wi-fi.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
works great!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
Have had this since Jan 2010. the blue ray quality is great no problems. The remote is slow and drags a bit but is not a big deal. We replaced the batteries that came with it and it works much better now, still just a little on the slow side is all. picture looks great, lots of connections make it easy to hook up. I would say the only con is the remote being slow, but I can handle that it's not a big deal for the price we paid. not sure if a universal remote will help with that or not. I can deal with it. I was very impressed with the image quality and actually compared it to a standard DVD player that we also have in another room and you can for sure tell a difference when looking at them. The WIFI is nice to have but really at this point doesn't get used to much as we do not have netflix and have not found to much use for BD-live at this time. My parents do have netflix and we bought them this blue-ray player and they enjoy it and have not mentioned any problems, other than slow remote function, but it doesn't seem to bother them either. All-in-all for the price with WIFI, I feel that it is a good system.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Built In WiFi .... NICEPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I decided to be a good brother and help my sister out by treating her to a Blu-Ray player that would allow her access to NETFLIX, and PANDORA., but I didn't want to break the bank to do it, so this INSIGNIA caught my attention. $130, with built in WIFI? SOLD! Now for the not so good news. Nobody bothered to tell me at Best Buy or even in the manual that these were rushed to market a little too quickly so before I could establish a wireless connection I would have to upgrade the firmware. I've set up a few wireless systems in my day so I have a few skills, but after 30 minutes of frustration I called tech support. They knew what I wanted (big surprise) and gave out the web address where I could get the firmware upgrade loaded onto my thumb drive. Once that caveat was taken care of, the WiFi install was a breeze, as was the rest of the installation. Pretty darned good picture and sound for an entry level Blu-Ray and my sister is happy now that she can access NETFLIX and PANDORA ...
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
No problem connecting to wireless networkPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I read many of the negative reviews before purchasing this item. Most described setup problems with the wireless network. When I hooked player up, and the setup options for networking came up, I intuitively selected the wireless option under select a network. I then had no luck with setup. Just for the heck of it I started over and instead of selecting wireless I just hit enter at the select a network prompt. The unit immediatly identified my wireless access point as well as several of the neighbors. I selected mine, and withing 10 seconds the unit was connected and asking if I wanted to download the latest software update. In two munites the update was complete and I had access to Netflicks and pandora. I suspect that most people who had trouble did the same thing I did - selecting wireless at the begining without identifying the network. My remote also works very well and was obviously made at the same factory as my samsung blu-ray players. By the way this player is much faster responding and loading (10X) than my oldest Samsung player, and somewhat faster(2X) than my recent wireless ready Samsung . If this player holds up over time it will be a much better buy than either of those units.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works well but can be improvedPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Got the player for $130 and like others I was looking for a primarily Netflix streaming device and would have bought one from BB if they had one like the Roku. I needed wireless at the time and this was the least expensive option with that capability. Originally it was an experiment as I've been wanting to try the Netflix instant movies and just wanted to see how and if everything worked. Set up was fairly easy... I used the wired connection with a ethernet cable to my router first to get it set-up. It's easy to download the Netflix software update via the on screen menu, and then you get a code number (on the screen) to register the device with Netflix (you do that registration part on your computer). I put an Instant movie in my Netflix Que (using the computer) and was able to view it on the TV via the Blu-Ray... pretty cool and easy once you get used to going to the Connections menu on the Blu-Ray player to get to the Netflix application menus. Finally I disconnected the ethernet cable and set up the wireless which was also fairly straightforward using WEP and entering my WEP password for the router. This is where some people might have a problem if they use WEP and do not remember the HEX WEP password. Anyway this worked and then I started another Netflix movie to verify that it worked wireless about 10 feet from my router. Last I moved the unit downstairs about 50 feet or so from the router and connected to my 42" Plasma 720p TV and used the component video for connection and the wireless worked great! I was impressed by all this technology! My initial review after having the unit 4 days and watching several Netflix Instant Movies is that the unit delivers as promised. The video quality is acceptable to me but YOU NEED TO SET THE DVD PLAYER TO 16X PILLERBOX in the settings or the picture will stretch showing elongated heads and the like which were very noticeable. I was not getting the black bands at the bottom and the top on widescreen movies until I made this setting and it took me awhile to find this out. Not al the movies are sent in this format and some still fill the screen but regardless you should use 16X9 PILLERBOX as the display setting (not plain 16X9). Other comments are I agree that the remote control could be better featured for the Netflix part. Only a few of the buttons are active during Netflix and it's not clear intuitively how to do some things like go to the main menu as the menu buttons are only for the Bly-Ray and DVD movies. Another thing I noticed was that when you PAUSE a Netflix movie there is no screen saver - it just stays as it is when you pressed the pause button even after 20 minutes or more. This needs to be corrected hopefully with a future software revision. Other than that there is no Netcast Entertainment Access application so you can't watch YouTube videos and other streaming media other than Netflix, so if you want to have that capability you need to look at the Samsung and LG models, etc. that do that. As a Netflix ONLY device I think it's worth the money and you get a Blu-Ray player to boot... Now if Netflix would just get more and better movies on there! If I had any real disappointment at all it's with regards to the movie selection.. mostly older 2 star movies with a few blockbusters thrown in for good measure. No new releases and many movies, even older ones, I thought might be available instantly were not available so hopefully this selection will improve. I love the concept and the technology just a sign of what's to come. Video streaming will be the future no doubt about that.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
solid player, menus and remote could be better.Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I got this one as a refurb from best buy private auction for $68 shipped. I've been mostly happy with it, the wifi works fine with my wireless N router. Netflix streaming looks good, I've never had any hang ups with it. As for blu-rays, I don't have much of a basis for comparison, but I've run this on my 52" JVC rear projection HD-ILA and my 46" Sony Bravia LCD and it looks fantastic, way better than my Comcast HD cable service. Load times when you put a disc in are pretty slow, it might take 40 seconds for video to start after you put in a disc, but once it starts it's very smooth. I've had no problem playing and BD on it including new ones like Avatar. Old School DVD's look fantastic on it as well, my son was watching Robots the other day when I got home from work and I thought it was a BD at first. I've been using a 8GB thumb drive to watch other stuff on it as well if you can get your hands on HD rips in MKV format of TV shows from your favorite torrent site, this works really well on those. The biggest cons on this player, to me, are the menu screens are not great, in fact i would probably call them bad and the remote stinks. These 2 problems are related in that, the menu screens can be difficult to navigate due to their less than intuitive design, and because the remote is terrible you have to push a button 1000 times to get it to do what you want and then the laggy non-intuitive menu will catch up a few seconds later and do all kinds of wacky stuff. you will get used to it after a while and it won't be that big of a deal, but it is annoying. All in all I am happy with this player, especially for the price i paid.